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Publisher's Summary

2018 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Sci-Fi Novel

In the era of the original Four Horsemen, there comes a Legend.

At a time when Humans were just starting to venture forth into the Galactic Union as mercenaries, Martin Quincy survived long enough to do something no one else had - he retired.

There was only one problem: He got bored.

After battling aliens for many years - killing aliens and getting paid - retirement didn’t suit him, and he decided to strap on the combat armor and go back to the stars. Along with his old friend Kal, Martin joined Cartwright’s Cavaliers, humanity’s best merc company. Life was exciting!

But he got bored. Again.

What does a "legend" do when even the merc life gets boring? He starts his own company! Can Martin form a merc company out of non-merc races and stand up for the downtrodden of the galaxy, or has his long string of good luck finally run out? One thing is for sure - with Torvasi and Andori troopers, and a Sirra’Kan princess as his partner, he won’t get bored again!

Includes Shattered Crucible, a bonus novella in The Four Horsemen series.

©2018 Seventh Seal Press (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Book itself is good but the next book's in the series are new series not the new books so so it's just a bunch of books with cliffhangers that never get answered

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Very simple yes great story

I like this author, he doesn’t overcomplicate the story. Decent characters with enough to really understand motivations. He avoids too many details so trolls won’t bury him in military tactic nonsense. He just tells a story.

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Great story telling and top notch narration

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I'm always leery of getting books from authors and narrators that I'm not familiar with (I've been burnt too often) but Christopher Woods and Marc Vietor surprised me.

The story has plenty of great dialog, humor and action. My only complaint is that there are sooo many characters and various aliens that it gets overwhelming at times.

I look forward to reading more books in this series.

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love the dry humor and this had me laughing a lot!

great story and the humor was awesome can't wait to to read the whole series!

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good book, good narrator

great entertainment. good narration. good plot and good bonus stories at the end of the book

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great book

I really like this book it's a book that you can listen to a hundred times I've listened to a few other ones that are in the series I wish you'd bring these characters back so we can hear more about the legend

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Holy shit, that was one wilf ass ride!

this is by far the best 4hu book that I have listened to, yet. Hands down better than the first four books of the series. The narrator had that superhero tone to his voice that helped form and solidify the mental image for me. can't wait for the next installment of the Legend series.

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good one. give me more.

I like this one. it is a good read and a good story. looking forward to more

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Give it a couple chapters, worth it.

A little tough to follow all the details at first but I ended up really enjoying it.

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Very good story

Reminds me of The Alien Legion from years ago. A lot of races to wrap your head around. But everything within the story still works. I found myself smiling at the end…another five years. Lolol.

Well written. Voice acting bit the best but good. Definitely going in the library

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  • 07-20-21

Well read, but ...

Good book, narrated well, but every chapter and scene has syllables or words missing at the start of the playback.

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  • Paul S.
  • 06-03-20

low quality space opera in most discernible ways

The main characters ridiculous modesty the use of pre existing human like pantheon of aliens and complete lack of knowledge of physics along with a predictable plot and terrible accents left me cold in the first few chapters , I usually return this low end dross but I followed this to it's American Disney like boring end .
Without being cruel this could have been written by a child Star Wars fan , and narration isn't much better but I suppose with cardboard characters he had little to work with .
The novella at the end was far better and had some merit.

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  • vldxzctnmftsrxy
  • 03-03-20

amazing first book with terrible others

this series is a catstrophy first book is amazing with perfect characters and good story and anything else you might expect in good space opera and I was ready for amazing series instead copleate disaster after since authors change and second book has nothing to do with first one expcept being same universe just a view into trerible and tragic alian life characters were good and story was ok but leads nowhere and with sad ending and third book is even worse is about incompetent Merc captain who can't even come up with any plan or idea and makes one mistake after another and with this being space opera you would think there is infinite possibilities to write about humans uniting with good aliens and fighting the bad ones to make a better feuture instead of depressing picture of humans Corp being traitors ,pirates and rapists who kidnap children of their own kind by the thousands to turn them to slaves or to labs for experiments did the author run out bad alien ideas?who wants to read a book about their own kind turning against their own in a time when there is whole Galaxy full of spiecies that are way more advenced and might by working against them humans are on the bottom of the food chain yet it's a book about humans versus humans

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  • Jumpin' Bean
  • 04-13-19

Confusing

I found this a very difficult book to follow. The first third is about the hero assembling his mercenary band. A flurry of alien races and alien names left me quite bewildered. Probably easier to follow in a book than on audio. The narrator took a while to find his stride so pretty much all characters sounded the same, which didn't help with my muddle.
The rest of the book hop, skips and jumps over 5 years. We drop in from time to time to see what a stand up guy the hero is. He is sooo all round kind, fair and honourable you have to wonder how he ever ended up as this apparently total bad-ass Merc.
Credit to the author for getting on with the story I suppose. Lots of authors could have squeezed a 12 book series out of the time-period. At least then I might have cared something about the characters as they would have been a little less umm cardboardy.

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  • Joshua Scherer
  • 10-30-21

Great story, fun and refreshing narrative

Narrator did well with all the different races to be represented! With so many new names, it was a bit hard to keep track of who was who early on, but it settled down about half way through.
Overall, very enjoyable. onto the next one!