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Reckoning: A Space Opera Epic (The Ixan Prophecies Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B06ZZ6BDHD
- Publisher : Mirth Publishing (April 24, 2017)
- Publication date : April 24, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3301 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 405 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #127,286 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Loved the characters, especially Ek, with Fesky being a close second. Really liked Arsenyev, even though she only played a minor role throughout the series. Enjoyed the overall storyline. As usual the story is told using near constant action scenes comprised of both land and spaceship battles.
This trilogy sets the stage for “The Ixan Legacy” series, which is set 20 years into the future. Fortunately, this new trilogy can now be purchased as an omnibus containing all three books at a reduced price. I jumped on that deal, then realized that I had already purchased the books individually. Oh well, that ‘ll teach me to look before I leap.
Spend your hard earned cash and your well earned free time we'll - buy his books and read them.
Top reviews from other countries
The portrayal of death and destruction is on a huge scale. In most other futuristic Military Sci-Fi, the humans are fought back to the brink, but pull it through somehow, without Earth getting destroyed. In this series, Earth's already an overheated cinder thanks to global warming, and everyone's moved to Mars. colonies are destroyed left, right, and centre, and when the hammer falls on the humans, it's pretty much inevitable that things are going to go badly. It takes a brave author to destroy the 'anchor' for the protagonists, unless he wants them to go all-out crazy "lose it"....
The good thing about this series is that the portrayal of in-fighting, dirty politics, and politicians who'll say and do anything to cling to power is all too honest and true. There are definite parallels to the world right now. The "shadow behind the throne" being Darkstream in this series, they will manipulate, like and cajole to get their way. So it comes to pass that Captain Keyes and his band find themselves starkly at odds with Darkstream and the government. One side wants to stop the war, while the other profits from its continuance.. The kicker is that the technology underpinning the profits is weakening the fabric of the universe, and the message to stop using it goes down like the proverbial lead balloon....
The story of the lone ancient battlecruiser, leading the resistance to take the fight back to the alien threat continues, and Captain Keyes is forced to make a few harsh decisions, and winds up finding himself at the mercy of DarkStream, requiring his crew to bail him out, and get the gang back together again.
There are points in this book where I simply couldn't stop reading.. The space battle scenes are pretty good, and for the most part are easily imagined if you follow the movements. I certainly didn't feel that anything was pulled out of any hats to ensure the good guys won... In many occasions, it's such a Pyrrhic victory, you have to wonder if it was worth it (which someone asks, at one point I think).
The characters continue from the first two books. They continue in their particular idioms, which are pretty standard for this sort of thing. Nothing specifically jumps out at me as "novel", here, but the aliens are all true to type.
The situations get increasingly out of control, until Keyes pulls it together and starts to work out a way to finally end this..
I was just left with one question at the end. So, what happened to Backup Station?!?