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Earth has fallen. The Core Worlds have collapsed into chaos.

War is breaking out everywhere as planetary governments declare independence; entire sectors slip out of contact, and warlords battle for power. The remnants of the once-great Empire are tearing themselves apart.

In the shadows, the Terran Marine Corps works to save what little they can to preserve civilization and build a better tomorrow. But powerful factions are competing with them, determined to establish their own order. If they cannot be stopped, if the marines cannot hold the line, the galaxy will fall into a new dark age. And there may only be one chance to nip their scheme in the bud.

Does fortune favor the bold? The marines are about to find out.

©2019 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2020 Podium Audio

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"No Choice"

He didn't want to leave a review, but he had no choice. As he thought about the book in detail, he realized that the societal norms that brought him to this point were so ingrained that there simply wasn't a choice in the matter. Years of reading and listening to Christopher G. Nuttall's books had finally taken their toll and the reliance on the Empire's Corps as an escape just wasn't an option. The overuse use of the concept of "no choice" was so prevalent, he considered turning it into a drinking game only to realize that it would very likely ruin his liver within a single chapter let alone the entire book or series. This brought about an internal monologue between dialogue sentences. Perhaps it was his own upbringing in a military family that shaped his impressions or biases. If only he had the ability to ignore the lack of choice. But he had no choice. The internal monologue only lasted about 2 hours and became an essay on socio-political ideology based on the author's inherent biases. There was no choice. There was no possible way for world building without the internal monologue to give context. It was possible to world build by showing the reader rather than telling the reader in an internal monologue, but he had not choice after relying on that single crutch for so long. He had no choice. After the two hour internal monologue, he responded "Ok". The disjointed dialogue broken up with constant internal monologues about society were so burdensome as to pull the reader out of the book. Completely. But he had no choice. --Confessor Lee O. See-Zee-Us, The Fall of the Empire's Corps Series, Volume 436 (abridged to reduce the use of "no choice" from the original excerpt).

I was delighted to realize this book had been released as I enjoy the worlds built by the author (if not the way he uses internal monologue to do it) and the narrator does a great job, however, the crutches Nuttall relies on have just become too burdensome to ignore anymore. At this point, he's gotten compensation for 33 of his books off of me, but I think this might be my last. *I* do have a choice.

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I love this series

So I just got done with Brook 16 I’ve been listening to this series for quite a while now. I can’t wait for the next one. I know the author keeps kind of going away but I really feel like he’s starting to bring everything together so exciting keep it up man I want more bring me back some stalkers stalkers!what about the trade federation ?what’s happening there?
Again I can’t say enough about this series I love the character development and I love the author

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series has gone south

I lived the earlier books in this series, but this one was a huge disappointment. The writing and story are simplistic. I had no pull to keep listening. I'm not going to continue the series.

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Take a pass

I have enjoyed all the previous empire corps books, but this one (and the sequel) were just upsetting. There is nothing enjoyable in reading about the augmented superhuman marines crushing a mostly innocent conscript army. I'd take a pass on this part of the series.

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another great entry into a good series

as the writer Start Spreading the story acrost the different factions within the empire the details are still true to the overall concept of the fall of Empire

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Wash Rinse Repeat

This is just a recycle of the ok parts from previous books in the series. Nothing compelling in the story and no development of the overall story of the Corps.

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Great story and performance!

This book begins another excellent storyline in The Empire's Corps universe. Great story, and great performance.

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Exciting Story But No Character Development

I love Christopher Nuttall’s books but I would encourage him to more fully develop his characters. Other novels in this series have some character development and provide the reader with some affinity for the characters. Unfortunately that affinity is totally lacking in this book as the characters are completely flat. I hope that this review will help to encourage the author to dedicate more effort to character development.

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Great Book

Just what we have been waiting for.

I have enjoyed this series but have wanted to know about the Comadant and his plans.

Thank you!

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Great

I can't wait for next installment.hopefully it will not be 5 years.Love the story .

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Disappointing continuation

I love this series but was really disappointed with this one. After wanting to hear about the wider plans for ages this felt like a rerun of an early book - a ground campaign across a planet, with little depth, no other storylines and poor character development. Where was all the awesome marine abilities like in the early books? It seemed to just be 'they won because they were marines and had armour'. The reason for them to be there in the first place was also brief and not very compelling. Really hope there will be a book 17 and it will be back to the greatness of the earlier books.