"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.
©2016 Tori L. Harris (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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.
There is a certain type of voice that I like to hear in action novels. I don't know if a similar tone can be heard while reading the same novel but the situational and tactical response descriptions kept an imaginative picture in my mind. Then sadness arrived as the book ended - But I wanted more! Can't wait till the next book is available in audio format!
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!!!
This was an military story set in the future. I could believe that this is a future reality. I enjoyed this very much and I am downloading the next book right now
Too many details.
The most interesting parts of the book are the space battles, the political intrigue between different Earth factions and Alien cultures, and imagining the fantastic technologies. The least interesting thing was hearing the endless details of certain technologies, repairs?!?!, and military maneuvers. Yes less can be more. Tori did this in the book one too. I'm a hard scifi fan (this is not hard scifi) still even I was bored by this.
He does really well with bring the military types to life through his reading.
Much better after editing.
I'd give Jeffrey Kafer's reading a 7.5 out of 10. Overall I loved listening to him, but he's somewhat weak in distinguishing characters.
"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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