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Cauldron of Fire

Blood on the Stars, Book 5
By: Jay Allan
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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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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  • Patricia Papsidero
  • 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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  • 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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  • Eric C.
  • 26-06-2018

Micro management

For the most part, I enjoy this series, but there is a major flaw with it, and the genre in general. When you have a major character that is the captain of a ship, or worse, commander or admiral of several, that person simply can’t micro manage. They can’t call every single shot and every single maneuver and direct damage control and and and and and - to top it off, they can’t do all of that micro management while thinking that they think micro management isn’t good... might as well dump all of the officers on the ship, have one captain and a bunch of mid-shipmen - this is a starship captain genre problem, but it’s glaring in this series and distracting for me.

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  • D. Titterington
  • 17-06-2018

Good Golly, What a Wonderful Series

I've been through all five of Jay Allan's audiobooks in this series and they are just wonderful military SciFi. Extremely well written and extremely well narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. Kafer could read a list of numbers and I would listened and be entertained. I'm on to the next book in this series. So well done by Allan and Kafer.
Thank you,
Rod Machado

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  • tom
  • 01-03-2018

action packed

loved it absolutely nothing but action the whole time. I could not put it down. looking for the next book in the collection.

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  • Dieselpowercat
  • 05-02-2018

great book

loved it. this was really good. it kept me in the suspense. Now on to the next book.

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  • Dave P.
  • 23-01-2018

Excellent story.

well thought out sci fi. Jay Allan has proven to be an excellent science fiction writer.

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  • Micheal Reed
  • 22-01-2018

next books

can't wait for the next one could i be notified when the next one comes out??

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  • John
  • 15-01-2018

The End?

I wonder if this will be the end of the series as I can see this being an opportunity to end it it here.

I hope it continues a few more books to see the war through although the storylines seem to keep repeating.

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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.