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Derelict: Destruction

Derelict Saga, Book 3
Narrated by: Paul E Cooley
Series: Derelict, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

The Sol Federation Marine Corps vessel S&R Black was sent to recover an ancient derelict from the farthest edge of the Sol system. What they found could spell the end of humanity. 

Trapped aboard Mira, Corporal Kalimura and her squad face hostile alien creatures while desperately searching for a way to escape. The crew of S&R Black, meanwhile, discover the alien-infested Mira has brought back something else from outside the solar system, and it may mean the end for them all. 

Derelict: Destruction, the third installment of The Derelict Saga, is an action-packed mashup of suspense, military sci-fi, and space opera horror. Destruction continues to unfold both the exo-solar threat to humanity and an insidious AI conspiracy.

©2018 Paul E Cooley (P)2018 Paul E Cooley

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Wow just wow

Highly recommend this, I loved the black and this series of books just swamps that.

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Utterly disappointing ending

I've stuck with this series after the first book was not remotely stand alone with no 'ending' so to speak of. I don't mind this, but at least warn the reader.

I've also tolerated the sexist and patronising vocalisation of the female characters.

But the ending... I'm lost for words. It's such a terrible ending - like the author got bored and gave up. I don't mind an open end - Clarke was a master of that, and it made you think. This was so opened ended the plot fell out.

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  • Alex Millender
  • 09-05-19

Amateur Military Sci-fi writing - avoid

I don't even know where to begin... the writer clearly didn't do any research on the distances, speeds and scales of outter space. He wrote as if 600 meters per second (2160 kilometers per hour) was a fast speed for a ship in space, or 60 mps was fast for a futuristic railgun rifle projectile (bb guns fire faster than this), in an era hundreds of years in the future. This is just the most blatant of near constant absurd inaccuracies in the science and concepts of space sci-fi.

The entire book series was full of sophomoric language, allegories and descriptions. It was the worst sci-fi book series I've ever read. I can't even judge the narrator because of how horrible the writing was. I will avoid this author like the plague.

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  • Mark A. Udovich
  • 28-01-19

The Ending...

I loved this trilogy. Paul E. Cooley’s writing is phenomenal and some of the best science fiction I’ve ever encountered. The ending left me wanting more though. It felt like there was so much left unresolved that there should have been more to the story. I hope he will consider writing a 4th Derelict Saga novel in the future.

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  • Kelly B. Baker
  • 07-12-18

Loved it!!

I was Hooked from the first book in the series. Can’t wait to read his other works