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The Crucible

After the Galaxy, Book 3
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: After the Galaxy, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (237 ratings)

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What waits at the galaxy’s core? 

Joe has begun to realize the full extent of his powers as a Shiva Knight. But the foe he faces is ancient and cunning. 

It’s a race to the center of the galaxy between Joe and the ruthless bot-man, Fairfax. 

The enemy’s armies are legion. 

But for Joe, it’s not about survival anymore. It’s about saving everything he holds dear. 

Even if it means paying with his life. 

Download The Crucible now and jump into the military sci-fi action.

©2018 Scott Bartlett (P)2019 Scott Bartlett

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Good but short

This wasn’t as good as the first two, mostly because it was short, felt rushed.

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The narrator is very good, but I cannot always follow the game play story. The plot was interesting enough to follow through the three books, but disappointedly was left unresolved without any feeling that there would be a favorable resolve.

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Hoping for more

I really really really hope there is either a book 4-6 or a continuation of the series. Like if Harm continues the story as she grows older and deals with the aftermath of what is left behind. 🙌🏻👌🏻🤞🏻 amazing book guys.

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Interesting ideas, compelling story

Some interesting ideas on the evolution of society, packaged up in a well told story with well thought out characters. I enjoyed the narrator's performance as well. Half of the reason for leaving the review is so that I follow up on the next book (loosing track of what is good and what's not in my library) ;-)

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Sophomoric

That is about all I can say. A tremendous letdown from the previous series’ of titles.

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Lots of loose ends revealed, some left dangling

Book 3 moves the story forward quite a bit and along the way broadening Joe's personality and perspective. I found this subtle humanization and maturation of Joe the primary theme of the story. While the science elements were on the fantastical side, they were still an integral and entertaining part of the book.

I would have rated it full 5 by 5s except for a couple of huge loose ends that were intentionally left that way to possibly be explored later with a book 4?