Invasion

Blood on the Stars, Book 9
By: Jay Allan
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Blood on the Stars, Book 9
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (407 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

War...like none that has come before.  

The Hegemony has launched the invasion Tyler Barron and his Confederation comrades have feared, and all the Rim is ablaze with the fires of war and destruction.  

The Hegemony has brought its vast fleets, its advanced technology, and its endless legions of grim cyborg warriors to impose its system of rigid genetic hierarchy over all humanity on the Rim.  

The Confederation fleet is outnumbered and outmatched, but they will fight nevertheless, struggling and dying to hold back the onslaught any way they can, even as the Marines they leave behind dig in and prepare to defend worlds swallowed up by the advancing battle lines.  

Barron and his people will fight, they will fight like demons unleashed, and Jake ‘Raptor’ Stockton will lead his wings of strikefighters in one desperate attack after another into the teeth of the enemy armada, but time is running out…even as the enemy pushes relentlessly toward the Confederation’s Core and final victory.

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Missing one Main Character

Only reason I've continued the series was Tyler Barron. Between this and the last book he has almost been a secondary character. If this continues I doubt I will continue the series!

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Comrades

As I’ve been listening to this series while I drive, there’s certain buzz words that the author loves to use that are becoming... grating. Comrades. Everyone is everyone’s comrade. I’ve considered developing a drinking game for that particular word. But I’m driving so probably not a good idea.

As others have reviewed, this book as well as most of the series thus far could be significantly shortened if the constant rehashing of main character’s doubts and recriminations was cut out. I would assume that if someone is reading or listening this far into the series, they know what happened. They were there. Maybe just a passing acknowledgment that the character is still beating his or her self up over some past action. Then move on.

I do very much enjoy the premise of this series. I have come to like many of the characters. And Mr Allen does a fantastic job with the action of the battle sequences, once he gets to it and stops pandering about to pad the word count.

I will continue to listen and read the series. It has been an excellent way to pass the 8 hours a day driving. I would greatly enjoy a revision at some point in the future as well though. One that trims out the fat and overuse of certain words and phrases.

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great book!!

Loved it!!
!Andy finally the assassin
and Tyler got Andy back noth stil a live!

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Better one of the series.

Good pacing. Good resolution. Still repeats several lines over and over, about 7 catch phrases in the series that are often repeated.

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better and better

This one hurt, but was rivetimg and emotional to the very end. can't wait for the next.

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Need book 10

A very good series, performed masterfully. please expedite adding book 10 to the library. thanks.

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great story continuation

I love the players. cant wait for the next one. keep them coming.. Great read

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A good story with a strong narative.

Very enjoyable. The multiple view points are quite welcome. Additional viewpoints from the Hegemony are interesting.

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  • 12-06-18

Spectacular!!!

One of the best in series. Do buy it, you’ll be smarter for it
Enjoy

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Continuously impressed

Not sure how many of you have read the Lost
Fleet series but this one continues to approach it in sheer enjoyment. Few series have made me look forward to delving in as this one. Between the writing style and Kafer as narrator (who is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators) this is a winning series.

I look forward to many more!

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  • Aleksander Nybakk
  • 04-26-20

Agents

Agents, agents and more agents. I feel like most of the book is about agents. Some of it is well written, but there is just to much of it and made it boring in periods. Otherwise fun and captivating!

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  • Smudger444
  • 10-09-19

Ok series But! lack of science

I have enjoyed the story's. but a complete lack of technical in this series of stories has caused me to skip and jump paragraph after paragraph.. For me SiFi is as much about Technical imagination as it is about caricatures. Far to much about caricatures and little or no Science. if this carries on I will consider deleting this serious. from my library. A complete lack of science and technological imagination.

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  • CJSILV
  • 06-06-19

5 star book<br />🌟⭐🌟⭐⭐

I am loving the book series i highly recommend listening to the book series 😀

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  • Poppey
  • 02-21-19

Didn't See That Coming

I love this series, despite all the soul searching that seems to fill the pages inbetween the action; really frustrating at times. As if having the Union infiltrate and, more or less, take over the Senate and manipulating the Confederation, (nothing changes, even in future space) along come the Hegemony.

One flaw I believe is evident. The Hegemony Logistics Fleet, which follows on behind. Why with all of these military brains has no-one thought to attack these. Surely if the Hegemony no longer have these facilities to fall back on, then their recovery after each of the battles is going to give an advantage to the Confederation! Maybe one of the Admirals will think of this in the next book.

What will the future bring? More soul searching inbetween the battles I suspect.

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  • Andrew
  • 12-20-18

Best in series!!

An amazing book. Moments of joy mixed with disparate! Jay Allan really tugs at your heart strings with his writing! Excellent work can’t wait for the next instalment!