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Alex Racine, who led an elite group of humans and SADEs (self-ware digital entities), left the newly discovered planet of Celus-5 under difficult circumstances. Few of the Harakens with Alex thought there was little he could do to bring peace to the embroiled planet. From their viewpoint, the demands of the Celus-5 Swei Swee, the six-legged aliens of the ocean, and the Dischnya, the warring, doglike, intelligent creatures who inhabited the dry plains, were too convoluted to solve.

Except Alex doesn't see fulfilling the desires of the two sentient species, identifying the third species hiding in the green, and gaining permission for humans and SADEs to settle the planet as challenges. To Alex, these are merely stepping-stones to what he seeks.

Two centuries ago Swei Swee escaped from their masters, the Nua'll, and landed their dark travelers on the shoreline of Celus-5. This was the first clue the Harakens had received in 20 years as to the direction the enormous and deadly alien sphere of the Nua'll originated before it attacked the first Confederation colony.

Alex was intent on solving the thorny issues of Celus-5 so he could garner the Dischnya's support to help him solve the burning questions: When and from which direction did the Nua'll sphere enter the Celus system? To do this and prevent potential future attacks on human worlds, Alex realizes he must shed the responsibilities of the past years and return to the foundations on which he built Haraken, which were city-ships, Independents, and SADEs.

©2017 S. H. Jucha (P)2017 S. H. Jucha

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 12-16-17

Engaging

This is book nine in the Silver Ship Series. Alex Racine and Renee de Guirnon have bought and updated the city ship “Freedom” from Haraken. Their first stop after leaving Haraken is to free the Independents that the Federation has incarcerated on an out of the way moon. They return to Celus-5 with supplies to build the promised cities for the Dischnya and to build one for Alex’s people who want to live on the planet. They are also building government buildings that will comfortably allow both the Dischnya and the giant Swei Swee to sit in parliament. The building also includes a pool for the Swei Swee. This was his part of the peace agreement between the two people of the planet. They also decide to call the planet Omnia instead of the three names each had for the planet. Alex is pushing everyone to work faster as he has a feeling the Nu’all will return soon.

The book is very well written. I have enjoyed reading this delightful series. I particularly like the SADEs (self-aware digital entities). Jucha is adding new characters and expanding on others. It is fun to watch these characters grow into their roles. In this book there is more disagreement between Alex and his key SADEs as he teaches them some lessons. There is some action, but mostly this book is about discovery and inventions. The ending is a nice set-up for the next book. I am looking forward to book ten.

The book is almost 14 hours. Grover Gardner does a great job narrating the book. I love to listen to his voice. He was awarded by Audiofile “The Voice of the Century” and Publishers Weekly named him “Narrator of the Year for 2005”. He has also won many Audiofile Earphone awards.

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  • Leslie
  • Tulsa, OK, United States
  • 10-22-17

Great!

Love the steady release. I love a set of books that continues with developing character’s and story situations. I know the author will get bored eventually. Happy, while it lasts!

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Wonderful read

I have enjoyed the series and can't wait for the next book. Thank you audible.

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  • Trevor
  • Bakersfield, CA, United States
  • 09-14-17

Back on track with adventure and new discoveries

What made the experience of listening to Omnia the most enjoyable?

Glad to see the series back on discovery, adventure and aliens.

What did you like best about this story?

These stories are best for me when the characters are on adventures and seeing/doing new things.

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A new start

I have to say this book was a tough one. It lost me about half way through and seemed to drag on but the last chapter has me waiting for the next book! A new adventure and a new start

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Hooked on Silver Ships

I need more books in this series as I just love it. Authors videos are fun as well. Keep it up.

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Nearly 5 stars

I would give this one of Silver Ships novels a (nearly) perfect 5 stars except for the ending. I really hate the hanging ending of series novels knowing that I have to wait for the continuation of the story. Happens a lot but I just find it a little slap at followers of any series.

Other than that I enjoyed the story greatly and appreciated the growing direction of the growth of SADE society.

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kind of a slow-moving book

it was an okay book it was just a little wordy little action and I guess I'll have to read the next one to see the point of this book

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This reset will bring many many more books

Thank you S.H. Jucha, i will be looking forward to them all. This book entertainingly rehashed (as well as a lot of new content) and caught up anyone who was half paying attention and refocused Alex on the REAL mission set up in book one. His world building includes some detail but not enough to bore. I enjoy the philosophy of good people doing great things, if only in reality this could be true. Love this series and this is the book where i say that for sure. i have been on the fence with a love/hate and one thing that really sets this author apart is the fact that the charters do not change their core beliefs or ideals to suit some sort of agenda/message the author is forcing down my throat.
The beliefs are the same from book one and you either like it or not. that has been my love/hate, i am always leery of the charters having some sort of 'change' then the book is preaching to me. this book has some of those elements but done in a fashion that is respectable and entertaining.

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Boring

What disappointed you about Omnia?

Just a long do nothing boring waste pf money!

What was most disappointing about S. H. Jucha’s story?

There was no story.

What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Gardner was his usual excellent narrator.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment!

Any additional comments?

I hope this is not indicative of any of the remaining series.

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  • Dewayne
  • 10-02-17

As good as the first book.

Found it hard to put down this one.
It was a real page turner to ensure.

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  • Eamon
  • 09-09-17

Characters

The writer builds a real friendship between yourself and the characters that I've found myself choked up sometimes.