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Iron & Blood Audiobook

Iron & Blood: The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The Black Fleet Saga continues....

A human planet has been invaded. The enigmatic Darshik have landed troops on a frontier world and have begun subduing major cities even as their blockade repels all attempts by the fledgling United Terran Federation to mount a counteroffensive.

The Federation's military command is desperate, and with their fleet still in tatters, they make a last-ditch effort to free the planet: They pull Captain Jackson Wolfe out of retirement and put him in command of a ship they hope can get past the defending armada and provide support to the beleaguered Marines and civilians fighting on the surface of the contested world.

There is no reasoning with this enemy. If the Terran Federation wants their planet back, they will have to pay the price.

Iron & Blood is the second book of the Expansion Wars Trilogy and the fifth book of the Black Fleet Saga.

©2017 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Mark Page Staffordshire UK 05/07/2017
    Mark Page Staffordshire UK 05/07/2017 Member Since 2016

    I prefer Science Fiction, but have been known to stray into other areas. I'm a retired Veteran - Aircraft Engineer.

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    "fantastic "

    A great second book to the expansion trilogy (The fifth book in the dual-trilogy if you follow on from the Black Fleet Trilogy). Top marks again for Joshua Dalzelle's great story line and Mark Boyett's narration skills. The perfect combination to bring you the exploits of Captain Wolfe. ten out of ten. Looking forward to the next one.

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    Michael white 21/08/2017
    Michael white 21/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent read"

    Can't wait for the next book.excellent story keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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    OB UK 15/08/2017
    OB UK 15/08/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "I can't wait for the next one."

    Great story, love the ending. The narration like all in this series was excellent too.

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    david 02/08/2017
    david 02/08/2017 Member Since 2011
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    this was a good listen , I was pleased to hear all the prevous carictors I have come to love.

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    Scott 26/07/2017
    Scott 26/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "great book "

    another great book in the wolf sarga and now am looking forward to the next

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    Richard Coxon 20/07/2017
    Richard Coxon 20/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Truly excellent, would definitely recommend!!"

    An amazing story for anyone interested in space, combat, the future, aliens or powerful women with skills.

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  • Thomas Allen
    28/06/17
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    "Almost finished in one sitting"

    Darnit! Two days and I've already finished the book! I was hoping to take my time and savor the story. But nope! I completely lost myself in the book and only realized that it was early morning when my eyes started hurting. I stopped the book and put it away, intending to save it for when I was on the road. But again, nope. I woke up thinking about the story and ended up finishing the book in that day.

    I won't get into details, but I will say that Senior Captain Wolfe is not brought back into the fleet the way I expected. And it made for a great and gripping story. Also, the new characters and new scenarios kept me riveted.

    This book is REALLY not a rehash of the previous books. In this one, we see the war from a few different angles from before. And it's outstanding.

    I again have to give my complements to Mark Boyett. His pace, emotion, and voicing are excellent. A great performance for a great story.

    Highly recommended!

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  • Brian Geraghty
    16/08/17
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    "One of the best sci-fi books"

    This trilogy has continued the be excellent through its second book. I have enjoyed these books more than any other I have read.

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  • James
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    09/08/17
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    "No Letdown From the First Series"

    This is the second novel in the Expansion Wars (EW) Trilogy, a follow-on from the Black Fleet Trilogy featuring Captain Jackson Wolf. In the first novel of EW, Jackson Wolf takes a back seat and Celesta Wright takes over the primary role. She is a good character but I like having Wolf back in the lead role in this book. One thing I like about Dalzelle is that, unlike some writers (like David Weber or Christopher Nuttal) he does not go in for excessive repetition. His novels are disciplined. Also, I appreciate that the first series was completed in three novels, with a satisfying ending and the same will be true of this trilogy. And each individual novel, including this one, has a satisfying ending instead of ending on a cliffhanger. Some of the dramatic tension comes from within as some of Wolf's military superiors are a problem, but Dalzelle does not overdo it.

    Excellent novel and a very good performance.

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  • Aneil
    Durham, NC USA
    08/08/17
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    "The Next Sequel Cannot Be Published Soon Enough"
    Where does Iron & Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top in terms of the performance and narration; certainly another excellent addition to my library.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance. Mark Boyette could read a grocery list, and I'm sure by the end I'd be thrilled by way he rattled off all the fruits and vegetables. This guy could even make a local DMV come alive.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of the ones he's done for Dalzelle's books, and all of them have been outstanding.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Captain Kirk's grumpy uncle saves humanity again.


    Any additional comments?

    I blaze through these books faster than just about all others. The characters are terrific, compelling, and engage me regardless of the plots, which are also well-done.

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  • David Ervin
    Fort Worth TX.
    08/08/17
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    "A Great Read!!!"

    I truly loved it all.!!!!
    Can't wait to read the next!!
    And a great narrative!!
    Thank You!! Don't change a anything, it was
    truly a great read!!

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  • Amazon Customer
    07/08/17
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    "Great 2nd Book!"

    This is a great 2nd book for the Expansion Wars Trilogy.
    I appreciate the fact that the author has been able to keep the sense of urgency and the entertainment value so very high. Mark Boyett's performance is excellent as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
    06/08/17
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    "Great adventure"

    Keeps you on the edge of wondering what can possibly happen next to their world

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  • Amazon Customer
    03/08/17
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    "Loved it."

    Great story, good suspense and love the characters!!! Looking foward to the next great audiobook.

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  • Jeffrey W. McClure
    Salado, Texas United States
    25/07/17
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    "A great Sci-fi read or listen"

    Dalzelle hit a home run again. The only part I didn't like was that it ended. The story is running a bit faster now so we don't get to know the players quite as well who have come on the stage late, but it does move right along.

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  • MPITA
    S.E. Wisconsin
    22/07/17
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    "While I enjoyed the first series, this one shines"

    Dalzellle is turning out some great work. His ability to write interesting military sci-fi around well developed characters keeps getting better. Wolf's character really drives this series along with some fun, as well as some not-much-fun characters from the previous series. That's one of the things that I like about these stories that unfold over several books - you become personally invested in the story and the 'cast'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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