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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
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julian 05/10/2017
    Julian 05/10/2017
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    "Great fun as always"

    Only thing I'm not keen on is the narrators female voices and tendency to make some of the characters sound a bit petulant.

    Fun story though, looking forward to book 3.

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    Diogo M. Liberal 29/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertainment at its purest form"

    Again the series hits the nail in the wall where the pace, action and intensity are concerned. Most importantly its a very good piece of entertainment opening up a much antecipated end to this triology. The space battles and the effect of time in this aspect is wonderful and these new foes are very well created. Can't wait for the next episode...

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    Tony Jenkins Sheffield, England 04/09/2017
    Tony Jenkins Sheffield, England 04/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "good story well told."


    another good story very well told, looking forward to hearing the next book in the trilogy.

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    Poppey 25/08/2017
    Poppey 25/08/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Another hit from Joshua Dalzelle; well worth the credit. The added bonus was the narration by Mark Boyett.

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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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    "usual good stanards"

    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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  • Jeffrey
    Austin Texas, United States
    21/10/17
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    "Just Passing Through"

    As the 2nd in the New Frontiers trilogy, I & B was not as thrilling as Call to Arms was as the #2 book in the Black Fleet trilogy, but having old friends makes it good. The cast of characters is sound and makes you feel as if you are looking over their shoulders as they try and solve the increasingly complex alien puzzles before them. It is not nearly the end and the closing moments makes me want the 3rd in this series to appear as soon as possible! Mark Boyett, by the way, is perfect. I have read him before with other series and he makes it real and doubles the enjoyment.

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  • Amazon Customer
    13/10/17
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    "Premise flimsy but a good story anyway"

    If you can suspend the disbelief of the unlikely military situation it’s a fun story.

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  • David Fiedler
    30/09/17
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    "love it ..looking forward to thrid book.."

    liked the performance story was able to keep up my attention ..will be looking forward to the third book

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  • Kindle Customer
    29/09/17
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    "Great book!"

    Once again Joshua Dalzelle has come up with a multilayered story and created believable worlds of the future. You just can't go wrong by selecting his work!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • br
    21/09/17
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    "I enjoyed this book series"

    I enjoyed this series from the first book from the first trilogy. I did notice the books in this series are quite a bit shorter

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  • Jill
    Hood River, Oregon United States
    13/09/17
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    "can't wait for#3"

    I'm looking forward to book the of this series. well written and as always well narrated by Mark Boyett.

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  • W. Ellis
    06/09/17
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    "Good part 2 looking forward to part 3"

    Nice carryover of characters from first 3 books and progression from first book in this trilogy. interesting storyline and performance once again excellent by the reader.

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  • Thomas J. Tague
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    "Another GREAT book in the series, where is book 6?"
    Would you listen to Iron & Blood again? Why?

    Certainly!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Heroes are defined by the strength of their enemies. Wolf is strong!


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Does all the voices well and narrates urgency very well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I want more Black Fleet!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Denis Lynch
    Alabama
    19/08/17
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    "Super Story "
    Would you consider the audio edition of Iron & Blood to be better than the print version?

    Iron & Blood is great due to it gives details on ground and space! Mark Boyett is fantastic in this series as he is so talented. I cannot wait until the third book on this trilogy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron & Blood?

    The ending with the mystery ship and the battle that happen. The fact that Jackson Wolf is getting a new starship is simply awesome.


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

    Yes the Black Fleet saga


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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