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A newborn alliance forged to stop the destroyers of worlds. A potential ally with secrets hidden by a thousand lies. A long-doomed star whose ruins hold a vital answer.

Isaac Lestroud, admiral of the Exilium Space Fleet, has spent the last three years working with Ambassador Amelie Lestroud to build an alliance against the Rogue Matrices, AIs bent on converting every world into a paradise, regardless of whether anyone lives on it. 

As Isaac hunts the Rogue that destroyed one of their allies’ homeworlds, Amelie begins negotiations with a potential new ally that could tip the balance. The Governance is a power to rival the human homeworlds from which the Lestrouds were exiled. But like those homeworlds, not all is as it seems. 

And far from the war, Octavio Catalan leads an expedition into the shattered wreckage of the home system of the Matrices’ builders. Among those dead worlds, he hopes to find the answer to the question that haunts the survivors of that race: Why did their AIs go genocidally insane?

©2019 Glynn Stewart (P)2021 Podium Audio

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The first two books great - this is not

The struggles are solved in just too pat a way and I am having a hard time getting through the book with 8 hrs to go, the narrator is still great but you can't make gold from crap writing.

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  • FLGirl
  • 2021-12-18

Intriguing Series

First book was terrific; second book moved the story along, but had too many battles for me. (I felt similarly about the Starship Mage series.) Third book in Exile was excellent: a good balance between story and space battles and for me it was a satisfying length at 16 hours. The characters came into their own and used their previous hardships and misfortunes to promote a better galaxy. I did think the wrap up was too fast--needs another book. We are introduced to a new species and the characters are developed enough--but they have a larger story to tell. But apparently according to the author's website, there will not be another book in this series. Perhaps he will change his mind if enough people express interest.

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  • alan
  • 2021-04-02

painful

the book contradicts it self alot, the character felt vary forced, no chemistry no flow or rythm. the 3 storylines shifted alot trying to fill time.

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  • Ika
  • 2021-08-05

Riveting

I don’t know if they used rivets on the construction matrices but the book was riveting. Could not put it down!

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  • Jeff
  • 2021-07-21

This entire series is amazing

The entire series was very well written and well performed I really enjoyed it

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  • Jennifer Baratta She/Her
  • 2021-04-28

JD Jackson is an outstanding narrator

What a story to listen to while walking and doing things throughout your day. Thank you Glynn Stewart

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  • Mike Lyman
  • 2022-08-04

I Enjoyed this series

Please write additional books in this series. There is a lot of space between the new federation and the old worlds of the humans. Let’s hear about the journey to reunite all humans and the rediscovery or worm hole technology by the exiles.