"We require a different battlefield."
Nobody expected the war to last three hours, let alone three years. The star system of Archangel holds the line against invading corporate fleets, but a quarter of its territory is already lost. The navy can't hang on much longer. Faced with this grim truth, Archangel's leaders shift their strategy to diplomacy and espionage. For both arenas, they call upon a reluctant weapon: a frontline grunt named Tanner Malone.
These days Tanner doesn't aspire to win the war. He merely wants to survive it. Now he'll be thrust into the center of events once again, pulled back and forth from covert missions to the media spotlight. Yet with every battle, he gets closer to the old enemy hidden in the shadows and the ugly truth about the war that could unravel everything Archangel might hope to win.
©2016 Elliott Kay (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"Good from beginning to end"
Great story over three books and the third book raps it up with a bow. About 30 bucks for all three and over 60 hours. Worth it.
"Great end of to the sequence. I hope we see more."
Each novel in this series is better than the last. The hidden depth to the plotting comes full circle here. The bad guys aren't purely bad and the good guys aren't purely good. In fact, the author could have ended series in triumph without touching any further on the criminality that may have been necessary to ensure such a victory. He doesn't. Nobody gets off the easy way. As has been the case all along in the series, the characters are well developed and not static, the politics are more mature and the description of corporate intrigue are given more thought than the generic corporate bad guy in an SF novel. Oh, and the battles continue to be fast paced and brutal.
"Another fantastic adventure with Tanner Malone"
I had been waiting for this, it was absolutely amazing, while at the same time it made you think about what had been lost in the course of the story. Never just a war novel, Tanner brings the fight home with his personality and his refusal, regardless of the circumstance, to be ok with everything he must do.
Mr. Pabon narrated excellently, his characters are varied and well voiced. I couldn't have listened to it with another narrator, great job!
"Great ending to one of the best military Syfy"
I started the series from an audible special, not knowing what to expect. every book in the series turns out better than the ones before. altogether, this was one of the best experiences I've had with military Syfy. great character development, the introduction of a new hero, and frequent well-designed action sequences make this one that I highly recommend. I especially appreciate the authors design of this Trilogy to actually come to a complete end after the third book. it leaves the reader satisfied and able to move on to something else without a nagging desire for the Next book to come out.
I loved everything shit this book, the narration was great, and they story kept kept me on my toes.
"Anticlimactic and a bit unfocused"
As a standalone novel, this book is fairly entertaining, though it lacks some of the character development that would make you actually like the protagonist.
As the series finale this book is pretty lackluster.
Poor Man's War - Character introduction, training and boot camp, ostracization followed by a single handed ass whooping of a seriously bad bunch of pirates. Deeply engrossing and satisfying. Five stars from me.
Rich Man's Fight - Bunch of mediocre new characters introduced to support our protagonist. Bunch of new plotlines, but an epic beatdown of one of the main group antagonists and decent, though not great, involvement from our hero. Four stars because I still love our hero.
Dead Man's Debt - Even more diffuse and disparate plot lines with different characters. Lots and lots of supporting cast for our hero, but somehow, in the climax he accomplishes even less than book two. Meh? Three stars because it's still good writing and fun to read, but I'm still disappointed.
"A satisfying conclusion"
Well it's the third and final book of this series (or at least the arc) so if you've read (listened) to the first two you might as well finish it.
Elliott Kay takes all the loose ends and dirt that you think people got away with and nicely ties them all up.
Probably the scene where Tanner is trying to get his discharge approved. It was a great scene and really showed the Archangel Military's attempt at retention and Tanner's complete disregard for their efforts.
This is the third book in a series. I wasn't going to listen to the whole series, but I couldn't get enough of Tim Pabon's narration. Not just a master of accents, but pacing, tempo, and attitude of the characters. I don't know why the typical smokey deep voiced narrators are still winning awards over someone as talented as Tim Pabon.
"Great read and great series"
A fun and believe able story. Exciting and captivating world and characters. Some of Elliot Kays best work.
"Love this series"
I truly hope there is more to this story. while I feel it is certainly a fitting end to one chapter of Tanner Malone's life, there feels like there is so much more to uncover.
Ive really enjoyed the whole series with Tanner Malone; the characters are well structure, the plot lines interesting, and the story has kept me wanting to hear it through to the end. Bring on the next installment please.
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