The TDF Marco Polo embarks on its maiden voyage outside Earth's solar system, leading to the discovery of an extinct civilization destroyed by orbital bombardment. Deep underground is a mysterious library of alien secrets.
The Terran Republic unravels the clues, forcing its politicians, scientists, navy, and marines to engage in an epic journey of space exploration, space battles, and combat behind enemy lines. They must rally their forces to defend the Earth as they discover The Others are coming.
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Good Space Opera
- Michael Jacobi
Poor Dialog, just bad at times. Couldn't finish it
Might be better suited for high-schoolers. Or those without a lot of sci-fi/space background.
No, but it's reminded me to be more careful in my selection process.
Performance was "fine", possibly a little flat in his reading but it's hard to tell because the dialog just isn't very good.
I wouldn't have allowed it to be published without a rework on the dialog. I don't feel like he has a sense of what people really would say or think in these situations.
If you're age 30+, enjoy Heinlein, Bova, Card, or Bradbury, then you're wasting your time with this book.
I don't normally write reviews and I'm tempted to be scathing with this one but I feel bad about going too negative here. I probably read a lot of books like this when I was younger and didn't notice/care how bad it was. Give this author some more time in the trenches and he may really shine someday.
- Ryan Woodham