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Earth has been a scarred ruin for three decades, its scattered people struggling to survive amid the poisoned and radioactive wreckage of the final war between its despotic superpowers. While the people of Earth struggle to survive, out on the frontier, on a thousand worlds, mankind thrives and grows, building new civilizations and looking boldly to the future. But man has never been able to live in peace, and even Earth's sad fate has failed to slow the call to war. Most of the colonies lack the industry and economic power to sustain their own armies and navies, and they look to the mercenaries of the Great Companies for aid in time of war. These futuristic condottiere contract themselves to the highest bidder, and the mightiest strike fear into the hearts of all who oppose them.
Darius Cain is the leader of the Black Eagles, the most renowned of all the companies. A military genius, he has led his undefeated warriors from victory to victory. The Eagles command the highest rates of any of the companies, and leaders bankrupt worlds to pay their price. But amid the ruins of Earth and on planets all across occupied space there are signs of a greater darkness, a force working in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to strike, to launch a final war to reduce all mankind to slavery. As Cain slowly uncovers the truth, he must forge an alliance among old enemies, the other companies his men have fought for years...and the twin brother he hasn't seen in a decade. The Crimson Worlds are about to explode into a war that may be mankind's last.
©2015 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lawrence on 07-19-15

The next generation of the Crimson Worlds

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Another great book by J Allan. This book is the continuation of the fall, which is the last book of the Crimson world series. The story takes place 17 and 33 years after the fall and centers on the legendary general Eric Cain's two sons who have both risen to power but on opposite sides of politics and public opinion. Darius Cain is the leader of the mercenary army called the Black Eagles who contract their services out to the rich across the human colony worlds, resolving conflicts with extreme prejudice. Elias Cain is the leader of the planetary police enforcement agency. Elias enforces governmental planetary law with a strict blind justice approach. The two estranged brothers both face an unknown enemy that threatens both of their livelihoods and the existence of mankind. A great start to a new series.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 06-20-18


As much as I really like other books in the Crimson World series, I really did not like this one too much. Both of Eric Caine's boys are mean and narcissistic. I disliked both characters so much, I had a hard time really getting into the book. Also, while there is some action in the book, it didn't captivate and draw me in like some of the author's other books did. The narrator did a good job but, overall, I found this book to be very boring and not at all captivating.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dimitar S. on 09-15-15

Good story.

The store just would not be the same without the narrator. He is spot on as always.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Poppey on 04-17-16

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This was my first listen of the Crimson Worlds series, and I am only sorry I listened to this first instead of the previous books.

Narration was brilliant, as always, with Mark Boyett.

It was one of those books which was hard to put down. However, my reason for only 4 stars overall was the repetition. Less repetition, please.

Apart from that, this is a not to be missed book, in my opinion.

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