Rise of Mankind

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 315 ratings

Rise of Mankind: Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2 Publisher's Summary

Behemoth, Book 1: Three years ago, Earth was attacked by an invading force so devastating, only one ship in the fleet survived. Their hard won victory came from the aid of an alliance of aliens long at war with an aggressive force. With the aid of advanced technology, humanity retrofitted their surviving vessel. The Behemoth became a shield against any future incursions.

Now a strange ship has arrived, heading straight toward Earth. As it is not answering hails, the Behemoth heads out to intercept. The operation is interrupted by other visitors from beyond the solar system. Outnumbered the Behemoth must fend off the invaders once again - but this time, the stakes are much higher.

Warfare, Book 2: Barely recovered from a battle against an alien incursion, the Behemoth waits to see how the alliance wishes to leverage their discovery, the weapon code named Protocol Seven. When two warships arrive from their allies with an offer difficult to refuse, they find themselves leant out to travel outside the solar system to a secret research facility across the galaxy.

But what was promised to be a milk run turns into something completely different. With limited resources and a new commander on board their companion ship, they must stay alive. Combined with a potential threat from within, the odds are stacked high against them. Only their ingenuity and the perseverance of the human spirit may keep them alive.

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  • Book 1-2

    • Rise of Mankind: Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2

    • By: John Walker
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Three years ago, Earth was attacked by an invading force so devastating, only one ship in the fleet survived. Their hard won victory came from the aid of an alliance of aliens long at war with an aggressive force. With the aid of advanced technology, humanity retrofitted their surviving vessel. The Behemoth became a shield against any future incursions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • OMG

    • By jblack2005 on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3-4

    • Rise of Mankind: Publisher's Pack 2

    • Books 3-4
    • By: John Walker
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Contains Raid (Book 3) and Conflict (Book 4. Earth has nearly completed a second ship, a sister vessel to the Behemoth. This crowning achievement is hampered by a lack of a necessary element called ulem. A lone security guard at the closest mining facility managed to deploy a distress call with a simple message: PIRATES HAVE TAKEN THE STATION. Then, the Behemoth finds itself drifting in an uncharted sector of space.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • so much talk, so little action..

    • By Dane on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5-6

    • Rise of Mankind

    • Publisher's Pack 3
    • By: John Walker
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Pursuit, book five: Earth's mighty warship, The Behemoth, has been selected to receive the honor of formally joining the alliance. This momentous occasion opens new opportunities for the human race, a chance to help decide the fate of the universal government and participate in galactic affairs. As they prepare for the voyage and ceremony to come, not all are easy aboard the battleship. Clea An'Tufal, liaison aboard The Behemoth, wakes from a revelatory dream. Her first assignment ended in tragedy, the ship she served on was destroyed in a massive battle. 

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  • Book 7-8

    • Rise of Mankind, Books 7-8

    • By: John Walker
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Rebellion, book 7: The crew of the Earth ship Behemoth has been busy. Their latest assignment against the Orion’s Light terrorists has given them valuable insight into the workings of this new threat and boosted their already substantial credibility with Alliance High Command. Extinction, book 8: A message was received from an unknown part of the galaxy, filtered through dozens of relays before arriving at the home world. An old friend seems to be stranded and needs assistance yet they were unable to convey proper coordinates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good books too short

    • By Dbetz on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 9-10

    • Rise of Mankind

    • Publisher's Pack, Books 9 & 10
    • By: John Walker
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The end of war seems within grasp but terrorists threaten to undermine invasion plans. Orion’s Light has been a thorn in the side of the government for some time but intelligence director Siva Wih’Faren has taken it upon herself to finish them off once and for all. She engages The Behemoth and The Crystal Font to launch a daring plan, an attack on the criminal fleet and their secret base. As they prepare for conflict, special agent Trellan En’Dal infiltrates the Orion’s Light to assassinate their leader, the nefarious Krilan Ar’Vax.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Storyline!

    • By Laurie on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $29.99

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