Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth's Priminae allies.
But the situation turns dire when they catch sight of a ship belonging to the mysterious beings who orchestrate the fearsome Drasin's depredations. This powerful Empire, it seems, has two primary aims: to conquer new worlds and settle old scores. Weston's ultimate objective: keep humanity from becoming collateral damage as the Drasin war expands to engulf the galaxy.
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"The story was fine but the narration didn't fit."
The story was fine but I would have enjoyed it more if it wouln't have been for the narration.
"too short. half a book. disappointed."
I'd like the rest of the book. very disappointed in comparison to the others in this series.
"Weakest offering in Odyssey One series by far."
To be brief, the narration is bad and the story is uncompelling. The book ends before anything of interest actually happens and the pace is glacial which is a big change from the other books in this series. Not sure I'll be moving forward with this series in the future which is a shame, it was so much fun through books 1-3.
"Plodding towards the Drasin leash holders"
Warrior King is Book 5 of Evan Currie's Odyssey one series. While Earth is still recovering, Eric Weston is tasked with going after the entity that had unleashed the Drasin. With a new class of starship, Weston explores the space beyond the Priminae and encounters the more aggressive human-like species that previously initiated the Drasin incursion. While the action is intense, there is little closure and mostly a setup for a longer story arc dealing with a clearly dangerous adversary that is hell bent on total domination.
The sci-fi elements are confined to the same science from previous installments. There's a bit more background on the "evil" empire that has a rigid and ruthless hierarchy. At the same time, the Priminae are coming off as a sort of Quaker-like group that split off so long ago, that their own origins have morphed into mythology. The are regarded by the empire as technologically advanced, but totally pacifist. Earth's connections to these groups is still murky and remains to be revealed. Finally, the Gaia-like entities on both Earth and Rankel are briefly inserted. They and the Drasin are likely to play more prominent roles in future installments.
The narration is rendered by the same individual from volume 4 which was a change fro the earlier versions. The performance is adequate, but not exceptional with a reasonable range of voices and gender distinction.
"This book didn't advanced the storyline. "
This was an enjoyable listen. My problem with it is it didn't really advance the story line at all.
"5 books in and I kinda feel like Charlie Brown.."
Every time something comes up that might answer some questions that have come up since the first book, the scene gets taken away and we are later told tidbits of what happened. The combat in the books is well done but everything else is feeling like cardboard cut-out plots as this keeps happening. New questions are constantly added every book without resolution....often even without being referred to ever again. series has great potential but feels too much like the best bits are being deliberately hidden from the reader while the characters get to learn things..ok once or twice in a series but happens every book without any real resolution and gets old fast.
"Great book, bothered by Stephane's' new voice though"
Great overall, but Stephanie sounds like an older Texan than the younger protege he used to be. Remember, Steph was a kid who kept breaking into the double A program. That'd make him 5 years younger at a minimum (Since the captain had been in the marines and then done black ops for a number of years.)
As always, an enjoyable space battle! Filled with sci-fi tactics and believable heroes. Loved it.
"Good addition to series"
I have really enjoyed the previous books, and this is an excellent addition to the series. The action is fast paced and the book itself is well written. Further, the overarching story is headed in a nice direction.
Having said that, in some ways this is a bit of a "filler" book in that it seems in large part to be an introduction to a new major thread for future stories. As such, it isn't a particularly good standalone book, in that I am not sure readers who haven't read the previous books will understand the context for the story, even with the brief rehashing the author provides. If you are new to the series, start with an earlier book. If you have previously enjoyed books in the series, then I recommend this book as well.
"Preferred previous narrator. "
May have just been that I was used to the previous narrator but didn't enjoy the new one. Story was still great.
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