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Hawk: Hand of the Machine

Shattered Galaxy, Book 1
Narrated by: Sean Duregger
Series: Shattered Galaxy, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A stand-alone adventure novel that is also part of the Shattering/Legions Saga!

The galactic agent known as Hawk has awakened too soon in a galaxy shattered by apocalyptic warfare. His master, the Machine, is possibly insane, and the great Adversary of Man has returned. Armed with futuristic weapons he doesn't fully understand and a sentient starship that he dares not trust, he must confront his former allies, turned renegades and pirates instead of soldiers. His new mission is simple, yet perhaps impossible: He must unite them - or all life in our galaxy will end! 

Hawk: Hand of The Machine is vintage Van Allen Plexico - stripped-down, all-out Military SF/Space Opera action and adventure in the grand tradition, with bold heroes, deadly menaces, and the future of the very galaxy at stake! 

The Shattering/Legions Saga:

  • Lucian: Dark God's Homecoming
  • Hawk: Hand of The Machine (Shattered Galaxy, Book 1)
  • Legion I: Lords of Fir
  • Legion II: Sons of Terra
  • Legion III: Kings of Oblivion

also

  • The Legion Chronicles 1: Cold Lightning (Novella)
  • See the entire series and more here: http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering
©2012 Van Allen Plexico (P)2019 Van Allen Plexico

Critic Reviews

"Plexico writes some of the most readable action scenes around." (Barry Reese, creator of The Rook)

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Solid

I was extremely excited to get to this story. It caught my attention real quick, and it didn't disappoint.

While Hawk, the equivalent to a augmented Special Ops solider for a being called The Machine, is the main character, i found myself drawn to the demolitions expert Falcon more. But, the overall story is good, a little slow going in the beginning, when you hit the halfway point it really starts to pick up. I really applaud the author for creating such a thorugh universe, that makes me continue to want to learn more.

As for narration, it was solid enough, chracters were really well done, and kept me entertained throughout.

i received this as a free copy, but my opinions are my own.

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Very Cool Story

This very well written and narrated tale will keep you entertained till the very end and leave you wanting more.

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Hope there's more to come!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. So hope it's continued with several more releases.
The narrator did justice to all the characters. Bringing out their personalities to the point I want this series to continue.
Did I mention that I would like to see this continue? Just making sure.
This audio was given to me free and I voluntarily gave this review.

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Interesting story

The story was interesting, but the narration was rough.

The Machine - Hawk (a god?) - a galactic war

Interesting stuff.

Unfortunately for me, I did not enjoy the narration. Not that the narrator is terrible, but you can hear him inhale at the beginning of each line - This drove me crazy and took most of the enjoyment out of the story(for me anyway).

I recommend listening to the preview to determine if it will be an issue for you before you buy - if you can handle it, you may very well enjoy this series.

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