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A shackled Earth, ruled by an unstoppable tyrant. An exiled son, and a one-way trip across the galaxy. A perfect world, their last hope for survival.

Vice admiral Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral, the dictator of the Confederacy of Humanity. Unwilling to let his mother’s tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation.

Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured. Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral instead decides to exile them, flinging four million dissidents and rebels through a one-shot wormhole to the other end of the galaxy.

There, Isaac finds himself forced to keep order and peace as they seek out a new home without becoming the very dictator he fought against - and when that new home turns out to be too perfect to be true, he and his fellow exiles must decide how hard they are prepared to fight for paradise… against the very people who built it.

©2018 Glynn Stewart (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Critic Reviews

"A failed rebellion against a tyrannical space confederacy is exiled to a remote corner of the galaxy in this political space drama, the first full novel in Stewart’s Exile series (after the novella Ashen Stars). In the colonized cosmos of 2386, Isaac Gallant, the son of the dictatorial president of the interstellar Confederacy, is a high-ranking officer in the Confederacy fleet. He’s also secretly part of a rebellion against the Confederacy. Alongside rebellion leader Amelie Lestroud, a former movie star, Isaac helps to colonize a verdant planet. Moral dilemmas and political intrigue follow as they struggle to establish a new government on an idyllic world that might belong to someone else. Though there are few complicated relationships, the diverse cast of characters is refreshing, and Isaac and Amelie’s agonies over their growing romantic feelings are convincing. At the center of the story is the human will to adapt to new modes of existence. This fast-paced starfaring adventure succeeds with a thrilling mix of space battles and tender emotions." (Publishers Weekly)

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grabbed me right from the beginning

I like alot from this author but by far this is my new favorite I can't wait for more!

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  • Max R
  • Tampa, Florida
  • 08-29-18

Good story, but the narration needed work

Glynn Stewart has crafted an interesting setting and compelling story for his new space opera series. The characters are vivid and diverse as we've come to expect from Mr. Stewart's novels. I really was hoping for a feel that was similar to the Duchy of Terra, and while there were flashes of that, Exiles didn't grab me quite as much.

While I was engaged enough with the story to complete the book, I found the narration to be lacking polish. This is my first time listening to JD Jackson's narration and I can probably say it would have to be a really special series to get me to do another. Numerous times throughout the book it seemed that he lost his way with the characters or the script and had to cut and paste audio in a hasty fashion to correct it. His range, especially as it relates to the female characters, feels very limited and is occasionally difficult to follow. Ultimately, I found it hard to consistently suspend disbelief to get all the way into the stiry.

I'm not sure if the audio production was rushed to meet a deadline, but that's how it felt.

Having said all of that... the book is interesting enough to pick up and give a chance, even if the narration is a little suspect. There are many new directions to take the series in book two that would get me to spend another credit on the series.

This was just not a clean listen.

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 08-11-18

AWESOME. FANTASTIC SPACE OPERA.

Glynn Stewart did it again. His story of an only son of a dictator joining with the rebels is fantastic. Admiral Isaac Gallant and his fellow rebels were exiled to the other end of the Galaxy. He is a true hero and he fought hard to protect his people from their enemies. A very interesting storyline and performed by JD Jackson. I hope book two will be published soon.

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Great political sci-fi

I loved the sorry, good political science fiction is hard to find, and colonization stories aren’t much more common. That said there is an element of military sci-fi that’s sort of forced in, a genre I like too.

I wish Stewart had been confident in her ability to wright a story without navel battles. However the book is great and defiantly worth the purchase!

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Glad I got the audio book.

The narrator is outstanding and engaging. Glynn Stewart is an excellent writer. He reminds me of Issac Asimov.

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Not up to Glynn Stewart’s usual writing

Very flat story with no real character development, no especially interesting plot and almost no humor. The narration was uneven and did not add anything to the book.

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  • Jarrah H. Poulsom
  • 08-12-18

its books like these that keep me with audible.

great book performed fantasticly. due to the nature of such a long and expansive environment the book can slow down but always keeps it interesting and engaging.