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Publisher's Summary

The roots of the Legion of the Damned lie deep within the mythology of the future. But now, national best-selling author William C. Dietz goes back to the Legion’s early days with the story of one recruit’s rebirth and redemption....
Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed. Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire.
But some things never change....
All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat) has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters - including Cat’s family. The Carlettos are known to be staunch supporters of the Emperor and Carletto Industries has been in the forefront of his pet project - developing cybernetic technology for use by the masses.
Now Cat, one of the last surviving Carlettos, is on the run. And, like countless others before her, she finds her sanctuary among the most dangerous of society’s misfits.
Welcome to the Legion.
Cat Carletto vanishes, and in her place stands Legion recruit Andromeda McKee. A woman with a mission - to bring down Empress Ophelia - or die trying.
©2012 William C. Dietz (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Dietz expertly jumps from one theater of combat to another.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A superb, action-packed thriller . . . [a] terrific tale.” (Midwest Book Review)
“Dietz’s expertise in matters of mayhem is second to none.” (The Oregonian)
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By Karen on 01-18-13

Party girl to G.I. Jane

If you could sum up Andromeda's Fall in three words, what would they be?

Steele "bit__" sums it up.

What did you like best about this story?

Pace was so fast. You have to pay attention. Great dialogue, simple, but paints a fast clear picture. Great military dialogue. It makes you want to learn military speak.

Which character – as performed by Isabelle Gordon – was your favorite?

Avery and Larkin. I purchased this book as I love Ms Gordon's sexy male voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes, when the special borg's expire

Any additional comments?

this is not my type of listen, but I buy most of Ms Gordon's reads. This was just great as read by Ms Gordon.

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By Tracey on 01-06-13

Fun read but not one of Dietz's best

Plenty of action (and the protagonist made a rapid transition from Paris Hilton to action babe) and good group of characters made this a decent entry into the Legion of the Damned Series. This can definitely be "read" as a stand-alone entry but I advise anyone at all intrigued by this book to read others in the series (especially "Legion of the Damned") before giving up on Dietz, as this is not his best. Would have been better without the (seemingly) "thrown-in" romance, but maybe that is just my taste.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By Mal on 02-10-15

A strong female lead, a sour female voice

If you could sum up Andromeda's Fall in three words, what would they be?

Legio Patria Nostra

What was one of the most memorable moments of Andromeda's Fall?

It's a bit of an audio page-turner though not very believable (despite it being set in the future with space travel et al) it's pretty engrossing. The most memorable moment for me was the attack on the convoy over the river. Mostly because a strong female character was repeatedly assisted by a strong officer in command. This is something that I would have hoped would not be needed.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance of the Andromeda series does make me chuckle at times and then irks me at other times. This due to the performer having some very strange pronunciation for words at times.

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