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The Republic Books

The universe of The Republic is militaristic and authoritarian so in addition to the battles, the strategy and the technology there's another story of oppression and corruption. Owing as much to 1984 as it does to Star Wars, this series of novels spans worlds, warships, armies and the machinations of government.


Denounced, humiliated, imprisoned, tortured.
Soldier of the Republic

Taeris is in the deepest, darkest hole the Republic can find for him. Sent for education and punishment for the crime of independent thinking he is sure he will be forgotten forever and left to die.

But then the Republic faces a threat from within its borders and Taeris may be the only solution they can find. After all, who better than a rebel to understand the mind of a rebel? Called upon to save the Republic that denounced him, Taeris is thrown into the front-lines of a desperate war of survival, but survival may not be what the Republic deserves.

The first book in the Republic Series, this is a story of future wars, told by a future warrior.

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Book 2 in the series coming soon...


If you are interested in background information on the science, technology, military and language of the Republic then look no further. OK. Look a little further. Just below this in fact.

The Science of the Republic Series - A description of the way the technology works.
The Aepolian Language - An introduction to the language used by Citaeronians and Rebels.
Vehicle Description Posters for the Tyrant, Sagittarius and Emperor.
Orders of battle for the Sixth and Seventh Legions.

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