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The war is over, but the struggle continues. Tyler Barron and his spacers have set out into the unknown, deep into the Badlands, seeking to discover the empire’s old tech and the secrets of its tortured history before Gaston Villieneuve and the resurgent Union can beat them to it. The White Fleet is a vast force, powerful, and crewed by the toughest veterans from the war. 

Barron and his people know the future of the Confederation, even its survival, depends on recovering the scientific secrets of the empire before the enemy can do the same. Barron and his people push far beyond the Confederation’s borders to space untraveled since the Cataclysm. 

They are seeking the past, its secrets, its knowledge…but they will find a present that they never expected, a new and terrible danger, one that threatens not only the White Fleet, but the Confederation itself…even the entire Rim.

©2018 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Depressing

I gave it a 5 as a sort of celebration because it is the last one in the series I am going to read. Doom & gloom, death & destruction. The good guys never get a break. I am going to try and find an upbeat story like "War & Peace" by Tolstoy :-).

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Dreary and repetitive

I loved the first couple of books, but it’s getting old. The Confederation is in dire straits until the last 15 minutes of the book and they pull a rabbit out of the hat.

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Poor book

This book is nothing but a set up for further books. Slow and poorly written.

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New name on an old story

This series has been excellent up until this book. Don’t get me wrong, this book is a great book. I just wish that Jay Allan had come up with a different story line for this book.

Spoiler alert!!

So you want to explore our past where known civilization resides to gain new tech... great! But after that it turns a little redundant to his crimson worlds story. New enemy with ships that are way way more powerful than the “White Fleet”, a plague that was engineered to kill humanity, ships are now unwilling to go home so they don’t lead the new enemy to their home planets, an intelligence officer that takes over the whole union. While there is enough difference between the two storylines to make this series enjoyable, there are just WAY TOO MANY similarities. Oh, did I mention a fighter pilot that is so good they put him in charge of all fighters that just happens to be the one weakness to this new enemy?!? Come on Jay!! Put that masterful mind to work and give us another series that blows our minds, without using ideas from the other series’ you’ve made.

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more like a Novella

to many strings left hanging. not up to previous offerings. one book broken in two?

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Editorial staff fell down...

The first book of the story was very good until the extended reactor scene in the third act that went on, and on, and on. Sad to say it was tiresome and came very close to having me give up on both the book and the series. However, it eventually moved on to a satisfying conclusion and I kept reading the series. Books 2-6 still had some repetition, but not as much, and, by and large, were also good. Then comes book 7, sigh!

I gave up counting how many times the characters had the same thoughts over and over again. But, i was able to count the two minor characters who mysteriously disappeared from the story line (the rogue who betrayed andy and the resident "master"). The first character could have been of immense help to Gary in the second act. The second character is simply intriguing. (Perhaps the rogue died, but if so, i missed it... he certainly didn't get of planet).

Character exposition is important; however, repeating them same thoughts/doubts/concerns five or six times in the book is not character exposition. It's more like punishing the reader...

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Tiresome...

Seems like Jay Allan is entering the path of David Weber--polemics, anti-politics, bad narratives around failing societies and corrupt governments. Weber lost his mojo years ago because of this and Allan is trending in that direction. In this installment, we listen to shallow characters proclaim their superiority over everyone else with ridiculous declarations. It's tiresome. There is a new, good plot line developing if Allan can get back to his craft. Right now, his writing shows exhaustion and fatigue, not energy and creativity. I've never been a big fan of Kafer as a narrator. In this book, he makes things worse by over-emphasizing the stupid statements.If you are a fan of the series, buy it, tolerate it, and hope for better in the next installment.

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just horrible

the stories were all over the place
way to many main characters and storylines
narrator is so-so his voice is to gravelly and irritating
I will be asking for my credit back and never read/listen to this garbage again

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I can’t stop

I’ve been plowing through these books. They are awesome. It’s truly a space odyssey.

Jay Allen is awesome, I’ve enjoyed all of his other series.

The reader is good, not really complaining.... but man his accents are so bad. I catch myself laughing at them! Distracting.... but it doesn’t detract from the overall.

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amazing as expected

I need this series to never end, I dread the day I listen to the last word...

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  • joe
  • 09-17-21

Unity 151

Story keeps well with the books before, very well written

Narration perfect.

The story is really gripping and every book adds more interest and wonders. (To me)

The space battle are amazing and definitely one of the best book series for the battles.

My only personal pet peeve is I feel more people should die. But thats me with all military sci fi.

Other than that bit but I’m like that with all sci fi military sci fi and space opera.

Amazing story.

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  • CJSILV
  • 07-18-18

very good book

loved it I am looking forward to the next one can't wait to see what happens

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  • Poppey
  • 05-28-18

The Journey Continues

This is one of those soap operas that tends to get your blood boiling, if only because the 'Intelligence' service/operatives act so 'unintelligently'. For the Head of Intelligence to leave himself wide open the way he did.... I rest my case.

I feel that the continuing war between the Confeds and the Union is distracting from what could be a really good follow-on series. I have to question the decision of the Confeds, having lost millions of its people in the war, many through war crimes, would readily give up all victory to an invader and be so naive to believe all will be well, knowing full well the lengths they have already gone to in the past.