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Summary

The war is over, but the struggle continues. Tyler Barron and his spacers have set out into the unknown, deep into the Badlands, seeking to discover the empire’s old tech and the secrets of its tortured history before Gaston Villieneuve and the resurgent Union can beat them to it. The White Fleet is a vast force, powerful, and crewed by the toughest veterans from the war. 

Barron and his people know the future of the Confederation, even its survival, depends on recovering the scientific secrets of the empire before the enemy can do the same. Barron and his people push far beyond the Confederation’s borders to space untraveled since the Cataclysm. 

They are seeking the past, its secrets, its knowledge…but they will find a present that they never expected, a new and terrible danger, one that threatens not only the White Fleet, but the Confederation itself…even the entire Rim.

©2018 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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very good book

loved it I am looking forward to the next one can't wait to see what happens

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The Journey Continues

This is one of those soap operas that tends to get your blood boiling, if only because the 'Intelligence' service/operatives act so 'unintelligently'. For the Head of Intelligence to leave himself wide open the way he did.... I rest my case.

I feel that the continuing war between the Confeds and the Union is distracting from what could be a really good follow-on series. I have to question the decision of the Confeds, having lost millions of its people in the war, many through war crimes, would readily give up all victory to an invader and be so naive to believe all will be well, knowing full well the lengths they have already gone to in the past.

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  • Little Al
  • 12-09-18

the best of the 7 books so far

loved this book and have loved the series up to this point I'm looking forward to the next book

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  • ron
  • 27-07-18

I have really enjoyed the series.

I really like sci fi military stuff. I am looking forward to the next book! Looking for it!

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  • Christopher
  • 16-07-18

Spy's that can single handedly destroy Nations!

A little far fetched that one.spy can topple a whole democracy!! A tall order even for Sector 9.

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  • Marshall T. Rose
  • 16-06-18

Editorial staff fell down...

The first book of the story was very good until the extended reactor scene in the third act that went on, and on, and on. Sad to say it was tiresome and came very close to having me give up on both the book and the series. However, it eventually moved on to a satisfying conclusion and I kept reading the series. Books 2-6 still had some repetition, but not as much, and, by and large, were also good. Then comes book 7, sigh!

I gave up counting how many times the characters had the same thoughts over and over again. But, i was able to count the two minor characters who mysteriously disappeared from the story line (the rogue who betrayed andy and the resident "master"). The first character could have been of immense help to Gary in the second act. The second character is simply intriguing. (Perhaps the rogue died, but if so, i missed it... he certainly didn't get of planet).

Character exposition is important; however, repeating them same thoughts/doubts/concerns five or six times in the book is not character exposition. It's more like punishing the reader...

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  • Douglas E. Noll
  • 11-06-18

Tiresome...

Seems like Jay Allan is entering the path of David Weber--polemics, anti-politics, bad narratives around failing societies and corrupt governments. Weber lost his mojo years ago because of this and Allan is trending in that direction. In this installment, we listen to shallow characters proclaim their superiority over everyone else with ridiculous declarations. It's tiresome. There is a new, good plot line developing if Allan can get back to his craft. Right now, his writing shows exhaustion and fatigue, not energy and creativity. I've never been a big fan of Kafer as a narrator. In this book, he makes things worse by over-emphasizing the stupid statements.If you are a fan of the series, buy it, tolerate it, and hope for better in the next installment.

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  • tekone
  • 28-05-18

The best of the series!

I don’t know whether it’s Jay Allan’s best or the fact that it’s Jeffrey Kafer narrating.

The series is maturing and I am starting to enjoy learning of the unknown areas of former imperial space.

I eagerly look forward to the next!