A ship in the hands of their enemy...A liberation gone wrong...A chance to double their ranks...A bold and daring plan...Their support from the Pentaurus cluster dwindling fast, the Alliance faces new and unpleasant realities in the Sol sector. But, as they soon discover, untoward changes have the potential to bring unexpected opportunities. The trick is in how you use them.
©2015 Ryk Brown (P)2015 Tantor
"Action, Action, Action"
This is book 14 of the series. In the last book, a scout ship with a jump drive fell into Jung hands. Captain Nathan Scout and the Aurora must get the jump drive back or destroy it. They end up taking on a Jung battleship in an attempt to obtain or destroy the scout ship.
The Ghatazhak play a key role in this book and Jessica and Commander Telis are at odds with each other. Jessica is also upset as her brother was the Captain of the scout ship that was taken by the Jung.
The Pentaurus Cluster is having problems because of the murder of Prince Casimir and the starting of a civil war. What is to happen to the Alliance and all the help, supplies, people that the Pentaurus Cluster has sent to Earth now that leader is dead. We have two new characters coming forward. Captain Suvan Navarro of the Avendahl who is protecting Princess Deliza. Princess Deliza has taken over from her father and is honoring the arrangements with the Alliance. Deliza comes to Earth to help and is redesigning the Falcon into the Super Falcon. She is a better engineer than her father. All her life she grew up working on his Falcon.
Jessica had escaped with a reporter and her cameraman and they are preparing a broadcast telling the truth about the Jung and the Alliance. The Admiral hopes this will turn worlds against the Jung and they will overthrow them. Of course, this book ends in a cliff-hanger.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the series.
"STILL getting better!"
14 Books so far, and this series gets BETTER with every book! Impressive!
Ryk Brown is KICKIN, and Jeffrey Kafer keeps bringing the characters ALIVE!
"It's getting "Long In The Tooth""
Could have been time better spent if it didn't start to seem like this story is going to go on forever.
What ending? Overall I've enjoyed the series...BUT...like all of these space military series this story has no apparent "ending" in sight. Don't get me wrong...the stories are good but at some point the loose ends need to be tied up. With "The Weak and the Innocent" I started losing interest when I realized that the initial battle to start the book was a continuation of the same battle at the end of book 13 and it still takes up a full 3rd of the entire running time of the book.
I thoroughly enjoy Jeffrey Kafer's narration and hope he continues to voice many works in the future.
Of all books in the series I found it to be the least engaging for me.
Endless stories tend to eventually get tiring. Why not have a complete "story thread" run it's course over...say...3 books (remember when there were trilogies?). Then do a different story arc in the same universe with the same or different characters involved in another trilogy. Since I'm currently following several of these L-O-N-G story arcs I find myself reluctant to get involved in any other series for fear that I'll die of old age before finding out how the story ends. Too may authors seem to be relying on these "cash cow" series and it's getting incredible difficult to find a GOOD stand-alone sci-fi book. Just my 2 cents worth.
"Continues to be Great"
Book 14 does not disappoint and is worth a credit. If you've made it this far, keep going!
"Too short for one book"
The way the story was broken up really cheapens the overall story. The flow is broken up and makes the story line seem to repeat with each book.
"The story continues"
I think if you have read the series up to this point you sort of have to continue on.
Actually there was very little action in this book and I found the story lagged for the most part.
There is just to much jumping around from one story to another and it chops up the book and it takes a few min to get your bearings where you are in the story line.
I think this series of books would make a great movie but not in the traditional sense. I would not use real actors instead I would make it like a video game only at a higher level of technology. I think the technology is getting close to pull it off. I think once you got the basic artwork established the costs would get lower as the follow up movies are made.
Ill buy the next book, but I am really waiting for the finding of the Jung home worlds and fighting those battles. I would think Captain Scott to play less and less a role in the success of the battles and follow up books. There are others that can offer up better battle plans and have more experience
I have enjoyed the series but this book was just dull and unnecessarily loaded with a multitude of POVs. For example, did we really need the POV of a reporter going around interviewing people? The story was just so disjointed and scattered that it ultimately felt like nothing really happened. The whole book could have been told in one or two chapters.
"wonderfully written thanks"
this series was just what the listener needs ! couldn't wait to get back on the road
"I need more!"
I have enjoyed the entire series but although I enjoyed the book I find it left me hanging in kind of a odd place. I do however highly recommend this book and the entire series to all scifi fans.
"Best author ever"
This book is incredible as is the series I would highly recommend it to anyone who'd like science fiction
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