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Summary

War isn't coming. It's already being waged.

While the universe was still young, vambraces were forged, giving their users extraordinary abilities. A brutal war was won through the blood and sacrifice of patriots. Soon, the vambraces faded to legend.

A secret task force. A wormhole portal discovered...

Now, Frank and Marine Space Corps-1 find themselves across the galaxy, where an ancient evil is growing. From exploratory crew to the front of enemy lines, Frank will have to decide whether to play the part of hero or to be the Marine needed to win the war.

Because the victor takes the universe.

The vambraces will be found again. A new order of knights will be chosen. And once again light will do battle with darkness.

Includes a special bonus note from the authors.

©2018 Jonathan Yanez and JR Castle (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • JL
  • 10-08-18

Perfection!

I hate buying a book without any written reviews, so here is all you need to know without providing any spoilers:

-unshakable protagonist who never sweats under pressure, kicks ass and takes names, only talks in James Bondisms, is built like a rock and lacks the ability to take anything seriously: CHECK
-Characters taken straight out of every 90's action movie cliche (see above): CHECK
-Humorous quips and quotes taken directly from 80's and 90's pop-culture and cult classics: CHECK
-Great narration and excellent delivery of humor, quotes, cheesy lines and cliches: CHECK
-Military Sci-fi (also full of cliches): CHECK
-Absolute entertainment perfection: CHECK!

39 of 42 people found this review helpful

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  • Kyle
  • 31-08-18

People Need to get over themselves

So I have read several reviews and it seems the people giving negative reviews do it because of one of two things. It steals ideas from other storylines or it is too much like a comic book. Yes on both counts; now just enjoy the book. That I enjoyed the book does that mean I have the maturity of a 12 yr old, maybe? Or maybe I read to get away from reality.

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  • jason young
  • 23-08-18

part firefly, part stargate, part Johnny quest.

All rolled together with a bit of tounge-in-cheeck humor. I think I got goosebumps a few times listening, the story kept a good pace and held my interest until my commute to and from work flew by.

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  • Jonathan Considine
  • 03-10-18

Green lantern but purple.

It's like an even worse version of green lantern with Ryan Reynolds. even the main character could be perceived as Ryan Reynolds playing Ryan Reynolds making fun of Green Lantern by writing a knock off of the same character.

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  • Jonah culver
  • 26-09-18

Not a real sci-fi despite the cover art and title.

I mistakenly thought this book would have a strong sci-fi theme but I was grossly mistaken, this is a space magic fantasy book. The narration was fine and I even liked the main character. It lost me as soon as it stopped being a “space marine” story and started being a magical knight story. There is no attempt at explaining any technical things and what is given is a big middle finger to anyone who likes any attempt at a logical science explanation since they just circle back to ancient magic. Super lame and nothing like any space sci-fi I’ve been reading.

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  • Becky Youden
  • 12-09-18

loved it

what an awesome story. Really enjoyef it. i can mot wait to start the next one.. Emjoy!

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  • Ramona Whelchel
  • 18-08-18

Melodramatic and juvenile

Simple story more like a comic book. Cliché characters seems like a collage project, then a real story almost like it is the first on they ever wrote

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  • Christopher lussier
  • 16-10-18

excellent voice acting but generic plot

voice actor did an amazing job however you could always tell what was going to happen next in the plot, it was a generic plot placed in an interesting setting

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  • Steve Patterson
  • 05-10-18

Narrator saved this book

It’s like a 12 yr old made up 4 stories as they played video games.

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  • Evo2062
  • 16-11-18

Good books

With combination of the writers and reader I was very impressed. I got a nice Ryan Reynolds feel from the MC and as I enjoy him and Deadpool it was nice. The only thing I could say towards the negative would be how fast the story progressed. Everything happened in the span of maybe just over a week. Other then that great story and characters.