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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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  • Margene
  • 31-08-18

Loved this series

Thanks for a great audio series that got me through a ton of boring commutes!

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  • Steven
  • 25-08-18

Loved the Whole Series.

I started listening to the first book by picking the title at random. The storyline in the first book was a little slow and I wasn't sure I was going to like the series. By the second book, I was totally engrossed with the storyline, characters, and the performance of the Narrator. His ability to use different voices consistently for different characters was very entertaining. As soon as I finished one book, I was downloading the next. Luckily I didn't have to wait for the author to write the next book, I could just download it and listen! I loved the series and felt it came to a satisfactory conclusion. I hope you will too.

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  • Orrin
  • 17-08-18

great

always enjoy these book can't wait for more the series ate all of my credits just to find out what happens next

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-18

a satisfying ending to the ember war saga

The ember war is over but the stories in this universe continue in several directions.

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  • Nathaniel Cook
  • 09-06-18

excellent

Best ending EVER. Even on the second listen. Thank you Mr. Fox and Mr. Daniels.

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  • Joshua Patterson
  • 07-06-18

A great ending to an amazing series!

was incredibly sad to finish this book and now i feel like starting the whole saga over again. excellent writing, excellent characters, and a great end to a saga.

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  • Eric
  • 29-05-18

Great Series

This is a great series. I have listened to it twice. I really have nothing bad to say about it.

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  • Forrest Ellsworth
  • 25-05-18

great series grey characters great voice acting

this series was amazing. Overall one of the best series I've read just sad it all had to end it book 9 however a lot there did an amazing job with closure and you feel content with how it ended and that there could be future books. with every great series it's hard to say goodbye but all good things must end.

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  • Sam Herzig
  • 23-05-18

Best series yet

This must be my 20th or so Military Sci Fi series. This has been the most enjoyable. There are so many memorable characters to root for. Great battle tactics and humor.

Please give this a shot.

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  • Steve Capistrant
  • 17-05-18

great book sorry it had to end

Sorry the series came to an end but really enjoyed the whole story good read.

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