Humanity's Fire

5 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 268 ratings

Seeds of Earth Publisher's Summary

First contact: the dream that became a nightmare when the first alien life encountered swarmed locust-like through the solar system. Merciless. Relentless. Unstoppable. With little hope of halting the invading forces, Earth's last, desperate roll of the die was to send out three colony ships--seeds of Earth--to different parts of the galaxy.

Earth may perish but the human race would live on, somewhere. 150 years later, the human colony on the planet Darien has established a new world for humanity and forged a peaceful relationship with the planet's indigenous race, the gentle, scholarly Uvovo. But there are secrets buried on Darien. Life is about to change for the last children of Earth, as surprises spring from below and above. How will the Darien colonists react when all they have worked for is overturned at a stroke? And what choices will the Uvovo make when their true nature is revealed and the skies grow dark with enemies?

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  • Book 1

    • Seeds of Earth

    • Humanity's Fire, Book 1
    • By: Michael Cobley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    First contact: the dream that became a nightmare when the first alien life encountered swarmed locust-like through the solar system. Merciless. Relentless. Unstoppable. With little hope of halting the invading forces, Earth's last, desperate roll of the die was to send out three colony ships - seeds of Earth - to different parts of the galaxy

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just plain BAD

    • By Mike on 11-09-11

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 2

    • The Orphaned Worlds

    • Humanity's Fire, Book 2
    • By: Michael Cobley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Darien is no longer a lost outpost of humanity, but the prize in an intergalactic power struggle. Hegemony forces have a stranglehold over the planet and crack troops patrol its hotspots while Earth watches, passive, rendered impotent by galactic politics. But its Darien ambassador will soon become a player in a greater conflict. There is more at stake than a turf war on a newly-discovered world. An ancient Uvovo temple hides access to a hyperspace prison, housing the greatest threat sentient life has ever known.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sequels are usually less and this one doesn't disappoint.

    • By Kevin Lamott on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 3

    • The Ascendant Stars

    • Humanity's Fire, Book 3
    • By: Michael Cobley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Battle-ready factions converge above Darien, all with the same objective. The goal is control over this newly-discovered planet and access to the powerful weapons at its heart. Despotic Hegemony forces dominate much of known space and they want this world too, but Darien's inhabitants will fight for their future. However, key players in this conflict aren't fully in control. Hostile AIs have infiltrated key minds and have an agenda, requiring nothing less than the destruction or subversion of all organic life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • decent trilogy

    • By clayton seals on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $25.08

  • Book 4

    • Ancestral Machines

    • A Humanity's Fire Novel
    • By: Michael Cobley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Warcage: 200 worlds harnessed to an artificial sun in a feat of unprecedented stellar engineering. Built to travel through space as a monument to peace between alien species, now its voracious rulers have turned it into a nightmarish wasteland, capturing new planets for slaves and resources then discarding the old. When a verdant agri-world is pulled out of its orbit, the captain of a smuggling ship must journey into the Warcage to rescue his crew.

    Regular price: $23.75

  • Book 5

    • Splintered Suns

    • By: Michael Cobley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    For Pyke and his crew it should have been just another heist. Travel to a backwater desert planet, break into a museum, steal a tracking device then use it to find a ship buried in the planet's vast and trackless sandy wastes. Except that the museum vault is a bioengineered chamber, and the tracking device is sought after by another gang of treasure hunters led by an old adversary of Pyke's, the devious Raven Kaligara. Also, the ship is a quarter of a million years old and about two kilometres long, and somewhere aboard it is the Essavyr Key....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unusually done story

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 01-20-19

    Regular price: $25.08