The story for book 3 departs from the main storyline that the first two books start out with. To be clear, this book does not follow Edward Stalker or..Show More » his Marines on Avalon. This story takes place simultaneously or so it would appear on earth. The story explains in detail the collapse of empire. Both the author and the narrator do a great job on this book. Christopher G Nuttal did a good job of painting the picture of a tragedy, but with a story of hope in its midst. Five stars. Would highly recommend to anyone over the age of 14.
My only quibble would be the explanation of how society on earth develops. The end result of societal development on earth seems to be very similar to the movie idiocrasy (A comedy with a plotline that was purposefully ludicrous). Basically, The entire population is too ignorant to do the most basic tasks.
Overall, this is a great continuation of Nuttall's series, but I did have to dock the story (not the overall score) by a star because I felt some part..Show More »s of it could have developed a bit more. There is, however, a bit of solid character development for a couple of the continuing characters, and that fact makes me very glad that there are more books in this series on the horizon. If you are already familiar with the series, I recommend this book. If you are new to the series, start at the beginning.
I have enjoyed reading this series so far. Book six has us back with Stalker’s Stalker again. Nuttall is continuing to build most interesting chara..Show More »cters. The bad guys are really bad like in the old B movies of the 1950s. Nuttall kept the story about the characters and doesn’t wander off into lots of techno babble but he does get hung up repeating his fall of the Empire causes.
The story is fast paced with lots of action. I was surprised the author killed off one of the original favorite characters.
Nuttall has the Commonwealth of Avalon expanding into interstellar space making contacts with other successor states. The leaders of Avalon and Col. Edward Stalker agree to a diplomatic meeting with a nearby world on Lakshmibai a neutral world. The Lakshmibai’s government hates off- worlders and saw a chance to rid itself of hated intruders. Jasmine Yamane must lead an untrained army on a race to the Capital City to save the diplomats from annihilation. There is lots of fighting in this book, I think maybe over three fourths the book is the rescue fighting.
Jeffrey Kafer has done a good job narrating the series.
Stalker and the Marines are back on the Commonwealth of Avalon after the disaster on Lakshmibai. This series needs to be read in order as it is writ..Show More »ten as one long story divided into installments. Not too surprising our heroes fall into the traps set by Admiral Singh and rush to aid the world named Thule.
I am glad to see Jasmine is still in-charge of the Commonwealth Forces. Mandy is in charge of the Avalon government, she was wounded after an assassination attempt. The Commonwealth is at War which came as a surprise to everyone. Our villain Singh is leading the attack on Avalon and Commonwealth. Thule has fallen to Singh along with a large number of the Commonwealth Forces, Jasmine and troops are now P.O.W..
Nuttall moves the story through his well developed characters. The book is full of action; lots of suspense as everything gets worse. This book like so many others ends in a cliff hanger. Jeffrey Kafer continues to narrate the series.
I wish that I would be able to edit my review of the first book in the series to add the thoughts I am about to state here.
The series title..Show More » 'The Empire''s Corps' is a poor choice for this series. This is not a series about a space marine corp. Battle does occur often in the series, but the storyline is about the fall of civilization across multiple light years in distance and why it fell. Each book focuses on one reason the civilization fell and the reason is mostly viewed through the eyes of a small set of exiled Marines. I would have named the series 'Professor Leo Caesius, The Waning Years of Empire (banned)'. Yes, it is a long title but it is what the series is about.
This is a socio-political treaties in a very fun read. You may not agree with the conclusions stated in this series, although it seems to be common sense and seen in our own history. This should not take away from the enjoyment of the books. The characters are rich and Nuttall builds them in a way that they are sympathetic. I care enough about the characters to feel said when they are harmed or killed. The action is fun, and many times the action is unique.
If you love dystopian, apocalyptic, military and/or politics you will love these books. This series is not hardcore science fiction. I am very happy to have listened to the 9 books.
This is book eleven in the Empire Corp Series. The series opened with Edward Stalker and his company being deployed to Avalon. In this episode Nutt..Show More »all has decided to give us the back story of Stalker’s early life. Stalker was born on Earth in the under city, the home of the poor. He was disgusted with school and ready to graduate; his brother was attempting to recruit Stalker into a gang. Stalker decided he wanted out; to get away, move someplace. From school he finds information regarding military recruiters, he reads about the various services and thinks this might be a way out for him. The family was eating dinner one evening when a gang raids the apartment and kills everyone but Stalker. Stalker then heads to the Marine recruiting center and joins. Nuttall proceeds to tell the story of Stalker life in basic training, the Slaughterhouse and to his first deployment.
Nuttall is constantly improving his writing skills; it is enjoyable to watch the development of a writer. Nuttall has created some very interesting characters and it’s pleasant to learn the back story of the key people. The story is a straight forward basic training type of story with suspense and action along with some humor. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating this series.
I have enjoyed this series since book one, and here we are already at book twelve. I think is the best series by Nuttall; he has three or four series..Show More » ongoing.
The war between the Commonwealth and Wolfbane has been going on longer than either side had anticipated. Both side are having equipment and personnel problems. Admiral Singh is now the governor as well as military leader of Wolfbane.
Colonel Stalker, Commander of the Commonwealth’s military, tells his officers the Commonwealth will fall in the next two years due to lack of equipment, combat spaceships and the falling apart of the Commonwealth’s worlds. He has designed a desperate battle plan in a win or lose situation. He plans a land battle on the industrialized world of Corinthian. Admiral Singh was once in Command of Corinthian so Stalker anticipates she will take risks to retake Corinthian. Stalker will command this battle himself, and, my favorite character, General Yannie will command Division One.
The book is well written. Nuttall does an excellent job in writing battle scenes. His description brings the battle to life including all the carnage of battles. The pace is fairly fast and the action is non-stop. Nuttall continues to develop the key characters. Nuttall’s battle tactics and strategies left something to be desired. Oh well, I am an armchair strategist.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job in narrating the series. I am pleased that the same narrator has done the entire series.
CG Nuttall is an autobuy for me. Love Warspite and Empire Core series, but as this is one of those offworlds stories (not Commonwealth) I think you c..Show More »an skip it. Not sure that it advances the universe as much as some of the other side stories have and frankly the overall story dragged- unusually for a Nuttall storyline. It does tackle a very relevant social political problem we are all dealing with- so the exploration of theory was interesting.