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Publisher's Summary

A humanitarian mission into unfriendly stars. A training cruise under the watch of a fortified fleet base. The closing jaws of a trap years in the making.

It has been over a year since the UnArcana Worlds of the Protectorate of the Mage-King of Mars seceded, shattering the unity of the human race. The new Republic of Faith and Reason has raised new banners in defiance of the power of the Protectorate's Mage aristocracy. 

Now, Hand Damien Montgomery commands a relief mission to a Republic world ravaged by famine. His humanitarian mission collides with a newborn military beginning to flex its muscles - and a newborn nation prepared to accept no violations of its sovereignty, regardless of their needs. 

Elsewhere, disaster strikes the Nia Kriti Fleet Base as an earthquake shatters their only communication with the rest of the Protectorate. Officer-in-training Roslyn Chambers is in the middle of the recovery effort when she realizes Nia Kriti is under attack. 

The Republic is done with peace. They are coming for the Protectorate - and they will see the fleets of Mars break!

©2018 Faolan's Pen Publishing (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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The Saga Continues..

This installment in the 'Starship's Mage' series has much heavier emphasis on the Political/Space-Opera aspects of Glynn Stewart's vision while being lighter on the technothriller/action-driven side. Altogether it's another demonstration of the author's continued difficulty finding the right balance required to take the series stratospheric (to be fair, the central plot in this episode deals with a Rebellion and Civil War, but Stewart essentially abandons his "serial adventure" mandate). Fortunately, his descriptions of tactics and military encounters/space battles are characteristically excellent - making the listen worthwhile - but while the scene-to-scene and dramatic set-piece writing is fine (relatable, realistic, well-paced), the plot and character development are unimpressive.

Jeffrey Kafer's narration is still distinctly "average" (an odd mix of pleasant, professional, and over-serious), but notably improved in this recording: His monotone is less noticeable and I only had to accelerate his reading rate to 1.15X this time.

This was the first book in the series that I bought.. offered as a 'Daily Deal'.. and the $4.95 I paid for it was a good value - it's an entertaining 6.5/10 book. I am also glad I invested in buying the earlier books. This is a worthwhile series. But by book six it's getting repetitive and Stewart is pretty obviously stretching it out and attempting to cash in (as evidenced by adding a spinoff series). I'm moderately disappointed in him and won't be continuing with the 'Starship's Mage' storyline - although you would be justified in doing so.

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  • hhspitzer
  • 2019-08-24

Big Fan of the Mage Hand

I love the entire series. Been listening from the beginning and anticipate each book
The Audible edition is so well done

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  • Troy Bowlin
  • 2021-09-22

A big surprise and another victory

Damien is recovering the use if his hands, but still remains one of the most powerful mage's alive. Even at partial strength he manages to push back the tide of the Republic. Due in part to the relationships he has formed through his past efforts. Another great story added to the Starship Mage series.

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  • milbrill
  • 2021-07-26

Well written and compelling.

After a few disappointing entries, Stewart raises the bar and delivers a compelling and well written entry.
Well worth your time. Enjoy

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  • Ryan Helm
  • 2021-05-19

a little slower than others

the plot is a little slower than others and doesn't feel as action packed as it might considering it's subject matter. But it's still everything you come to expect from this series. If you are still enjoying the books up to this point, there's no reason you won't enjoy this too!

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  • Jay Posephney
  • 2020-05-28

Good Book, Not His Best

I enjoyed the book, though it was not his best story. Stewart's story line are very interesting but sometimes character development is shallow. I wish the author would take more time with that.

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  • Joe from New England
  • 2019-05-23

Great

I can't wait till the next book. Things are getting interesting. The audio book can't come off soon enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-14

Can’t wait for the next one....

It ended to fast! Can’t wait for the next book! Going through the whole Serie again!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-12

InArcana Star's

Another amazing read all the action and intrigue that I've come to expect from this author plus a crossover from a spin-off . I was wondering when that would happen considering these two series are in the same universe with characters from the first book . Anyway can't wait for the next book I'm ready for Damian to find out who's really behind this conspiracy and just who is this Winton person who seems to be playing both parties .

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  • John
  • 2019-05-04

I really like this series

I know several folks have voiced mixed feelings about this book but I have to say I really enjoyed it. I am no writer or any kind of expert but I was able to connect with several of the characters and I very much enjoyed the ride.

Thank you Glynn

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  • Dennis
  • 2019-04-21

Not my favorite book

In my opinion, this book was a lot about Damien and his love life and his struggle to heal from his wounds from previous books. The battle scenes were minimal and more like thrown in just to add little action to this book. I was not pleased by this book at all.

I have really enjoyed the previous books and have actually read them prior to reading this one just to get caught back up. So disappointed in this book.

Looking forward to the next book and I hope Damian has recovered and gets on beating up with his magical powers.

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