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Publisher's Summary

Humanity's expansion into the stars has led to awe-inspiring discoveries - and terrifying new threats. An insidious alien race is waging an interstellar war, enslaving any civilization they encounter to carry out their galactic rampage. Now they have set their sights on mankind.

Tag Brewer is a medical scientist, not a ship's captain. But as humanity's survival hangs in the balance, he must lead a ragtag crew of humans, a skeptical alien, and a synthetic lifeform into the depths of enemy territory. There he forms an uneasy alliance with a group of aliens - the Mechanics - fleeing from the destruction.

There is only one way to track down and stop their frightening new adversaries. Tag must follow the trail of devastation left behind in the fallen Mechanic empire, where he hopes to recruit other survivors to their cause. But what Tag and his crew find is far more dangerous than any of them thought possible.

©2017 Anthony Melchiorri (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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mildly entertaining

if you were to play a drinking game while listening/reading this book, it would go like this.... Take a shot every time a simile or metaphor used in a description. Get alcohol poisoning after chapter 12. Don't try this at home children. feels as if the author is an excited 12yr old penning a creative writing writing project for midterms. but still mildly entertaining, if you have nothing better to do

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Needs more depth

I like the story but it needs more depth. The action is pretty good but Anthony Melchiorri fails when it comes to building on the characters. I'm at the end of the second book and I still don't know enough about any of the characters to really care about them.

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Probably the worst series I managed to finish

The interactions of the characters and races were so unrealistic, I spent most of my listening time inwardly groaning and hoping everyone would die as the insurmountable odds stacked on top of insurmountable odds which were of course stacked on top of insurmountable odds. Heroes are made through determination and genius or talent, not constant miraculous and unlikely intervention.

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Just as fantastic as the first

The first book I found unexpectedly great, especially considering it was included with Audible for free. This second book continued in it's greatness and continued to not offer a plethora of sexual content and bad language that so many books seem to today while keeping me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Will continue with the third book next.

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I will read book 3. Author is above average.

I have tried to give Mr. Hastings every benifit of doubt, but, any narrator who does not know the pronunciation of the word "ensign", is not fit for military fiction. When in doubt he tends to use the long vowel. (Often wrong.) But after two books, my irritation with his work looms large in my mind.
The series, so far, is a solid 4 stars. And I am, admittedly, a hard marker.

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Fun adventure.

It is a fun story to listen to while I work and/or paint my miniatures.

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In every crisis, another crisis.

Every time there is a battle or a crisis to fight chase, skip to the end of the chapter won’t miss much.

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so so

it's a good plot line but I was glad when it was over.
It dragged on & on...........Too much filler dialog that added nothing but mind numb. Don't think I will slog through the next one.

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Don’t drive and listen….

It’s so easy to become so immersed in the story that you may find yourself driving your car like flying a starship in a battle. Love this series. Can’t stop listening!

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got tired of hearing the lord's name in vain too much the story seemed okay there's just no reason to use goddammit so much

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  • 12-29-21

It's like Star-trek, but really good !

Military Sci-Fi books are ten a penny and sadly I've tried most of them. This series is better than 99% of the generic, page-filling crap out there. Yes there are photon-drives and warp speed jumps and ion cannons but what do you expect from a military Sci-Fi novel. Give it a chance and don't take it too seriously and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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  • Dan
  • 09-01-17

Fantastic

The only drawback is having to wait for the next book.

Both story and narration are superb, action packed with enough technical information to keep it insightful.

Tony is a talented author who takes time to communicate with his readers. Unfortunately I have now finished all his books presently on audible, but eagerly await more

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