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Summary

They came to start a new life. Now they have to fight for it.

Joel Lander wants nothing more than a fresh start, far from Earth and wars that have left humanity’s birthplace in shambles. Leaving on the second mission to the distant world of Tranquility, Lander and his family plan to build a brand-new life for themselves. 

Boasted to be everything Earth wasn’t - clean, unsullied, safe - Lander learns upon arrival that Tranquility is anything but. New Independence has gone dark, and it soon becomes clear that he will have to fight a terrifying enemy to save their new home, forcing him back into the very life he’d thought he’d left behind on Earth. 

Experience the start of an action-packed new military sci-fi epic from best-selling authors Josh Hayes (The Valor trilogy) and Devon C. Ford (After It Happened). Starcraft meets Titanfall in a thrilling battle for survival.

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The start of something Great

Wasnt to sure what to expect not my usual genre - but what a ride - I was totally drawn in from the off and found myself willing the main characters to kick ass - narrator did an awesome job at bringing everything to life - I cant wait for the next instalment - higly reccommended 👍

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Fantastic!

I’ve read the book as well as downloaded the audible! It’s fantastic! From the characters to the storyline! Well worth listening too and reading! Can’t wait for the next one!

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Great collaboration

two big names team up and as expected its a BIG 5 stars for this book !

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  • 13-06-21

Great start to a new series!

Overall performance and writing was outstanding. It reads like a first book and that is not a bad thing because the set up is very well done. It seriously annoys me when a series has a bad set up! Character development was at a great pace. I enjoyed how the story unfolded. I don't often enjoy two author books. This book changed my mind. Seamless writing and great story. Looking forward to book 2!

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  • Dan Wong
  • 15-06-21

Great start to the series - looking forward to the next book!

Action-packed and we’ll written. This was my first audiobook narrated by Scott Aiello and I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Chris Graham
  • 15-06-21

Wow what a Great start to a new series!

I look forward to hearing the next one. I don't do spoilers. It's a great series so far I couldn't stop listening. Till I got to the end the only thing to do now I was waiting for the new book and listened to it again.they keep you going all the way to the end! Check it out you won't regret it.

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  • Trish R.
  • 13-06-21

Boring...

At 62% I'm done. It's just too boring and so drawn out it's ridiculous. In almost 400 pages there's 2 things that will happen; they'll arrive on Tranquility and they'll find a way to kill the Queen of the Hive. That's it! No growth whatsoever. No world building. No nothing.

Up to this point there's no sex, and I don't expect there will be and the F-bomb was used 153 times.

As for the narration: Scott Aiello is a wonderful narrator but even he couldn't help this book.

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  • Aaron & Klarissa
  • 17-07-21

Extremely adventurous

The story was well written but, I don’t care for all the swearing but given the John has written it makes sense I felt like I was part of the crew.

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  • AZ guy
  • 18-06-21

A New Exciting Series

The 1st book in an exciting series.
As Earth's first colony planet is threatened by another "alien", a group of Earth colonists battle to regain control.