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The Ember War Audiobook

The Ember War: Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2

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Publisher's Summary

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance.

In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival. Earth will need a fleet. One with a hidden purpose. One strong enough to fight a battle against annihilation.

The Ember War is the first installment in an epic military sci-fi series. If you enjoyed A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo and The Last Starship by Vaughn Heppner, then you'll love this explosive adventure with constant thrills and high stakes from beginning to end.

The Ruins of Anthalas, book 2: An ancient holocaust holds the key to humanity's survival.

Only a sliver of mankind survived the Xaros invasion. With Earth's defenses in ashes, nothing can stop the aliens' inevitable return. Hope arrives through a cryptic message from a long-lost alien race, promising the means to rebuild the shattered space fleet. Captain Valdar takes one of the last strike carriers, the Breitenfeld, and his shell-shocked crew on a desperate mission to the dead world. Unfortunately humans aren't the only power that received the ancient message....

The Ruins of Anthalas is the second book in The Ember War Saga, a military sci-fi space opera. If you like David Weber and John Ringo with a touch of Isaac Asimov, then you'll love this fast-paced and captivating adventure where humanity survives at the edge of a knife.

©2015 Richard Fox (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Mark Page 20/03/2016
    Mark Page 20/03/2016

    I prefer Science Fiction, but have been known to stray into other areas. I'm a retired Veteran - Aircraft Engineer.

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    "Very enjoyable fast-paced space story."

    I enjoyed these two fast-paced works of art immensely. Lovable characters, with nail biting twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat till the very end. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Farmer 22/08/2016
    Paul Farmer 22/08/2016
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    "A good space Opera"

    A good old yarn. Bits of lots of sci fi stories from battlestar galactica to stargate and star trek. Some interesting twists along the way and well performed throughout. Now I've got to listen to the next five in the series, oh well there goes £100!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben L 17/04/2017
    Ben L 17/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good space saga let down not by the narration but by the narrators accents."

    Great book but terrible accents from the narrator. Being Scottish I was a little upset but the Scandinavian was like Indian!

    Really had to stick at listening for the first 3 chapters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Quite good"
    What did you like most about The Ember War?

    The pace of the book was ok and there is clearly a lot of s one to the series. All is good except the Scottish accent. Omg


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    stanley 11/02/2017
    stanley 11/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I could not get into it at all"

    I found it very hard to get involved with this book to picture the scenes that was been described just found myself feeling confused with it iv had this book for three days and iv only spent 50 minutes listening to it which is very unlike me not impressed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Graham 31/01/2017
    Graham 31/01/2017
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    "Fast paced nearly to a fault. "

    Luke Daniels performed excellently bringing each character to light with ease. The story itself was compelling enough but I did feel it glossed over some details which I felt could have benefited the world which the author has created. Despite this I still enjoyed both books and will most likely purchase the sequels in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 28/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "good solid story"

    great read ,sorry listen, especially as its part 1 and 2 excellent value, will watch out for more from this auther

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Griffiths London 25/01/2017
    S. Griffiths London 25/01/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "one of the best and most original of this genre "

    I found I enjoyed these first two books in the series immensely. Free from an excess of techno babble and uninteresting back story, the books just get on with telling a compelling story really clearly. The basic premise is that humans have been given a 60 year warning of a nearly unstoppable alien attack. Can the humans do enough in the time with the help of a single friendly being ?
    Beautifully narrated with some fantastic characterisation as well.

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    16/01/2017
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    "Not easily pleased"

    I wasn't sure at first as this was on impulse after quickly going through reviews, and I was well rewarded. This is a great sci-fi gum audio, Luke Daniels does a great job! For 15 hours it's great story and value. If you like sci Fi you will love this. Two thumbs up.+

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    Peter smith 01/12/2016
    Peter smith 01/12/2016
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    "Too short"

    Good concept but the story is much too short,. Feels a bit like a rip off!

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  • Sheldon
    Augusta, ME, United States
    27/05/16
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    "I just don't understand the hype."

    Overall it's not a bad listen, there are moments where you actually care what is going on. Mostly though it's two dimensional characters playing out a story the feels like you've already heard it a dozen times from a dozen different authors. I got this because of the narrator and Luke Daniels is still good though he does mispronounce a few things here and there.

    My biggest concern is that I had very little desire to listen to the book at all. It wasn't fun, entertaining, witty, interesting, dynamic, or really any of the things you'd like to hear in a good book. I guess I'd compare this to microwave macaroni and cheese. It's not actually bad, but it isn't really good either.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Graham
    19/04/17
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    "it was tough at first but then it got better!"

    I will be getting the rest of the books. it sure does remind me of Star Gate universe!
    well this is the road that show should have gone down and it would be still on the air. can't wait for the movies !! hope so

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carl
    15/04/17
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    "Overall great story"

    First book was great second book started very slow and I almost stopped listening to it but after about 20 or 30 minutes it picked up and turned into a great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Keith Cummings
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    14/04/17
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    "Belly of fire and hearts of Iron"

    What made the performance for me was the voice for the Iron Hearts. I don't believe I would have empathized as strongly with them if not for the stark contrast of their voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Virtual
    08/04/17
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    "Addicting"

    This series is so addicting I found myself listening while working out at the gym. Luke Daniels' narrating is immersive. Just got the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D Fraser
    04/04/17
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    "Good story!"

    This story has it all, good antihero, not to much lovey stuff, battles, aliens both good and bad, and a good bit of military bravado!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    28/03/17
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    "Good, Solid story"

    idk if it's coincidence, but anything read by the great Luke Daniels tends to be fun.

    this isn't a deep book, but it's a fun military scifi tale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan Riddle
    11/03/17
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    "Fantastic! Luke Daniels is insanely good!"

    After listening to the lost fleet by Jack Campbell few space books were captivating.

    This one hooked me again on sci-fi!

    great universe, characters who are likeable, plot that keeps me on the edge of my seat. wonderful all around.

    I love that he explains a little but not a ton for each book and keeps the mystery going.

    a few minor quibbles here and there but couldn't even remember them when writing this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    10/12/16
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    "A COUPLE OF BULLETS AND FOUL LANGUAGE TO DEFEND"

    OURSELVES
    The book starts out pretty good with a Scott Meyer type opening. Then the book jumps ahead in time and all imagination is replaced with clichéd, cardboard cutout characters and action. Hard core military fans and the paid help seem to like it a lot. You probably know what you like, so if your looking for some shoot-em up action, this is your cup of tea. Did you know that the American Flag is so superior to all other flags, that after sitting on the top of a pole for thirty years in bad weather and good, it will still wave?

    YOUR EYES ARE SECRETING
    Luke Daniels is excellent as always.

    19 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Hiruu
    All around the World, baby!
    12/05/16
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    "Decent story, but alot of clichés"

    The author certainly has a deep understanding of military structures and protocols , but at time seems to over excess in there details. In general, the bike are loaded with tropes, and while not a bad thing, the "you-know-something-bad-will-happen" cliche is overused. All in all, the audio performance was good, and the story entertaining, if not ground-breaking.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful

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