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Black Dawn

Blood on the Stars, Book 8
By: Jay Allan
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Blood on the Stars, Book 8
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

War is coming, darker and more terrible than any that have come before. 

The Hegemony is coming to impose its brutal system of genetic supremacy on the Confederation and the other nations on the Rim, to make its elite Masters the unchallenged rulers of all human habitation in the galaxy. 

The White Fleet had been an expression of optimism, a grand expedition to explore the vast reaches of the long-dead empire. Tasked to uncover the secrets of the devastating Cataclysm and to seek and recover the advanced ancient technology that humanity had once possessed, it found something else instead. 

A new enemy. A vast domain, one with advanced technology, massive fleets, and a genetically-ordered society and hierarchy it intends to impose on all humanity everywhere. The Hegemony is like nothing Tyler Barron and his comrades have ever encountered...but the veteran admiral must find a way to fight the far superior enemy, to rally the Confederation’s forces, and those of the other Rim nations, for what may well be the final war. 

Barron understands his task is herculean, but what he doesn’t know is that the Confederation, far from being ready to face a new enemy, is embroiled in a widening scandal, one threatening to devolve into outright civil war, as the fleets and troops needed to face the enemy square off against each other. 

Barron and his people will do all they can to prevent the Confederation from slipping into oblivion, and to prepare it to face the new enemy that is coming. They have placed themselves in the breach before, saved the Confederation from disaster more than once, but this will be their greatest test, a struggle like none of them have ever experienced. 

This time the goal is not victory. It is survival.

©2018 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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great book 👍

great book great series love the story I highly recommend listening to all of the series

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  • Steve
  • 08-09-18

Brutal listen

I have been a big fan of this series, but starting with White Fleet, it has become almost impossible to listen to. I find myself fast forwarding through 3/4 of the book because I cannot take the characters' internal conflict over every single event. This book is worse because every character is facing certain death/destruction/arrest/etc all of the time. I quit listening. It was just too painful. Jeffery Kafer was excellent as always. If the author cares about my input, I would suggest he use about 85% less words describing the mental anguish of the characters, and instead use that mental real estate to pace the action a little faster. I would also suggest that he create situations where the characters have at least a chance of winning. The way it's written now, the book is entirely too stressful for me to enjoy listening. I listen to audio books to be entertained and to escape, not to be stressed out worse than my own daily life.

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  • Kevin
  • 05-01-19

set up for next book

I know it was a set up for the next book by why do all the hero's have to become stupid.
It's painful to listen to.

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  • M. Baumgartner
  • 15-11-18

this one just to send further into stupidity...

if you are enjoying this series, stop at the end of book six. in book 7 they get stupid, and book 8 just makes them stupider. the stupidity is such that it makes much of the plot and action utterly unbelievable. sorry, but it's the truth. Characters who in other books behaved ingeniously, now behave like total dolts. several of the concepts that drive the story, are patently unbelievable, and that, compounded with the stupidity of the main characters destroys any semblance of quality in the book.

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  • Johnny
  • 02-07-19

Great continuation this Saga

loved it! I look forward to the next installment of this Saga of this Saga. I love the development of the main characters and the addition of a few new characters. Except for Sector 9 I will never like them LOL

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  • james
  • 11-12-18

Another good book in a great series.

Another good book, just not a fan of the political side of stories. As always great narration.

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  • Darren C. Lay
  • 29-11-18

High Stakes Run Amok!

Foe 1 fights Foe 2. Foe 1 fights Self. Foes 1&2 fight New Threat. You Follow? Good book, lots of maneuvering and staging will keep you interested and add to the overall impact of the story.

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  • John Hutton
  • 02-11-18

A Strong story from beginning to end.

Enjoyable taunt storytelling from a variety of perspectives.
Scary new villains to threaten the Rim.

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  • John
  • 28-10-18

Can't wait for more.

There is some interesting plot twist that I did not see coming and one that I hoped would not develop. I cannot wait to see how it all ties together.

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  • James
  • 14-09-18

great continuation

Story is picking up steam good twist but pradictable outcomes. still can't wait to see what happens next.

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