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Imperator

Galaxy's Edge Series
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Warrior. Slave. Survivor. Emperor.

As a crumbling Galactic Republic falls to the relentless assault of a merciless foe, so begins the rise of an enigmatic emperor intent on saving a corrupt galaxy-spanning civilization from itself… and from something much darker that lies beyond the reaches of the known.

Just as the reins of power fall into his iron-fisted grasp, an assassination attempt by a hidden cabal within his own inner circle jeopardizes every plan he has set in motion for his Dark Legion, his Imperial Navy, and his ultimate conquest of the stars. But the assassins have no idea who they are actually dealing with…or what he has become.

Imperator is a darkly heroic epic that spans the boundaries of time, space, friendship, and one man’s quest for a power that never should have been found.

©2018 Jason Anspach and Nick Cole (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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fascinating story but hard to keep engaged

characters were hard to really engage with and love, but concepts were interesting. i did struggle to keep listening at times and had quite a few gaps in time between listens. i do like the concepts and ideas in it, but the execution wasnt quite right.

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Wow

A totally new feeling about the galaxy and its major players, a must read addition to the series

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Interesting listen

Little slow but essential if your a fan, fills in a lot of history. My last name is also Sullivan

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Imperator

The only book I didn’t finish. I marked this as finished because I couldn’t listen anymore. R C Bray was on point as usual but I did not like the story line at all. I’m disappointed as I really like the series. Just hope book 4 will bring back the entertainment

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A long background sory about a name

Not the best in series, in fact, might have put me off continuing series altogether

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  • nicolas palacios
  • 25-10-2018

love galaxys edge

I basically fell in love with the galaxys edge series if the author can read this your series is like a mix of star wars and warhammer 40k, of both universes that I have read a lot into and I find myself craving more from the universe of the legion, tyrus rechs, wraith, and all of it. it's a perfect mix for vets who have seen combat and love sci-fi and science fantasy

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  • Kathleen
  • 24-10-2018

Profound

This third book was a really great read. With some profound revelations that made sense about a lot of things leading up to the “present”

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  • L.R.
  • 24-10-2018

Fascinating new addition to the Galaxy’s Edge.

A must for all who love Galaxy’s Edge series. And anyone into deep personal exploration of psyche and soul and powers that be.

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  • Ronald
  • 24-10-2018

This book is a stunning piece of art.

I will tell you nothing, you will simply have to listen to this gem of a book and allow yourself to be taken into the not to distant future and then to the many eons beyond that.

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  • Itchetiky
  • 05-12-2018

What a Galaxy

I've been really enjoying the stories set in this ever expanding world. When taken with the other stories, it has become difficult to pick out who the Bad Guy/Entity of the Universe is. This audiobook adds some wonderful background to a up and coming character, it fleshes out the Universe more, and it helps explain the.. hmm.. psionics? I don't know. In any case, its a good listen, had a tough time breaking away from it. I'm looking forward to more of these side stories.

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  • Elissa McChesney
  • 29-10-2018

love this series

the best Space Opera book series I've ever found. And I'm definitely enjoying the Standalone novels to go along and fill in any of the over-reaching gaps in the story. It's been a pleasure sharing this with friends and getting them to appreciate not only the Fantastic narration but the well and not contrived it all story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-2018

Superb Sci-Fi storytelling!

I am so excited for the next book! These guys are making me very happy! I want more and more. I hope the next book is 64 hours long. I love the different perspectives and timelines. They delve into their characters and infuse them with a robustness that takes your imagination on a fast paced action packed adventure. It’s is dark, sometimes creepy but also appears solid and fact based. Keep weaving this galactic tapestry, please. Thank you to R.C.,your voice helps bring this universe to life for me. You are one of my favorite narrators.

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  • Sarge Davis
  • 26-11-2018

Not in Line with the rest of the series

Your opinion may vary.
This book wasn't as good to me as the rest of the series. The flash backs, and the forwards. It was to much to follow.
Normally Jason Anspach, Nick Cole are easy to follow. I drive quite a bit and the books are my release from the real world. I don't want to have to follow to closely. So for me, it was meh...
Again, others might love it. I was just almost satisfied.
R.C. Bray's performance was again spectacular. I almost always just search for his name as a narrator, and get the book. I will be more careful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-10-2018

Noice

Never have I had full support for a "Villain" of a story. felt bad for some. agreed somewhat with others. But this one. This one I fully support, great tragic story full of pain and determination. FOR THE EMPEROR!!!

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  • Mike Collins
  • 20-10-2018

Solid Back Story

Good addition to the Galaxy’s Edge series. It left me wanting to start the next installation in the series right away. If you want to understand the Goth Sulus jump in and enjoy.

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  • Kpsychopath
  • 01-02-2019

At the begning I was very against the "magic", but

But this book explained it and made aquring it seem so insurmountable that it turned my view on the powers. I still prefer the moments when it's just mundanes, but now I atleast don't hate the scenes where "magic" is utlized

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  • mike english
  • 01-11-2018

this book was awesome!

this is one good book! R.C Bray delivers once again with epic narration, Jason and nick really thought this book up well, if there was a movie I'd watch it over and over again!

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  • Poppey
  • 07-10-2019

Becoming the Thing You Fear

This is a standalone novel and gives the backstory to Galaxy's Edge.

It follows a man, a boy, Casper, an innocent, who had honourable ideas, but let his thirst for power destroy the man he wanted to be; he gave his humanity away to become Goth Sullus., and found that not all that glitters is gold. It touches on the man Tyrus Rechs and Raina and what made him the man he was. It also gives us a hint of Prisma's mother.

This wasn't, for me, the best of the series and left me at a loss at times, but narration of R C Bray saw me through.

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  • paul sparks
  • 18-09-2019

Gives depth to Goth Sullis story

As a newbie to GE I decided to listen to this to get some background on the main protagonist Goth Sullis, it’s a good book and superb narration I’m just not sure I should have listened to it before the other books 🤔

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  • Rogeraee
  • 14-07-2019

Confusing at times.

I have to say I did not enjoy this book in the series as much as the others. Maybe it is just me, but I found there were times I was completely lost as to time and place he was. At least I can understand now how the power came about. Let's see how the next book goes.

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  • Andrew
  • 03-07-2019

Still unfinished, likely to stay that way.

I had to give up on this series halfway through this book. It became like wadding through mud to get to what little pleasure was left for the reader/listener. Long rambling narrative with plenty of confusing diversions and precious little character development, I found I just didn't care about what happened to any of the characters any more so switched off and moved on.

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  • Vytautas Liesis
  • 26-05-2019

Amazing again!!

I loved this book as well! Great, incredible!!! I would like to heat more of the stories!

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  • Spaniard
  • 02-04-2019

excellent prequel to the rise of the Empire

enjoyed this stanalone book you, who is the empreror, why had he lived so long. answers in this fantatics and well read/narated book

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  • UnwashedMonkey
  • 15-02-2019

It's everything books 1-4 promised....

I Really enjoyed this. Its a real journey of a tale.. Fleshing out the world and lore of this series. From the exodus of earth to the galactic Republic...

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  • Michael
  • 20-11-2018

A brilliant homage to star wars with it's own spin

it's star wars if Lucas had been Tarantino. So much more engaging than anything Disney has done with Space opera in years. The homage to star wars is brilliant with sometimes cliched but always fun books, this being a great back story to a key player or two.

I want more of this series, it has great potential to be the space opera we have been after for years.