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A dying world, shattered by a broken machine. A desperate flight, their only hope for refuge. A robotic race, ally and destroyer alike.

The Republic of Exilium has grown in strength and confidence at the far end of the galaxy from the rest of mankind, sending out scout ships to survey the worlds around them as they try to learn more about the mysterious Construction Matrix AIs.

Finding one of the genocidal rogues of that mysterious “race” in the process of destroying an inhabited world, Captain Octavio Catalan takes his ship into a desperate battle. He is victorious - but he is too late. The world of the strange aliens he has encountered is doomed.

The distant Republic can barely help, but the honor of their leaders will not permit them to stand idly by. Ships and crews are set into motion to commence a desperate evacuation of their newfound friends, and debts with the strange Matrices are called in.

One branch of Matrices destroyed the planet. Another may well save it - but the AIs have their own agenda and the price they ask may be beyond the Republic and its new allies....

©2019 Glynn Stewart (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • Philip
  • 2020-05-24

Predictable, shallow and tedious compared with much of the authors other works.

Not a scratch on other titles by Stewart. The choice of performer makes a big difference in audio books and this didn’t work for me. Characterizations felt thin, plot predictable. I have enjoyed Starships Mage, Vigilante, UnArcana, Terra series. Hope things get back to where they were.

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  • ALove
  • 2020-06-13

Been a great continuation of the saga thus far.

It has been a fun series to date. I have enjoyed the premise of an exiled fleet and their discovery of other species in the void. The ongoing battle against the rogue matrices adds a great antagonist. I am not as fond of the narrator only because of his pauses at odd times and stilted emotional impressions. He is not overly distracting but just not my favorite for this series.

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  • A.Thomas
  • 2021-06-02

Good story once it builds speed

The story itself I find to be good and I am a fan of the writer. My issue stems from the lack of any patriarchal society, as a matter of fact the men all seem to be inferior when compared to their female counterparts. I just would like it to be closer to real life, equal but different and value our differences.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-04-03

Good trilogy out of nowhere

Saw this and liked the thought of book one...then decided I must read them all. Finally a book two that isn’t just a long useless voyage. You learn more of the plot and it moves the story forward as a middle book should...good action and good performance

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  • M.P.I.
  • 2021-03-12

great followup to book 1

I would rate book 1 just a tad better than book 2, but mainly due to book 1 being new and fresh...while book 2 continues this universe. JD Jackson is a little better than book 1 and that was a good thing. he was decent to solid but had to speed up the narration to 1.05 - 1.10x. perhaps book 3 he will nail it and get to 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-28

as good as the first book . which is good

very enjoyable can't wait to get to book three. it was a lot of fun

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  • Zachary Brown
  • 2020-04-02

A good listen and good plot line.

Really enjoyed it! loved how the people kinda forced the to get married. narration Excellent.

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  • David Loftin
  • 2020-01-17

Great book!!!

I liked the book, the Peformance was realy good,
The any problem is the wait time between books, a year between books is too long. I would like to see more book alot fast.

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 2020-01-03

Part 3 of Exile series.

The narrators are outstanding here. Part 4 can't come soon enough Glynn Stewart. Outstanding book.

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  • Joe from New England
  • 2019-12-04

Awesome...

I can't wait for the next book. It kept me on the edge of my seat.