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Defy the inevitable. Such is the stance of Confederation captain Eric Weston and the crew of the starship Odysseus, patrolling the outer limits of Priminae space, anticipating the Empire's next attacks. Connected with the Terran FTL tech - the transition drive - humanity might stand a chance against the overwhelming forces. Until the entire planetary system goes dark.

Outnumbered and outgunned, the Odysseus arrives to find the Empire securing critical intelligence from Priminae ships - data that could prove disastrous in the wrong hands.

As the Odysseus enters the fray, the ship's systems exhibit increasingly chaotic glitches, while haunting apparitions stalk the crew. As they struggle to control their own ship - and their sanity - against the tide of battle, how can they hope to grasp victory when the Odysseus itself appears to be coming to life?

©2017 Cleigh Currie (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Doesn't move the plot forward

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I wish the story arc would move forward. I like the author's ability to describe the battles well but it's too much. 7 out of the 9 hours of this book is one single battle that almost doesn't move the story forward. I would prefer swifter battles (I don't need every single move of every character described). I almost dread it now. The previous book was two giant battles. Even that is too slow. Battles add action but slow down story pacing.

Otherwise the narration is fine, although I noticed different pronunciation of some stuff and I preferred the narrator of the original 3 books as the captains tone changed quite a lot for example. If this narrator was the one narrating from the beginning, I would have no complains probably.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Narrator has a nagging voice

I almost stopped listening because of the narrator 's voice but I persisted because I had enjoyed reading previous books. If the next in the series has the same narrator, I will read that book, not listen to it.

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You can do better!

I had high hopes for this book....then I bought and listened to it. This book is too generic and has no substance. I have read and listened to better works from this author. In a word LAZY. The author got LAZY. YOU CAN DO BETTER!

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Very disappointed

I was really disappointed with this book as the plot is really inconsequential at the end. It was extremely short compared to the other books and essentially nothing happens. I love this series so this has come as a surprise. It just felt like the author was very lazy and couldn’t come up with a stronger plot. If you could call it that.

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Huge letdown...storyline bankrupt of syfy illusion

While science fiction fantasy works great for the unknown, it does not work at all when current world technology not updated in the fiction story. So, downloading a super advanced race's database without any super advanced crypto security just flushes the entire book's illusion . either Evan or David lost their creativeness and just pumped out this book to put cash in the bank.

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So so

Did not move the storyline along as much as I expected. we get some idea of the motivation by the antagonist but much much more.

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A return to an old story....

I really love the world of these books, but this book barely has a story. It really should be a vignette, or a few chapters in a larger book. Definitely not the crowning achievement of the series.

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some continuation of the story line

A good overall story, but kind of repeat of the last book. Like round 2

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getting repetitive. speed it up Currie!

a full book about a single battle. really? speed it up. please stop over using "however". grating after a while.

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Disappointing, boring, and pointless.

The original series was been great, however this book and it's precursor have not been . Almost nothing happens in this book, lots of pointless story arcs and the main characters seem to have lost their strategy. The majority of the book is 1 battle where all the action takes place very early in that battle, then just a really prolonged chase scene. Hopefully the next book recovers but it's appearing as though Currie has lost what made this series great.

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  • Krzysztof
  • 12-30-17

Great experience.

Very good book - I like this universe, well designed characters and interesting plot. This book add not so much in the term of pushing story farther in this universe but rather adds more resolution / details to this universe - I think this is to prepare for more story in the next book :). Overall very good audio book - light and pleasant story, very good to unwind.

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  • keith O'connor
  • 12-19-17

learning the mystery

the story is very close to the last book. i do love the series was just hoping to learn more of the mystery. good book over all cant wait for the next one

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  • Martyn Brown
  • 12-13-17

Rushed

Little let down by this instalment as it felt a little rushed. it's almost half the size of the earlier instalments and just feels lacking. still worth a listen but didn't seem to add anything to the overall story and even missed out a lot of already established lure.

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  • hazyandlazy
  • 01-08-18

Best mil scifi around

Love this series. I’ve reread/listened to it about ten times. It reflects human reactions and characters so well. The story keeps progressing in unique and interesting ways. Please keep writing this series!!