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Aftershocks

The Palladium Wars, Book 1
Lu par : Luke Daniels
Série : The Palladium Wars, Volume 1
Durée : 9 h et 9 min

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Description

“A new series that promises to be just as engrossing [as Frontlines]…the action just as exciting, the science just as solid, the tension just as high. I gulped down the first book in a day, and I am already eager for the next one.” --George R. R. Martin

Across the six-planet expanse of the Gaia System, the Earthlike Gretia struggles to stabilize in the wake of an interplanetary war. Amid an uneasy alliance to maintain economies, resources, and populations, Aden Robertson reemerges. After devoting fifteen years of his life to the reviled losing side, with the blood of half a million casualties on his hands, Aden is looking for a way to move on. He’s not the only one.

A naval officer has borne witness to inconceivable attacks on a salvaged fleet. A sergeant with the occupation forces is treading increasingly hostile ground. And a young woman, thrust into responsibility as vice president of her family’s raw materials empire, faces a threat she never anticipated. 

Now, on the cusp of an explosive and wide-reaching insurrection, Aden plunges once again into the brutal life he longed to forget. He’s been on the wrong side of war before. But this time, the new enemy has yet to reveal themselves...or their dangerous endgame.

©2018 Marko Kloos (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Critiques

Aftershocks...looks at the impact of war and how easy it is for conflict to be reignited...[an] exciting new universe.” --Kirkus Reviews

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  • John Riehl
  • 13/07/2019

A good story but buyer beware

I've read all of the books in the ongoing FrontlInes series. Kloos is able to create believable worlds and engaging characters and write great battle scenes. Unlike some other military sci fi authors, he doesn't over-describe technology but incorporates into the worlds he creates. But it was with some trepidation that I bought Aftershocks, the first book in a new multi-book series, the Palladium War. Why trepidation? Because Kloos hasn't shown me he can satisfactorily finish a series. There are six books in the Frontlines series plus some short stories. I've devoted years of my life to this series. And it shows no signs of ending or being anywhere close to a resolution. And now we have a new series, and book 2 isn't scheduled for release until July, 2020. the pace of Aftershocks is leisurely; Kloos is using this book to set up the story and introduce us to the characters. Fine. The story looks like it could be interesting and engaging. I plan to buy the next book in the series. But will the series end? I don't want to get suckered into investing my money and, more importantly, my time into a new series that will go on and on and never end. so buyer beware!

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  • Tyson S Sukeforth
  • 09/07/2019

Great setup for a series, but a bit short

I typically prefer to wait until the 2nd or 3rd installment of a series before I start one. It gives me a chance to really dive into a story while getting an idea of how committed the author is to continuing the series. I broke that convention when picking up Aftershocks because I wanted to see what exactly was holding up for so long the next installment of my beloved Frontlines series.

Well it turns out Kloos does it again. In Frontlines he's very good at taking a large scale story but driving it through the main character. But unlike Frontlines, The Palladium Wars introduces you to multiple main characters, each with very unique backgrounds and personalities. Through them the book does a fine job of world building a relatable but still fresh feeling setting that is a fertile ground for storytelling. I love smart and inventive science fiction that still feels grounded and Kloos is the best at it.

For all this I give the overall book 5 stars, but I still have one serious gripe. Throughout the world building you see hints of the greater story ready to unfold, building the mystery to be revealed. And then the book just ends. No big reveal, no climax, just a few moments of minor excitement and "Audible hopes you've enjoyed this program". I literally yelled "What? That's it?" at my car speakers it was so sudden. I know the saying is "leave them wanting more" but you've got to give us more to work with. Without it this is more a prologue to the main story than it is a stand alone book.

Yes, the setup is so good I can't even dock it a single star because of the abrupt ending (edit: changed my mind, knocked story to 4). But I'm really wishing I stuck to my convention and waited for more to be released before starting this because it's going to be a long, long wait before I get to see what the real story is about.

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  • Breq
  • 09/07/2019

it's all set up

The story is nothing but set up for book 2. no idea what's happening yet.

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  • mike O
  • 18/07/2019

not as good as Frontline

it was a very jumbled story had a hard time keeping up with what and why things were happening and there was no conclusion

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  • Rydog
  • 13/07/2019

meh.

story's ok. basically 3 stories going on simultaneously through the book. but they don't all sync up. you know how some of them for together but the story has no ending. it just... stops. I get that it's a series, book 1, but you can't just stop the story like that. it's not complete.

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  • Vera G.
  • 09/07/2019

I really wanted to love this book

I really wanted to love this book, but the whole book sounds like one huge introduction and it was a little disappointing. i still like the writing style of the author and the characters he created in this book. I will be looking for the 2nd book in this new series.

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  • Cheryl R
  • 03/07/2019

Where is the rest of the book?

This book has an extremely awkward ending. I have no doubt that the next book in the series will pick up the story line, but the author really should have ended this one better.

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  • Jean
  • 06/08/2019

Another Space Opera

I have read a few of Kloos’ books. This is a new series so I decided to start it and see if it is worth following. I have found Kloos to be an excellent writer with a creative imagination.

The book is well written. There are four different main characters and the story switches back and forth between them. The four characters are: a newly released POW soldier; an angry racist soldier; a young vice president of a corporation, who is the daughter of the founder of the company; and a freighter captain. It is many years after a major war. Is a new war starting or a revolt and who is the new enemy? I am looking forward to the next installment.

The book is nine hours and nine minutes. Luke Daniels does an excellent job narrating the book. Daniels is an actor, writer and audiobook narrator. He has won thirteen Audiofile Earphone Awards and was nominated for three Audie Awards.

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  • Doug Alvey
  • 11/07/2019

Really Long Introduction...

I love Marko Kloos’s other titles and I did enjoy this book, but I get like the only point of this book was to introduce characters and the world the book is set in. There wasn’t a whole lot of meat to the book, there’s was the very beginning of a bigger story arc but that really didn’t take shape until the very end. I really hope book 2 has some more substance than this one did!

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  • BygoneSamurai
  • 01/07/2019

Marko Kloos does it again

If you haven’t yet read a Marko Kloos novel or listened to one performed by Luke Daniels, well this isn’t a bad place to start. The story alone is fantastic, Luke Daniels narration of it brings it to another level. I hope these two continue to team up and if you need recommendations for anything else done by these two, just search their names and you will find them.

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