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Summary

A desperate captain. A crippled ship. An impossible choice.

The frigate Kestrel has been shot to pieces. She’s out of fuel, stranded deep behind enemy lines. It looks hopeless. But Tom Thrush, junior lieutenant and acting captain, has sworn he’ll get his people home.

Escape means fuel, and that means taking it from the enemy. A daring raid gives the Kestrel a fighting chance - but a rescued prisoner has some disturbing news. A ragtag local militia has put together a fleet. The fleet is gathering - and it’s about to blunder into a trap. 

There’s only one way the militia fleet will survive. The battered, exhausted crew of the Kestrel must turn their backs on safety and plunge once more into battle. They’re hurt. They’re scared. But they have their duty. The Kestrel is a ship of war, and she will not die easy.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Brilliant Series Well thought out

Okay! I saw a rating for the first book that gave only 1 star! Thankfully; I ignored it or I would have missed an excellent and well thought out story. I enjoyed this book so much I WILL be buying the third too.

Please do not be misled by people who rate books as 1's I think it reflects more their character and not the books. There are only a few authors that can tell a good story in science fiction and Jake Elwood is certainly one of them. I have enjoyed all three of his previous books and I am eager to get this review finished so I can start the forth (3rd in this series).

Do yourself a favour, This series is well written and narrated and the story is far from slow. It is in my opinion more than worth either the credit or purchase price.

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  • Ginger
  • 14-11-18

Very Disappointed

Having liked the first book I was disappointed in the 2nd. The book does little to advance the plot, it seems to constantly spin its wheels on the same topics and some characters, including Tom, show no growth. The science is also terrible. I don’t expect perfect science in a Space Opera but its pretty bad. As an example. There is a planet located in deep space with an atmosphere. No planet would have such as it would have frozen and been locked up in the planets surface. It is also highly unlikely such a planet would have a molten core for that reason and the lack of gravitational tidal forces acting on the planet. This is all basic stuff. Hard Pass.

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  • Brutis
  • 14-07-21

Not As Good

It was still good but not as good as first. The main scene is one dinky ship defeating an Armada. Slightly unrealistic.

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  • Barrett
  • 16-08-21

Good but quiet

Good addition to the story. However, I can barely hear the narrator everytime they whisper - it is just a bit irritating.

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  • Shanon
  • 11-04-21

JUST ABOUT THE WORST NARRATOR EVER!!!

Wow! This narrator is SOOOOO bad I want to vomit whenever he uses his (Scottish/Irish/British hood rat) voice! I know school children with better fake accents than this fool! I will hafta read this book. There is NO WAY I can tolerate listening to this wannabe narrator!

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  • Rhettparler@outlook. Com
  • 05-11-21

Decent

I didn’t read the first book since audible doesn’t include that a book is in a series and where it is in the series. Why?!?

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  • 04-11-21

Narrator

The narrator is bad at first but it gets better after a while I would recommend it

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  • Deia AZ
  • 14-09-21

It Had Potential!

The story had a lot of potential, But it just got stuck, there is action but not really fun or great. The good guys just keep on constantly loosing or barely making it with no substantial plot development. It is a bummer.

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  • BritMick
  • 21-04-21

Yet another great read

I love this series, and I sure don't find it boring. It is very realistic and has a great plot plus good character development. Can't wait for the next installment, and hoping there will be many more to come.

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  • DAVID E MCINTYRE
  • 04-02-21

Great, but short

The second book in the series was the equal of the first, with the exception that it was just too short. The characters are brought to life and believable. Looking forward to listening to the next book in the series

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  • AGreviewer
  • 05-12-18

Tech makes no sense and actor’s performance is terrible.

Windows on warships in space make no sense. The tech is inconsistent and nonsensical. The author’s idea of space combat is odd. The supporting characters are all one-dimensional and frankly boring.

The actor doing the reading constantly puts the wrong emphasis on the wrong word or the wrong syllable within a word. It’s distracting. He sounds like a bad William Shatner impersonator. He also changes accents for characters, sometimes mid-sentence.

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