Spiral Wars

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,310 ratings

Renegade Publisher's Summary

One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder. Assisted by Phoenix’s marine commander Trace Thakur, Erik and Phoenix are forced to go on the run as they seek to unravel the conspiracy behind their captain’s demise, pursued to the death by their own fleet. What they discover about the truth behind the wars and the nature of humanity’s ancient alien allies will shake the sentient galaxy to its core.

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  • Book 1

    • Renegade

    • Spiral Wars, Book 1
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Politics?

    • By ochoavida102 on 06-18-17
    • Spiral Wars, Book 1
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 11-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • Drysine Legacy

    • Spiral Wars, Book 2
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

    The legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix is on the run in Outer Neutral Space. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity's warring factions, away from Fleet's strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace's past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix's destruction….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2 in Excellent Space Opera / Military Sci-Fi

    • By C. Hartmann on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Kantovan Vault

    • Spiral Wars, Book 3
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784

    The UFS Phoenix is on a mission to find a lost data-core that may contain the secret to defeating the alo-deepynine alliance. But the means to find the data-core is hidden deep in tavalai space, in a highest-security vault where the tavalai's manipulative State Department keep all their most treacherous secrets. To recover it, Phoenix must pull off the most daring heist the Spiral has ever seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ready for book 4

    • By Skipper on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • Defiance

    • The Spiral Wars, Book 4
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    The UFS Phoenix is hunting for the long-lost drysine data-core. Within it lie the secrets to saving humanity from the resurgent deepynine machine-race. To recover it, Captain Erik Debogande must work together with the man who holds his sister hostage - the power-hungry parren leader Aristan. Aristan has sworn he will return Lisbeth Debogande once Phoenix grants him equal access to its prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Drifting further from humanity and back in time

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 10-28-17
    • The Spiral Wars, Book 4
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 673 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Croma Venture

    • The Spiral Wars, Book 5
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Upon the ancient drysine moon/city of Defiance, the UFS Phoenix is being rebuilt, but her crew cannot do so in peace. Parren factions jostle for control of not only Defiance, but of the drysine data-core that Phoenix won at such an awful price. But the parren do not lay sole claim to that ancient knowledge, and within the bowels of the machine-city, something long-dead is awakening. While aliens battle, Captain Debogande struggles to decide his next step. Human emissaries beckon him home, while a terrible new threat drives him toward the far edge of Spiral space. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing really happens

    • By Måns Christensson on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $29.95