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Shadow of Empire Audiobook

Shadow of Empire: Far Stars, Book One

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Publisher's Summary

The first installment in the Far Star series, a swashbuckling space saga that introduces the daring pirate Blackhawk and the loyal crew of the Wolf's Claw, from the author of the best-selling Crimson Worlds saga.

Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf's Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of human society in the Far Stars. A veteran fighter as deadly with a blade as he is with a gun, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Even his cynicism cannot banish the guilt and pain that threaten his sanity.

Sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his longtime friend, Marshal Augustin Lucerne, Blackhawk and his crew find themselves drawn into one deadly fight after another. When the Wolf's Claw is damaged, they are forced to land on a remote planet subsumed by civil war. Pulled unwittingly into the conflict, they uncover disturbing information about secret imperial involvement that could upset the plans of Lucerne. For the marshal is determined to forge a Far Stars Confederation powerful enough to eliminate all imperial influence and threats in the sector. He needs a skilled warrior like Blackhawk on his side, but the mercenary, plagued by dark memories from the past, refuses to join the cause. All too soon, though, he and his crew will have to take a stand.

©2015 Jay Allan Books (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • luke davison
    19/11/15
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    "absolutely terrible."

    this book was absolutely horrible and written at a high school level, the main protagonist combined all the worst features of Captain Kirk Conan and John Wayne and threw in a hefty dose of Twilight like love angst. I am ashamed of the fact that I paid money for this the only good thing was the narrator and even he was hard pressed to save this train wreck of a book.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    10/11/15
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    "No a fan of uninteresting Mary-Sue type characters"

    Right off the bat everything is too perfect for these "underdogs" to be in as bad a situation as they end up. A ship that is superior to all others, a crew un-paralleled, the protagonist being perfect despite a "troubled past", you can stop me if any or all of this sounds very familiar, and with all that very little of it has any originality to it. Save your money and time, find something else.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • jjda5id
    Pittsburgh
    23/04/16
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    "Clichés galore"

    I liked the story, and the performance is fine, but I almost drove off the road from rolling my eyes so hard. I found myself talking to my car stereo, says, "OK. I get it. He is haunted by his past. Move on."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    18/04/16
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    "great book"

    Enjoyed listening to it and the story was great, only downside for me would be the amount of characters it followed made it sort of confusing sometimes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sicoyoda
    11/03/16
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    "Swashbuckling goodness"

    Great setup for a large spanning space opera with lots of action and heroics to be had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • andrew
    8/03/16
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    "fast fun and multifaceted!"

    I didn't think this would be more then a bit of fluff to pass the time. But it turned out to be a well-rounded story with fun characters a good backdrop and a lot of great action. definitely going to continue this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    porterville,CA
    16/02/16
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    "love it"

    love it love it love love it I can't wait for the next audio version ca

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Martrix
    21/11/16
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    "A good start"

    A good start to this book with a great reeding to. the caricatures are interesting if not that little bit silly as all sci-fi caricatures are as plot. but I will get more of the books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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