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A world divided…
A ship under construction…
A military scrambling to prepare a defense…
A moment that everyone hoped would never come…
The Earth Defense Force must find a way to defend their world against invasion by the Jung Empire. More importantly, they must protect their newest ship, the UES Celestia, as she may be their last hope.
©2013 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor
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By Jean on 10-29-16


At the end of the last book, the earth was now under control of the Jung Empire and the Aurora barely escaped capture. She is very low on fuel and must find some immediately. This series must be read in order.

Brown uses this episode to tell how earth fell to the Jung Empire while the Aurora was trying to find its way back to earth. The Celestia is the sister ship to the Aurora. We are introduced to some new characters in this episode. The ending caught me by surprise and is a cliff hanger.

Brown’s writing abilities have improved with each book in the series. He is rapidly becoming a master storyteller. The book seems a bit slow but I think the feeling comes from the effect of filling in what had happened on earth while the Aurora was away.

Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating this series. Kafer is an actor and award winning audiobook narrator.

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By Chris on 04-24-16

A new crew and new characters!

If you've made it to book 8, you'll undoubtedly continue on as Celestia delivers as expected. We are introduced to new characters and the back story of what happened to Earth while the Aurora was away. I was unsure if I wanted to hear an entire novel about past events, but was pleasantly surprised at the depth and quality of story. Well worth a listen!

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By David Haider on 10-21-17

As books short this is a very expensive series.

Good story and I'll complete the series but the books are short, making this a very expensive series on Audible.

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By M. WILLIAMS on 06-15-17

Clever and engaging

This is a series that keeps delivering without getting dull and repetitive, strongly recommended even if you read similar series, I think you'll be impressed.

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