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A Captain shielded by his mother’s rank. An enemy determined to buy freedom with blood. A battle no one expected to fight.

Captain Isaac Gallant is the only son of the dictator of the Confederacy, his career slowed by a dozen measures to protect his reputation and safety alike - but he has no intention of being a pampered child. He is determined to do his duty. An attempt to force his crew to acknowledge their own duties puts his ship in a unique position to intervene when an overwhelming rebel attack is launched on one of the Confederacy’s most critical facilities. The rebels didn’t expect to fight anyone. The Confederacy didn’t expect Isaac Gallant to fight at all. All of them were wrong.

©2018 Glynn Stewart (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Great introduction to the series

The series hook on this is fantastic. I can't wait to listen.to the rest of this series. Great action and fantastic pacing.

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  • Truth Matters
  • 2021-03-04

Enjoyable short

Short - less than 2 hour, detailed account of the 1st (major) battle in the dictator's son's lackluster career.
Accounts well for himself considered everyone had beeen sheltering him from any chance of being in a precarious situation.
Done in fine fashion, as al this author's stories are.
This was covered, from what I remember in another book, but this short gives an expanded look into this piece of action & I think will be enjoyed by any fan of rhe series.
Loved getting a great freebie like this woth my membership!

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  • Robert Taylor
  • 2021-07-13

A short story that suffers from its lack of details.

This qualifies as a story outline with some outline points having more clearly defined points but generally lacking a coherent storyline. The author didn’t do a bad job but doesn’t give enough to ever convince you to care about the characters, decide who is the good guys vs the bad guys, and clearly hint where the story might go. To that end it is fortunate it was short.

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  • Brian
  • 2021-06-19

Made it 7 minutes before I ended it.

Glynn Stewart is a very good author. That said, starting a story with a very boring dialog didn’t hook me in (why should I care - that has to be in there pretty close to up front). Narration was okay but the spoken words didn’t match the emotion/tension/dynamic of the written. Words being read.

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  • BritMick
  • 2022-04-19

great introduction

having read the books. I was looking forward to hearing them. and this book is a good introduction to the series.

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  • Shelby
  • 2022-02-10

It's worth it.

It's really short, however it is worth the listen. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • James Voor Jr.
  • 2022-01-26

Very entertaining.

Great plot, good narration. Time well spent. Go ahead and hit the play button. Enjoy!

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  • rose
  • 2021-12-06

Ashen Stars rocks.

G. Stewart's fantastic book Ashen Stars, enhanced by the narration of J. D. J. Jackson is a must listen to for sci-fi fans. The coming to power of a starship captain, fighting against to all odds and coming out victorious while having his belief in his government clouded with doubt is a story worth listening to.

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  • Carl E. Potts Jr.
  • 2021-09-23

An enjoyable listen

A nice change of pace in the sci-fi spectrum. I thought this was just fast paced enough to keep you entertained. I really did like the twist
I would like a whole series based on this novella.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-20

Short intro to this story

Want to know what happens next. Short and sweet intro into an interesting story line

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  • Wayne Lewis
  • 2021-08-26

Family space story

A great space story With no cussing and six.
It has suspense, mystery and tactics.