The Ember War

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 15,479 ratings

The Ember War Publisher's Summary

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance.

In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival. Earth will need a fleet. One with a hidden purpose. One strong enough to fight a battle against annihilation.

The Ember War is the first installment in an epic military sci-fi series. If you enjoyed A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo and The Last Starship by Vaughn Heppner, then you'll love this explosive adventure with constant thrills and high stakes from beginning to end.

The Ruins of Anthalas, book 2: An ancient holocaust holds the key to humanity's survival.

Only a sliver of mankind survived the Xaros invasion. With Earth's defenses in ashes, nothing can stop the aliens' inevitable return. Hope arrives through a cryptic message from a long-lost alien race, promising the means to rebuild the shattered space fleet. Captain Valdar takes one of the last strike carriers, the Breitenfeld, and his shell-shocked crew on a desperate mission to the dead world. Unfortunately humans aren't the only power that received the ancient message....

The Ruins of Anthalas is the second book in The Ember War Saga, a military sci-fi space opera. If you like David Weber and John Ringo with a touch of Isaac Asimov, then you'll love this fast-paced and captivating adventure where humanity survives at the edge of a knife.

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  • Book 1-2

    • The Ember War

    • Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

    The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance. In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want to be ARMOUR

    • By bhagat on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 3

    • Blood of Heroes

    • The Ember War, Book 3
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,710
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

    The Xaros, a galaxy-wide scourge of murderous drones, have their sights set on the planet Takeni. Captain Isaac Valdar volunteers his ship to defend the innocent civilians and evacuate everyone he can. Pressed by an alien fleet in space and a horrifying foe on the surface, the Breitenfeld must risk everything to save the doomed populace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome!

    • By A. Howell on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Earth Defiant

    • The Ember War, Book 4
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

    Betrayed by allies. Beset by new foes. Earth faces its darkest hour since the Xaros invasion. The Toth come to the solar system with a fleet of warships, and they demand the only tool that can rekindle the human race. It falls on Marine Lieutenant Hale to negotiate a pact that will save the human race at the cost of its soul - or start a war with a race of alien predators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • satisfying installment in a great series

    • By Adam Rast on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • The Gardens of Nibiru

    • The Ember War, Book 5
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380

    The supreme Toth overlord, Mentiq, rules his species with an iron fist from his fortress on the planet Nibiru. The first overlord surrounds himself with decadent treasures and the galaxy's deadliest warriors to protect his dominion from treachery and attack. Armed with stolen Toth technology, the Breitenfeld travels to the world with a single mission: assassinate Mentiq and end the Toth threat to Earth. Armed with stolen Toth technology, the Breitenfeld travels to the world with a single mission: assassinate Mentiq and end the Toth threat to Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still entertaining after all these books

    • By Sailfish on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 6

    • The Battle of the Void

    • The Ember War, Book 6
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

    The Xaros drove humanity to the edge of extinction. Now, an immense alien fleet is on the way to Earth to end the human race. Earth's defenses are in shambles. The planet needs time to ready for the next invasion, time it doesn't have. The Xaros are en route to Earth, and it will take a daring mission to buy Earth the chance it needs to survive the next attack. While a fleet of brave men and women prepare to face down the Xaros, the Breitenfeld travels to an ancient world where the key to ultimate victory lies buried beneath the crimes of the enigmatic Malal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Playing chicken with the devil

    • By Donald E. Mansell on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • The Siege of Earth

    • The Ember War, Book 7
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,772
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680

    Only an ember of humanity survived the first Xaros invasion. Now the Xaros return to deliver the final blow to Earth and her defenders. A moon carrying an armada of Xaros drones unleashes its deadly cargo on the solar system. Fortress Mars stands between the enemy and an ill-defended Earth. While the battle rages over the red planet, the Breitenfeld must launch a desperate mission to Pluto to cut off enemy reinforcements. Earth stands on the brink of ruin, and humanity needs every hero it can find to turn back the tide of destruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am waiting for the next audiobook. HURRY UP

    • By trevor lafleur on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 8

    • The Crucible

    • The Ember War, Book 8
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,581
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580

    The Xaros broke against Earth's defenses, but the war may be lost. The alien ships of former allies rule Earth's skies, threatening to obliterate cities and turn the planet into a barren wasteland if humanity refuses their demands. With their backs to the wall, the scattered crew of the Breitenfeld must work together to foil the enemy's plan before time runs out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By Michael Trujillo on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 9

    • The Xaros Reckoning

    • The Ember War, Book 9
    • By: Richard Fox
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,641
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,572

    The Xaros Masters destroyed Bastion, the Alliance against the alien invaders has failed. Earth stands against the full force of the enemy's unending drone fleets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By kayla on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $24.49