The Empire is a political entity that encompasses hundreds of colonized worlds united by a common language (Esperanto) and under a single individual, the Emperor. But the Empire is getting old and creaky. Its government is riddled with corruption and is choking on red tape. The Space Force is bloated with the incompetent who have risen to high rank due to nepotism and patronage. The Emperor has been assassinated, and the Empire is surrounded by alien races that are becoming more hostile and more powerful as time goes on.
When an exploration fleet in the rift between sections of the spiral arm are attacked by an unknown race, the dead Emperor's clone-son, now on the throne, recognizes that the Empire is standing at the edge of an abyss and must find a way to not only win this new war against the alien aggressors but also overcome the inertia of the arrogant Space Force officers who are more ready to overthrow their Emperor than fight the war.
©2016 Dietmar Wehr (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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As space operas go, this was pretty good. Do some work on character development and interactions
"A great new book and hopefully series!"
The characters took a little while to flush out and the promotion from XO and Fleet Admiral a little unrealistic but overall this was a good book and an even better first in a new series!
"Very good reading"
I really enjoyed the story line. I wish there was more deployment of the bad guys. I an hoping for a second book. There seem to me more unanswered questions
"Best author narrater duo"
Can't wait for book two. Even better than synchronicity war. Luke Daniels could make the phone book sound interesting. Thank you.
"best book in awhile for like to read."
good start to the book great finish I found it lacking in the middle but overall loved it
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