Machineries of Empire
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  • 1
    Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee

    Ninefox Gambit

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Yoon Ha Lee
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (316)

    To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

    Captain Kel Cheris of the Hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris' career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the Hexarchate itself might be next.

    Sails similar waters to the Ancillary series
    Reviewed on June 29 2016 by a (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
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    Raven Stratagem: Machineries of Empire, Book 2 | Yoon Ha Lee

    Raven Stratagem: Machineries of Empire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Yoon Ha Lee
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    When the hexarchate's gifted young captain, Kel Cheris, summoned the ghost of the long-dead General Shuos Jedao to help her put down a rebellion, she didn't reckon on his breaking free of centuries of imprisonment - and possessing her. Even worse, the enemy Hafn are invading, and Jedao takes over General Kel Khiruev's fleet, which was tasked with stopping them.

    Talking, and talking, oh and hey, more talking!

    I was really looking forward to this book. Ninefox Gambit was a compelling and original take on an interstellar empire.

    Unfortunately, this ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2017 by A Texan 2 ()