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Summary

The final battle begins.

The Xaros Masters destroyed Bastion, the Alliance against the alien invaders has failed. Earth stands against the full force of the enemy's unending drone fleets.

With their backs against the wall, Captain Valdar and the Breitenfeld must lead a last ditch mission to end the war against the Xaros.

Can humanity pay the price for ultimate victory?

©2016 Richard Fox (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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An excellent end to a great series

I have thoroughly enjoyed the ember war saga from start to finish. The series is an excellent blend of sci-fi, military action, humor and drama. I have come to love the characters within the series with the help of the amazing delivery of narrator Luke Daniels.

I have one criticism and that is how religion is portrayed in this series. It is clear that the author Richard Fox has clearly made Christianity the de facto good religion for both the characters in the book but humanity as a whole. The only other religion discussed for humanity is Islam and that was only in the context of how a ISIS caliphate conquered Europe for a time ( introducing draconian laws and oppression) until a literal crusade retook Europe. This to me was very jingoistic to sum up an entire religion's representation that way. The rise of some sort of Islamic boogie man in Europe and a series of wars with China (having taken place before the first book) where China committed numerous war crimes speaks of a very America centered view in world politics ( though this is not surprising for a West Point graduate in the author Richard Fox).

I know the bulk of my review has been focused on the negative but as this is the final book in the series I wanted to take the time to air that one but complex criticism.

Honestly loved this series and have been enjoying the Terran Armor Corps series as well. I am looking forward to reading more books set in the Ember War universe ( I haven't started any of the Terra Nova series yet) but I would like to see a bit more nuance given to humanity and society.and yes religion.

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love the books 📚

I have listed to all of them they are brilliant I highly recommended great story and there are other books to go with the series 😃

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The best sci-fi EVER!!!!

The Amber Wars Saga is the best sci-fi storyline I have ever listened to with many lovable characters and so many twists to keep you constantly wanting more! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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my favorite book series by FAR.

it ended but I can already see there is a spin off which is amazing :)

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Have really enjoyed the ride, Thanyou!

An incredible story that I was not expecting, wonderful story telling, I applaud you! It's nothing smart just good old captivating wonderful! It's not Peter Hamilton genius, that sets the bar.

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Fantastic series.

Where does The Xaros Reckoning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up there with the best.

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Luke is a fantastic narrator, and I now look out for books he has performed.

Any additional comments?

An excellent series, fantastic author and narrator. I would highly recommend all the books.

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sad it's over

great twists in the plot and ending.
I feel sad that it's over. there are other book in the same universe that have yet to be turned into audiobooks. some are about the armour

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Good Ending

It ends the series how you expect there are no surprises, but that don't mean it was bad, it's always hard to say good bye to the characters you have got to know over 9 books, but the author does leave a lot in the last chapter to do spinoffs...

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Characters can be a bit petulant

The characters seem a bit bratty and flat.
I enjoyed the series but I don't think it's worth 9 credits

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Read or listen to this series now!

Most enjoyable sci-fi series I have ever listened too! Believable characters that you feel you know. As an ex serviceman I could relate to every member of the troop. This would make an excellent Tv series or films. Thank you Richard Fox.

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  • kayla
  • 20-11-17

Amazing!

Loved it. Just like the other eight books it grips you from start to finish. Richard Fox and Luke Daniels are absolutely a force to be reckoned!

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  • Robert
  • 15-11-17

Out with a bang

It is always bittersweet to me when I come to the end of a series. A universe that you fall in love with and spend so much time getting to know the characters deserves a fond farewell. That is what I got here, no more and no less. If you have gotten to this point in the series then sit back and enjoy the finale. It is worth your time.

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  • Matthew D. Braun
  • 23-10-17

Great Series

Good characters you grow attached to, good performance by narrator. I really, really enjoyed it.

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  • Patrick S
  • 11-10-17

We Are Armor

one of the best series written. I feel like I've lost friends now that it's over. please find some way to crank out a tangent series

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  • Kinseyk1d
  • 24-09-17

Outstanding book and audiobook

Luke did an outstanding job narrated this book series, it felt like 10 different individuals were all here. Glad I could listen to this series.

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  • D Fraser
  • 21-09-17

Great finally!

Enjoyed the story line, action, and ending. The story leaves enough open story lines for another series but neatly closes the story of some characters.

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  • Gean
  • 16-09-17

shared this series with my husband

We very much enjoyed all 9 books! Story was very engaging, author has an excellent imagination. Narrator is superb!!!! Luke Daniels is the best, even with dozens of characters!!!

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  • Justin
  • 07-09-17

loved it! Take the time to enjoy this masterpiece.

would recommend to anyone with an sense of adventure. great book. the story pulled me in.

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  • Evan R. Erdberg
  • 11-08-17

fantastic series. couldn't stop listening

this whole story was nail biting and the ending was epic I would highly recommend reading this entire series you basically can't put it down.

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  • Brandye
  • 08-08-17

Outstanding

I thoroughly enjoyed the last installment in this saga! I gave it 5 stars across the board, but wish I could give the narrator's performance more than a mere 5 stars. Excellent acting.

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