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Publisher's Summary

The Black Fleet Saga continues....
A human planet has been invaded. The enigmatic Darshik have landed troops on a frontier world and have begun subduing major cities even as their blockade repels all attempts by the fledgling United Terran Federation to mount a counteroffensive.
The Federation's military command is desperate, and with their fleet still in tatters, they make a last-ditch effort to free the planet: They pull Captain Jackson Wolfe out of retirement and put him in command of a ship they hope can get past the defending armada and provide support to the beleaguered Marines and civilians fighting on the surface of the contested world.
There is no reasoning with this enemy. If the Terran Federation wants their planet back, they will have to pay the price.
Iron & Blood is the second book of the Expansion Wars Trilogy and the fifth book of the Black Fleet Saga.
©2017 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Allen on 06-28-17

Almost finished in one sitting

Darnit! Two days and I've already finished the book! I was hoping to take my time and savor the story. But nope! I completely lost myself in the book and only realized that it was early morning when my eyes started hurting. I stopped the book and put it away, intending to save it for when I was on the road. But again, nope. I woke up thinking about the story and ended up finishing the book in that day.

I won't get into details, but I will say that Senior Captain Wolfe is not brought back into the fleet the way I expected. And it made for a great and gripping story. Also, the new characters and new scenarios kept me riveted.

This book is REALLY not a rehash of the previous books. In this one, we see the war from a few different angles from before. And it's outstanding.

I again have to give my complements to Mark Boyett. His pace, emotion, and voicing are excellent. A great performance for a great story.

Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Garth C. Burt on 05-02-18

Captivating

I enjoyed Dalzelle's first installment: "New Frontiers;" it captured my attention! I've stayed enthralled reading "Iron & Blood." I will immediately continue with the last of the trilogy: "Destroyer." I don't look forward to finishing the series. I would like MORE!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dune Drifter on 07-05-17

fantastic

A great second book to the expansion trilogy (The fifth book in the dual-trilogy if you follow on from the Black Fleet Trilogy). Top marks again for Joshua Dalzelle's great story line and Mark Boyett's narration skills. The perfect combination to bring you the exploits of Captain Wolfe. ten out of ten. Looking forward to the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. A. Aidonis on 07-13-18

Fabulous book - superb reading by my hero Boyett

Familiar recipe, superb execution. Superb reading. Dalzell has really surpassed himself with this space opera.

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By nick on 07-03-17

amazing series!

I only wish these books where longer cant get enough of this serise, absalotly fantastic sci-fi

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-23-18

Brilliant

i really enjoyed the book and series so far. every chapter i was wanting more. i couldnt put the audio book down. i would even sit in my car in my driveway upon arriving home from work for a good while just to finish the next chapter to satisfy my curiosity and enthusiasm. cant recommend it enough for any sci/fi fan

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