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United Earth burns.

The Swarm runs rampant across our space. We mourn the loss of thousands of ships and millions of fallen comrades. Billions of fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers - all gone, all dead. It is time we end this, for our moment has come.

But victory never comes without sacrifice. Heroes are not taught nor trained but forged in blood and ashes. Our grandchildren's history books will tell our story and glorify the heroes and legends.

The Swarm will be conquered; we will prevail. At any price.

©2016 Nick Webb (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Much More Than Just another Military SciFi Opera

This is an excellent series. The science while arguable is very well and consistently presented. Very good characters and an excellent ending to the series that places it well into true SciFi instead of just a military series that happens to be in space.

Well Done Nick Webb!!!

I look forward to what you give us next.

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Very good book and very good story

I really enjoyed this book however I found myself getting lost at times. Because of some of the context of Time travelthat got me a little confused. If it wasn't for that I would have made it straight 5S.

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Another Winner for Nick Webb

This author has become one of my favorites! He tackles some heady concepts such as the nature of a singularity, the usefulness of antimatter, the possibility of time travel (with or without the “grandfather paradox”), and the possibility of the existence of multiple universes. He adds to that plenty of intrigue, betrayal, desperation, and heroism in the face of impending doom for the human race.

Not one of his books has disappointed me yet. And kudos, too, for Greg Tremblay’s flawless narration!

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I got lost...

And... I got lost.. a dozen times. And you would say that's often heard from people who are disappointed and you would be right... but not this time. I got lost because so many characters where good, then bad, then you don't know. It is a very interested way the author has made the links between the different main characters in the book. This book rules them all! If you like book 1 and 2 - you will be thrilled by this book. HIGHLY recommended! Job well done by both - author and narrator. Great story, great performance, lots of sci-fi, lots of interesting situations. It is one of the strongest and most interesting books I've listen!

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Great series but too real?

This was a great trilogy of books I couldn't put down until I had finished all 3. I read the first book shortly after it was released and was disgusted by how realistic the politicians were. I had a hard time picking up the series again when it was completed because I like to have the "swamp drained", corrupt politicians get killed off. So in the end I gave the story a 4 because it was just too realistic. Substitute names and war zones and it would fit into a true life tale of today's politics

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Excellent series

Enjoyed all three books until the epilogue, it just ruins the whole thing. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars

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Good, overall. Cheap read though.

What did you love best about Victory?

This had some very interesting ideas as a series, and some fantastically hilarious points. However, i was highly disappointed in the ending and in how the "Secret Government Plots" stuff ended up playing themselves out. I was very interesting in learning more about the presidents and having them be a part of the story, both american and Russian but it all ended very.... anti-climatically.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Eh, it was ok. I was disappointed in each book individually, but all together it was okay. The ending was.. highly anti-climatically.

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

The voice and performance of the reader was fantastic though. Sadly, the story just didn't quite live up to what i was hoping for, but the performance was first rate.

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Mr Webb sure has a big hit here.

Great Series can't wait for more I have the Independence which I am starting now.

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Perfect ending in chapter 81.

I recommend not reading the last 2 chapters. They create a plot twist that is not needed or wanted.

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Victory is Brilliant Webb & Tremblay are awesome

Victory is the 3rd and final part in the Legacy Fleet series and sees Humanity now facing the Swarm and the Russian Alliance. The Dolmasi have left the Swarm, and have become tentative allies of Granger and United Earth.
However, the Swarm have decided to destroy humanity, changing tactics and smashing planets, crushing everything in their path. They have a new weapon, a Super-Dreadnaught as well.
In this final part of the series, Webb brings it all together, into a climatic, gripping and nerve wracking story that you will find yourself looking for every moment you can to listen to it.
This book starts at the Indira system, with an incredible battle and just does not let up, racing from one amazing scene to the next as Granger, Shelby and the Crew of the Constitution/Warrior try desperately to save Humanity and ultimately the galaxy from an enemy that is so powerful they may just be unstoppable.
Nick Webb is a brilliant author using his outstanding writing skills as well as his scientific knowledge to craft a story that is both action packed, but at the same time intelligent and engaging.
One of the things I like most about Webb’s work, is that there is a good degree of impressive technology, explained in a way that makes it easy to understand and enjoyable. There is some amazing (and believable) technology in this series that seriously blows the mind in the way it is engaged.
The singularity technology that has been employed in this story is captivating, inventive, and so cleverly written, and only Webb is capable of doing this so well, of making it so easy for the reader to understand.
Webb also writes some fantastic characters. His characters manage to capture all the flaws that you would expect to see in real life people, as well as the sheer determination that drives the exceptional few to succeed at their endeavours. Granger continues to be outstanding as the cantankerous old Captain that you just can’t help but admire and support in his epic struggle to save the Galaxy from the Swarm. Proctor is equally brilliant as his second in command, stoic, intelligent, rational and yet, she is his moral and emotional compass when he starts to drift. Webb does an incredible job with these two characters and their relationship, from the very beginning were they couldn’t stand each other, through to this book, were, although there is no romance, they have such a deep respect for each other, and care for each other so much, having been through so much, there is a bond between the two stronger than most romances. It takes a clever author to be able to generate this type of emotive feeling in the reader, this type of understanding, without explicitly stating it.
There are the multitude of other impressive characters as well, from the rather enthralling and expertly crafted Political arena with Avery, Isaacson, Malekov, Volodin and many others, to the Space Combat Arena and the fighter pilots and ‘Fishtail’, ‘Ballsy’ and funniest of all, ‘Pew Pew’ and ‘Fodder’.
This does not even cover the Aliens, the bridge crew or people like Admiral Zingano. Webb has created a spectacular array of characters to weave his incredible tale together.
This is set amongst a very realistic back drop of our own universe. And who better to describe it, than a guy who works at NASA? Webb does a beautiful job of describing each of his worlds, the areas in between, giving you the feel that you are there.
As with the other books in this series, Tremblay has done a masterful job at the Narration, giving each of the characters the feel that you expect from Webb's words, Granger being the grumpy but determined Captain, Pew Pew the laughable, but lovable rogue, he tells this story so well that you are completely engaged from the first sentence, bringing more to the story than if you just read it yourself. Webb is a truly gifted writer, and with Tremblay's Narration, this is yet another excellent book in the series.


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  • Caz in Maspalomas
  • 02-04-17

Disappointing

Not too impressed with this book. Storyline good but so drasn out and ..... no infuriatingly tames ages to get on with the story. I was very bored and kept fast forwarded the book many times.

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  • Krzysztof
  • 07-04-16

Deus ex machina.

I'll write this for entire trilogy. You can read book 1 through 3. But there was 1 thing : Deus ex machina" like event through out the entire series (yes I don't mean time traveling). Book 1 was ok (few or none ) book 2 (several "deus ex" like events) book 3 "deus ex machina" on the bigger scale (plot impact I mean). You may still like the series itself (story is ok, characters are ok - every thing is ok.... but not great and solutions that "save the day" ... could be more subtly introduce into story or better justified.

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  • kanundra
  • 06-24-16

Wow, just wow!

There are so many great things about this book. I am sure I'm going to forget something. But, I wanted first to say what a nightmare it was waiting for it to finally hit the UK... I could see it on my US account... but nope wouldn't show or download for weeks, I wonder why?

Kinda glad I was on holiday as well, or I'd have been going more crazy waiting on this one.

Anyway, so worth the wait, and I'm really floored by the outcome.



SPOILERS ----------- Don't read till later.



Here are some of my fav and most emotional moments. (not in any given order)

The dreadnoughts's first destruction, fantastic moment. But then...

Granger's negotiation with the Sclura (sp) and learning about the billions of deaths he caused. Because they carry so many 'embryos' inside.

Malakof's death, and then of course Isaacson's haha, brilliant.

The fact that the Swarm isn't the Swarm they thought it was.

The CAG committing suicide.

Ballsy's promotion and subsequent obsession still with Fishtail. I'm still not totally understanding the why's here, and that's freaked me out more than anything, why he was so obsessed, etc. But, it was still emotional, and I really wanted some romantic element here, or maybe that's for their future. Who knows.

I did find there was a good bit of science from Shelby in here, which was very well presented, even all the science. I'm not a hard sci fi gal, but I thought there was a lot of thought gone into this, be it true or not I don't think I'll know but it didn't detract form the story at all and brought all the puzzling pieces about the swarm together. So that really helps us understand.

Granger meeting himself, as the sick old man that went through the singularity was cool. Even Fishtail and Ballsy's story arch there, where ballsy shoots his own down in order that the 'enemy don't get him' believing that the Granger in that zone is evil controlled by the swarm. Such a brilliant turn with the writing. We know it's happened, we saw it form all angles earlier, but finally understanding it as the characters do. Brilliant writing.


With the injured Matriarch and the Sclura helping Granger, despite their pain. As she died I'd tears... so so sad, all those babies inside her :( I wished there was a way to get them out before they were lost. I hoped they might save a few, but it was too late. Bummer.

And of course, Granger's sacrifice. To send himself back to start the process again, or has it all changed. The timeline so weird and the fact no one understands it... don't think I ever will.
But again, so very well written. Even the good bye scene for Tim and Shelby... uggh you were killing me here guys.

I did wonder what the trial was for and the aftermath, but the crew wanting Shelby as their Captain was a great ending to it, open of course. And there was the part with the president and malakof... so open ended. I know there is more coming. :)

As for the performance. OUTSTANDING of course. I'm a big fan of Greg's... (biased, maybe) but if it wasn't for the Nick Webb and Greg Tremblay Team... I wouldn't be as much of a fan.

Keep on working together, and I'll keep on buying, between this and promises of more spin offs. I'm hooked. :)

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  • Poppey
  • 06-22-16

Fitting End

I loved this trilogy; I found it difficult to put down. Just for once, the ending did the storyline justice and I thoroughly enjoyed it, once again.

I will look forward to the next offering from Nick Webb.