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Summary

A lethal orbital defense platform. A squad of green Marines. A silent alien killer. Who dies next?

2441 AD. A quarantine platform in the Rakasa system goes quiet and a squad of freshly minted Marines are sent to investigate. The blood soon flows, but there is one Marine who has the bravery and cunning to take on even the most lethal hidden foe. 

Set 125 years before the events on Tranquility that sparked the creation of the Human Legion, The Demons of Kor-Lir is a standalone novella and introduction to the Sleeping Legion series.

©2018 J.R. Handley (P)2021 Podium Audio

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  • Pharmant
  • 02-03-21

Oh the horror, the horror.

Long trip: check
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Interstate speed cruising set: check
Commence playback... ( **Blairing Alarm bells**)
DEAR GOD... It's... NOOOOOO! Turn it ooOOFF!
He's back. Dear GOD He's back...
But How?
It's...( Whining wimper) it's Kafer... it's that sci-fi murdering, smash your phone, curse Audible and the universe ...KAFER!
... "SKIPPY! Please kill me. "
" Are you sure Joe? "
" Yes Skippy, make it stop"
"Just jerk the steering wheel hard to... wait. do you want to hit a bridge abutment and explode or fly off a cliff so you can curse " He who shall not be named's" agent on you way to oblivion?"
"WHAT EVER IS MORE PAINFUL!" , "Make it happen. "
... but I'll miss you Joe...
..."How about I delete all Of..." HIS" material off your devices?...I'll even throw in a rail gun shot on the Audible compound. we can't let the contamination spread. "
"Skippy I want all contaminated devices shot into the sun while being nuked on the way!"
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Joe was later found curled into a ball whimpering, "Never again, never again. "

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  • Phx17
  • 26-03-21

All redshirts must die ... boringly

Two hours naming space marines, then killing them in short order, with no back story and a few military tropes thrown in (Crusty Sgt dresses down newest member? Check. Idiot who charges in guns blazing dies first? Check. And so on). No explanation/detail of tech, world politics or motivations of the good or the bad guys. Made up profanity like dwantnet and kreshling, plus somewhat familiar fr@cking and shy!te. Weirdly frequent use of Viking-style names and mythology, like Thridwolf honoring the Majesty of Jumilitar. And a ten second quick!e that comes out of nowhere at the end. Kafer’s usually good for military action books, but he can’t save this snoozer. If this was written to hook me into the series, it had the opposite effect.

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  • gregg
  • 14-02-21

Needs a new narrator.

Someone please explain too Mr. Kafer how pronounce “Sabot” . It is pronounced Say- Bow. Not sa-bot. If you are going to write a military themed novel then the person who is too narrate it should at least have the very basic military verbiage vocabulary.

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  • Robert Taylor
  • 18-07-21

To short, too chaotic

This is the prequel to a series I am sure they would like the listener to buy. Sadly it cage me no reason to follow up on. It focuses on a battle without being clear why they are fighting. It kills off characters right and left without developing any to the point that you care. The only motivation is to fight and you fight because if you don’t the “overlords” kill you. The series with enough time to develop characters, a back story, and motivations may be better but I don’t intend to find out.

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  • Leo Vaccaro
  • 15-07-21

This was a nice surprise, with bonus explosions.

I really liked this story. The Author did a superb job of immersing me in a hardened military world without losing me in acronyms and details. It was obvious the writer has put time in with the military, and on deployment.

The combat was written with the entire scope of human emotion, tragedy, and triumph. In the end, the main character is believable. Especially with anyone who was ever junior enlisted suddenly responsible for people and things way above their rank.

The world building is rich, without delving to far into detail. The story focus was clear, and I was thoroughly engaged. The world/universe created is not overcomplex, right in the Goldilocks Zone. The price for this short story is nothing, but the time investment was worth it. I was completely entertained. Getting the series, which is grossly underpriced. I would have paid for this.

The narrator is perfect for this story.
Highly recommend, 5 out of 5 in all three categories.

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  • Aaron K. Garrett
  • 13-07-21

Animal and gritty, good attention to detail.

A believable military sci-fi with accurately portrayed new recruit social behavior. Will read more from this author.

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  • Brian Taylor
  • 31-05-21

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absolute horrible writing and narration. could not finish the writing is almost childlike amateurishtic and Incredibly stupid and annoying.

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  • Bruce Derflinger
  • 18-05-21

Action, for action sake

The Sleeping Legion is a full speed ahead battle. From the first book in the series to the last there is no let up in the action. Players come and go, targets change - get added and then subtracted after bloody conflict.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-21

It wasn't bad

I have listened to about two books into this series so far and while their isn't really any depth to the story or character development its still an interesting listen. If all your looking for is military jargon and tactical situations this is your book.