Darkness Beyond

The Duchy of Terra, Book 4
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Series: The Light of Terra, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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A newly-founded human colony world burned from orbit. A warship squadron of the galaxy’s oldest race ambushed and destroyed. An ancient enemy reborn in the darkness beyond the known stars.

The A!Tol Imperium and their new human subjects have had 15 years of relative peace. New colonies have been founded, new worlds explored, new ships built. Formal and informal alliances have been built with the ancient powers of the Core, leaving humanity and the Imperium seemingly on the brink of a new dawn.

The devastation of one of the newly-founded human colonies sends ripples of shock through the Imperium, and a battle fleet under Fleet Lord Harriet Tanaka is dispatched to the edge of the Imperium to find the culprits and bring them to justice.

Meanwhile, the destruction of a Mesharom Frontier Fleet squadron calls the Duchy of Terra’s newest warship, Bellerophon, into action and combat with a strange new power that bears all the signs of the Imperium’s age-old enemy, the Kanzi.

Aboard Bellerophon is Annette Bond’s stepdaughter, Morgan Casimir. The recently promoted junior officer will be thrust into the crucible of war and challenged to rise to her mother’s example in the face of this both new and ancient enemy …

©2018 Glynn Stewart (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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Difficult to finish-dum dum characters

story & universe are interesting. narrator did a pretty good job. BUT, stupid characters doing stupid things. Almost like the editor said, "great story but add some token lesbian, vulnerable self defeating characters, drop some f bombs & useless cuss words in there so the teenagers will like it, no military hierarchy, use scarasm responding to your supervisor, & make sure folks get a psych time out if they want". Needs better compelling characters & realistic responses to tragedy & adversity. The marines sounded like HS counselors; not like any marines I've ever met. Waste of my credit.

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slow start

Slow start to the book with the introduction of a new enemy and main characters. The end was fast-paced like the rest of the series. Excellent narration and writing is always.

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Decent Story

Contradictory mathematical details such as fleet number and time to travel made me have to give the book 3 stars. The overall story of the series is great and if they had less mistakes or confusion on the number ships travel. Also the performer doesn't perform normal emotions in the situations they are reading that well not sure it this is do to the author's described detail or the ability of the reader. I like the series enough to keep listening to it.

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Good continuation of the series

I actually returned Book 1 of this series the first time I purchased it several years ago. Then in a screwup, I repurchased it about a year or so later forgetting I had ever bought it the first time. I caught on after I started listening to it but decided to give it another chance. I was glad I did as I got hooked on this story. FF to current day. This was a solid book 4. This series is not an award winner by any means. But it is a solid sci-fi series and worth a credit if you are looking for something in the genre. I have not heard many female narrators but Hillary Huber does a great job.

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Universe isn't safe yet and Terra needs to stand.

Terra has made its mark in the Imperium but something doesnt care. People have aged and this interlude is based about a small child that has grown into a Naval Officer in the Ducal Malitia

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GOOD CONTINUATION.

Excellent. Glynn Stewart is indeed a very talented writer.me storyline goes forward smoothly and action packed as expected. Hillary Huber performed marvellously and her voices for both male and female were fantastic. Most enjoyable! I hope the next book will come out soon. Bravo!

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  • 01-09-19

Another big win

The duchy of Terra series has been excellent. Book for is another great addition to the series. Tons of action from a well developed cast of characters and one notable new addition to the cast. Even though this book wraps up nicely, there is giant potential for a sequel. This whole series is a solid 4.5 stars. Well done Ms. Huber you are perfect for this series.

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Amazing Story great narration Simply Unforgettable

once again this is a great story well written and completely amazing narration. I can't wait for the future installments to this story it is simply amazing

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worth a listen

this is a excellent series. I just wish I didn't have to wait for the next installment.

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wow!

this fourth book is incredible! as good if not better than the other 3 so I don't need to sell it more... Read it!

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 06-24-19

religious aliens are a pain.

another excellent story from a great author. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Michael
  • 12-28-18

My God. When is the next book... arrg

I want book 5. Dam the is awesome. What will happen next. Scifi/Space Opera at its fucking best