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First contact gone wrong....

It was every starship captain’s nightmare, and for Travis Miller, it was his own personal hell.

He’d done everything by the book, but when the Tahni had attacked him and his crew, there was no choice but to return fire and destroy the first alien vessel humans had ever encountered.

Excoriated in the press, his career in shambles, Travis is exiled to a long patrol of the outer colony worlds. Forgotten, except as a bad example...until the Tahni prove him right by declaring war on the human commonwealth.

Now, Travis Miller is the tip of the spear. Humanity’s best hope for turning back an overwhelming assault on human space. Because to the Tahni, humans are infidels and this is a holy war....

Don’t miss the next explosive series from the number-one Amazon best-selling author of Contact Front, Rick Partlow. This is military sci-fi the way it’s meant to be. It’s perfect for fans of Jay Allan, Jasper T. Scott, and Scott Bartlett.

©2021 Rick Partlow (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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I’d give Rick Partlow’s new series six stars if I could!
Cronin’s able, talented performance brings an added bonus to Partlow’s newest tour-de-force.
Human, believable characters, imaginative plot lines in a masterfully crafted, fast moving, yet suspenseful work delights the reader/listener.
As highly recommended for fans of great mil sci-fi as Partlow’s preceding series. Added bonus...if you’re new to Partlow’s work, he has a huge backlist of work every bit as good as Genesis. You can spend time there while waiting for ‘next’ book. U

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Very entertaining!

An interesting take on a Space Opera. The narration was excellent, world building and filling out of characters was well done.

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Wow! Where was this guy's editor?

This was really bad. "It was a dark and stormy night..." bad. In fact, it seems like the winner of a contest where you asked people to parody writing by submitting awful, trite, melodramatic tripe.

If I heard "His/her tone bordered on insubordination..." one more time, I was going to kill myself. And Rick, is a high G burn hard? I don't know. Could you tell us about it ONE MORE TIME.

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Great read for fans of very humanist military SF

An incredibly fun story, harrowing and acknowledges the humans in the mix. No previous in-universe books needed. Highly recommended.

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Great book and characters

Best book from Rick Partlow. He has grown as a writer and now the story and characters is amazingly good. I was a bit skeptical after reading a few bad books from others authors before this and this book surprised me. Looking forward to the next one.

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great sires

very good sires what's make the story better is when you realize it's looking to be a preqaul to drop trooper sires and answer questions from that sires

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Good one

I liked the story overall but i didn't like that after the interlude there were new characters introduced just so there could be actual combat not just the ship to ship which was really good. During the povs of Ryan and Jessica i pretty much zoned out but still i will be buying book 2

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wonderful

Great book I loved it. the content is fantastic and I can't wait to listen to the next one

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An Instant Classic!

I've listened to MANY of Rick's works, this one is my favorite! Thank you Rick Partlow!!

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Tactically sound

Nice to read a story in which the narrative reveals the author has invested the time to learn sound military tactics.

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

Sun Tzu

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  • Swords and Spectres
  • 03-28-22

A lot happening with very little fleshing out

I was hoping to pick up a sci-fi series to fill that void left by the Expanse. What I seemed to find was something that feels (and I can't say for certain) heavily influenced by The Expanse. Not exactly what I'd hoped for, but I pushed on.

I absolutely loved the concept of someone, in this case a mining vessel, stumbling across a rip in space that transports them to another star system. The intricacies that could go into world building and storylines with a start like that got me excited. Which is why I was a little let down when the author decided that time jumps were the best way to get to the next bit in the story he wanted to tell.

This whole book feels like there is an awful lot either going on or that the author wants to happen. Because of this, we get time skips and little bits here and there shoe-horned in at the expense of character development, world-building and any kind of in-depth look at what's truly going on. I'd have enjoyed it more if the entire thing was more a journey of discovery rather than part discovery, part 'this is what we figured out in the past few years so here's a run down of why everything is happening the way it is'.

One of my main gripes is the lack of character development. Other than names, jobs and ranks ... not a great deal goes into fleshing anyone out. I don't honestly remember many of the names other than the odd surname here or there. Which, considering the story is peppered with time jumps, I find it a bit strange that the characters haven't altered/developed at all in the intervening years. Nothing much about them has stayed with me and, regarding the whole novel the same could be said. Other than the opening, and the concept that got me so hooked, nothing much stands out in my memory.

So many people seem to have enjoyed this (at the time of writing, 89% of it's ratings on Amazon are either 4 or 5 star ratings and that's out of a total of 985 ratings). It's just not for me, though. The above issues and there being no obvious reason why the main character was given the opportunities he was given other than 'well, you survived that one time,' just make it a bit too much of an idea running wild than a cohesive story keeping me hooked.

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  • Cleric
  • 03-02-22

Infuriating cliche aside it’s ok.

But God I hate that old cliche when the protagonist is treated like trash by the higher ups, but then at a click of the fingers wants to please them all again. If it’d been me I’d have told them all to go get f*d and taken retirement/discharge. Yet of course the hero doesn’t do that. Yawn and infuriating. Author - Try harder

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  • scott carrington
  • 02-25-22

Undiscovered gem

This book is amazing and the best thing I have found on audible so far. The first contact story is similar to prometheus but still original. Epic world building adventure!

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  • James B
  • 12-14-21

A good start to an awesome series!

Wow. This is a really awesome sci-fi novel. I came across Rick Partlow with his Duty, Honor, Planet, and was really impressed with how deep it was with its intricate character development and world building.

This new series takes that to great new height, with well-written characters, epic space battles revolving around space physics, and some pretty good laughs. The performance is also on point!

Hope to see more soon

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  • Cameron Hughes
  • 09-18-21

A pleasant surprise

Was suggested on the new subscription option, so i thought i would give it a try. I was pleasently surprised. Narrator manages a decent aussie accent and does quite a broad range through the book. Now i will be keeping an eye out for the next book. Thank you audible for the new horizons!

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  • DJG
  • 01-28-22

Just a really good space saga.

Great development of characters. Easy.listen with clear discriptions. A great example of showing, story telling, rather than large chunks of exposition. Just good solid Space Sci Fi I'm

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-22

generic

this type of story seems to have been done one too many times.

characters are all same same...nothing new or creative.

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  • S W
  • 03-11-22

A good story

I wasn't sure going into this book but was pleasantly surprised by how I was able to just let the story wrap me up and let the time go by. The narrator was good so that helped

now onto the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-22

Loved it

if you like the hard sci fi of the expanse series mixed with halo you will love this

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  • Benjamin
  • 02-25-22

excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-22

Well written and good narration

Well written and easy to follow. Excellent story with tense action scenes.

Easy to get into and the narrator was well spoken and good audio.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-22

Pleasantly surprised

Needed a book to get me through till my next credit and this one was well worth it, Once you get used to the narrator the book is really enjoyable. The combat parts of the book are so well done I couldn't stop listening through then and the way the rest of the story ties in is really well done aswell.

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  • Ritual
  • 02-04-22

About what you would expect.

A decent space story that took a while for me to get into it. Once there, it was a good story even if a little predictable. I don’t mind predictable in this genre, after all there’s nothing new in this world.

I thought that the voice acting was good and added to the story, helping bring it to life. I didn’t like that this book was clearly written as in introduction to a series, it was never going to be a standalone book. But I think that is a small quibble rather than an actual problem.

It is a book that you would expect from the genre, not pushing the boundaries but a decent offering to the space battle genre.