"Welcome to the Pelaran Alliance...."
With those simple words, the Guardian spacecraft openly revealed itself to humanity, heralding a new chapter in its 500-year-long mission to cultivate our world. Earth's population must now make its first planet-wide decision - join the most powerful alliance in our galaxy or chart our own course, deciding for ourselves which civilizations are worthy of our trust. Will we be the first world to decline the Pelarans' invitation, or does their offer come with an implied threat?
Aboard Terran Fleet Command's flagship, TFS Navajo, Admiral Kevin Patterson assembles his formidable but untested forces in hopes of defending the Earth. Knowing that an attack is imminent, he must risk everything in hopes of finding his enemy and taking the initiative.
Returning from TFC's first battle, Captain Tom Prescott learns that his frigate, TFS Ingenuity, is more heavily damaged than expected. Now he must race against time to prepare a new ship, then execute a daring mission to save Earth's last and best hope of avoiding full-scale interstellar war.
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I dropped one star because it's like the book is over just when it's getting good. book 1 and 2 could have made one good book. still can't wait for the next book in the series.
Military and Science
I don't know if it is Mr Kafer reading or the parallels between young, outgunned, overmatched Captains but I really am into this series. It's probably a little of both.
The story is original and great with the perfect mix of important factors. In all my reviews I try not to say too much, I just to try convey my ratings and whether or not I think people should buy. Do yourself a favor and buy.
I eagerly loom forward to the next in series.
This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite sci-fi series. Closest style comparison I have is Troy Rising by John Ringo and David Webers Safehold or Honor Harrington series. If you like those series I feel confident you will like the tfc saga. While shorter than I would like and a quick listen it scratches the itch for more.
The Captain. Great character development!
The battle at the end. Good excitement!
While I usually like the narrator to have several voices....Jeffery Kafer does a wonderful job. He carries the story from scene to scene and makes the characters come alive.
Yes - to bad I don't have kind of time. But it only took 2 days......
Ready for the next one - keep them coming!!!
just a little short on substantial storyline, lots of flash and bang action. Enjoyed it alot keep it going.
After listening to the second book I am not sure what to think. I listened to the first book and felt it was a very promising start to a new series. I forgave the blatant cliffhanger for that reason. Book two "TFS Theseus" does little to advance the story and ends with another blatant cliffhanger. No spoilers In this review. I also felt the sassy AI's were a bit of a stretch. I am unsure if I can recommend this series because of its lack of plot resolution in each installment. I will probably listen to the third book but I will be very critical of the next in the series if it follows this pattern. Maybe you should wait for an omnibus.
As with the first book in this series, I found the writing very good and the narration excellent but the storyline lacking. Also like book one, this book spent most of the time discussing some court intrigue and lots of preparation for a looming threat; only to wait until the very end to enter into ant significant battle and, even then, the listener is left in the wings (<- poor pun intended) as the the final outcome of even that battle.
The characters do play their part along the way but one never gets the impression that any of them are playing a leading role.
I mentioned regrettably since I will not be continuing this series.
"Went off the rails "
I was very disappointed by this book. Went completely off the rails towards the end. You are left no further forward in the main story at the conclusion of this book. Sure, some nice things happen and there are good moments that make you whoop/curse for humanity but the primary arc advances slower than a sub light excursion to the edge of the known Universe.
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