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"Space opera the way it ought to be...Bujold and Weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams." (George R. R. Martin)

Following The Accidental War, the second book of a brand-new series set in the Praxis - an epic mix of space opera and military science fiction, from a grand master of science fiction, Walter Jon Williams.

The Praxis, the empire of now extinct Shaa, has again fallen into civil war, with desperate and outnumbered humans battling several alien species for survival. Leading the human forces are star-crossed lovers Gareth Martinez and Caroline Sula, who must find a way to overcome their own thorny personal history to defeat the aliens and assure humanity’s survival. 

But even if the human fleet is victorious, the divisions fracturing the empire may be too wide to repair, as battles between politicians, the military, and fanatics who want to kill every alien threaten to further tear the empire apart. While Martinez and Sula believe they have the talent and tactics to defeat an overwhelming enemy, what will prevent their fellow humans from destroying themselves?

©2020 Walter Jon Williams (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Perfect for Praxis Fans

This book strays away from the politics of the book prior and pursues the classic Military Sci-Fi everyone loves.

The book has serious tension and I found it to be very enjoyable.

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  • 04-07-21

Inject some passion

Great book, as usual. Love the military Sci fi stuff. The guy reading it, though.. Literally pronounces the same name differently in consecutive sentences, doesn't use different voices for characters speaking, it all just blurs together if you're not paying attention.

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  • Journalist1
  • 03-31-21

Disastrous

David Drummond was a fantastic narrator of the “dread empires fall” and ‘the accidental war”. However, Victor Bevan narration is one long continuous trawl destroying any interest in the novel itself, the story, the characters they all suffer from the most dreadful narration. Extremely disappointed indeed.

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  • 01-23-21

not my thing

too much boring detail and not enough story, sorry but I just didn't enjoy as much as other similar titles