Michael G. Thomas

Biography

Michael G. Thomas, is a writer, martial artist and military historian. He has written books on European martial arts and military history as well as Zombie Survival books and fiction. He is the co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Historical Fencing that teaches traditional armed and unarmed European martial arts. His specialist subject areas are teaching the use of the medieval two handed longsword and the German long knife in both the UK and other parts of Europe.

He academic background is as varied as his writing with degrees in Computing, Classical Studies and Machine Learning. In recent years he has undertaken substantial research in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as Ancient Greek and Byzantine military history.

Michael is currently completing his Champions of the Apocalypse Series and Star Crusades science fiction series.

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Books

The Black Rift (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 9)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,050. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The Black Rift is the ninth and final book in the epic 'Nexus' series, part of the growing Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. The Prophecy of Fire has revealed itself in the shape of the great machine enemy, the Biomechs. Their limitless numbers of ships, soldiers, and creatures are ready for the war to end wars.
Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 8)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,810. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Wrath of the Gods is the eighth book in the epic 'Nexus' series, part of the growing Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. The opening battles of the bloodiest war in human history have been fought, and now the enemy spreads from world to world, exterminating all before them.
Star Crusades Nexus: The Second Trilogy (Books 4-6)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 221,610. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Star Crusades Nexus is an epic military science fiction series that chronicles humanity's first steps into the Orion Nebula, and the great conflict that awaits them. The greatest warriors, engineers and scientists of the age blaze a path to the worlds of T’Karan and Helios, far away from the human worlds of the Alliance.
Star Crusades Nexus: The First Trilogy (Books 1-3)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 235,840. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Star Crusades Nexus is an epic military science fiction series that chronicles humanity's first steps into the Orion Nebula, and the great conflict that awaits them. This compendium edition contains the full text of the first three novels, Legions of Orion, Machine Gods and Heroes of Helios.
Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book7)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,560. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Battle for Helios is the seventh book in the epic 'Nexus' series, part of the growing Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. For a thousand years the Helions have predicted the return of the Biomechs and their hordes, and for a thousand years they have done little to prepare.
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Call to Arms is the sixth book in the epic 'Nexus' series, part of the growing Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. The Great Biomech War is now inevitable and the citizens of the Alliance ready themselves for what is to come.
Black Legion: Last Stand
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Black Legion. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Last Stand is the fourth book in the epic science fiction series Black Legion, that tells the thrilling tale of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Mercenaries. The Black Legion has vanquished every army and fleet sent against it, no matter the odds. They smashed through the Cilician Gates, ravaged the Khorram shipyards, and even assaulted the Imperial planet of Cunaxa.
Prophecy of Fire (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 5)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The fragile Centauri-Helion Alliance is being tested to the limits as Alliance ground forces under the command of General Daniels deploy on Eos, a strategically placed moon. Three complete regiments, including whole units of Jötnar and Vanguards assist Helion government troops against Dictator Lyssk’s insurgents and their violent mercenaries.
The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 4)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,170. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The ancient prophecy spreads to the colonies of the Alliance and ignites a public debate on the rumor of the coming comet. The origins of the rumor revolve around the dark days of the last war fought on Helios. The prophecy speaks of the return of the ‘Great Enemy’ that will be signaled by the coming of a burning star.
Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,770. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Heroes of Helios is the third book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. A strike group of the dozen most advanced ships in the Alliance is assembled and sent to a summit of the remaining great powers of Orion.
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Machine Gods is the second book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. After decades of war, the Alliance reached the Orion Nebula and discovered the advanced but shattered remnants of the T’Kari. People and ships are diverted to this rich area of space to continue its exploration and exploitation.
Black Legion: Warlords of Cunaxa
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Black Legion. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,380. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Warlords of Cunaxa is the third book in the epic science fiction series Black Legion, that tells the thrilling tale of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Mercenaries.
Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,410. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Legions of Orion is the first book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. Star Crusades Nexus is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the Centauri Alliance’s expansion into the Orion Nebula.
Black Legion: Gates of Cilicia
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Black Legion. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,110. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Gates of Cilicia is the first book in the epic science fiction series Black Legion that tells the thrilling tale of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Mercenaries.
Star Crusades Uprising: The Second Trilogy (Books 4-6)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 266,380. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Star Crusades Uprising: The Second Trilogy contains the complete text of the novels BATTLE FOR PROXIMA, FALL OF TERRA NOVA and SLAVES OF HYPERION. This epic science fiction series chronicles humanity's first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism.
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
In this latest book of the Star Crusades series, the newly founded Alliance rises from the ruins of the old Confederacy. Scattered groups of the enemy remain, but organised resistance has been crushed. Amnesty has been granted to those still at large and peace has returned to the war torn colonies. Or has it?
Black Legion: Assault on Khorram
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Black Legion. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Assault on Khorram is the second book in the epic science fiction series Black Legion that tells the thrilling tale of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Mercenaries. The Black Legion has won its first battle and is ready for greatness and the rewards it brings. Burning with rage from the losses at Cilicia the Legion want payment, and Cyrus has a target that should satisfy even the most avaricious.
Star Crusades Uprising: The First Trilogy (Books 1-3)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 191,350. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Star Crusades Uprising: The First Trilogy contains the complete text of the novels SIEGE OF TITAN, TEARS OF KERBEROS and FIRES OF PROMETHEUS. This epic science fiction series chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism.
Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 5)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,220. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Fall of Terra Nova is the fifth book in the epic science fiction series that chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism. In this latest book of the Star Crusades series, the action shifts to Terra Nova, the shining beacon of humanity and the single most important planet in the Confederacy.
Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 4)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,870. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Battle for Proxima is the fourth book in the epic science fiction series. After months of battle and many defeats, the fleet and ground forces under the command of Admiral Jarvis assemble for Operation Perdition. Intelligence gathered by the Vanguards confirms the next target. Admiral Jarvis must strike or the Echidna Union will take yet another world.
Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 3)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,640. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Fires of Prometheus is the third book in the epic science fiction series that chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism. There is peace in Proxima Centauri but for how long? The religious insurgency has already exploded throughout the system and one by one the colonies have seceded from the Confederacy.
Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 2)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Tears of Kerberos is the second book in the epic new science fiction series that chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism. As the religious insurgency continues to spread through the weakened colonies of the Confederacy, Spartan, now a sergeant in the Marine Corps and his armoured platoon is rushed to the defence of New Carlos.
Champions of the Apocalypse
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
A devastating apocalypse has left the world in ruins with entire regions choked by a deadly sickness. Into this world of strife and violence an unknown enemy strikes without mercy. Synne is kidnapped but all she can think of is revenge. An exciting adventure set in a world discovering machines and the secrets of technology for the second time.
A Zombie Christmas Carol
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
This exciting and bloodthirsty story tells of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey of redemption brought about by a plague of ravenous zombies. After the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come he comes to realise that he is London’s only hope. In a city under siege by the undead there is only one man able to stand in their way.
Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)
By Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In the first book of the Star Crusades Uprising series, the bloody struggle is told through the eyes of an illegal pit fighter named Spartan, who is forced to choose between incarceration or military service. Choosing the Confederate Marine Corps over servitude he begins his thirty long weeks of training. Together with his group of marines, they are honed into a force ready for the war.
Zombie Dawn Trilogy: Illustrated Collector's Edition
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,110. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The complete Zombie Dawn Trilogy is now available for the first time. Not only do you get all three novels, you also get nineteen original illustrations that highlight the most significant characters in the saga. As an added bonus the collectible hardback includes the exciting 'Invasion Manhattan' novella that is set three weeks after the outbreak.
Zombie Dawn Apocalypse (Zombie Dawn Trilogy, book 3)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,670. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The final novel in the exciting Zombie Dawn trilogy that follows the outbreak of a deadly worldwide Zombie plague. This epic finale concludes the story ten years on from Zombie Dawn Outbreak. Very few communities remain and those left are the hardiest and most resolute. This book tells the final bloody fight for survival that will determine the future for mankind.
Final Battle (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The Flotilla has fought and struggled for ten years but it is now time for them to settle down. After making contact with a new community they decide to risk it all in one last gamble. As the fleet leaves on their final voyage they receive the terrible news. The island, their last best hope for survival is under a massive attack by the walking dead. Only quick and decisive action can save the day.
Dead End (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
After an epic siege the last enclave in the British Isles has fallen and the few remnants of the community try to escape across the zombie infested roads. Every town, city and refuge has been overrun or destroyed after ten years of struggle and war and there are few options remaining. With fuel and ammunition almost gone what will the survivors do and where can their battered convoy go?
Zombie Dawn Exodus (Zombie Dawn Trilogy, book 2)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The second novel in the exciting Zombie Dawn trilogy that follows the outbreak of a deadly Zombie plague that kills millions. One year after the horrific outbreak, small communities fight to survive and rebuild their lives in the ruins of a zombie dominated world. With food already sparse and the dead appearing at every turn, the living must risk their flesh just to forage for enough to survive.
Invasion Manhattan (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Weeks after the zombie outbreak the world is at war and Manhattan is a burning wasteland. Zombies roam the streets, buildings and tunnels as they hunt the survivors whilst small groups of civilians and soldiers fight to survive. The US Army prepare for a massive final offensive to take back the city once and for all. Part of the Zombie Dawn series that charts the events of the Zombie Apocalypse.
Final Fortress (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Ten years after the outbreak just a few small communities remain. Years of fighting have forced one group to retreat to a medieval fortified town with its massive castle. Few signs of the undead have been seen in months until they spot the horde. Massed in their thousands and hungry for flesh they begin the siege. Part of the Zombie Dawn series that charts the events of the Zombie Apocalypse.
Hawaiian Hell (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
One year after the Zombie outbreak the safest place to be is the Sanctuary, formally known as Hawaii. Well defended and supplied, it is the last, best place to live for the remaining living. It was, until a combination of a disgruntled ex-employee and secret biological research experiments combine, leading to catastrophe. Part of the Zombie Dawn series that charts the events of Zombie Apocalypse.
ZOMPOC: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,730. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Meticulously researched and vigorously detailed this important survival manual is the most detailed and up-to-date book you will find to keep you and your family safe during the Zompoc (Zombie Apocalypse). This book is unique in its coverage of all Zombie strains from the viral infected fast zombies through to the shambling re-animated undead.
Death Ship (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
One year after the Zombie outbreak a ragtag flotilla of ships sails the Pacific looking for any survivors and supplies. A chance find of a missing Ocean Liner that appears to be in distress leads to an elite team being sent to investigate. With time running out, what will they find and how many will make it back alive? Part of the Zombie Dawn series that charts the events of Zombie Apocalypse.
Zombie Dawn Outbreak (Zombie Dawn Trilogy, book 1)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,020. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
The first novel in the exciting Zombie Dawn Trilogy that follows the outbreak of a deadly Zombie plague and the people that are left, fighting to survive. Follow the story of six individuals around the world in their fight to survive in the first few days of the Zombie Outbreak. Part of the Zombie Dawn series of novels and short stories that charts the events of the Zombie Apocalypse.
Highway Z (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
It is one year after the Zombie outbreak and the country has collapsed into anarchy. Tiny groups of survivors travel the highways in heavily modified and armoured convoys looking for supplies. When one group is ambushed and left for dead they discover they have more than just zombies to worry about. Highway Z is part of the Zombie Dawn series of novels and short stories.
Night of the Nazi Zombies
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,790. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
This is the first novel in the Nazi Zombie saga. ‘Night of the Living Dead’ meets ‘Saving Private Ryan’ in a bloodthirsty World War II night of terror. In the early hours of D-Day, Sergeant Smith and his unit of elite airborne infantry arrive in occupied France. It soon becomes apparent that the Germans have a terrifying secret weapon, one that could drive the allies back into the sea!
Elite Gamer (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Zack and his friends are elite zombie killers. After years of fighting the undead on their computers they finally get to test their abilities for real. When the zombie apocalypse starts, Zack grabs his trusty survival manuals and attempts to use his gaming knowledge to get out of the city. Will Zack and his friends make it out alive or will they fall in a desperate battle with the undead horde?
Arctic Outbreak (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
Dr Anna Martinez was a security troubleshooter and getting companies out of tricky situations was her specialism. When a top secret research facility in Alaska is breached, she’s called in to contain the situation. It appears the work of terrorists but it turns out to be something even worse! Can Martinez and the scientists contain the lethal situation or will it start a worldwide outbreak?
Zompoc: Weapons and Tactics for the Zombie Apocalypse
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
How do you fight a zombie if you are armed with only a shovel and are being pursued down a street? How can you raise a body of like minded individuals to defend your territory or to expand during the Zompoc? What is the Zompoc and what is a zombie? This book was written to answer these questions and much more.
Taliban Terror (Zombie Dawn Stories)
By Michael G. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction
It was a routine mission for the men of 3rd Battalion. After losing contact with an Afghan Army compound in Nawzad thing take a turn for the worst. The marines were sent in to find out what happened and to ensure the town resisted any attempts by the Taliban to establish a foothold. This time it was different, nothing in their training had prepared them for the undead horror that awaited them.

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