Playing by the book? That's not how we do it!
In his attempt to delay his appearance in Emperor's court, Crown Prince Georg triggers an alien invasion of his own star system. The whole of the Empire watches the live broadcast with bated breath as his fleet battles the awesome invaders. The Iseyeks - gigantic sentient praying mantises - are suitably impressed too, so they promptly remind the Crown Prince of his allied duties. The Sector Eight Fleet hurries to the Swarm's aid...but sadly disregards the insects' hive mentality.
©2016 Michael Atamanov; English translation copyright 2016 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2016 Tantor
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this . . . Novel . . . was . . . AMAZING! ! ! READ IT
"One of the best series I've picked up all Year!"
yes, oh god yes. this book is a page turner. normally I just spend my monthly credits, but this series made me drop cash on this I needed to know what happen then and there.
N/A this is a rare Gem.
hey did a awesome job. I felt I was standing next to Crown Prince on the bridge of his ship, and not just driving my car.
Everything with the body guards. I love paporie de cotcha
Buy this book!
love it get book 3 narrated already pls. I don't want to buy the paper book
"very good litrpg"
can't wait the 3 days until the next book is out I am so excited
I like the reader. He does voices and he's interesting to listen to.
Entertaining story and kept me wanting more.
"ok book series that is interesting."
the ending is ferry sudden and comes up quickly. I could say it was 4ushed
"Different from others"
The book really makes you think you are part of the game.
Very different from other scifi books. Highly recommended. Cant wait for the next one to be released.
"A fun tale"
Ok book good premise. Narrator is solid. A little flat but enjoy. Like the Swarm the best would like to see them more.
"Stopped listening halfway...I never do that."
The story is OK and the narration is pretty good, but that can't save the author's inability to create likeable or sympathetic characters. Some people blame the translator, and, yes, the translator seemed to focus on translating the Russian word-for-word, rather than trying to create a comfortable narrative. Even so, there didn't appear to be anything in the source material that turned the characters into real people. The women were particularly one-dimensional, with the character "Astra" being notably loathsome. She is a major twit, and the fact that the protagonist is so taken with her is one reason that the story is hard to bear.
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