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Cauldron of Fire

Blood on the Stars, Book 5
By: Jay Allan
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Blood on the Stars, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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A deadly fight to the finish....

The warrior culture of the Alliance has fragmented, and comrade fights comrade, brother kills brother. The Red Alliance forces, backed by the Union and its propaganda machine, have the advantage in numbers and position, and they are pushing forward, driving relentlessly toward the final attack, the one that will destroy their enemies.

The Gray Alliance forces are weaker, trapped in the great Sentinel-2 fortress where they've established their headquarters. Their enemies have the larger fleets and armies, and control of the homeworld...but the Grays have Tyler Barron and Dauntless.

The Confederation's celebrated captain and his famous ship have been reinforced, and the newly promoted Commodore Barron now commands a small fleet of battleships, every vessel Admiral Striker could spare to reinforce the faltering Gray forces.

One final battle is all that stands between the Red fleet and victory, and it seems the Grays have no choice but to stand on the defensive and wait for the fight they know they can't win. Unless they try something else, a wild gamble, a desperate plan to pull victory from the jaws of almost certain defeat. It will take all Barron and his people can give, and put Dauntless and the ships of his task force to the test. But it is the only way to win the victory, to prevent the Reds from a triumph that can lead only to a disastrous invasion of the Confederation, one that Barron knows he has to stop...whatever the cost.

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Good story

Really good story full of drama plots and machinations . Good character development and endings

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  • KAG
  • 21-12-2017

Really like this series and will keep buying them

Like the other ones....against all odds....they win. The book is just a fun listen and the narrator is a big reason they are so good. What I liked about this one was the No right, not wrong, it just is......

The enemy was conflicted also and even though they needed to be defeated...you hoped some of them would come around.

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  • Patty P.
  • 20-12-2017

Cauldron of fire

Excellent sequel further developing strong characters and plot. Lots of action. A story well told.

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  • suzjohnson
  • 18-03-2019

Just awful!

My growing dislike of the narrator's style of speaking, completely interfered with finding the story. Could only get through a few chapters. This man has the worst case of preacher voice I have ever heard! Never again, Mr. Kafer!

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  • tekone
  • 03-12-2017

I love this series

I really enjoy it, it’s got enough characters and plots to keep it interesting without overwhelming plot holes and complications.

It’s what classic military sci-fi should be.

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  • Lowell Boggs
  • 16-09-2020

Great addition to the series

I was very pleased with build up of excitement as the story progressed. This book had more personal growth and turmoil than the earlier books. The action scenes are quite thrilling.

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  • RaginEagle
  • 28-04-2020

this series is good

I can't wait to read the next one. keeps my interest and attention. on to the next one

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  • Brian
  • 03-03-2020

Damn It Kafer, You did it again!!!

Great Performance mixed with a good Book in this series. Just awesome. I am all in this series because of Jeffery Kafer

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  • Armando Duarte G
  • 04-11-2019

Jay Allan outdid himself!

I greately enjoyed this book, it renewed the saga, evolved the characters and revealed how the author's complexity and prowess is growing.

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  • BritMick
  • 17-09-2019

Great start to a great series

War is coming to a region of the galaxy. Mankind has proven to be its own worst enemy. Earth fell centuries ago along with most of the human inhabited galaxy. As planets were destroyed or their inhabitants lost the battle their civilization degraded into chaos and the dark ages.
Three distant regions of human controlled space. The Alliance, the Confederation and the Union they each covet each other's property, technology, and wealth. Commander Tyler Barron of the Confederation war ship Dauntless has his ship docked for needed overhaul when a massive warship from the Alliance is sent in to start a war.
The Alliance ship is Captained by the finest warrior of the Alliance fleet in the largest and most advanced ship of the fleet. They are to make a foothold in Confederation space prior to a full invasion taking place. A young Captain Barron and his crew are all that stand in the way of a war and the loss of millions of lives. Can Tyler Barron live up to the reputation of his family’s heroic name or will he fail and cause the downfall of the Confederation……
This is an excellent story that involves a lot of strategy and warfare. It includes battles in space and on a planet’s

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  • Jack
  • 09-09-2019

Destroyed the story over false revenge

Good story up to the end. By a main character betraying all we knew about him. Trying to use revenge as a tool for a character to destroy his career and himself. Revenge against someone for killing a person he had hated for the previous 10 years. NOT BELIEVABLE! I don't plan to continue this series, because this not believable character is not only still in the arc but still keeps his status.
UNBELIVABLE!

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  • Jarrah H. Poulsom
  • 01-09-2019

satisfying

starts of a little slow but once it gets going and you get invested in the new characters and usual Baron antics it is a really good book in the series!

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  • Dub4274
  • 24-02-2019

great listen

great story , well performed, look forward to the next one.a small bit repetitive if I was to say anythong negative.

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  • CJSILV
  • 30-06-2018

great book 😃😉

a great book series five down now starting number six 😄😄😄😄😄 can't wait to see what happens next 😃

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  • Poppey
  • 19-04-2018

Worth the Credit

I love this series, even though it is a little repetitive in parts. That said, there is no shortage of action and the storyline seems to get better and better.