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Defiance: The Spiral Wars, Book 4

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The UFS Phoenix is hunting for the long-lost drysine data-core. Within it lie the secrets to saving humanity from the resurgent deepynine machine-race. To recover it, Captain Erik Debogande must work together with the man who holds his sister hostage - the power-hungry parren leader Aristan. Aristan has sworn he will return Lisbeth Debogande once Phoenix grants him equal access to its prize. But now from the direction of hostile space comes word of a dark force hunting humans and parren alike, determined at all costs that the store of the lost Drysine Empire's knowledge should be possessed by neither....

©2017 Joel Shepherd (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Adam Warren 13/10/2017
    Adam Warren 13/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome series"

    Joel Shepherd is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. while this wasn't quite as good as the previous three in the series, I already can't wait for the next one.

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  • Sally
    Burbank, CA, United States
    17/10/17
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    "Fantastic - Best one yet."

    The Spiral Wars series has been great from book one, but this one kept me me on my toes all the way (great for getting extra steps per day.)

    The books should be read in order. I can't wait for the next one.

    I always like John Lee as a narrator, another fine job.

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  • tekone
    New York, NY USA
    15/10/17
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    "An awesome series with an awesome narrator"

    First off, I could listen to John Lee all day... I got hooked on him as he was narrating the commonwealth series so it is pretty much guaranteed that I am going to buy a sci-fi book read by him.

    Second of all, I really enjoy this series... it’s straight up military sci-fi with some interesting twists thrown along the way,

    I really look forward to the next in the series!

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  • Skipper
    California
    04/10/17
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    "More please!"

    I am really enjoying this series -- the characters, the contrast between organic and synthetic life, the plot, the dialogue, and the unique alien species and worlds. In this book, Shepherd makes a case for an artificial intelligence learning to wonder and dream. Electric sheep....

    So, we see more of the parren species, with their House rivalry and intense psychological moods, and the propensity to shift psychological states en mass. We also meet some cool aquatic creatures, a mix or sting rays, squid, and elephants. Lol. Someone named Hannachiam. A place called Defiance. A duel to the death (great scenes!). A singularity. And a creepy queen.

    This series is best if the books are read in order. This book takes off from where Kantovan Vault finished, in tavali space. Soon enough, it's off to parren space, to the rock-strewn Brehn system and planet Cephilae, in search of the data-core.

    We learn more about Styx and the history of the organic-synthetic wars. The author maintains the suspense, a doubtful hope about the powerful Styx's intentions towards organics, especially humans.

    Hunted by determined deepynines (DP-9s), the ship and crew take some hard knocks (boo-hoo!), but in the end, UFS Phoenix is primed to rise from the ashes. I hope.

    Waiting for Book 5. When?

    Narration is excellent, but occasionally / sometimes I am not totally sure who is speaking.

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