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Summary

Earth has fallen. The Core Worlds have collapsed into chaos. As planetary governments declare independence, war is breaking out everywhere.

Entire sectors slip out of contact, warlords battle for power, and the remnants of the once-great Empire are tearing themselves apart. In the shadows, the Terran Marine Corps works to save what little they can to preserve civilization and build a better tomorrow. But now they might have met their match. 

The marines have seized control of the corporate world of Hameau, only to discover that Hameau is merely the tip of the enemy iceberg and the battle is still very much undecided. Cut off from their brethren, the marines fight desperately to hold their ground while millions of innocent civilians are caught in the middle. They are all too aware that whoever wins the war will determine the fate of the entire galaxy.

©2020 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2020 Podium Audio

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KNIFE EDGE

I HAVE HAD SUCH A ABSURDITY GREAT TIME LISTENING TO THIS FANTASTIC BOOK IT HAS HAD ME ON A EDGE WITH THE FANTASTIC WORK IN THIS BOOK THAT I COULD NOT STOP AND REST I WAS SO EXCITED AS SO MUCH WAS HAPPENING THAT I WAS ENGAGED WITH THIS STORY THAT IT WAS EXCITED AND NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT WHAT A THRILLING AND EXCITING BOOK CAN'T WAIT TO LISTENING TO THE NEXT BOOK FANTASTIC WORK GREAT PERFORMANCE IN THIS BOOK JOHN REILLY

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good

a great continuation of the marines saga, and the fall of earth, will be great to see how it manifests and if they will continue to win

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Excellent as always

Another excellent addition to the story of the corps yet again,
Excited for the next!

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  • Richard P
  • 18-02-21

WHAT THE ????

I understand the problems of writing as many books as you do but really Christopher, this last one was just part 2 of the last book. I am about to read the next one and I am hoping that it will be better. While I liked the idea of the last 2 books this one just didn't seem right I can't put my finger on it. So here is to hoping for better things to come..

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 17-05-21

Hard to keep track of all the people

Kafer sounds angry or annoyed or both ALL the time. It's very stressful. And he reads without paying attention to what is coming or has been said, so misses most of the needed contrasts.

I was going to try to imitate Nuttall's style but it's exhausting, too exhausting. He adds his emphasis at the ends of sentences, almost all the sentences. It gets annoying, very annoying. The story progresses slowly, too slowly. This is book 17, and it seems more obvious in this volume, overly obvious.

It took many, many hours to learn if the female path finder was a good guy or a bad guy. I never could follow all the generals and the other groups of Marines, or insurgents, or others. There are a lot of characters, and I couldn't keep track of them.

I have enjoyed the series mostly, and will keep reading them, but am really hoping that they don't just disperse to the ends of the galaxies and never come to any conclusion or resolution, but I'd sure like to see some of Colonel Stalker (Kafer pronounces is Stocker), and I cannot for the life of me see how it fits into the inane world of Magic in one of his other series (am I the only one who heard the reference to Stalker in book 1 of that eye-rolling series?)

I'm going to continue, although he has dropped his other series, just to see if these Marines and Stalker's Marines on Avalon can ever hook up and maybe set up some order in the universe.

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  • VaDavid
  • 05-12-20

And then...

Always enjoyed the Empires Corps series for its action packed scenes and anti-leftist narrative. Not sure why, but this time around I became annoyed with all the "pauses" such as the authors use of the phrase "and then...". Despite my annoyance, overall another great chapter in the Empires Corp universe.

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  • tekone
  • 09-11-20

I love this series!

I always enjoy this series, I can’t wait to see how Avalon’s fleet and ‘Marines’ end up back with the whole.

Also I assume there is a book or document with all the interlude comments?