Serie: Merkiaari Wars
, space fantasy
## Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job?
Year: 2012 г.
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Sixteen billion dead in the last alien invasion of the Alliance's colony worlds.When survey ship Captain Jeff Colgan discovers a new alien race, he's required to investigate.
As the aliens discover Colgan's ship and begin to hunt him down, the captain's mission changes from one of study to one of survival.
*Hard Duty* is the first installment in Merkiaari Wars, a military sci-fi of alien invasion and space exploration. If you like realistic engineering, vivid battles, and futuristic warfare, then you'll love Mark E. Cooper's sci-fi work of art.
## Buy the first book in your new space opera obsession today!
## Author Interview
**Q - What inspired you to write The Merkiaari Wars?**
A - I love science fiction and space opera. I can never read enough futuristic war novels about galactic empires! I always write books that I would read myself. When people ask me about other author's novels, I tell them to try the books I love. Books like C J Cherryh's Chanur series. I absolutely devoured them. Did you know my aliens, the Shan, were inspired by Chanur? I love the idea of cat-like aliens. My space battles are David Weber's fault. I could never get enough of Honor Harrington. And lastly, I couldn't possibly ignore his collaborations with John Ringo. John’s Empire of Man series is EPIC!
**Q - What order should I read the books in?**
A - Although each book in the series 'could' be read as a standalone book, I don't recommend it. Each one is intricately woven into the overall story arc and linked to the plots of the previous novels. I'd suggest the following sequence:
\- Hard Duty
\- What Price Honour
\- Operation Oracle
\- Operation Breakout
\- Incursion (TBA)
**Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?**
A - Because the Merkiaari Wars series is a fast and fun story full of interstellar action that takes no prisoners! Each of the books is packed with futuristic space battles or ground warfare with high stakes -- mankind's extinction. Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing about space exploration and alien invasion in a far future time will love the series.
**Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?
** A - Not the entire series, it's too long, but I have put together a bundle of the first three books if people want to save a little money. It’s on my author page here at Amazon.
## The Merkiaari Wars Series eBook Categories:
* Space Opera books
* Alien Invasion
* Space Exploration novels
* Genetic Engineering
* Galactic Empire Series
* Military Thriller
* First Contact books
* Space Marine
* Space Fleet