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Summary

The defiant is stranded.

Ethan and his son, Atton, have been arrested for high treason and conspiracy, crimes which will surely mean the death sentence, but it's beginning to look like theirs aren't the only lives in jeopardy--the Defiant is stranded in Sythian Space, and the vessel which Commander Caldin sent to get help has used all its fuel to get to Obsidian Station, only to find out that the station has been destroyed. Now the Defiant's last hope for a rescue is gone, and everyone on board is about to die a cold, dark death.

Humanity is still fighting itself.

Meanwhile, the notorious crime lord, Alec Brondi, is plotting to capture the remnants of Admiral Hoff's fleet, just as he captured the Valiant, but Hoff's men are on to him, and Brondi is about to get a lot more than he bargained for, forcing him to flee to the one place he knows will be safe--Dark Space.

And a new invasion is about to begin.

But Dark Space is only safe because the alien invaders don't know exactly where it is, and now they have a plan to find it which will threaten not only Dark Space, but the entire human race.

©2013 Jasper T. Scott (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nathan
  • 14-10-16

Good book and good story

A little sappy at the end but nobodies perfect. I enjoyed the series so far looking forward to the next book.

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  • Michael P. Long
  • 07-10-15

Better than book 2, more like book 1

For a good 2/3 of the book, this story took the same tact as its predecessor and just piling on the bleakness. Nothing ever goes right for anyone, and things just keep getting more and more depressing. Everything you hope would happen as a reader doesn't. But then, finally, things start taking a turn for the better. The subplots about Brondi, Admiral Hoff, Ethan/Atton/Destra, Illara, the Defiant, and the Valiant are finally resolved. We get a lot of back story about humanity's history, the Gors, and the Sythians. We're finally given an answer about why Sythians are attacking. This book gives a lot more satisfaction like book 1 did, and not like book 2. Overall, it was well worth a listen/read and I'm looking forward to the next book.

I listened to the audiobook, and as usual, the narrator does a fine job. His kid voices are incredibly annoying, but otherwise, he does a fine job.

NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Douglas
  • 01-06-15

Gore with a twist<br />

great narrator makes it seem very realistic and easy to follow. I am anxious to start the next book.

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  • Vernon
  • 30-03-15

questions answered, mysteries discovered

they could have concluded the series with this book based the revelations at the end. There are still stories left to tell with these characters.

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  • Wayne
  • 21-03-15

good story just needs to develop more..

good story needs to develop more .
the biggest revelation went by in 3mins
the story needs to also talk about the vastness of space

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  • Amniku
  • 02-03-17

Great story 🤗

The reader needs to better his female voices, well, he boy voiced one of the girls 😩. I think it would be great if they got real girls to play all the female voices, that would really make audible even better. One guy for narration and guy voices, and a girl to do female voices.

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  • rbs
  • 13-09-14

Good Trilogy Ending

Is there anything you would change about this book?

By the end of the trilogy a reader has a fairly good idea of the tech being used, and the story should reflect that. As an example a refresher of what H.U.D. means is good, but in the last half of the book it's not necessary.No Spoilers: There was some new elements to the overarching story that were only added in during this book. It would have been better if they had been introduced in an earlier book and their storylines expanded on in greater detail.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Throughout the series the narrator kept falling into the habit of reading the story as Young Adult themed. This story spans 12 years in the lives of the main characters, and only one of them is under 18. When I read the first book there was a little bit of this YA mentality, but in the 2nd book the narration begins to actually detract from my enjoyment of the story. By the 3rd book it was as if the narrator had decided that every character was a teenager. Fighter pilots, Marines boarding parties, combat medics, bridge comms officers...It didn't seem to matter to him that these were military officers fighting a war. He read their lines as if they were 16 years old.When I picked up this book series I didn't consider it a YA novel, Dufris read it like he read the Pendragon books that my pre-teens listen to.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

As long as William Dufris wasn't involved in the screenplay

Any additional comments?

Read this series if you're a fan of Space Opera.

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  • Kevin
  • 18-05-14

Nothing new to say

What would have made Origin better?

The first book of the series made an interesting point about the irrationality of mans inhumanity to man, but since he just keeps repeating the exact same theme. I was hoping for more by the third book but no such luck.

I suspect he is attempting to write a bad TV series.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jasper T. Scott again?

I think he has talent but needs to aim higher.

What three words best describe William Dufris’s performance?

The performance was good.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

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  • Steve Abbott
  • 18-05-14

Just waiting for this to get good.

This was more of a opera and less of a space story.
I had potential and I keep listing all the way to the end of all 3 books. Then I was left with that why did this never get good feeling. It could have been a grate story but every time it want the wrong way IMHO.

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