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Iron Dragoons

Terran Armor Corps, Book 1
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Terran Armor Corps, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

Winner of the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

I am Armor. I am fury. I will not fail.

Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery.

Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself. To succeed, he must find the iron in his heart and prove himself worthy to the Corps. For the Armor, there is no substitute for victory and to fail is to die.

Iron Dragoons is an action-packed military sci-fi novel, the first of a new series by the author of The Ember War Saga.

©2017 Richard Fox (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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Very nice

Narrator was very good, I really felt like I was there and it was easy to listen to.

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brilliant as always

good story, great to revisit some of the old characters. good build up. this was my third relisten and was still very enjoyable

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Not Bad

Wasn’t sure I would like this book, but I surprised myself and did, although it needs to be longer.

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great book

I have listed to all of the last ember Wars series they are brilliant I highly recommended great story and there are other books to go with the series 😃

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honestly great but too short

This is a great book with a fantastic performance but you are definitely wanting more. Fox needs to write longer books.

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excellent

I loved this as much as the Ember wars series. Well written and indepth characters and excellent imagery of the worlds within the story.

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Armor

Loved every moment of this book can't wait for the next installment
Hope the next book as good

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Is that iron i see ?

Brilliant ! i was so sad when i completed the ember war . but it looks like were back in business and a brilliant start to this series .this is a very emotional book and Luke does a wonderful job as always. i cannot wait for the next one

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A great mech story.

This is a great mech story. The military training is true to life and so is the comereradery of the characters. I look forward to the next one.

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Great listen

Looking forward to the next instalment of this new series.
Narration is good and easy to listen to

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  • Wes
  • 25-11-17

Absolutely hands-down favorite

Richard Fox is amazing. After listening to the Ember Wars I tried several other sci-fi stories. I was disappointed over and over, I then listened to some of my favorites (so I thought) from the past few years, they were also disappointing. He is just a freaking great author. An abundance of adventure, the right amount of humor and outstanding character development.
Luc Daniels nails it. As far as this type of sci-fi space adventure, they have set the bar.

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  • VJG
  • 28-11-17

Armor plus Luke D

equals great. I'm probably in the minority of people entering the armor world without having listened to the Ember War series which I'm now going to do ... after the next Terran Armor Corps book. Luke Daniels is amazing as ever.

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  • Kaz
  • 15-05-19

Good Average story

I enjoyed this book. It was entertaining but a few parts dragged. I’d say if you are looking for a good new iorn man type suit then give this a listen.

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  • smb072
  • 22-02-18

Old war vet recommends

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Made this old war vet cheer.. and I won't deny it jerked a few tears. Author gets it. Can recommend as outstanding.

This book has some really cool tech, but that's just the surface layer. Underneath, it effectively breaches subjects that are difficult to convey; the warrior spirit, faith, and honor. I ended my watch decades ago but the essence of Shaw's transformation was familiar to me. It speaks to these old ears, and would speak to ancient and distant future warriors alike. Sierra Hotel, Mr. Fox. You've reminded me I have iron.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-17

Excellent ground forces sci fi tale

While not the most complex read, this novel kept my attention with its decent but not overwhelming detail of the various combat technologies used in its universe, as well as the very well fleshed out history of how humanity survived two alien invasions. The addition of the Iron Legion's religion was also a pleasure to read.

The only weak point for me in the story was how naive the main character is about combat,the military, and the history and culture of Earth's alien foes and friends. It took me some suspension of belief to ignore how a rather whiney and very unprepared young man somehow makes it through the training to join a kick-ass branch of cybernetic Marines. The lieutenants that train him and his care are certainly fleshed out to be very professional, but the main character really didn't come across as having the "right stuff"; only a very lucky chance encounter at the very beginning of the tale and a small religious "miracle" involving water dripping off a revered statue made the character stand out as being really exceptional in any way. He needed more of an edge, in my opinion.

Other than what I felt was a little weak characterization on the main character, the story was a very good read.

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  • Just Me
  • 24-05-19

Give it a chapter or two

I nearly shut this book off and asked for a refund in the beginning. Seemed to be long on description rather than story and lacked a hook to drag me into the story. Eventually, it hit its stride and settled into a jaunty pace that while long on descriptives brought in enough character and plot that I began enjoying it. If it means anything, I am going now to get

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  • Sapper3273
  • 28-09-17

I am ARMOR!

Slow start but finished strong!
can't wait for the next book...
Narrator was excellent as well!
Be sure to read The Ember War series first!

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  • Beth Manansala
  • 12-04-18

Great Start to this Follow-on Series

This series follows the Ember War series which I have not read (but now plan to depending on how the rest of this goes).

The writing is well done, dialog is believable and character development is deep and satisfying. There is a good amount of technical detail to keep me interest and thinking while not getting into babble or fall into the near magic classification.

I scope of this particular book is confined to the recruitment and training of the main character and the author does a good job keeping the action going (even if you know how it'll end). I look forward to the next book and hope it expands it's reach while keeping it as personable as this one.

The narrator is great and really brings the characters to life.

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  • Chandler
  • 23-10-17

Thought the story was over but Hold The Press

Daniels brought the Amber Wars to life and he's doing it again.

Richard I was saddened with ending of AS, thank for bringing your world no universe back....

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  • bowen935
  • 22-11-17

I Am Armor

The team of Richard Fox and Luke Daniels have won me over again.
Though not a 100% continuation of the original Ember Wars saga, this book sheds new light on the future of the Ember War universe , the mysterious Armor core and their traditions. After finishing this book I'm left ready for more and excited to know that there's already one other book in the series ready to be devoured. the story and pacing were excellent. the narration as always was incredible, funny and true to the characters.
I'm ready 4 the next Joyride in the series... I Am Armor!

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