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Terrence Compton is one of Earth's greatest admirals, a warrior almost without equal. Alongside his oldest friend and brilliant colleague, Augustus Garret, he and his forces saved Earth from invasion by the robotic legions of the First Imperium's insane computer Regent. There is just one problem. The First Imperium was held back by the disruption of the sole warp gate connecting the two domains...and Compton and 300 of his ships are trapped on the wrong side, surrounded by the Regent's vast fleets and cut off from Earth.
Pursued by their deadly enemy, Compton and his fleet must flee into the darkness of unexplored space, seeking safety...and ultimately a new home. Their journey will take them deep into the heart of the First Imperium, to the silent, windswept worlds where the ancient race that built the Regent once dwelled...and uncover the lost secrets of its disappearance 500,000 years ago.
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-08-16
IT WAS BRAVADO MORE THAN REASON
THE COLLOSSUS WAS VIRTUALLY SURROUNDED BY LEVIATHANS
I liked the book, it entertained me, which is what I ask for above all else. It takes place in space on spaceships. No planet of the week, time travel, romance, or scientific jargon. No detailed taking apart and putting back together of weapons. The story was predictable, matter of fact I kept thinking I had heard it before, but I had not. It was a lot like a 1950's war movie, with the cheese so thick you could cut it with a knife, but sometimes that is what I want. I don't want a steady diet of it, but it was a nice upbeat patriotic read.
I AM JUST A MAN
I must agree with another reviewer that Admiral Compton, the main character was a bit ego maniacal. Yet, he was an admiral and he was trying to save Earth. Democracy rarely works in these types of situations. While Admiral Compton was similar to a Captain Picard, it was a shame that the bad guys had to be Chinese and Russian. Roddenberry would have found better bad guys.
The narrator was good.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
By D. A. Gordon on 02-21-16
Good story, but ...
Narration is perfect. Jay Snyder is always good.
The story is interesting. For me the irritating problem is that the author loves repetition as though he doesn't have faith that the reader GOT it the first time around. Sometimes that repetition would go on and on until I felt like fast forwarding so I could hear more of the story and less repetition of what had already been said. If someone reduced the repetition, the book would be shorter but more enjoyable.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful