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Hazard King had always wanted to be an Imperial Fleet officer, just like his father. That was always going to be complicated since he was a prince of the Realm. Complicated turned into almost impossible when the empress is attacked. What is a simple lieutenant supposed to do with his mother in a coma, a seemingly invincible enemy on the offensive, a darkness from the past stirring, and his paranoid older brother trying to assassinate him?
The lieutenant remembers his oath and with a former spy, a handful of Marines, his uncle, and most importantly, his father, decides to defend the Empire from all enemies, whether foreign or domestic.
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- C. Hartmann
Lot of Fun !
While the plot line (Royal goes into navy and has to save both the monarchy and the world) is older than science fiction itself, this is just a lot of fun. The main character has enough self-awareness to make him interesting--and the antagonists (both human and otherwise) are nicely evil. There have been several long and highly successful series based on these premises, and I hope that Mr. Hughes keeps it up.....and uses his own naval experience to push the actual military activities further.
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- Rex Jeep
A fine Read about life well into the future
The Prince Awakens was a very pleasant surprise. I was not familiar with Fred Hughes work. He wrote a great story about how life might operate in the future. Well into the future a couple thousand years from now. His knowledge of how naval operations take place provide a keen sense of how a fleet of space craft would operate in a universe that is much larger than our earth bound perspectives. The story has all the elements that make a novel intriguing. There is love, danger, political intrigue and military tactics. Mr. Hughes attention to detail gave the book a very realistic angle. The Audible version of the book was read by a very solid voice that brought out the intensity and energy of the writing. I really enjoyed The Prince Awakens and look forward to his next work.