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Publisher's Summary

When accusations of piracy and mass murder are laid against his homeworld, Damien Montgomery is sent to resolve the crisis. As counteraccusations fly and an old flame reenters his life, the newest Hand of the Mage-King of Mars finds himself in the midst of a bloody interstellar shadow war. With the death toll mounting, Damien must decide whether he should trust the world he came from - or the world that asked for his help. The wrong choice will trigger a civil war that could shatter human civilization. No pressure.

©2016 Glynn Stewart (P)2016 Tantor

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Obvious BUT Intense! When's the next book?

The bad guys were obvious! The solution however was not. I'm looking forward to book 4!

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Worthy but a bit repetitive

I've been waiting for many months and was thrilled when I saw it finally show up in Audible.com. I wasn't disappointed and generally enjoyed the book but I was hoping for something less predictable. There was the usual encounters with other mages challenging Damien's abilities and authority and the subsequent near death encounters along with the political intrigue along the way but most of the characters, including Damien, seemed less interesting than in the previous books. Even the main antagonist was simple to determine very early on.

With that said, the writing was still very fluid and the narration still well recited (except for a nit with Damien sounding demanding and slightly arrogant even when he intended his declarations are meant to sound soft.)

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A solid adventure and mystery

I wish audible gave us more granularity than only 5 stars. I liked Voice of Mars more than the 4 star rating I gave the prior Hand of Mars, but still don't feel like it deserves to be in the same 5 star category as my most favorite books. The ongoing mystery of who is behind the ship attacks holds together the overall story between the action better than the more uneven pacing of the prior book. The intensity is down a bit here, but is much more consistent.

The only criticism I have is that nothing truly great stands out. This is just a good enjoyable listen and well worth your credit.

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A little let down but still got the potential!

Story line was drawn too long and not enough of the MAGIC MAGE creativity ... next in line needs new magic and special gifts ...

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love it

book three in a series that happy mixes genres without it being jarring. the hero is likeable bit fallible.

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A must get

This book was suspenseful, action packed and well worth the credit. I am currently downloading the next book can't wait.

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Great source opera.

Easy to listen to and compelling times. Enjoyed the performance of Mr Kafer . Looking forward to the next in the series.

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top notch

great continuation to the series. can't wait for the next installment. keep me hooked from the beginning to the end. and in the end the . ... did it.

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  • Travis
  • Metairie, LA, United States
  • 10-05-16

Different and enthralling

It nicely blends magic and space travel. i like the fact that we have a hero who has power and actually doesn't mind USING it. Yet, he has limitations as well.

I'll for sure purchase the next in the series.

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More! More!

This has been such a fun trilogy! The opening to this book is captivating and the entire book feels like Damian Montgomery is facing impossible odds. Hearing these words is so satisfying: "I speak for Mars; will you listen?!"

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 03-14-17

best one so far

another great story with a great storyteller. also I like it when a good conspiracy goes bad.

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  • LexZ
  • 11-28-16

loved it

Great sci-fi with a twist of magic. The book has loads of pace while it twists and turns all the way to the end. Original in so many ways but not so far out in left field as to leave the reader behind. If you are looking for a good sci-fi book that's got loads of action without being pretentious, read this and the others in the series. Great fun :)

A big thank you to the author for bringing something new to the table, a joy to read !

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  • david
  • 08-24-17

as usual a good story

a continued good read. it's getting a little repetitive but it's still worth the read.

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  • Rich88
  • 08-31-16

great story

it is a really great follow on from the first 2 books and has a great lead on to the the 4 (hopefully soon) book