Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are.
The Dead Sun concludes The Star Force series but don’t worry – we’ve got plenty more military sci-fi action from best-selling author B.V. Larson. Check out Steel World, book 1 in B.V. Larson’s new Undying Mercenaries series.
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Yes i would there is a chess match with a lot of action
Mark is a great performer you don't have to guess who is talking you know by his voice who is speaking
I was happy about the last battle. It wasn't by the skin of his teeth that he won the finial battle. It did seem in the earlier books it was always a close battle that he barely won
I was disappointed with the end of the story. Riggs didn't like farming he like designing and programming, the other books said that more then once. One thing i did like about this last book was we were not reminded over and over again how hard his Marines are to kill.
I didnt like that fact that he just left Marvin. Marvin had become his friend and he just abandon him to ? people that would have destroyed him or will because they dont know how to talk to him. He really just abandoned everyone.
As smart as Riggs is he basically left the earth to people who could not do what he did to save it and he came to that conclusion towards the end but yet he gave up his position to people who would not be ready if the ancients came. If this story was to continue in the future they would come calling on Riggs to save the earth once again and it would be a struggle every time.
In all that was disappointing to me this was a very good series Larson kept me coming back for the next one.
Absolutely. It is a unique series, great plot, great protagonist, Excellent writing style.
Col. Kyle Riggs. One of my favorite heroes of all time. Considered an outlaw, looked at indifferently by most of senior officers, chased by the bad guys, good guys, friends, several world governments, multiple alien species that consider him to be Earths leader and greatest warrior. I love deeply flawed, but brilliant protagonist in a novel, and Riggs fits this profile better than nearly any character I've ever seen.
Yes, I stayed up late to buy it as soon as it went on sale.
I really enjoyed this book, and series. Col. Kyle Riggs is a true hero similar to John McClain in the Die Hard Movies. He gets thrown into extraordinary circumstances against his will, and ends up being the deeply flawed, but super effective savior of Earth. Riggs is the type of man that will ignore his government, and entire senior staff when directing an order. This order may result in millions of deaths on earth, but to Riggs millions of deaths is necessary sacrifice in order to save billions. He is a true Cowboy. The books are all well written with a perfect mix of action and dialog. I'm sad to see the series end, but I have high hopes for B.V. Larson as a sci-fi novelist going forward.
As with all the Star Force books, I devoured this one too. This has been a great series and I have really enjoyed it. I'm going to miss Riggs and his crazy robot. I liked this book a little more than the others. The others got a little bit monotonous. A few of them seemed like I was reading "1000 Ways to Use Nanites" and that got a little old, but I still enjoyed them. This one was not like that. It was fast paced and seemed better balanced. I recommend this book and series to any one that craves military sci-fi.
Well it's over!!! One of the best Sci-fi saga's of all time. As with all the other books in this series Lots of Drama and Action with great narration. I try never to give spoilers. I will now try B V Larson's new series Steel World. I'll let you know.
No direct comparison comes to mind, but it was a very good story. All final segments of a long story contain many loose ends to tie up, BV did a fine job. But I think there is a possiblity that left some "wiggle" room, if Kyle gets boared or if Jr. ever gets the "Call". 'nuff said.
No, It was a "Fitting Finish " to a Great Story.
Give B.V. Larson, and Mark Boyett my thanks.
Very satisfying series finale. Would definitely recommend the series. I wish we would have gotten more information about what Marvin really is.
The author has create a viable alternate universe. I can't believe he's just going to walk away from it.
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if you're at this page, then you've probably read/listened to the previous books in this series. if you're wondering whether or not to give your time and credit to this final chapter, then let me help you by saying, "go for it!"
even if you're like me and felt a little let down by the last book, i'd still recommend that you go for it. yes, there are some annoyances, like jasmine's clinginess, but i still enjoyed it.
again, i think the story feels rushed. there are a few major plot points that get easily and quickly resolved. bv could've expounded on them, but then again it might've slowed the pace of the story. regarding the pace, once the story starts, it races to conclusion. this makes it an easy listen, but i miss the complicated situations riggs has to deftly dig himself out of. i never got the feeling that he was facing overwhelming, unbeatable odds, like in the earlier books. there are difficult situations, but they seem like they're easily overcome b/c they're overcome soo quickly. the pace of the story is quite fast.
perhaps that's why i felt rushed. the story is exciting, but i felt like bv was rushing the plot to tie off the different plot lines. BUT i am satisfied with how most of the plot lines were tied off by riggs.
for most of the series, riggs has been the star, but now marvin outshines him. i like marvin, and i like how marvin has evolved through the series. he has definitely saved riggs' bacon on more than one occasion, and he again plays a pivotal role in this story. i guess my biggest disappointment is that marvin's story is left up in the air when the story ends. it's almost like bv forgot about marvin at the end. i mean you get closure with riggs- his decisions and what he ultimately decides to do, but riggs has no last talk with marvin. the last time we hear of marvin is during a battle. after things are settled in a way, we don't hear about marvin. where is he? what are his plans? what he might do afterwards is hinted at about 2 hours before the story ends, but the reader/listener is kind of forced to remember a conversation between riggs and marvin.
by now, you must be wondering why i'm recommending this after all my griping. LOL at the heart, this is a pretty good conclusion to the series. my rants revolve around things i wished were in the story. my wish list would probably add hours to the story and slow down the breakneck pace.
while this seems to be the end of riggs' story, there are a few interesting plot lines that other reviewers have mentioned that could interestingly continue the star force series. i will definitely miss kyle riggs! thanks bv for entertaining me over the years.
overall, a good conclusion to kyle riggs' story and worth your time and credit!
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Yes. This installment is another solid addition to B.V. Larson's Star Force series. Once I started it up it was hard to turn off. First Sargent Quan and Marvin continue their wary alliance as they help Griggs defend sentient life against those pompous Crustaceans and backstabbing Macros. Everyone everywhere should get the chance to follow the glorious deeds of the greatest robot in the history of everything - Marvin!
Any time Marvin grabs the mic. a memorable moment is on tap. I get a huge kick just listening to him as he tries to leverage as much personal advantage as possible out of every exchange. Marvin the Magnificent is always in the mix, always shaping conversation to squeeze out some self-aggrandizing concession - another camera, new appendages, a couple more vats to expand his colony of captive micro wonder bugs. As hope fades and humanity is crumbling under the Macro's boots, or being diced by some sadistic Crustacean's pincers, who slides in from the abyss and saves our collective asses yet again? That's right - Marvin!
When Marvin gets the helm and everyone but him groans and rolls their eyes. Jealousy, pure and simple. They may hem and haw, but deep down inside they are thanking every diety they can conjure that Marvin is on their side. Marvin may have his faults, but don't we all? Think of it this way, if you were stuck alone in vacuum space with fourteen pissed off Macros zorching towards you with malice aforethought who do you call?
All together now - Marvin!
Extreme reaction? Well...not really. I did not cry, but I laughed 46 times give or take a few. I frequently found myself smiling as yet again Griggs has to turn to his designated savior of mankind - Marvin!
Hey B.V. - if you ever feel in a rut with this series, I have a suggestion. Start a new a epic space saga with Marvin at the head of a band of conniving, passive aggressive uber probes tasked with the mission of eradication of everything lame, slow or otherwise chronically in the way. Marvin's jurisdiction is only limited by the scope of your imagination, Mr. Larson. And I can say, without fear of contradiction, that you are one creative individual. So, think about it. At least two beings will be fired up: yours truly and my favorite robot - Marvin!
I really can't believe I waded through all 9 books in the series but I guess I got hooked. I think probably because I'm a lot like Kyle Riggs myself. An excellent series if a little awkward at times. I liked the ending although would have liked it if there had been some closure with Miklos and the other characters like Kwan, Gaines, Nukum and of course Marvin.
Mark Boyett was a great narrator. A professional in his art.
I must admit I've never much cared for first-person narration, however I make a huge exception to the Star Force series -- in the end, Mark Boyett (i.e., his voice) was Colonel Kyle Riggs.
Mr. Larson did a great job keeping the story fresh and the progression interesting throughout the series.
As a space opera, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride that saved humanity. I was never bored or agitated at this series, as I have been with others, and I finished each read enthusiastically and quickly.
I will be continuing on with any other series Mr. Larson and Mr. Boyett present, and I look forward to another ride.
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