Ruins of Empire

Blood on the Stars, Book 3
By: Jay Allan
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Blood on the Stars, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (888 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

War rages between the Confederation and the Union. Shattered fleets watch each other warily across a war-torn frontier. Both sides are licking their wounds, gathering strength to continue the fight.

Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of Dauntless are finally enjoying the rest they've earned while their aging battleship, Dauntless, gets the repairs and refit it desperately needs. But their respite will be short-lived. In the Badlands, deep in the haunted vastness of pre-Cataclysmic space, a new discovery threatens to upset the balance of power. Orbiting a world in a distant system is an ancient battleship, vastly larger and enormously more advanced than anything possessed by the contending powers...and the Union has already sent forces to seize it. The Confederation has no ships close enough to intervene, to get there before the enemy...none save Dauntless.

Barron and his crew must race across the Badlands, find the ancient artifact, and somehow hold it, keep the Union forces from taking it, until reinforcements arrive. They will be outnumbered and outgunned, but there can be no retreat. Not this time. Nothing less than the fate of all human-inhabited space is at stake.

If the Confederation is able to rediscover the technology of the ancients, it will be safe for generations to come, its defensive forces untouchable by its enemies. But if the Union gets there first, if it can adapt the incredible power of mankind's lost technology, it will gain the power to enslave all humanity.

This fight isn't for territory. It isn't for position or tactical advantage. It is for the future.

©2017 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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To many words not enough said

This book moves at a snails pace with way to many words. It’s too bad because Jeffrey Kafer does a great job and the content is great but it uses way to many words explaining every bit of conversation and explanation making the story painfully slow.

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Good story great series

Love Jay Allan books and Jeffrey Kafer could read the phone book and make it sound good. The first two books were better but it's still a great series and I can't wait for #4.

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Awesome! Some of Jay Allan's best work

I don't know if it's Mr Kafer, the writing or a combination of both but this is def one of my go to series. There are a few series that I actually pre order and this is one of them...

With that said I really want to see more exploration of ancient tech and some interactions with the Alliance!

Keep them coming...

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Another great installment in a an exciting series

I loved this story and the narration was fairly good. These stories are very inventive. I look forward to listening the next book!

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Best book of the series so far.

I rated this book 4 stars mainly because I didn't like the reader's manner of speaking ( pretty boring, in my opinion ). The story itself was excellent; lots of action with a lot of wondering if the Dauntless will escape this time or not. The idea of finding an artifact from the distant past that was much more advanced than anything in the book's time was pretty exciting. Also the addition of a lady friend for Captain Barron will make future books more interesting; so far he has been sort of a eunuch type.

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An Excellent Addition to the Series

It was an excellent third book in the Blood on the Stars story arch. I look forward to the next installment.

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Great series

I love this unfolding story. I could feel the regret and pride. recommended completely and totally. now to the next one

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Awesome military SiFi

Fast paced military SiFi that you just don’t want to put down! Best I have heard in a long time!

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Space Opera

Best book yet in the series. Every chapter will have you on the edge of your seat cheering Captain Baren on. I can not wait to find out what happenes next.

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Dauntless comes through !

Loved it! Kept me intrigued the whole time.Now a Story will unfold with Andie and Tyler looking forward to another great book by Jay Allan.

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  • 06-15-18

great book 📖 😄😃😄😃

I listen on the train before bed and any other time I can very good story can't wait to listen to the rest

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  • Martin James
  • 10-06-17

Everything happens so fast?

I thought space was a big place? But still it’s a good yarn that I have to listen to, so onto the next book.

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  • Poppey
  • 07-09-17

Addictive

One of the good ones. If you like all action sci-fi, then this is the book for you as it follows on in the same vein as the previous two books. This is building to a great series that allows you to connect with the characters.

Good narration helps immensely, which adds to the success of any book.

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  • john McGregor Murray Bridge south Australia
  • 04-22-20

pegasis

love the new inclusion of the free trader.gutsy as crew and a tough new captain to lead them

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  • Jaxxa
  • 07-14-17

Captivating from beginning to end!

I just love this series and the only thing I don't like having finished it is that I've now got to wait for the author to write the next exciting sequel in this utterly edge of the seat series! The characters are all very well fleshed out and clearly established, and you can't help but identify with them. This book takes you right through the full gammut of emotions, but in a logical and not overplayed way. The plot is clever and not at all predictable for the most part, which I love. If I sound enthusiastic, it is because I just finished the book and it leaves you on a great high with a feeling of satisfaction. Can't wait for the next exciting instalment. Bring it on!