Grunt: The Task Force Ombra Trilogy

Rebellion Publishing Ltd
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THE INVASION IS OVER. THEY ARE ALREADY AMONGST US.

Ben Mason is fighting in the only war worth a damn: as part of the Task Force OMBRA, they're the only defence against the aliens invading Earth.

This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts.

Read the stunning Task Force Ombra trilogy in one volume.

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About the author

Weston is the Bram Stoker award-winning author of various short stories and novels, including the critically acclaimed Scarecrow Gods. He is much in demand as a speaker at genre conventions and has been chosen as guest of honour on numerous occasions. Weston lives in Southern Arizona with his wife Yvonne and their menagerie of animals. 

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Publisher
Rebellion Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Sep 1, 2018
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Pages
1478
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ISBN
9781786181831
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
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THE ENDER UNIVERSE

Ender series
Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind

Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

Children of the Fleet

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Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm /The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts /First Meetings

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