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Publisher's Summary

The Messenger must prepare for war.

With the Archetype damaged, Dash and his crew will need more than a quick fix to prepare for what's coming. 

A secret facility known only as the Forge lies in cold sleep, built by the Unseen for the greatest war in history. Dash has no idea what awaits him there, but he hopes to find some kind of advantage in the war that is to come. 

Meanwhile, on a distant world, an ancient order of monks protects a long-buried secret. They have guarded it for centuries, all in the hope that someday the Messenger might come and relieve them of their task. 

Dash has answered that call...and he will not be denied.

©2019 Variant Publications (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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A Quality Drop

Quality drop off in this second book, a Mech that is not so much of a kick ass mech. Dash clearly still cannot see the waaay bigger picture and it not actively recruiting a army to help him or even letting the galactic police know something is up. Because other worlds would want to fking know some beings out there are hell bent on destroying the universe. Maybe some civilizations would want to help out. But hey, stick with your hand full of people and a a busted ass Mech that seems not to evade any god damn thing tossed at it and is nearly a busted ass robot after every little fight that is NOT the Golden.

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great job again with the book. I love it

you feel like Dash is an Idoit by not using the weapons he has to fight because he thinks there useless for fighting mechs even though he's never fought one so he just punches it. then when that fails he uses the weapons he has and it kills it with 1 slice.

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Conversations make this book drag

I had to skip over portions of this book because the conversations between the characters and with themselves in situations where they shouldn't be talking as much as they do made the action drag on to the point where the exciting parts of the book were pretty boring. The decisions that are made by some of the characters seem to only add to the book length instead of adding any sense of anticipation or progression. It was hard for me to care much about the characters. Overall I was more frustrated listening to this book than entertained. The story concept is great but the execution is lacking.

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Book 2 declines into emotion based rants

The focus of the story becomes the Dash characters purely emotional response to every plot complication. Dash is defined as character unable to comprehend anything technical or relating to physics. His Cussing and yelling with imaginary macho bravado is used as filler wherever possible..

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The sequel carries forward!

Like the previous book, this one is an exciting and action packed romp through space. The mecha storyline is fun and engaging, and it's refreshing to have an optimistic hero at the center of it. I look forward to the next!

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boring

most of this book is several people arguing about tools and technology. there is no real plot defined.

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Exceedingly Short

For the price I would expect much more. Was one book split into 5 books?

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Hits that Space opera spot

A roguish space pilot finds a mech and is tasked my an ancient intelligence to save the cosmos. Exactly what you want from a space opera

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If there were another Narrator....

The story was great the plot just keeps getting better but the narrator turns the main character into a whiny grumpy unknown annoying to hear character

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Meh, it's ok.

Good story but the Main Character is a WHINY BITCH so it was hard to get through.

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  • 08-02-22

A great mecha novel

For manga fans except it’s a novel. This continued on from volume one. The narrator does a great job of making you hear the several characters involved and it has a good pace and exciting story. Best of all is the sarcastic tone of the main character and the developing sarcasm of his mech. A great book. Recommended

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  • 03-22-22

Why use one chapter when you can use a dozen?

A middling story made ridiculous by the use of multiple quests in order to 'power up' a high tec alien machine.
I think the author has been playing far too many adventure games.
Regardless of the daft and forced plot lines, the author just waffles on and on about the most mundane of stuff in order to pad out the book.
I swear, the whole book could quite easily be reduced to a few chapters and wouldn't lose anything in the telling.

I got the first two books for free, and I'm not sure that it was good value. I won't be bothering with any more in this sequence and will avoid the author from now on.

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  • 03-12-22

great book

likable characters. good over all narrative with a little bit of humour and tension.

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  • Clare Stewart-Nash
  • 03-02-22

Good listen

I am really enjoying this series i have already downloaded book 3. The performance is excellent.

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  • 07-21-20

Fun engaging story great characters

Great book full of adventure. Best thing is no PC rubbish pushing political propaganda that is too common in literature these days..

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