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Drysine Legacy

Spiral Wars, Book 2
Lu par : John Lee
Série : Spiral Wars, Volume 2
Durée : 18 h et 4 min

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The legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix is on the run in Outer Neutral Space. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity's warring factions, away from Fleet's strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace's past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix's destruction….

©2015 Joel Shepherd (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • C. Hartmann
  • 17/10/2017

Book 2 in Excellent Space Opera / Military Sci-Fi

I always figure that if you are reading a review of Book 2 in a series that you liked the first book, and want to know if the series stays vibrant or just fades away in repetition. I am now on the 4th in the series, and it is improving as it goes.

My review of Book 1 stated "Military space opera with a pretty standard lead in -- junior command officer has to take over valiant ship and fight his way out of big trouble. A slightly slow start but oddly akin to the beginning of Hamilton's Void. I was totally unprepared for this being so much fun. Don't read it for the new ideas, read it because it is well done. The dialogue, pacing and characters are just that.... a lot of fun. I really hope that this is the first in a series." In Books 2-3, the "ideas" begin to become more sophisticated -- so I am modifying that critique. It is not Revelation Space or the Void yet -- but it is inching up on those world-building masterpieces.

Book Two also starts a bit slow (with necessary political background) but like Book 1, builds steadily to an overwhelming, astounding conclusion. The characters mature and become more fleshed out, the narrative becomes more complex, the narration remains perfect -- and the ships and battles are great. I really believe that if you liked the first book, you should keep reading. Can't really get a better review than that !

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  • Sally Filler
  • 12/04/2016

The Adventure Continues

A good second installment. Overall enjoyable, enough twists and turns, unexpected developments to keep it interesting. Performance of Mr Lee is outstanding. I enjoyed his voice selections for the various characters. At times gets bogged down by too much emotional baggage from the various characters tormenting themselves with self doubt, second guessing, etc. Overall I highly recommend it.

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  • Skipper
  • 21/04/2017

Worlders, Spacers, Aliens, & Intelligent Machines

I'm hooked on this series now, and the narration is perfect. I'm glad Shepherd decided to write in 3rd person, and from more than one character's perspective. The first book began slowly, but I skimmed the celebration speeches / infodumps and bookmarked the spot for future reference. (I did refer back, later). Then, at about 25% it got going with action, suspense, conspiracies, battles, etc.

Now, with book 2, a new element is brought into the mix, and the conspiracy grows, spanning space and time across the galaxy.

I like the new character, Styx. Her characterization deliberately leaves me guessing about her true intent, but I want to trust her, somewhat. And given her age, and her memory banks, she's a living history lesson. I appreciate how this author slowly reveals the past, beginning with the Ancients 3 million years ago, and the Fathers 50 thousand years ago, etc. Readers slowly realize that history books have been severely revised over the eons. What to believe? Who to trust?

The crew of the Phoenix are renegades because they know too much. Erik, Major Trace, and the rest of the outcast are learning to trust one another and to seriously question Fleet propaganda. Tentative trust develops with a few allies from non-human races. These credible, three-dimensional, and mostly likable characters continue across the series, although some fall in battle.

This feels more and more like the unveiling truth in Sullivan's Riyira series, even though that's dirt-bound fantasy. The characters are upbeat and likable, but imperfect, as with Riyira. It also feels a bit like the space opera series The Expanse, with the political mess between Worlders and Spacers, and an unknown secret 3rd element.

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  • Jamie
  • 29/05/2016

Good Fun

Sci-Fi as it should be. Can't wait for the next book! My only regret is that is should be longer so I could enjoy it more.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28/04/2016

So sad when it ended.

Really love this story. Can't wait for the next one in this series. Also really like the reader's reading and hope he continues as well.

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  • D. Kuhn
  • 25/04/2016

Good space opera...

Would you listen to Drysine Legacy again? Why?

Yes once enough of the series is out I'll likely listen in order.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyable story, plenty of action, bigger than life characters, exciting large scale space combat... what's not to like!

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  • StuartS
  • 14/04/2016

brilliant, buy, listen, love!

the best kind of sci fi military space adventure action mystery. subtle humour, edge of seat constant action, great universe with heaps of potential

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  • Kayson
  • 27/08/2016

Every enjoyable

Great character development. Kept me thinking. I only problem might be i have to wait a year to listen to the next book

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  • NICOLE
  • 16/05/2016

Fabulous

A class book. I was hooked and couldn't stop this book! One of the best books!

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  • Gi'me my stuff!!!!
  • 19/07/2019

Great book - 2nd of the series.

tons of action, not many slow spots. even the slow spots were primarily strategic action and situational awareness before combat type stuff. Just enough personality building to let you get to know and like the characters, but not so much that you're bored to tears about how much they enjoyed their breakfast this morning. too many authors these days trying to stretch 2 books into 3 by filling it with boring, personality, chick flick, type stuff. this book kept going at such a pace that I found myself listening all the way through it in only two days. Most books these days I end up taking a couple weeks to listen too because there's so many boring parts all the way through them. Looking forward to the next book in this series ASAP.

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  • Stef B.
  • 19/08/2019

Fantastic

Superb followup to book 1. Exciting throughout. Good character and plotline development. Narrating by John Lee superb as always. Highly recommend.