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Publisher's Summary

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice.

A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings.

The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them.

The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

One man is chosen to command Earth's single ship in the Rebel Fleet. When the war breaks out, Leo Blake must win it...or die trying.

"Classic B. V. Larson. This book grabs you by the plasma cannon and won't let go. Fast adventure, fast action - and I loved the space-battles!" - S. Arthur

©2016 B. V. Larson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Good read

This is a new genre for me. The very beginning
was weird and violent but once Blake gets into space it’s a fun ride. I loved the irreverence of Blake and his relationships with other crews. I was a little worried the military space battle would bore me but I actually enjoyed the maneuvering—not a lot of geeky terms for weapons/ships or battle moves. No problem following the action. I’m on to book 2.

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Solid scofi with logical possibilities

this was enjoying tale, with interesting characters and unpredictable developments. it was nice to see the ending beyond the ending to give us a clear idea of where the story could go, without leaving us hanging.

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fun story

i almost stopped listening in the early chapters but was glad i kept on listening. It was a fun story.

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Good but familiar

Really enjoyed the narration of this title, but the story felt familiar; think “Enders Game”. Still, an interesting story and worth a listen.

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Great start to a series

There are mixed reviews on this author and this series, some say they love it some say they hate it, others say he rewrites new series based on his past series, all points of views are true to some extent.

Likes:
- BV is highly skilled at world building, and is great with story pacing, he switches between persons views quite good without overusing any persons point of view.
- I do like his MC’s attitude and humour
- Hes not afraid to include sex in his books, which in my opinion should not hidden in the closet so to speak, its a natural part of life and should be celebrated
- Very good plot and delivery
- Good narration
- Great character casting
- Love the underdog feeling

Yes this series does have some similarities to undying, Aliens/space/win against an ultimate enemy/a small group of people overcoming overwhelming odds. Look this series is a completely different story then undying, come to think of it, most scifi books ive read by different authors generally include Aliens/war/a MC and his sidekicks/unbeatable odds/etc.....

I highly recommend this series, if you like BV then you wont regret getting into this series

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Good enough for a first book

I enjoyed this book which is pretty similar to other works by BV Larson, though I was quite disappointed by how the main character handled certain situations, as I saw many much better paths the story could have taken had the main character been as smart and “cunning” as the author was insisting. There were also more then a few inconsistencies, though I have hope that this story grows into a decent series as I will continue it.

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Sounds like fun where do I Sign Up?

After reading this book I immediately went outside an looked up and ten looked for a mysterious meteor. Sadly nothing happened so I went and read the next book. This book was excellent , the characters are awesome and I want a hammer head to fly!!

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Hammerhead

I liked this book! It started out simple but very intriguing! A real page turner.
I will be listening to book 2 immediately.

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I’ve heard it before

It’s a retelling of Swarm, with new characters. It’s still a good book but I’m not sure if I’ll buy the next book in the series.

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slow start, good listen

decent scifi story, slow start, give it time. would recommend to listen. now I'm just filling words now....

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  • 2017-02-08

Formulaic but entertaining

Most of the books that I've read or listened to, by BV Larson, have the same characters reworked and tweaked along with very similar plot lines. This book was no different and some of the content was absolutely ludicrous. That said I really enjoyed it. It's fun and I think it's meant to be fun.

The narrator move things along well and it was quite easy to discern between the different characters voices.

So if you're looking for an action oriented pulpy science-fiction spin... without much need for deep thought, I recommend this book. If you want serious science fiction or something a little deeper in terms of space opera, you might look elsewhere. However , I'm hoping for more in the series.

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  • Alex Furman
  • 2018-11-09

Amateur hour

This book reads like it was written by a 17 year old. Now, to be sure, I wasn't expecting high literature here, but this is significantly weaker than what I'm used to in mindless sci-fi. Poor writing, naive plotline, no character development to speak of. I'm done with this author.

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  • Fantasy Reader
  • 2018-10-19

Incompetence

I enjoyed B. V Larson's undying mercenaries series because the military incompetence is actually kind of funny, but this series was almost as bad. The only thing that made it somewhat believable was that the MC is an officer.... If you are looking for a more serious sci find I would not recommend this series

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  • Jack Brown
  • 2017-01-05

Undying Mercenaries

I loved BV's first series, it was wonderful. when he released the undying mercenaries series, that quickly became one of my all time favorites. this new series is excellent and is very similar to undying. it seems like a mix between star force and undying.

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  • Erica
  • 2020-04-09

A meh read

I read mostly scifi, but this was my first by Larson.

I enjoyed the premise and the narrator, but I had a lot of issues with the book.

I'm a woman, and of the 4 significant female characters, 3 were attracted to the protagonist Leo Blake, even the enemy captain. On top of being a man with needs that all the women wanted, he magically could do anything and everything perfectly, or get so lucky his "failures" turned out to be just the needed action/response/etc. This book had me rolling my eyes at all the happy coincidences. I found this, coupled with the blah female characters who all wanted to sleep with Blake, annoying.

The book wasn't terrible, and I finished it, but I did find myself wishing it was over sooner.

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  • Kenneth
  • 2017-03-18

Swarm series all over again

Larson is getting in abut by of a rut. He excels at world building but the overall premise is just too similar. Aliens enlisting us to fight their war is the central theme of two other series that I know of that he has written. The book was entertaining but I couldn't shake the feeling I had been here before.
Side note: he has utterly no depth to female characters. They only want to be arm candy for some overly testosterone juiced protagonist. It gets tiresome.

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  • JohnJSS
  • 2017-04-13

B. V. Larson didn't seem to put as much effort into this one.

If this is your first book from B. V. Larson I recommend you check out a different one. This one was not as intriguing and the story line was simpler.

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  • DocJim
  • 2017-09-19

A book in a series that could stand on its own!

Often I read books in a series that just stop. Then you wait for the next book and if you are lucky, you will remember the characters and plot from the previous book. B.V. Larson wrote this book and it would stand on its own -- and still leave room for more. I enjoyed the characters and the world created for the story to move through.

It is a fun book as the main character has to learn how to live in several different environments and with different protocols. Warning: This book is PG-13 or a bit higher and may not be the best for kids. But I am no kid and I loved the book. I believe I will buy the next one in the series.

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  • 2019-12-09

I like SciFi but!!!

Good enough story but I do not enjoy the perverted sex.
I am an adult and I can take it but I do not enjoy it and cannot recommend this to others.

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  • Abbott
  • 2016-12-18

Somewhat entertaining but ... corny

It plays a bit like a cartoon for adults. The pacing is pretty rushed, especially considering the scale of the story he's telling. The main character is endowed with inexplicably extraordinary abilities but is otherwise as bland as under-seasoned mashed potatoes.
It's imaginative and even exciting at moments but, for the most part, lackluster and not compelling. Decent for a quick read (maybe a round trip flight?) but nothing you'd recommend to a friend.

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