On the Imperium's Secret Service : Imperium Cicernus

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Genvieve Bevier
  • Series: Imperium Cicernus
  • 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Imperium: a million worlds, trillions upon trillions of humans and aliens, an empire that dominates half the galaxy... an empire that is falling into chaos, revolution and civil war. Only a handful of people are struggling to keep the Imperium together, knowing that the brutality of its rule is infinitively preferable to the chaos of its fall. This is their story. Mariko and her sister were independent shippers and ace pilots, until they ran afoul of the law on a minor planet and ended up jailed and enslaved. Their new owner, Lord Fitz, seems to be nothing more than another harmless aristocrat with more money than sense - and besides, at least they can keep flying spacecraft. But Fitz isn't all he seems. He works for Imperial Intelligence, attempting to track down and destroy the Secessionist Movement before it launches a plan that threatens the very heart of the Imperium - and Mariko and her sister have just become his latest tools. But as they are drawn deeper into the seedy underside of the Imperium, one question comes to dominate their minds... Does the Imperium even deserve to survive?


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What was most disappointing about Christopher G. Nuttall’s story?

The day is saved by Deus Ex Technobabble. The villain is a moron. The plot is practically a paint by numbers spy cliche.

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- Schuyler Bostedt


This is book one of a new series by Nuttall entitled Imperium Cicernus. The story begins with Maiko and her sister May stuck in prison. They ended up in prison because Maiko refused the forceful advances from the son of a powerful man with her knee. There are awaiting auction, the highest bidder will own them. Along comes Fitz, a very wealthy man. He apparently bought them because he needed a pilot and both girls are pilots.

The name of his ship is The Bruce Wayne. It turns out he is an agent with the Imperium’s Secret Service and he’s on the trail of a conspiracy that could bring the Imperium down.

The plot is good and the character develop is better than the first book of Nuttall’s other series. May stayed in the background so I am not sure what Nuttall has in store for her in future books. She is off to be in the worm hole engineers and Maiko is now an agent in the secret service. The story is easy to read and may have potential; there is lots of action and suspense to keep one reading. Nuttall seems to be improving as a writer. Genève Bevier narrated the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios