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Publisher's Summary

Peace is not freedom. Peace is merely the absence of war.
The First Interstellar War is over, but the Royal Navy still has plenty of work to do. As Earth struggles to recover from the bombardment, Captain John Naiser is placed in command of HMS Warspite - an experimental heavy cruiser - and ordered to escort a squadron of colony ships to a star system of immense strategic importance. But as the crew struggle to survive hundreds of light years from Earth, they find themselves dealing with the legacy of the war...and a threat that may sow the seeds of renewed conflict or a deadly civil war that will rip the human sphere apart.
Like my self-published Kindle books, Warspite is DRM-free. You may reformat it as you choose. There is a large sample of the text - and my other books - on my site: chrishanger.net. Try before you buy.
©2014 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 04-15-15

absorbing

This book picks up where the Ark Royal trilogy ended. This could be a standalone book or a beginning of the new series.

The first interstellar war is over. The Royal Navy is rebuilding and has lots of work to do. The earth is struggling to recover from the war. Our new protagonist is Captain John Naiser who is Commander of HMS Warspite, an experimental heavy cruiser. HMS Warspite is ordered to escort a squadron of colony ships to a star system of strategic importance to Earth.

Nuttall provides us with space pirates; tension building among the colonist in what might become a civil war. The story provides action, humor and some interesting developments for future stories. The story has both space battles and ground battles. We are introduced to a new human like aliens that are still in a primitive state.

Nuttall has made in my opinion a couple of gross mistakes that would never happen in any military in the world , and as far as I am concerned not even in military Sci-Fi. The first error is a corporal never out ranks a sergeant and the other error; never would a civilian been given a military rank and made the executive officer of a ship.

It looks as if Nuttall is launching another series. I will be in line to buy the next book if this becomes a series. Nuttall has created a couple of interesting characters I would like to learn more about. Ralph Lister narrated the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peewee on 04-28-15

Can't wait for next one

All though not quit as intense as the others it keeps you wanting more. Intriguing character and multi store lines. Some thing were predictable more so than previous. Warspite II has got at least 3 possible story lines from this book. Can't wait to see which one comes out.

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5 out of 5 stars
By S. Griffiths on 04-22-15

A little different!

Trying to review this book (hopefully) without spoilers is difficult. For anyone who has finished the previous four then you know how the story was left, and obviously this book has to take a slightly different branch in the overall story. It manages to be a successful continuation of the plot however, and if anything, I think I enjoyed it more! New characters introduced (and some old ones) manage to integrate well into the story without making me overly miss some of the others and giving up on the book (as has happened in some other long series). Long story short, brilliant book, love everything about it, I just wish he would use the same narrator for the Empires Corps series, I'm struggling to adjust to his voice! :p

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4 out of 5 stars
By paul woollon on 05-08-17

hornblower in space

this is an enjoyable listen. well read and perfectly paced. a future Hornblower romp across space set in a believable setting.

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