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5.0 out of 5 starsCreed takes his fight for humanity to the man upstairs
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2016
Commander Creed may be Vaughn Heppner's roughest creation. He's mean. He sacrifices his girlfriend for the sake of humanity. He risks everything, and everyone, to get the win. But he's humanity's greatest weapon and only hope. In "Fortress Earth," the fourth and perhaps final Heppner entry in the Extinction Wars series, Creed's world has done all it can to prevent another alien invasion like the one that decimated it into a smoking ruin years before when an alien race enslaved the remaining humans to use the toughest in its mercenary armies. Fortress starts when another enemy, this time a moon-sized space ship teleports into the solar system and nearly destroys all the defenses the planet has installed. This comes despite what earth leaders had hoped would be enough to pulverize any invader. Only Creed crash landing a force onto the planet ship succeeds in taking it. But that's only scene one. Heppner always rewards his fans with fast action and industrial strength plot development. He forges ahead this time, reintroducing old enemies and the strange creations of the ancients that all seem to want humanity erased. And Heppner sends Creed into what can only be described as a battle between good and evil. Abaddon has escaped whatever black dimension he'd been trapped in and brought a fleet of death merchants so massive that nothing could survive their path. And all Abaddon wants is Creed's neck. But then Heppner introduces the caretaker in the Orion Arm. He's something. God maybe? Perhaps. Perhaps not. The theme of the divine is recurring in Heppner's novels. He treats it with care, exploring the potential and the power, making his readers think. And that's the mark of a talented author, one who stokes imaginations. And, spoiler, this may not be the last we see of Creed. I'm game for more. Certainly.
Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2020
I know this isn't Heppner's most popular series, but it's definitely one of my favorites. I love the adventure book feel of everything. Its timeless, in my opinion. A lot happens in this story that changes and advances the lore. I just want to learn more about the past of this universe! I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say the lore is the best part of this series, for me.
The story is great, but I have one complaint: let someone other than Creed come up with a good idea! Lol it's like he is the only one in the galaxy who can figure anything out. I'm glad he's a smart guy and all, but I'd like to see other characters start having some value. Still a five star book though. I am going to read the next volume right now!
5.0 out of 5 starsLogical failure and typos marred an otherwise excellent story
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
The story is wild. In fact the third book was so wild I couldn’t put it down and continued to hang on with this book. But I could strongly sense the author’s ideas flowing and could stop, thereby creating logic failures such as (spoiler alert) Abaddon using Ella as human shield and has her decorating the walls as a result. But while fighting Abaddon, she was there to help Creed. Passing that one would want to read to find out how creed gets out of an seemingly impossible situation.
Another entertaining and rousing adventure for CDR Creed and crew. Creed's commandoes face the threat of extinction and become pawns in an ancient game of galactic chess..almost. In brilliant style Creed and crew check and mate the enemy at every turn, even enlisting power from one of the oldest beings in creation. Plenty of blood and guts to satisfy a die hard assault trooper and then some. A great read that leaves open the prospect of even greater adventures in the end... I kept thinking Green Lantern after reading the epilogue..those of you who finish may understand why.
3.0 out of 5 starsI think I liked more the previous book in the series
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2018
I think I liked more the previous book in the series. I also think that this book has something very close to a plot hole. We are made to believe that one character is accidently murdered only to discover a few pages later it is alive and well. No explanations or hints are provided. The other characters treat this as something that didn't happened. This book seemed more superficial to me than the others in the series.
2.0 out of 5 starsHeppner would rather rage against PC-culture than tell a great space story
Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018
I’ve enjoyed the series but this book has become too hard to read. Heppner seems to be using the book more as a political platform. The number of off rants about political correctness and his emphatic love of 1950s-1960s American society (“best time in history”) gets old quickly. Became too distracting along with an infusion of subtle racism so I set the book aside. It’s a shame, I like his imagination and stories.
Much more mature writing style, with fast pace adventure and space action. It seems that mr. Heppner was in the zone for this one, so I definitely recommend reading all of them if you haven't yet, and this one if you already have.
Will be eagerly waiting for Commander Creed to make yet another appearance!
5.0 out of 5 starsVaughn Heppner has become one of my favorite authors. I just finished Fortress Earth and I ...
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018
Vaughn Heppner has become one of my favorite authors. I just finished Fortress Earth and I loved it! Like all of the books by Vaughn Heppner have almost non stop action and great story telling. Pick up any of his many books an I am sure you will become as big a fan as I am.
Too damn right you should carry the series on. I would also suggest Creed receives some new powers to aid his new position, but not too much. I highly recommend new readers to your Extinction Wars series and let them immerse themselves in the adventures of Creed and company.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2017
I love my syfi but that 4 book series blew my mind I think it's the best read I have had in years Come on Vaughn creed is not finished yet lets have some more let your mind roam around the other arms of the galaxy Bring it on and soon
I have read most of Vaughns books and they are, on the whole good. This one though was a bit transparent and to be honest, a tad boring. Sorry Vaughn, but your Nephilim books prove you have a prodigious talent.... Please find it again...