Doom Star

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,077 ratings

Star Soldier Publisher's Summary

It’s survival of the fittest in a brutal war of extinction!

Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decide to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens. They pirate the Doom Stars and capture the Sun Works Ring around Mercury. Now they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine-foot tall drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest.

Marten Kluge is on the receiving end. Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer-deep city. The invasion frees him from a re-education camp but lands him in the military, fighting for the wrong side. Star Soldier is the story of techno hell in a merciless war, with too many surprises for any grunt’s sanity. Star Soldier is a full novel, 82,000 words in length by Vaughn Heppner, Writers of the Future winner, Vol. IX.

©2010 Vaughn Heppner (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Star Soldier

    • Doom Star, Book 1
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Ely Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    It’s survival of the fittest in a brutal war of extinction! Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decide to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens. They pirate the Doom Stars and capture the Sun Works Ring around Mercury. Now they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine-foot tall drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest. Marten Kluge is on the receiving end. Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer-deep city.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narration I've heard from any audible book

    • By Kevin on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 2

    • Bio-Weapon

    • Doom Star, Book 2
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Ely Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Humans are the warheads in a lethal contest of missiles vs. long-range beams in deep space. The desperate Homo sapiens of Earth launch their experimental beamship. It’s ultra-tracking and breakthrough technology allows it to out-range the Doom Stars.The Highborn want that ship. They send swarms of missiles, knowing few will reach it. In the nosecones are their secret weapons - Free Earth Corps heroes from the Japan Campaign.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Much Better!

    • By Dennis on 09-25-13

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3

    • Battle Pod

    • Doom Star, Book 3
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Ely Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    The brutal war of extinction enters a horrifying new round as the cyborgs arrive from the Neptune System, in this, the third book of the series. The Highborn are remorselessly crushing the obsolete Homo sapiens. Gambling with humanity’s existence, Supreme Commander James Hawthorne attempts to lure the dreaded Doom Stars into a trap. Social Unity’s combined Battlefleet is the bait. The cyborgs are Hawthorne’s secret weapon. Unfortunately, for Marten Kluge, a vast space battle threatens to take place around Mars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By Roy J. on 03-23-18

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  • Book 4

    • Cyborg Assault

    • Doom Star, Book 4
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Ely Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The brutal war expands to the Jupiter System, in this, the fourth book of the series. As the Mars Campaign ends, stealth-capsules launch from the Neptune System. Months later, they glide into the Confederation of Jovian Moons. Cyborgs emerge to begin phase one among the Homo sapiens.The Jovians follow the Dictates, a perfected philosophy where the rational rule, the spirited fight, and the brutish labor. The moons have wealth, a powerful fleet, and hardened Secessionists who want freedom from the Dictates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stories are getting better, but the narration....

    • By Maxster on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 5

    • Planet Wrecker

    • Doom Star, Book 5
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Ely Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    One by one, the moons and habitats of the Outer Planets have gone silent: Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. After the cyborg assault against the Jupiter System, the reasons seem obvious. Those of the Inner Planets desperately scan the void for sign of a cyborg invasion fleet. Finally, one man discovers a blip. The blip becomes something terrifying: Asteroids hurtling toward Earth. The asteroids bristle with lasers turrets and missiles, and their velocity and heading can only mean one thing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another solid chapter in this space epic!

    • By Pamles on 11-13-16

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 6

    • Star Fortress

    • Doom Star, Book 6
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Ely Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Guided by their inhuman logic, the cyborgs maneuver new planet-wreckers, Lurkers, and secretive drone fleets into position. Waiting for the word are massed stealth-capsules, ready to fire cyborg drop-troops onto selected planets, moons, and habitats. This time the assaults won’t stop until the cyborgs conquer the solar system. Highborn Grand Admiral Cassius has a deadly new weapon and a plan to defeat the terrible enemy. First, he must assassinate Supreme Commander James Hawthorne, his former ally.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good book narration kills it for me though

    • By Motofan130 on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Planetary Assault

    • By: B.V. Larson, Vaughn Heppner, David VanDyke
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    Sometimes defending those you love means risking everything and attempting the most dangerous task in the universe: making a planetary assault against a heavily entrenched enemy. It's grim and always ugly. But as long as men refuse to bow their heads to conquerors, they will take the fight to the enemy or die trying. Three masters of military science fiction have come together here to tell harrowing tales of high-tech mayhem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humans Refuse to Lose

    • By shalte on 11-06-13

    Regular price: $17.95