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Admiral Terrance Compton's fleet is cut off from Earth, deep in the heart of the enemy First Imperium. A third of his people have died in the year his force has been fleeing from its enemies, but he is as determined as ever to find a new home for his people, a way to save his war-torn fleet. His people are running low on everything - food, ammunition, fuel - and the brutal enemy is in relentless pursuit, marshaling all its vast resources to track down and destroy the human refugees. Compton must find a way to replenish his dwindling stores while avoiding the massive enemy forces hunting his fleet from system to system.
Compton seeks an escape, a refuge for his exhausted spacers from the relentless pursuit of their enemies. But they are about to find far more than that as they discover the truth of the distant past and a glimpse of a new future that lies before them. What they learn will shake all they believe...and force them to reconsider who they are. And what victory would look like. The fight has just begun...and the stakes are even higher than any of them had imagined.
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By Christine on 12-07-16
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
A plot / story arc would be great!
Has Shadows of the Gods turned you off from other books in this genre?
Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I cant compare any one performance os Jay Snyder with any other. They seem to be custom crafted to the story. Jay is a fantastic performer.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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This story can only be described as 1 part high verbosity monologue, 2 parts battle porn, and the tiniest smidgen of a plot.
I have read and enjoyed other Jay Allan stories, but I was very disappointed in this one.
The narration, however, was awesome. Kudos to Jay Snyder for breathing life into this story.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Michael G Kurilla on 03-29-16
The further they go, the more answers they find
Shadow of the Gods is Jay Allan's 2nd installment of the Crimson Worlds Refugee series. The armada, still cut off form Earth, continues to move deeper into First Imperium space and begin to find evidence of old battles that occurred on settled planets. An attempt to grow food, allows for exploration of alien ruins which reveals some answers to what happened to the First Imperium, the origin of the Regent, and even humanity's existence. With new found resolve, along with some epic battles, the slowly dwindling force finally limps off for some bit of respite.
The sci-fi elements remain largely in the realm of physics with FTL capability, energy weapons, and military robots. DNA tinkering plays prominently for why everything is the way it is. Also unfolding is a pure, diabolically evil artificial intelligence that is not only unlikely to stop, but still is intent on Earth's eventual destruction. The science geek and Mark Harman, both play pivotal roles.
The narration is well done with an excellent range of voices of both genders.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful