Rogue World : Undying Mercenaries

  • by B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by Mark Boyett
  • Series: Undying Mercenaries
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Today, Battle Fleet 921 is returning to Earth. It hasn't been seen by human eyes since our blissful day of Annexation. But what should be a joyful occasion, a chance to grovel at the feet of superior lifeforms, is rapidly becoming a nightmare. Over the last century, humanity has engaged in many activities that our overlords find...questionable. A panic ensues, and Legion Varus is deployed to erase certain "mistakes" our government has made. Projects must be purged to stop Imperial military action. Among the thousands marching to war is one man no politician has ever enjoyed dealing with. One man who's destined to follow his own unique path through galactic law, morality and the stars themselves.
James McGill is about to make history.
Rogue World is the seventh book of Undying Mercenaries series, a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

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Getting repetitive

This entry into the undying mercenaries series is not bad, actually the story is clever. However, the storyline is way too similar to previous books. The characters escalate in rank, but the plot is very reminiscent of Death World, Tech World, and even major portions of Dust World.

It's not laziness of the author, but the narrative in the series that lends itself to the deja vu listening experience. Recurring characters do exactly what you expect them to do even if it's supposed to be unexpected.

Larson should either wrap up the series or inject some major changes into the cyclical "go, fight, deceive, outsmart, clean up any traces of trickery".
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- Keith Mcgregor

Just read another book in the series, save $

I have really loved this series. Larson built a fascinating world filled with so many possibilities and crafted a fun and interesting cast of characters. Larson's writing is fun and entertaining and he manages a great balance of gritty action and entertaining dialog. However, we are seven books into the series now and very little has happened, very little will happen, and we will probably never get a good look behind the galactic curtain.

Larson is like a guy who went to a prestigious culinary school, graduated with honors, and then all he ever wants to cook are pancakes, sure they are great but he is capable of so much more. This book is completely indistinguishable from books 2 through 5. Frankly, I can't think of a single thing that occurred in this book that is even going to be memorable. Even the solutions to some of the plot points are literally referenced by the main characters as solutions that have worked for them in the past.

Furthermore, without getting into spoiler territory there is a certain re-occurring arch nemesis that has been in almost all of the books and happened to inexplicably pop up several times in this book for no understandable reason other than to extract characters from dead end plots. I mean come on man, I would rather read a book about this arch nemesis instead of James at this point, at least he appears to be doing something interesting.

I started off this review / rant by telling you that I loved this series, and I still do. However, this isn't a set of books that I can recommend anymore and its place on my shelf is very much diminished. Enjoy it as a short little action romp and resign it to nothing more than that, this author isn't going step outside his formulae even to dip little a toe into the vast world he has created.
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- Jack Brown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios