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A mysterious entity may be the key to a starship’s survival - or a terrifying new threat - as the Odyssey One series continues…

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before. 

The battle for the planet’s survival will see the Odysseus first into the breach. But more perils loom for Commodore Eric Weston and his comrades. They’re at odds with the political conflicts dividing Earth’s government and challenged by the mysterious presence haunting their vessel—its intentions unclear, and the extent of its powers unknown.

As the Empire brings the battle home, the crew of the Odysseus will need to determine whether this entity will support them in their fight for survival, or prove to be another dangerous foe.

There’s no turning back…and the only way forward may be a pathway to doom.

©2018 Cleigh Currie (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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If I Wanted Fantasy....

I was really enjoying Evan Currie’s Odyssey series - that is, until his “science fiction” morphed into “fantasy,” starting with “Odysseus Awakening” and becoming even more glaringly fantastic in “Odysseus Ascendant”. I’m not quite half way through the book and I’m thinking, “Give me a BREAK!” I’ve been HOPING that the new fantasy characters would turn out to be a mortal alien species, but naming one “Gaia” and implying that she and the others similar to her were possibly immortal, well, that has really put me off.

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  • Ray
  • Blackfoot, ID, United States
  • 05-11-18

Turning Sci-go to fantasy

Enjoyed the first book. Reader was an issue on the others. Delving into fantasy is z distraction to me.

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Good recovery from previous book

Overall this entry in the Odyssey series was pretty good. It was a clear step up from the disaster that was the last book. There were multiple battles (although small) that kept the story going instead of 1 long drawn out battle. The story also answered some questions that were brought up in previous books. Some downside to the book is that the author seems to ignore pieces of the story that were developed in previous books as well as not give enough information about certain aspects, is as if he has to hit a minimum number of pages and just gives up when he does. This book also just took a large time jump to skip past some smaller battles but didn't even talk about what occurred in those battles. Some numbers would be nice, how many are in the enemy force after the previous 7-8 battles, you've been thinning out their forces but don't let the reader know to what effect. As I said, this was much improved over the last couple of entries in the series, so hopefully that is a good sign as to whats next.

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Taking a break until two or more books come out

David deVries did it again combining, found myself sweating whenever the action was packing as if I was onboard the flag ship. I am not going to be the douche that spoils it for anyone but my advice will be if you aren’t patient, wait till next book comes out. War is brewing out in the black.

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  • Joki
  • Helsinki
  • 09-16-18

Just Pure Fun!

This is just such a fun series! At times, I feel like this is what the entire Star Wars saga could have been, had Lucas written them all at once instead of piecemeal. It's not high art science fiction - and is all the better because it lacks those lofty pretensions. At its heart, it is good old serialized pulpy sci fi - good guys, bad guys, lots of pew pew, and plenty of triumphs and valor!

Story: An Empire lord has decided that it is time to make a preemptive strike and wipe out the Priminae before they know what hits them. Weston is not able to protect all the colonies in the path of the armageddon fleet and agonizes over the sacrifices he must make with the Priminae leaders. For he has a special weapon that may just be able to stop the fleet; or, failing that, bluff them enough to discourage them. But he needs to buy time in order to get it ready.....

There are some fun twists and turns in the plot here that I won't put in this review for spoiler reasons. But unlike the last book which was a long drawn out single battle, we have quite a few small battles in this installment. It feels like it is all coming to a head soon, unfortunately, and all I can do is hope many more stories will come anyway (as happened after the Odyssey 1 arc).

The narration is fine in the Audible version and since this is such a purely cinematic series, I enjoy listening to the book more than reading it.

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Great pulp Sci-Fi

I tend to go for hard science fiction but started this series on a whim. I have enjoyed it greatly.

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Wow. Can't wait for the next one!!!

I'm not a literary expert, I'm simply a truck driver that listens to A LOT of audio books. I don't normally bother with leaving a review, but I felt compelled to for this book.

This has been a very engaging series. I went through all the books in about 2 weeks. Thanks to Currie and de Vries for the entertainment. I can not wait for the next installment.

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good story with some heavy repetition.

I listened to all 7 books one after another so maybe that's why toward the end I was sick of hearing that quantity has a quality all it's own, or chuckling, which seems to be the only way real men laugh or a number of other quirky things. I considered this to be a fantastic story. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. I wish I had the strength to space them out to maybe once a month so the few constantly repeated items didn't bug me so much. I could not do that. I was too into the story. It was so bad if I could have, I might have shot the story directly into my veins.

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Back to good

Book seven is much more well rounded with multiple battles and awesome tech. We get to see a lot more of the transition tech in this newest story! Some have complained about the introduction of fantasy characters. I found their participation in the story to add to the mystery and plot, with a clear line drawn with their capabilities.

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  • Boo-ee
  • New Columbia, PA, United States
  • 08-11-18

great conclusion to the series

ended with a bang... but i was imagining finding a swarm of drahsen and leading them to the imperial homeworld to wreck havoc... this would allow them down. maybe a plot line for book 8 .. thanks for the good reads!