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The fortress is completely built, it's time to build ships, but
The Earth stopped communicating with Riggs
He has terrible personnel problems, he has only 300 men
And all his neighbors, damn Crustaceans, Blues and Crow are plotting against him,
The question is who friend and who is foe?
Sometimes I think it is The Only Original Sci-Fi series
Next book is "Annihilation" and I hope it will available very soon!
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Would you consider the audio edition of Empire to be better than the print version?
I like the audio version because I am on the move a lot at work and at home so it's easier for me to listen and it's particularly nice when you have a great performer with a good vioce. That's the case with this series.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Kyle Riggs. He is the everyman. He is not a super scientist or a super spy or a super warrior. He is just an ordinary guy thrown into a meat grinder of a situation and he roe to it.
Which scene was your favorite?
I really liked the space station. The thought of actually being out there.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
In this series there were many emmorable moments. In this edition, I would have to say when he sent the trator general packing and destroyed his satalites.
Any additional comments?
I hope there are many more books to come for this series, aditionally I hope the Larson comes out with more scifi like this.
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the same as other story's and I got excited when it seemed to go in a diferant direction but it went back to the same thing.
Star Force: Empire is the sixth in the Star Force series and doesn't
disappoint. I have been amazed as a newcomer to BV Larson's work at just how
consistent a writer he is. It is fair to say that some of the books in this
series are a little better than others but on the whole the standard is
incredibly high throughout the saga so far. if you've come across this
review and are wanting to get into a big series of stories that will keep
you occupied and entertained for some time, then you cannot go wrong with
In this instalment we find that things back on Earth have not been going
well and Riggs learns that the former Admiral Crow has now become the self
appointed Emperor Crow, leader of Earth and has taken out Earth's other
leaders in an horrific grab for power that now sees him as a ruthless
The new Imperial Earth fleet is sent by Crow to take out Riggs if he doesn't
return with them to Earth. This situation is unacceptable to Riggs and he
must make some tough decisions to survive.
As ever though, trust is something that is a rare commodity and the
Crustaceans who appear allied with the Macros attack the station Riggs has
set up in the Eden system. Brutal hand-to-hand combat ensues which is a
feature of these stories we haven't seen too much of late and makes a
welcome return to Larson's narrative in this book. As ever, the fighting is
hard and no quarter is given or expected with the fast learning Crustaceans.
Riggs has been squeezed between the approaching Macro and Earth fleets and
has to find a way to get out of the desperate situation he finds himself in.
Earth wants rid of Riggs and will go to various lengths to achieve this so
the pressure is relentless on our hero as he has to watch his back at every
Plenty going on in this sixth book and by now if you've read the previous
books then a review will be more or less irrelevant but I am doing this for
completeness and for those that may not have read other books in this
A word on the narration; As always, the narration by Mark Boyett is
excellent. On the production side, I noticed that the initial part of this
book seemed to have a very slight echo which became more noticeable when
post production corrective inserts could be detected due to their lack of
such audio artefacts. I think things improved as the book went on but it was
certainly noticeable at first.
Oh, and for those that spotted it, there is made mention of "Jeffries tubes"
which is a nod to Star Trek where the term was first coined.
So, in summary, another excellent read from Larson so on with the next book!