• Terra Nova Chronicles: Publisher's Pack

  • Terra Nova Chronicles, Book 1-2
  • By: Richard Fox, Josh Hayes
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (3,124 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Terra Nova, Book 1

Terra Nova. The promised world is humanity’s new home, safe from the threats of a dangerous galaxy, where veterans of a long war could live in peace. The promise was a lie.

Chief Katherine “Kit” Carson, of the elite Pathfinder Corps, joins the mission as a last-minute replacement, hoping to put a spotty past behind her and build a new life on a brave new world. The expedition arrives on Terra Nova, expecting to join the first wave of colonists, instead they find abandoned cities and are soon faced with a new, terrifying enemy humanity has never encountered before.

For the colony to survive, Carson must unravel the mystery of her new home and learn the fate of the first mission to settle the planet....

Bloodlines, Book 2

Terra Nova broke free of the Ultari tyrants, but the colony’s struggle to survive has just begun.

Governor Ken Hale and his expedition brought technology to the Canis Major galaxy that will change the balance of power forever, and the Ultari will stop at nothing to take it for themselves. The colony needs allies, and with no other options, Hale sends Chief Kit Carson on a first contact mission that will either shield their vulnerable world or invite its swift destruction.

©2017 Richard Fox and Josh Hayes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Ugh. Characters lack some originality.

Author really dropped the ball on thinking through the characters. I gave up and didn't finish.
Question: How do you make a strong female character?
Give her a tough name (like a famous cowboy) and an accent (faux Southern/Country dialect).
Kit Carson....ugh. Ok, for a spec ops group focused on handling first encounters with aliens, she SUCKS at her job. What did the course involve? 1960's Cowboy talking to Native American racist stereotype? Palm up "How" and all that.

Cpl. Standish makes a return. Erm...under a new name. But a carbon copy of the same character.
It's possible that Luke Daniels' performance and reuse of character voices greatly agitated me.

If this was re-skinned as Star Wars or some other universe, it could work. But it felt like there character's were poorly thought out/rehashed for a spin off to continue making money.

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Damn Guys you did it again

first of all I didn't think it could get any better than the Ember Wars but then you come out with the iron dragoons and now this OMG.

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Can’t wait for the next book

I’d recommend the ember war series and its continued books to anyone.
Luke Daniels brings this book to the next level

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Another Hit!

This book takes some great characters from the Ember War series and takes them to an entirely new galaxy. Feels just enough like the Ember War books to keep it tied together with them but just different enough to make you fall in love with this entirely new world Richard and Josh have created. I can not wait for the next book in the series!

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Book 4 is now available!

I enjoyed these first two books in the 4 book story, but I've now learned thru someone else' review (thank you) that book 3 ends in a cliffhanger, and the 4th and concluding book isn't available on Audible. Nothing infuriates me more than for Audible to sell us books that are a series, but not have available all the completed books in the series. As a result, I'm not going to even start book 3. It's too bad, though, because I enjoyed these books and the characters involved. They are fun books with an interesting premise. Of course, Luke Daniels is outstanding.

UPDATE: Audible has now released book 4 of the series, so I WILL go ahead with Book 3 and 4, since I enjoyed the first two books so much.

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Another great story in the Ember Wars Universe

Another great story in the Ember Wars Universe with familiar characters taking a supporting roll and the focus shifting to a new cast with familiar rolls. Good suspense and great description of the battles in both space and on the ground in the hand to hand nature.

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Disappointed

This book has dual authors and both are new to me. I was looking for a new sci-fi series and new authors. But I am most disappointed in this book. This is also a combination of the first two books in the series. I like to read about strong women in leadership roles and “Kit” Carson of the Pathfinders did not disappoint. The basic plot line of the story I found boring and a re-hash of many other similar stories. I will skip this series and continue my search for a new exciting sci-fi author.

The book is fourteen and a half hours. Luke Daniels does a good job narrating the book. Daniels is a classic actor and audiobook narrator.

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not as good as the ember war

Character motivations are unbelievable and previously competent people are dumb as bricks. I'm only a few chapters into the second book but I don't see myself continuing this series. Daniels makes it tolerable but using his Standish voice for Nunez highlights how much he isn't Standish.

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What happened?

The story was marginal, barely holding my interest, and like a dead end road in yhe desert, it ended in the middle of nowhere with no destination apparent. A waste of life that is already too short just reading this book. And the squeaky voiced characters that sound too much like a teenager going through puberty made me want to shoot myself. A truly annoying rendition. Character development was very weak, there were no redeeming qualities to anyone. Really, the only character only halfway done well was the antagonist, and they were evil aliens intent on destroying the universe and the human colony just because. The setting was another galaxy, not just another star, another galaxy. That was pretty hard to identify with and completely improbable. And finally, the war alluded to in our galaxy that humanity somehow won was against a creature called a Doughboy. They were created by a character alluded to but not developed, but somehow become the fighting force of a not very technical alien society with zero resources. The culprit was a twin to the hero who basically ais the cause of thousands of colonist deaths, destroying them because the aliens hold his wife and as a hostage. Not a very credible or heroic rationale, yet he continues to destroy races and never even gets his just due.

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Just dumb

A colony ship leaves Earth for another galaxy because Earth is at war so they send the first colony ship unarmed. When they arrive they have no way to communicate with Earth or return home if bad shit happens. Bad shit happens. The next group of 40k colonists jump to the colony 15 years later and more bad shit happens. There are no marines or other real military aboard the ship except for retired or washed out ex-military crew. Even after nearly getting wiped out by interstellar war the new colony ships again have no weapons. They do have pathfindere, which are the equivalent of combat engineers but it is like they saw a 3 stooges short where the stooges joined the military and imprinted upon them. They piss themselves at every turn, crack jokes, are inept, incompetent and gossip like teenagers. Not even slightly believable.

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  • iphoneman
  • 05-21-19

The Ember wars continues...

Excellent offshoot (as there is more than terranova) of the ember wars and 2 books in one, result.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-19

Terra nova

It was great plz make more make sure you check out ember wars first

Make more PLZ

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-24-18

Great story

I liked the continuation of the story from the ember wars. More please When is book three coming

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  • Poppey
  • 12-15-18

Bit of a Mixture

Listening to this has been a mixture of both good and bad.

I found the hysterical voice of Nooness was, to say the least, really irritating.

Chief Katherine (Kit) Carson's voice did not sound female at all, far too masculine and I had to keep stopping to think for a moment who was who.

Governor Hale seems to be very volatile and not the type of person, I would believe, could be put in charge of a mission like this. His lack of control and outbursts are not what is expected of a Govenor.

However, the storyline I did like. That said, I doubt I will follow on with this series as the helium voice of Luke Daniels is a little too over the top for me.

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  • ethan
  • 10-09-18

Slow start

not having read the ember war series I was a bit of a loss to start with and nearly returned the book but after sticking with it, it soon picks up. I'm going to go back and read the previous books and would recommend anyone else do the same

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  • SCW
  • 08-15-18

Amazing!

Fantastic from start to finish, can't wait for the next in the series to be produced.

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  • Errol
  • 07-26-18

Excellent start

Looking forward to the next instalment
Great narration really brought the book to life
Well worth listening to

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  • CJSILV
  • 07-25-18

great book 📖 😄

love it great story big fan of the series can't wait till the next one 😃

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  • Georgina Farn
  • 07-13-18

excellent

I absolutely love these books. The characters are so real and the story is incredibly engaging.

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  • rob
  • 09-21-21

Overall disappointing both books seem to stop mid flow

The story is reasonably well written but goes on in parts but both books just seem to stop at random times in the plot without completing their story. Probably saved me from going on and in. I’m used to a book having a start middle and end so if the authors want to finish up without a a conclusion I’m happy to not continue reading.

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  • Chrispy1956
  • 02-26-19

Very entertaining

Almost like being there or watching a movie. I easily got lost in the story and had difficulty turning the audio book off.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-20-22

Enjoying adventure

I enjoyed the story and the characters. Was fun with for me a different type of approach.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-13-21

A good shoot em up in space

the premise was enjoyable and the world building was very good, feels like a complete universe.
the main issues I had were some character inconsistencies between the 1st and 2nd book, such as at the end of the first book the Arch Duke preserves Jared Hail from the wrath of the emperor, while In the beginning of the 2nd book the Emperor is preserving Jared against the other 2.
likewise at the end of the 1st book a fleet of ships turn up and have no issues communicating with the humans, but then in book 2 when the humans encounter them again the language issue needs to be solved.
overall a pretty good story with enjoyable, if slightly one dimensional characters.
If you're feeling like an in-depth tech heavy deep thought SIFI then perhaps not the best choice.

But if you're keen for a good shoot em up in space then this would be a good pick!

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  • Austin
  • 11-19-21

Narration is not Luke’s fort…

Ok, so Mr Daniels mispronounces some hard words like “chasm” and “forté” but this is not an unusual issue with Audible narrators. More annoying is his cartoon portrayal of voices and mapping of ethnic stereotypes to alien races that are being communicated with via translation software. We have a good representation of professional soldiers who nonetheless also veer to the hysterical.

The story ponders along with FTL aliens fortunately not equally advanced in their weaponry.

It as bad as some but with few original thoughts. We really needed to go to a new galaxy for this?

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  • Dan
  • 10-08-21

trite dross

very formulaic and unimaginative with very little development just your typical brain dead timewaster avoid like the plague

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  • Julie Peach
  • 10-08-21

Not too bad

The story was great, tho l have to admit, the voices for the women charters esphely Kit Carson was a little off outing, with her parts. Hearing her character with a mans voice was, l dont know, like looking at a beautiful girl or women, than have her open her mouth & this motcho mans voice comes out. I was very disjointed for want of a better explanation. Don't get me wrong Luke Daniels dose a very good job on the male voices & not to bad with Governors Hales wife's still a bit mstcho tho. It would of made my overall experience 5 stars across the Board.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-21-21

Not finished yet, but…

The character voices by the narrator sounds like Simpsons voices. It is a big shame.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-20

Great

Some areas had a great story other areas where kinda unexpected, loved it towards the end tho.

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  • MartinRS
  • 11-10-19

Nice space opera

easy to follow, wide universe, very well read by Jack. maybe not mind blow plot twists but still a few surprises.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-19

Not a Scifi its a space story.

2 books are short and equal 1 novel. The story is good, but its not true scifi.