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A bloody war has ended in restored peace. The shield of Martian magic guards the stars...two centuries of spell and steel to ward all humanity.

Two years ago, Lieutenant Commander Roslyn Chambers stood witness to the surrender of the last remnants of the Republic. Fueled by atrocity against Mage and mundane alike, the secessionists who waged war against the Protectorate of Mars are finally defeated. Now, a special commission from the Mage-Queen of Mars takes Roslyn deep into the former Republic to hunt the architects of that atrocity. Mages who betrayed their own, the creators of Project Prometheus must be brought to justice. But hidden from even the Republic, Prometheus has woven magic and technology together once more. Here, hidden from all prying eyes, they have created a monster...one that even a Protectorate forged by the spell must call black magic.

©2021 Faolan''s Pen (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Meh.

I like the character of Chambers in this series, and while it's nice to see her taking the lead for an entire book, the book wasn't particularly good. My usual complaint about this series is how slow the overall arc is moving, usually relegated to little except the last chapter, where the players in the overall arc are revealed, and this book is not an exception. But more than that, this story was pretty much a rehash of an often used, tired out main story line about which I can not say more without spoilers.

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Meh

I hope this isn’t a spoiler but this book is about a supervillain with space zombies.

When villains show up they are extremely evil for effectively no reason, and are then killed easily. I think the author just wanted to write about space zombies. Other than that this book is just filler.

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a filler book

this was a filler book, I know it is setting up for the next book but there was no real reason for the book.

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Incredible as always!

Once again Glynn Stewart didn't disappoint with the last installment of the Starship Mage series. Awesome characters, incredible story!

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Not what I expected.

I got bored by chapter 8 waiting for something to happen. Almost fell asleep driving, too much dry tech information.

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Kafer is an outstanding narrator.

Glynn Stewart is an outstanding author and worthy of being the next Arthur C Clarke.

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better then the other reviews give credit

there there 2 other reviews at the time I post this and they where less then great. This book was good it is book 10+ in this universe. The book needed a lot to get possible new people up to speed I was bummed that it jumped so far so quick In the beginning but Montgomery is kinda stuck for 3 years on Mars so it makes sense that we get another powerful main character. I dont recommend this as the first book in the universe but it was another good addition to it.

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  • 06-03-21

Nice read

Nice read. I like the narrator. even though I enjoyed it I feel this part of the story has gone far enough

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  • P Flynn
  • 05-26-21

great book on course

nicely worked story, characters are given more depth, really looking forward to the next installment