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Shield of Terra (Duchy of Terra Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Duchy of Terra (Books 1-3)
A Swashbuckling Space Adventure
A privateer ship. A motley crew. A brave captain on a mission to liberate Earth.
Rich Characters, Fascinating Aliens and a Dynamic Universe
A captain fights to gather resources and allies in a vast alien empire.
Honor and Loyalty are Pitted Against Impossible Odds
When you’re cut off from the resources of Earth, cast adrift in alien space, how do you hold on to your honor?
Light of Terra & Shadow of Terra (Books 4-9)
Explore Vivid Alien Realms
The galaxy is populated with strange and wonderful races. How does humanity find its place?
Baptism By Fire for New Technology
Untested weapons and technology may be the key to humanity’s survival.
An Enormous Threat Looms and Time Grows Short
Brave crews and diverse factions must band together when faced with the unimaginable.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07PGWQ9YP
- Publisher : Faolan's Pen Publishing (March 26, 2019)
- Publication date : March 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3730 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 438 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,298 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Couple of things that seems to jarred me out of the story line that seems a little unrealistic, is that there is too many same sex relationship which seems strange to me. Even a 50-50 mix is fine but this is like 80-90% of the characters in this universe. And this percentage applies to the number of characters in this story universe being female. I have no problems & even love female protaganist but 9 out 10 characters are women which seems to bring me out of being fully immersed in the story. Even both sets of twins of Annette are daughters. It's not a sexist thing, I love strong female characters/heroine, this is just unrealistic.
I would not judge how the writer create his stories & who am I to do so anyways as this is just a personal observation.
happy part) and the Kanzi Theocracy had to make effective common
cause against the exiled Kanzi fanatic Taljzi sect, which had
returned from the depths of the Galaxy in impossible numbers.
(Population is always a problem for advanced species as it is for
our current First World nations, but it seems the Taljzi have
mastered Elder cloning tech..).
Of course making common cause with the Kanzi is difficult because
they are slavers with many millions of Imperium species under the
yoke. If anything like a true alliance is to emerge, those
individuals, at the very least, must be freed. Sent on an embassy
to the Theocracy to make that point very forcefully is Annette Bond,
Duchess of Terra. In the meantime, her daughter Morgan is serving
in the fleet trying to trace the marauding Taljzi back to their
(unknown) home worlds, and they have just succeeded in poking the
bear in the nose. Unfortunately that bear has an armada of
unprecedented size, and it is beelining straight for Sol. The only
core power interested, the Mesharom could help, but their fleet is
months away. Even if Bond can conclude an alliance and bring a
Kanzi fleet to the fray the outcome looks dire. Millions have been
evacuated: the human race will go on, and the A!Tol will avenge,
but that's hardly a 'good' outcome. Well, sometimes you have to
make your own luck.
This is an entertaining space-opera series. It gets a bit over-woke
at times, but in general has efficiently constructed character types
and tense action. It's certainly a step up from the most recent
Weber Honor Harrington outings.
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I read this book in one sitting as I was that reluctant to put it down, I liked it that much. It's a good continuation and sets the scene for (I assume) the last book of this series.
I think this is a great universe setting and I rate it up there in the space opera genre with my all time favorite David Weber.
I was given a free digital copy for review in exchange for my review of this book. As I have always done I then purchased this book on release to support the author to write more books like this :)
Note: I received a free electronic copy in exchange for an unbiased review (but liked it enough to buy a copy anyway)