Lost Colonies

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,044 ratings

Battle Cruiser Publisher's Summary

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her.

A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet. The lost colonies have survived - but the reunion isn't going to be a happy one. Our descendants are vastly superior in the art of warfare. Worse, there are other beings undreamed of beyond the human frontier: strange, unfathomable...alien.

Battle cruiser Defiant, the first capital ship to darken Earth's skies, is tasked with exploring new passages to the younger planets. Old Earth must reunite with her children...but can humanity survive the inevitable conflicts? Captain William Sparhawk, determined to follow a path of honor and truthfulness, dares to rise to the challenge. Battle Cruiser is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

©2015 B. V. Larson (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Battle Cruiser

    • Lost Colonies, Book 1
    • By: B. V. Larson
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,889
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,884

    One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First 2 hours One Star. Next 10 hours, Five Stars

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Dreadnought

    • Lost Colonies, Book 2
    • By: B. V. Larson
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641

    Captain William Sparhawk flies Earth's single starship on a voyage of exploration. His crew of veteran spacers begins the mission with high hopes and the best of intentions, but the universe has other plans. Instead of space merchants and potential allies, they discover Earth's impending doom. Sparhawk must decide whether to hunt down enemy scouts to keep Earth's new starship a secret or to head home to warn Star Guard of the danger. Either way, he's ignited an interstellar war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy

    • By Timothy Wayne Michalk on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Star Carrier

    • Lost Colonies, Book 3
    • By: B. V. Larson
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897

    Earth builds her first war fleet! The greatest warships ever constructed in known space rise up one by one, soon dominating our skies. They strike fear into the hearts of every citizen and rebel colonist alike. Captain William Sparhawk, the very man who convinced the secretive Council to build this terrifying fleet, now has doubts about the project. What is their exact mission? How could anyone have built these huge ships so quickly? And, most puzzling of all, what's happening out at the isolated laboratory complex on Phobos, Mars' lopsided moon?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super ending rather than bogging down!

    • By Trudy Owens on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $24.95