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Publisher's Summary

An enemy lashing out in desperation....

An alliance poised to expand....

A new fleet of ships to help them....

A covert mission to get answers....

The Dusahn Empire has been contained for the moment. But there is much work to be done in order to keep them from reasserting their dominance over the Pentaurus sector.

As much as Captain Scott wants to see the Empire destroyed, he may have no choice but to find a way to coexist with them.

©2020 Ryk Brown (P)2020 Tantor

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Story doesn't advance

I really like this series but this episode didn't advance the plot. Seemed to be just a filler. Hope this doesn't continue in following books.

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Captivating

This is really episode number 29 if you combine the two series. I found it is important to read the series in order.

The book is well written. There is plenty of suspenseful action and two of the regular characters die. Both sides are in need of more and better equipment and warships. Nathan is taking his largest vessel and turning it into a ferry between Alliance planets to help trade. He discovered he needs to build the economy of the various Alliance planets so they can help pay for the war. When Brown first started this series, it was self-published through Amazon. I now noted that the audiobooks are published by Recorded Books Inc. He has come up in the world. I cannot wait for the next episode.

The book is nine hours and eleven minutes. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the series.

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Third person commentary

As is a theme with many of the books in the series the third person commentary in the conversations of : .........Jim said, ......Jane replied,........Sam said with passion etc gets very tiresome and detracts from the plot.

But that is what it is and must contribute a few thousand words in a rollicking space drama that has a few books released each year.

In the text version it may not be as annoying.

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Wish the were a little longer

I started with the first book in the first series and thought the same then. I really appreciate Mr. Kafer's narration and wish he was given a little more. Just the same, it is nice being able to continue following the characters in the story arc.

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I've forgotten how dumb this series is.

Let's make the main character do the most stupid thing possible... argue with the rest of the cast then do exactly that. Rinse repeat. If this is the author's idea to move a story plot... remove his books from Audible. No one needs massive brain damage from reading this garbage.
Forcing idiotic plots to have action is a sign of a lack of ability on the author's part.
Anyone know a good witch doctor to uncurse my phone?

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Please stop using the word Surmised!

Classic space opera with great characters. The performance is fantastic. However everyone, surmises. they never guess, extrapolate think or even said. When anyone speaks they have Surmised something. this goes on throughout all. of. the.books. Or so I surmise.

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Why? I love this series.

The very least you can say about a Ryk Brown book is that he's not afraid to do things his way. I'm certain this won't be the last time I find myself crying over the happenings in this series, it certainly isn't the first. Darn g.d. loveable heroic characters.

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stumbling to the end

he would rather make it 15 parts thenwrite fewer, better quality ones. it's poor filler, Tim's of excessive over explaining, overly descriptive jumbled mess. please please let Jess die next book, never have I wanted one person dead more.

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Not at all

Not at all what I've come to enjoy from this series
seemed disjointed, fragmented and to many unanswered questions and without those answered, main character deaths that seem meaningless.
why did they go back to earth? they had been professionally careful on other missions, why did this mission go sideways from the beginning? uggg, frustrating

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Disappointed

This book was quite short . I think of this as a filler that lacks some of the details we have come to love. I can only hope the next book gets back on track and we can again enjoy the author’s long view and depth of story. It is well read and preformed.

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  • 09-04-20

Disappointing

I have listened to all of both series and have really enjoyed them.
This book feels like Ryk just phoned it in.
9hrs 11min very short, sorry for the review as I was really looking forward to this book but it just leaves you unsatisfied.