Star Crusader

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 161 ratings

Star Crusader Publisher's Summary

Nate has a talent for space combat after hundreds of victories in the Star Crusader videogame simulation. His skills are unique, enough to gain him a rare privilege: the chance to join five other Alliance cadets and escape the dull routine of the classroom. They will enter a fierce competition light-years away in the ancient Byotai Empire. Yet days after their arrival a rebellious faction begins a bloody mutiny that spreads like wildfire. The time for competition has ended; the time of war has begun.

A handful of capital ships attempt to avoid the massacre, but only Relentless escapes. Nate and his friends are aboard, part of the few to make it out alive. Relentless is a heavily armored assault ship, a relic from another age, but most of her crew members are dead or missing. Nate and his fellow cadets have to face the unthinkable. Under the guidance of Lieutenant Higgins, the ship's last fighter pilot, the six cadets have just days to practice operating the ship's fighters. There are no others. Only they can defend the ship, or face death at the hands of the enemy.

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  • Book 1

    • Star Crusader

    • Hero of the Alliance
    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Nate has a talent for space combat after hundreds of victories in the Star Crusader videogame simulation. His skills are unique, enough to gain him a rare privilege: the chance to join five other Alliance cadets and escape the dull routine of the classroom. They will enter a fierce competition light-years away in the ancient Byotai Empire. Yet days after their arrival a rebellious faction begins a bloody mutiny that spreads like wildfire. The time for competition has ended; the time of war has begun.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent Story, Simple YA Sci-Fi

    • By Striker on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Star Crusader: Knighthawk Squadron

    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Nate and his friends are expert gamers and now veteran combat pilots. They have proven their skills by inflicting defeat on the enemy and saving their ship in the process. The passengers and crew regard them as heroes, yet after their violent escape, they are to be sent home to a life of study and boredom. Their ship, ANS Relentless, sets off to join the fleet to embark on a secret operation. A new battle is about to begin, and Nate and his gamers are unwilling to be pushed aside so easily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Daniel on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Star Crusader

    • Operation Hellfire
    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Nate had never expected to see a real war, but that was a month ago. Back when he'd been a video gamer with dreams of space combat. Now he was a pilot in Knighthawk Squadron and in the middle of a violent warzone. The Star Empire and its vast legions are utterly committed to the elimination of the shattered Byotai Empire. They are ruthless and ambitious beyond measure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Thought I'd accidently sped up playback!

    • By T&B on 02-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Star Crusader: Battleship Furiosa

    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Nate faces his greatest challenge when his squadron embarks on a near impossible mission. Of the hundreds of pilots in the fleet, only they have experience operating alongside the alien pilots of the Byotai Imperial Fleet. Even if this experience was gained only in simulation. Over the past weeks, the videogame pilots have proven their mettle in battle. Now they will face the ultimate test and join the elite Byotai pilots aboard the battleship Furiosa. Ahead of them lies the most critical phase of the conflict.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Star Crusader: Battle Fleet Victorious

    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Nate and his friends undertake their greatest adventure yet, when their squadron joins Battle Fleet Victorious on a top-secret mission. The elite group of powerful ships makes up the fastest and deadliest battle fleet in the entire Alliance. They are heading deep behind enemy lines, to where the Star Empire has located an ancient and deadly weapon - one that would give them the means to defeat the Alliance in a single overwhelming battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation

    • By James & Cindy Jackson on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Star Crusader: Siege of Kalar

    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Nate and his friends in Ironclad Squadron are returning to the fleet when they detect a mysterious signal. Sensing a trap, Colonel Gun sends Nate out alone in his captured fighter to scout the source. The signal is emitting from inside the heart of the abandoned Kalar Anchorage. This massive facility was once the Byotai Empire's greatest shipyard, but now it lies cold and lifeless. Or does it? Upon arrival Nate runs headlong into the center of a fierce battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow if you haven't read the other books

    • By Nomi on 03-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Star Crusader

    • Legends of Orion
    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It is a dark time for the Alliance, with their forces scattered before the advancing legions of the unstoppable Star Empire. Further disastrous news arrives that General Makos and his loyal Byotai warriors have been utterly routed in battle, leaving the Alliance no option but to fall back to Helios.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good story, but borrowed from many sources

    • By Walt Snider on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Star Crusader: Dreadnought

    • By: Michael G. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Nate and his video gamer friends are given the chance of a lifetime, a six-month tour aboard the Alliance’s newest battleship, ANS Dreadnought. Two years at the Academy has tested Nate’s flying, combat, and technical skills to the limit. But nothing will come close to his greatest test. Captain Gaunt, one of the Alliance’s most decorated officers plans to use Dreadnought to start a war, one that will engulf the region and cost many lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK

    • By Layla on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95