Champion of Mars by Guy Haley

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. . .there is so much of the story that is not fully explained.
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In the far future, Mars is dying a second time. The Final War of men and spirits is beginning. In a last bid for peace, disgraced champion Yoechakenon Val Mora and his spirit lover Kaibeli are set free from the Arena to find the long-missing Librarian of Mars, the only hope to save mankind.

In the near future, Dr Holland, a scientist running from a painful past, joins the Mars colonisation effort, cataloguing the remnants of Mars’ biosphere before it is swept away by the terraforming programme.

When an artefact is discovered deep in the caverns of the red planet, the company Holland works for interferes, leading to tragedy. The consequences ripple throughout time, affecting Holland’s present, the distant days of Yoechakenon, and the eras that bridge the aeons between.

About Guy Haley

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An experienced Science Fiction journalist and critic, Guy worked for SFX Magazine as deputy editor, he edited gaming magazine White Dwarf, and was the editor of Death Ray Magazine. He lives in Somerset, UK with his wife, young son, and an enormous, evil-tempered Norwegian forest cat called, ironically, Buddy. The author lives in Bath, UK.
Published April 30, 2012 by Solaris. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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SF CrowsNest

Below average
Reviewed by Andy Whitaker on Jan 06 2012

. . .there is so much of the story that is not fully explained.

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The Founding Fields

Reviewed by Shadowhawk on May 06 2012

The overall pacing of the novel is. . . quite good. . .

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I Will Read Books

Reviewed by Erik Lundqvist on Jun 26 2012

Champion of Mars is his best book so far, an absolute gem. It is a must read for any fan of science fiction, not just those who are fans of action packed SF, Champion of Mars also offers suspense and some really cool world building.

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Critical Mass

Reviewed by Don D'Ammassa on May 01 2012

Good enough that I'll look for his other novels.

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