Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction.
Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?
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1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
The fortress is completely built, it's time to build ships, but
The Earth stopped communicating with Riggs
He has terrible personnel problems, he has only 300 men
And all his neighbors, damn Crustaceans, Blues and Crow are plotting against him,
The question is who friend and who is foe?
Sometimes I think it is The Only Original Sci-Fi series
Next book is "Annihilation" and I hope it will available very soon!
I'm obsessed with audible
B V Larson's Star Force series has become the standard by which I judge all military sci-fi.
This is book 6 in the series and if you're not on board yet, YOU ARE REALLY MISSING OUT! I just finished and I'm sort of in an overwhelmed shocked state of being. SOOO much happened. There wasn't a dull moment. The writing is the best it's ever been and it just keeps getting better and better.
This one was epic as Kyle faces off against enemies both biotic and machine! It's supposed to be the biotics/us and all the other life forms they've discovered against these psycho macro ships right? Well, I can't and won't even tell you what Crowe has managed to do to Earth back home and all sorts other treachery and near fatal things that threatened Rigg's Pigs.
I laughed (mostly at Marvin's antics, and the Centaurs), I pumped my fists, I thought about human nature. I can't wait for more!
I like the audio version because I am on the move a lot at work and at home so it's easier for me to listen and it's particularly nice when you have a great performer with a good vioce. That's the case with this series.
Kyle Riggs. He is the everyman. He is not a super scientist or a super spy or a super warrior. He is just an ordinary guy thrown into a meat grinder of a situation and he roe to it.
I really liked the space station. The thought of actually being out there.
In this series there were many emmorable moments. In this edition, I would have to say when he sent the trator general packing and destroyed his satalites.
I hope there are many more books to come for this series, aditionally I hope the Larson comes out with more scifi like this.
Kyle Riggs, with the help of his trusted military officers, and Marvin, a sentient artificial life form, must battle impossible odds as Star Force faces enemies on all fronts.
At the same time that Star Force is fighting for its very life, Kyle Riggs attempts to delve into the relationships between the Blues, the Macros, and the Nanos. Unraveling that mystery could be the key to survival. However, things are looking bad back on Earth, where Crow has used his military might as leverage to gain enormous power.
These are fast, rollicking page-turners that keep you in suspense the whole way through. BV Larson's imagination does not fail him as we see new approaches to many brand new challenges.
The characters are immensely likeable and you root for each one along the way, even Marvin, who seems to always be a step ahead of Kyle Riggs, much to Star Force's benefit, and Kyle Rigg's chagrin. Once again Mark Boyett increases the enjoyment of these audiobooks with his talented portrayal of characters of all nations (and species).
Action, fun action
It never slowed down.
The little robot marvin is funny insightful and a great addition to the story.
I highly recomend that this whole series be listened to. It is escapist, action packed fun. It could make a great movie series.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
First of all let me talk about the narration: its the same as before BUT, there is a faint echo you can hear from time to time during the narration. but its not that big of a deal, its just disturbing ...
Lets talk about the book itself: it was a really good one. Too many things happened in this book, to many changes and a good amount of twists. What I like about this one is that so many actions in it.... not a much of chat time and not doing anything, which is a good thing here.
When i saw this book available in audible i stopped what i was listening to and start reading / listening to this one. ... i just can't believe how far it has been and how many changes happened since the first book.
Those of you that have been hooked on this series, Empire will not disappoint. This book really had a twist i never saw coming. Its a great listen.
I really want to meet Quan and hang out with him, his jokes crack me up.
I really hope that there is at least one more book in this series. This one ended and left me wondering.
This is the most recent in a series of six books. The whole series is packed with action and adventure. Our main hero takes on villains from all sides. Throw in a few characters you're not sure how to classify and you have a real roller coaster ride through space. Start with Swarm, the first book, and you'll be hooked.
best sci fi series i've come across so far
same characters and fast moving storyline
obviously kyle rigs :) always making the hard choices to save humanity
when kyle almost gets home but finds out everything has changed
cant wait for the next book
Yes. I listen sometimes while working and miss some of the story.
He makes characters believable
I laughed a few times.
"The Empire Strikes Back"
Star Force: Empire is the sixth in the Star Force series and doesn't
disappoint. I have been amazed as a newcomer to BV Larson's work at just how
consistent a writer he is. It is fair to say that some of the books in this
series are a little better than others but on the whole the standard is
incredibly high throughout the saga so far. if you've come across this
review and are wanting to get into a big series of stories that will keep
you occupied and entertained for some time, then you cannot go wrong with
In this instalment we find that things back on Earth have not been going
well and Riggs learns that the former Admiral Crow has now become the self
appointed Emperor Crow, leader of Earth and has taken out Earth's other
leaders in an horrific grab for power that now sees him as a ruthless
The new Imperial Earth fleet is sent by Crow to take out Riggs if he doesn't
return with them to Earth. This situation is unacceptable to Riggs and he
must make some tough decisions to survive.
As ever though, trust is something that is a rare commodity and the
Crustaceans who appear allied with the Macros attack the station Riggs has
set up in the Eden system. Brutal hand-to-hand combat ensues which is a
feature of these stories we haven't seen too much of late and makes a
welcome return to Larson's narrative in this book. As ever, the fighting is
hard and no quarter is given or expected with the fast learning Crustaceans.
Riggs has been squeezed between the approaching Macro and Earth fleets and
has to find a way to get out of the desperate situation he finds himself in.
Earth wants rid of Riggs and will go to various lengths to achieve this so
the pressure is relentless on our hero as he has to watch his back at every
Plenty going on in this sixth book and by now if you've read the previous
books then a review will be more or less irrelevant but I am doing this for
completeness and for those that may not have read other books in this
A word on the narration; As always, the narration by Mark Boyett is
excellent. On the production side, I noticed that the initial part of this
book seemed to have a very slight echo which became more noticeable when
post production corrective inserts could be detected due to their lack of
such audio artefacts. I think things improved as the book went on but it was
certainly noticeable at first.
Oh, and for those that spotted it, there is made mention of "Jeffries tubes"
which is a nod to Star Trek where the term was first coined.
So, in summary, another excellent read from Larson so on with the next book!
"the fight continues"
I rank this book very high as it is a great continuation of this epic saga called star force.
In some ways I would say that this book is like a simple version of some of I.M Banks works.
I like books like the Dune series or John ringo's books. Actually now that I think about it Ringo and Larson have some shared ideas... e.g Troy rising.
I can't single out a character portrayal by Mark Boyett's performance as he does such an amazing job.
oh ok It has to be Riggs
There were time I found myself getting angry at the attitude of some of the people and their ways of acting. I like it when I find a book that stirs me up.
Read these books from the first star force book. If you like that you'll love them all.... In my opinion :-)
"Empire, another Briliant Star Force book."
Yet again B. V. Larson has excelled himself with Empire the latest book in the Star Force series.
This book has all the usual traits of suprise twists and turns with Larsons ability to explain the technology used to set the scenes,
Mark Boyett provides an excptional oral painting of the scenes in the story, keeping my attention wrapped up in the story from beginning to the end.
I cannot wait for the next book in the Star Force series.
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