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They thought they could force her to conform. They were wrong.

Inside a dystopian school in the Singularity, the 12-year-old girl known as One Twenty-Four struggles to survive. Failure to conform means death at the hands of her teacher. Assuming her clone sisters don't kill her first.

The Terran Empire has tasked Imperial Marine Lieutenant Grace Tolliver to lead her platoon into the Singularity as a privateer. Her mission: to tear a great bloody strip off their enemies and to take anything that isn't nailed down. The collision of this unlikely pair will change the humanity in ways that no one could predict. If they survive.

Author's note: This novel takes place more than five centuries before the Empire of Bones series, and the events unfolding here have implications there.

©2020 Terry Mixton (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Solid back story

no spoiler, but it took 12 chapters before I knew the link to The Empire of Bones Saga, it was never explicitly stated and I like that. looking forward to the next one ( both series) worth a listen

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Great story, poor narrator

Someone give this lady a pronunciation guide please! Adjutant and route were butchered so often it grated on my nerves! And she pales in comparison to Veronica G who narrated the other series in this universe. I’ll give her one more try for book two before I go to the ebook only with this series.

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What a great story line from the bones

I loved this book it brought out a great character from the bones. Background and buildup was a great story with careful planning. Can’t wait to se how this family comes together. Thanks Terry
P.S. I miss Veronica the new narrator is just as good I just like the old one.

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Missed opportunity

Great concept but lost opportunity to describe technical aspects.
Major points to the story are glazed over in a sentence. Story needed to be more detailed.
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Easy listening YA story with the voice actress from the Kris Longknife Series. She's really good, making the story an easy listen.
It's a rather simplistic (or typical) young girl coming of age while going through hardships in a Sci Fi setting with Marines, spaceships & of course, some battles ship & groundside. Conveniently she gathers just the protectors she needs & is smarter & stronger than everyone else & fights alongside Marines at 12 yrs old like a pro her 1st time out.
I got it on sale, but had I paid full price I'd not have been happy. I REALLY wish Audible would mark the YA material so I don't accidentally buy them when I don't have lots of time.

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couldn't get past the first chapter

I prefer not to have a soccer mom narrate action/military stories. From what little I could tolerate to listen too gave the impression of a feminist agenda.

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What a fun Sci-fi listen.

Yeah I loved it, the bad are really bad no doubt about it. Of course the good have definite shades of gray.
This was one of those included deals on my Audible account. Now I will simply have to buy it to make sure it is permanently in my Audible library.

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A great introduction

l have enjoyed listening to first book of this series. Having read all the books, I am looking forward to hearing the other books. I fully recommend this book and all of the other works from Terry.

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Empowering, Fast-paced, Well Written

Loved the split perspectives, slower on the girls side but required backfill into another culture. Then the pace and storyline takes off good read.

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History from before the Fall

I came across this by chance while looking for the next book in the empire of bones series and it is just a good as that series is and adds to the amazing universe that Terry has put together.
The charters are great and I realy enjoyed getting to know them and the setting is great and with out to much tech talk well worth the time listening to it.

Your can enjoy this book with out having read any of the other empire of bones books