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Summary

The war is on the verge of being lost. 

The alien virus has begun its offensive, punching through the human defences and sending advance elements to threaten Earth itself. HMS Invincible and her crew, having barely returned from their last mission, are thrown into a desperate mission to strengthen the inner line of defences before the virus can smash them too and destroy the human race. The stakes have never been so high. Defeat means the end of everything. 

But when the virus continues its offensive, brushing through all opposition, Invincible must mount a desperate raid deep into enemy space to win time for the human race....

Or watch, helplessly, as humanity faces a fate worse than death....

©2019 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Enjoyable, but not Nuttall's best

Chris Nuttall does simple, straightforward military SciFi set in a universe where the UK is run by aristocrats and is a significant military power comparable with the USA. His writing strategy is to give Earth an alien enemy with abilities and technology that represents a challenge to humanity's current level of development. Over a series of stories, these challenges are overcome, usually by the heroic actions of a number flawed characters. Doubters are proved wrong and humanity wins out in the end. There is always a shed load of introspection and internal monologue as the protagonists grapple with their demons, lots of right-wing politics and jingoism, and a tendency to pitch the services against the much mentioned "bean counters", who are as much a threat as the aliens. In the series, we have had alien fishmen, cows, foxes and in this sub-series a virus that has a hive-mind and subjugates the will of its host bodies.

Having said all that, his characters are fairly well rounded and generally evoke sympathy, the novels are well paced and gripping, and his storylines uncomplicated and enjoyable.

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and the war continues

another nice story for this series, however the ending did surprise as they usually end the conflict by the end of the trilogy but didn't in this one. I look forward to the next book when it comes out.

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yet another excellent book

from start to finish a great book, cant wait for another one in this series

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Arc Royal XV Required

Enjoyed the Trilogy. Only complaint is that the story had no ending hence book XV or continuation trilogy is required.

Otherwise another fine space opera by Mr Nuttal.

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Nuttall is back on form

really enjoyed this book as the last few haven't felt as strong. good human characters with personal issues and lives woven into a life and death story.

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Keep them comming

Loved this sires from the very first book.
Cant wait till next one
Soon please

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great book 😀 👍

great book 😀 Love the story and the narration I hope there will be more books.
I highly recommend listening to this book series 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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Fantastic

Once again christopher g nuttall has written a fantastic story, Ralph lister really makes it come alive, I love the ark royal series they just need to come out quicker

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  • 04-11-20

Stop shouting

l think it would have been a much better experience if the narrator was more subtle with his voice characterizations

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  • 15-04-20

Plot vs shooting

High percentage of combat., I prefer a little more backstory and a lot more thinking and problem solving not just slugging it out.

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  • David Loftin
  • 17-01-20

Great book!!!

I liked the book, the Peformance was realy good,
The any problem is the wait time between books, a year between books is too long. I would like to see more book alot fast.

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  • 03-09-19

Love the storyline

I enjoyed the storyline from the beginning. It’s one of those series where you want it to end so you know how it finishes; but you also want it to keep going because the storyline is so good.

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  • 30-08-19

Back on track with Right of the Line

This virus plot was getting a little weird but this book was great just like books 1-3.

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  • 02-09-19

the English accent was too guttural and difficult

the English accent was too guttural and difficult to understand at time sounds like the narrator was gargling with razor blades

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  • timetobuy
  • 05-09-19

David weber

I have read most of his books. This is not a david weber book. It is terrible