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Publisher's Summary

How long can you lie to yourself before it all comes apart?
In 2152, the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago - their genetics. At the center of the search lies the Rural Republic; a small backwards farming country with high hopes of military domination and a penchant for illegal bioengineering.
19-year-old Junco Coot is the daughter of the Rural Republic's ranking commander. She's the most foul-mouthed, wildly unpredictable and ruthless sniper the Rural Republic has ever trained. But when her father's death sparks a trip into forbidden places, she triggers events that will change everything she knows to be true.
As an elite avian military officer, Tier's mission is to destroy the bioengineering projects, kill Commander Coot's daughter, and return home immediately. There's just one problem. Junco isn't who she claims to be.
With no one to trust, not even herself, Junco must confront the secrets of her past and accept her place in the future, or risk losing herself completely.
©2012 J. A. Huss (P)2013 J. A. Huss
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tracey on 04-22-13

Definitely NOT a YA book, but a kicka** ride

The protagonist is foul-mouthed, cigar-chomping, kick** military sniper whose father just died. She is on the run from her own emotion (after the funeral) and then an avian, a winged alien. Throughout her journey, we come to learn much about her violent world, her disturbed past and begin to realize her bad attitude overshadows a few insecurities. There is a lot of action, although interspersed with some tedious data-loaded conversations. I think the next volume in the series will be greatly improved as hopefully the author will not feel compelled to repeat the voluminous information.

Despite, the occasional dull bit, the book is faced-paced romp through an intriguing universe. The big plus is Junco is not your typical teenage heroine. Highly recommend for any sci-fi fan tired of the usual teenage angst-ridden worlds of vampires, werewolves and fae.

The narrator does a good job with the various characters.

Due to the language, not recommended for a young adult audience.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Eloisa on 07-01-16

Kickass woman rocks!

Junco is complex. Her relationship with Tier the Avian is intense. The world that the drama is alternative, but very believable. I had read the book before I listened. I has a heads up that it is violent and bloody__but never gratuitous. It fits the world. I don't want to say more and spoil it.

I enjoy a narrative that when a voice is flat as stated in the book that it how it is played. the male voices are distinct which is a good trick for a women performer. I just bought the next two in the series just before I wrote this review.

Enjoy. You are in for a trip.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-24-17

just so great x

love this book and this series when i read i so much better on audible love the voice too x

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5 out of 5 stars
By chappers on 12-28-16

This audio brings the book to life

This series is amazing in book form, the best SCI-FI series I've read in a long time.
But like a lot of SCI-FI books they take a little while to get into, but not this audio.

From the beginning the reader sets the scene with her voice and expressions and you feel the passion she has for this character. You feel like you are in the war between humans and avians and you wanna kick some ass too!!!

It's safe to say I will be purchasing the next one

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