Angel in the Whirlwind

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,821 ratings

The Oncoming Storm Publisher's Summary

In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy's two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist Commonwealth. Caught in the middle sits the occupied outpost system Cadiz, where young officer and aristocrat Katherine "Kat" Falcone finds herself prematurely promoted at the behest of her powerful father. Against her own wishes, Kat is sent to command the Commonwealth navy's newest warship, Lightning.

Determined to prove she has value beyond her family name, Kat struggles to earn her crew's respect and find her footing as the youngest captain in naval history. She soon discovers the situation on Cadiz is even worse than anyone in power anticipated. War isn't just a possibility - it is imminent. Yet the admiral in position to bolster defenses refuses to prepare for a fight. Can Kat find a way to investigate the enemy, alert the Commonwealth, and whip an entire fleet into fighting shape before the Theocracy's war machine destroys everything she holds dear?

©2015 Christopher G. Nuttall. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Oncoming Storm

    • Angel in the Whirlwind, Book 1
    • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 965
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 875
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876

    In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy's two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist Commonwealth. Caught in the middle sits the occupied outpost system Cadiz, where young officer and aristocrat Katherine "Kat" Falcone finds herself prematurely promoted at the behest of her powerful father. Against her own wishes, Kat is sent to command the Commonwealth navy's newest warship, Lightning.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is more of an Honor Harrington reboot

    • By Christine on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Falcone Strike

    • Angel in the Whirlwind, Book 2
    • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 694
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694

    Now a celebrated war hero, Captain Kat Falcone is back at the helm of HMS Lightning...and up against near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst almost ends her career, Kat is handed command of a deep-strike mission into enemy space. The objective is to gather intelligence and distract the hostile Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive. The chances for success are slim - and for survival even slimmer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Followup!

    • By sonofsoulreaver on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Cursed Command

    • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479

    Captain Kat Falcone owes her life and career to her former right-hand man, William McElney, and she did everything in her power to make sure he was front and center for a promotion. But now that he has it, she fears he'll have to watch his back. Captain McElney has been assigned to HMS Uncanny - nicknamed Unlucky - a heavy cruiser tainted by the mysterious deaths of two former captains and rumors of mutineers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not grreat

    • By Philip on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • Desperate Fire

    • Angel in the Whirlwind, Book 4
    • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    As the Commonwealth produces more starships and increases recruits, victory begins to slip from Theocratic control. This can only make the Theocracy more desperate to win...and more dangerous to fight. After a mission to liberate an occupied planet ends in nuclear devastation, Kat Falcone - now a commodore in command of HMS Queen Elizabeth - sees firsthand just how far the enemy will go.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Space Opera

    • By Jean on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 5

    • The Hyperspace Trap

    • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Jelsema
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    A year after the Commonwealth won the war with the Theocracy, the interstellar cruise liner Supreme is on its maiden voyage, carrying a host of aristocrats thrilled to be sharing in a wondrous adventure among the stars. Then a collision with a pirate ship leaves the cruiser powerless and becalmed in hyperspace. And they’re not alone. Now, the mysterious force that’s living on this floating graveyard is coming for Supreme’s crew and passengers. As madness starts to tear at their minds, they must fight to survive in a strange alien realm.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • FILLER JUNK

    • By DH950 on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $17.49