Arthur's Seat had never sought a galactic role. A relatively new colony world, a mere 300 years old, the planet was always isolated from the galactic mainstream. But with the Empire crumbling after the fall of Earth and other planets taking advantage of the chaos to make their own bids for power, Arthur's Seat suddenly finds itself playing host to tens of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees who have been kicked off countless other worlds.
But as the planetary government struggles to integrate the newcomers, powerful factions plot to take advantage of the situation, and the refugees struggle to carve out a place for themselves, it becomes clear that the entire planet is on the verge of anarchy...and outright civil war may not be far away.
©2016 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing
This is one of those books you just cannot put down until you have finished it, which is why I got through it in a day.
It can be quite a frustrating listen in part, especially where the government officials concerned; very reminiscent of today, I think - we’ll all go away and sleep on it and come back tomorrow.
However, as with previous books in this series, it was addictive and I look forward to the next one.
"Only for die hards I think"
CG Nuttall is an autobuy for me. Love Warspite and Empire Core series, but as this is one of those offworlds stories (not Commonwealth) I think you can skip it. Not sure that it advances the universe as much as some of the other side stories have and frankly the overall story dragged- unusually for a Nuttall storyline. It does tackle a very relevant social political problem we are all dealing with- so the exploration of theory was interesting.
"Similar to the muslim problem!"
See for your self. When you get thousands of people forced on you that don't care about your laws and customs. A good listen!
"2 HR STORY STRETCHED TO 11 1/2 HRS, NO CORPS IN IT"
Someone interested in a view of the effects of being stuck with taking in a bunch of foreign refugees who don’t want to integrate.
I've liked most of the CORPS series. Pretty much only tied to the series by Earth's demise, no Marine Corps involvement. This was basically a maybe 2 hour story stretched out to 11 1/2 hours. Nuttall had a story, didn't know where to put it & was boring as heck for all but a few minutes.
Kept it out of the Empire's Corps series. Reduced it to a short story
About 10 1/2 hours into the book, cops were allowed to carry firearms & use them to eliminate the main threat.
I'll be asking for my money back on this one. If the series continues, I hope it stays based on the marines coping with the loss of the empire.
"Not worth the price to keep!"
Not the Empire Corps story line that I start listening to; high school thesis turned into another book in a series. Hope the next one gets back on track....
"No Space Battles..."
In the Empire's Corps series, this book is more like "Reality Check" and less like the other books in this series. More drama and politics than space and ground battles that I really loved in the other books. I think most people can skip this book entirely and still be ok.
"A fun series' first sour note"
The greatest crime of this installment of the Empire's Corp is that it was boring.
The plot was transparent soapboxing and the characters were uninteresting.
The previous side-stories in the series were never handled this badly.
The Empire's Corp isn't great S/F; its "Men's Adventure" with a (previously) skillfully applied lacquer of S/F.
Even if you adore the series, you can skip this one; save your credit. I know I'll be asking for a refund.
"As subtle as a sledgehammer"
But extremely plausible. We always seem to think that because someone is different doesn't make them worse, it's amazing how deluded people can be.
Culture is one of those things that are completely not open to interpretation or negotiation. We never seem to realIze that we all have a culture, the west is not immune or exempt from that. Our culture is liberal democracy that enshrines the rights of the individual above that of a state or belief. I don't think anyone who has never left their culture can understand how foreign this is in other parts of the world... They simply think that other cultures are equal but different or that people will adapt to our culture overnight. It takes GENERATIONS and a lot of pain.
It's scary how some can be blind to this and especially how some may think the law is subjective. We in the West are in a dangerous position, we are more than likely over a tipping point which may lead to violence at best and the collapse of our culture at worst. It's not hyperbole and we need to discuss it rather than hiding from it.
"So so story.
I really struggled to finish it which . I usually like the author's stories but this one was just lacking .
"A literary attack on multiculturalism"
This book clearly shows that multi ethnic societies work but multicultural societies have big problems. The author treated both sides' grievances and arguments quite well. Fascinating insight into today's multiculturalism
"A good Story that has nothing to do with the series"
The story's plot reflects today's complicated Syrian refugee situation. The story is engulfing and enlightening, but has nothing today with the Empire's Corps existing storyline. Th
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