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A dirty deal was struck. Humanity was allowed to keep 300 rebellious worlds. In return, we declared war on a powerful enemy from beyond the frontier.

A frantic build-up of forces has begun, but the task is hopeless. Seeking allies, Earth's legions are sent to Blood World. A planet on the fringe of known space, where the people only respect masters of combat. Earth's Legions must impress them, but other alien powers have been invited to join the contest. The prize consists of billions of loyal troops - Earth must win.

Fighting and dying and fighting again, the struggle is half-mad - but so is James McGill.

Blood World is the eighth book in the Undying Mercenaries Series.

©2017 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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James McGill is my hero

What can I say, just when I thought it was over, # 8 comes out. This series is by far my favorite sci-fi guilty pleasure listen when I have the time to immerse myself in McGill's life & death & life & death....

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • United States
  • 02-12-18

Always Enjoyable Continuation of the Series

This continuation of the Undying Mercenaries series continues in the same vein. I look foward to the continuation of the series and believe anyone reading this book will enjoy the continued adventures of the same characters.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The last one of these I'll listen to

Yeah, ol' James McGill was always a teenage brained idiot, who ceases to function at the sight of a woman's behind, almost any woman's behind. After decades in service it appears he has virtually no meaningful relationships except his mum, dad and kid. I reckon that anyone lead almost exclusively by their nethers would have been permed long before.

I get it, I'm not the target market for this but the stories themselves held my interest long enough to forgive a lot. But I've had enough of one dimensional characters, every woman undoing their suits as soon as he turns his attention on them. It may be what some blokes may think women are like, or even wish that they were, but this total lack of respect, consideration. selfishness and sheer mysogeny is beyond forgiveness. I don't need romance, that's not why I read these kinds of books, but the "Me Tarzan, you Jane" thing is lazy and dated.

This tale also had plotlines large enough to drive a battleship through. It's a shame really, but enough is enough!



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Performance was good as always, but...

I actually stopped listening towards the end. James just hasn't grown as a character and when he did something that took me out of the book, again, and made me stop suspending belief in a work of fiction, I couldn't take it anymore.

I have listened to all of the undying mercenary books and this started to become a problem several back. Something has kept the author from allowing the main character to develop personally and professionally to such an extent it has become too hard to relate and thus too difficult to cheer for. It's sad for me because I had hoped to come back to these books and find something other than the exact same story retold with a slightly different twist.

So, if you loved previous stories and just want the exact same, just with the anti-hero/protagonist acting even more stupidly, getting unrealistically bailed out by women he exploits, and displaying zero growth as a character, then this book will make you blissfully happy.

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James McGill is at it again.

Another golden gem to add to the treasure horde that is the Undying Mercs series, performed perfectly in a silken drawl. Thanks for writing BV, & thanks for the telling Mark!

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slow start, long on lust, short on plot

This just doesn't have the zing the former books have. MaGill is getting a bit old to still be led by his man parts, and this trope is getting old to us too.

The humor is lacking, the down-home, good-ole boy, "my mama always said" homilies are weak, and the plot is secondary. The new tech is cool, but it can't swing the story either. It takes quite a few chapters to begin to get interesting, and the battles are clever, but the entire premise is thin, poorly explained, and fairly uninteresting.

I hope this isn't the end because this is a terrible way to go out, worse than being permed.

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Another great story

I hope we get many more books in this series. It's entertaining and cracks me up all at once.

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  • Mark
  • Brewster, NY, United States
  • 02-21-18

Love the series but..

Good story but it lacks the twists and turns of the other books, or better yet seem like the author might be running out of ideas and it shows. With that said Great series but very disappointing book.

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Easily the weakest of the series so far

Easily the weakest of the series so far but still enjoyable enough for a few hours of commuting.

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Miguel does it again!

this book does a really good job of continuing the story! I like the new avenues that it explored, and I feel like it's a interedting contribution to the series. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Neveoscar
  • 02-21-18

Blood World is Awesome.

Only part i didn't like about this book was getting told it was finished!!
I can't wait until another one comes out.
Mark Boyett yet again was excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-18

Bloody brilliant

an amazing turn of events in this book but it left me with So many questions!