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First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, Book 1)

Michael R. Hicks

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Young Midshipman Ichiro Sato joined the Terran Navy to escape a tyrannical father and find freedom among the stars. He had no idea when he boarded the survey starship Aurora for his first assignment that he and his crew would make humanity’s first contact with a sentient alien species. In an uncharted star system where Aurora’s crew discovers two planets inhabited by a non-human civilization, Aurora is disabled by gigantic alien starships before she can escape. Boarded by nightmarish blue-skinned warriors with claws and fangs, the aliens learn all there is to know about the ship, including all its stored information about humanity, before the crew is slaughtered in a series of ritual combats. Ichiro, the sole survivor, is returned to Earth as a messenger to warn of the aliens’ coming invasion of human space.

For that is the Way of the Kreelan Empire, an ancient and dying race that has waged war across the galaxy for a hundred thousand years, slaughtering every sentient species it has encountered in a desperate search for the One, a savior foretold in an ages-old prophecy who can rescue them from looming extinction. For the Kreelans, who will die out in a handful of generations, the conflict with humanity will be The Last War.

With Earth leading a fragile coalition of military forces to mount a defense against what many believe is nothing more than a hoax, Ichiro again finds himself at the sharp end of the spear aboard a Terran destroyer. Together with journalist Stephanie Guillaume, Legionnaire Roland Mills, and the irrepressible General James Sparks, Ichiro and the other men and women of the coalition put their lives on the line against an enemy none of them could ever have imagined.

The IN HER NAME Series:

- First Contact (Book 1)
- Legend Of The Sword (Book 2)
- Dead Soul (Book 3)

- Empire (Book 1)
- Confederation (Book 2)
- Final Battle (Book 3)

- From Chaos Born (Book 1)
- Forged In Flame (2013)
- Mistress Of The Ages (2013)


- Season Of The Harvest (Book 1)
- Bitter Harvest (Book 2, June 2012)
- Reaping The Harvest (2013)

Customer Reviews


When's the movies coming out. This books are great!! Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. If you like Star Wars, Star Trek, Etc, Etc.... you will love this series. I can't believe I haven't heard about this book or Author till now. I think all Star Wars/Star Trek fans have been waiting for something new. Well fellow fans, hear it is!! I hope they turn this books into a movie/TV Series. (Hopefully Movies) READ THIS SERIES, You won't be disappointed!!

Worth your time

A very entertaining tale that both spurs your imagination while at times tugging your heart strings. The author weaves a tale of a first contact that is not E.T. and I found it difficult to stop myself from reading the complete book in a single setting.

You won't be sorry selecting this sifi thriller, enjoy!

First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, Book 1)

Great science fiction. There is a lot of fantasy to read and very little good science fiction. I bonded with the characters and could not believe that some of them died. I cried for them.

First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, Book 1)
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  • Category: Epic
  • Published: May 31, 2010
  • Publisher: Michael R. Hicks
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 648 Pages
  • Language: English
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