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From the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the third book in an epic series about a girl who will travel beyond the stars to save the world she loves from destruction.

Spensa’s life as a Defiant Defense Force pilot has been far from ordinary. She proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus, and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell - the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. What’s more, she traveled light-years from home as an undercover spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home.

Now, the Superiority - the governing galactic alliance bent on dominating all human life - has started a galaxy-wide war. And Spensa’s seen the weapons they plan to use to end it: the Delvers. Ancient, mysterious alien forces that can wipe out entire planetary systems in an instant. Spensa knows that no matter how many pilots the DDF has, there is no defeating this predator.

Except that Spensa is Cytonic. She faced down a Delver and saw something eerily familiar about it. And maybe, if she’s able to figure out what she is, she could be more than just another pilot in this unfolding war. She could save the galaxy.

The only way she can discover what she really is, though, is to leave behind all she knows and enter the Nowhere. A place from which few ever return.

To have courage means facing fear. And this mission is terrifying.

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SCUD!!!

Took me a long time to get through this as it just did not hold my interest. Scud! I really felt as if I were in the NOWHERE going nowhere experiencing nothing. I feel that Suzy Jackson is AMAZING. Scud! I am pretty sure I wouldn’t have made it through this book if it weren’t for her performance! Scud! I guess I just want a book full of M-Bot, Doom Slug, and the rest of the flight and not Spensa just wandering around in whatever that just was. Scud, I will never be able to say it as much as it was said in this book. I guess I am just looking for different kind of entertainment, stuff that is fun and funny, this was neither. I did listen to the other books twice, I guess I will stick to them, I probably won’t listen to this again. SCUD!!!

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Not normal Sanderson

I normally love the author's books. They mostly occupy my top 10. however, this series just can't seem to capture the magic the others. The first book in the series was really good. However, the last one was just okay and I had to force myself to finish this one. If anything, I would definitely put this in the realm of more of a Teenage book. I wish he would just stop this series and fully concentrate on The Stormlight series. :)

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Substandard Sanderson

It’s not a bad book, but neither does it feel like a complete story. I thought the first two in the series were great, however I can’t help but feel cheated on this one. As a huge Sanderson fan, this one is a rare miss for me. (I’ll still buy book 4 when it comes out though)

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Wonderfully done!

Perfect continuation to the story that started it all. Sanderson does a great job of growing the galaxy and how we the audience perceive it as well as the nowhere subspace. This book introduces a slew of new characters as well as building on old ones, all the while staying true to who they've been the whole time, just broadening as people are want to do. The same light hearted feel and vibe stays true throughout, the characters have a playful humor to them without cheapening the plot or any story lines. This continues to be one solid series

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wow what a let down

so much shallow world building, so little story. was really looking fwd to this one too. <put sad emoji here>

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great adventure

although I feel this book is a little weaker than the previous 2, I highly enjoyed it.

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An exciting ride

It was great to get back to Spensa's point of view. In combination with the accompanying Novellas, the world continues to get richer. Highly anticipating the third novella and the final book

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Swing and a miss

Honestly it is hard to believe that the author that wrote Mistborn wrote this book. I’ve always thought of Brandon Sanderson as a detail oriented writer almost to the point of being too descriptive. This book was so superficial and forced it feels like a cash grab to fund his only interest (The Stormlight Archive). Honestly, just wrap up the other series if you’re not going to take them seriously anymore. How long can it take to finish the Wax and Wayne series. I mean you’ve been promising us a conclusion for so long I’ve lost hope.

I’m afraid Brandon has grown a little big for his britches. Times to find a new favorite Author who won’t take his fan base for granted.

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Amazingly bad!!

Sanderson is an established recognized author, and I have no idea what he was thinking when he published this. It is SO poor for So many reasons, that it is dumbfounding as to why it was released.

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Entertaining, but drawn out

Whereas the first 2 books.. and the excellent novellas.. were sci-fi with a dash of woo woo mystery/tech, this one is like 80%+ woo woo. The vast majority of it is Spin off in never never land dealing with absurd people and problems.

It's entertaining, and dives into the deeper mysteries surrounding cytonics and all that, and she learns and grows all along the way, and that *is* important for the overall arc.. but at least half of it could have been montaged, and the rest given over to moving the real world/actual story along.

Fans of fantasy, or the real weirdos who like a full blend of fantasy/sci-fi will probably love it. My opinion is that Sanderson has plenty of pure fantasy.. I hope beyond hope that this was a necessary delve into the "cytonic power" backstory and exposition, and the next books get back to scifi with a dash of magic. Or that Sanderson gets an itch to write some pure sci-fi at some point.. cause his world-building and character development is definitely some of the best, if a little biased towards young readers.

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