Portal Wars

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 526 ratings

Gehenna Dawn Publisher's Summary

Book One of Portal Wars, the new series by the author of the bestselling Crimson Worlds series...

Jake Taylor was a New Hampshire farm boy who wanted nothing more than to marry his girlfriend, work on the farm, and maybe one day write a great novel. But mankind was fighting the alien Tegeri and their bio-mechanical cyborg soldiers, and UN Central needed men…men to go to war on hostile worlds far from home.

Jake wasn't given a choice, not a real one. He found himself torn from home and family, conscripted for life and shipped to the planet Erastus to take his place in the battle lines, never to return. Erastus was a sweltering inferno, called Gehenna by the condemned men sent to fight there. In the blasted deserts and steamy jungles of this alien hell, Taylor and his cybernetically-enhanced comrades fight their never-ending war.

As Jake survives battle after battle, he rises steadily through the ranks, giving all to the desperate fight to save Earth. But endless combat in hell carries a cost, and Taylor feels his faith slipping away. He begins to question much of what he's been told, things he'd believed all his life, and the more he learns, the greater his disillusionment grows. He can feel the madness building inside him, slowly taking control.

But when he discovers the ultimate betrayal, a secret more horrific than anything he'd ever imagined, he must decide who is the real enemy…and how to contain the fury and lust for vengeance that threatens to consume him. How far will he go to destroy the true evil and right a horrendous wrong? And if he does what he must to prevail against overwhelming odds and win the final victory, will be become the very thing he has sworn to destroy?

©2013 Jay Allan Books (P)2014 Jay Allan Books
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  • Book 1

    • Gehenna Dawn

    • Portal Wars, Book 1
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    Jake Taylor was a New Hampshire farm boy who wanted nothing more than to marry his girlfriend, work on the farm, and maybe one day write a great novel. But mankind was fighting the alien Tegeri and their bio-mechanical cyborg soldiers, and UN Central needed men…men to go to war on hostile worlds far from home. Jake wasn't given a choice, not a real one. He found himself torn from home and family, conscripted for life and shipped to the planet Erastus to take his place in the battle lines, never to return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Military Sci Fi Fans Rejoice!

    • By shalte on 01-11-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Ten Thousand: Portal Wars II

    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    General Jake Taylor and his army of cyborg soldiers are veterans of Erastus, a planet so brutal, so hellish, it is called Gehenna by the men sent to fight and die there. He and his comrades battled for years in the most appalling conditions human beings have ever endured, believing the entire time they were protecting Earth from bloodthirsty alien monsters. But it was all a lie, the cynical propaganda of the totalitarian regime that rules over all mankind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story great narrator

    • By Elijah on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Homefront

    • Portal Wars, Volume 3
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Jake Taylor and his cyborg soldiers have fought their way from one Portal planet to another, moving steadily homeward with one goal in mind - the utter destruction of the corrupt rulers who sent them to hell to fight and die as pawns in a dishonest war, one started not by the alien enemy, but by Earth's own government, as a tool in its plot to seize total power. And now, after the fighting, the suffering, the bitter losses; finally, it is time. Time for the final invasion of Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story and Narration

    • By Michael on 05-28-16
    • Portal Wars, Volume 3
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 04-22-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 110 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95