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A Duchy of Terra spin-off series

The enemy promises conflict and annihilation. Their allies threaten betrayal and devastation. A daughter of Earth raises the call of defiance. And the Imperium has never knelt!

When the Taljzi’s genocidal invasion brought promises of aid from the oldest and greatest of the Core Powers, humanity and the Imperium looked to the Mesharom for salvation. But that salvation turns to ash as the Mesharom demand the surrender of the very weapons that saved the Imperium. 

Defiance leaves the Imperium facing the Taljzi without the aide of the galaxy’s wisest race, but with their old enemies the Kanzi at their side, they have no choice but to end this war at any cost. 

But Mesharom and Taljzi alike have scattered fire and death across the stars. The Imperial forces under Fleet Lord Harriet Tanaka will need every scrap of firepower and cleverness not only to defeat their enemies...but to find them in the first place.

©2019 Glynn Stewart (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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  • alan
  • 17-03-2020

soft

the series has gone down hill. started head off strong now its soft like walking on egg shells to apiece the pc crowd

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  • Marshall T. Rose
  • 24-04-2020

going a bit side-ways

the saga continues, and it is mostly a compelling story. there are some negatives though, which is why the story is only two-star. first, there's a lot of repetition. (yes, there's a really big fleet with lots of capital ships, escort ships, and sentients... i got that the first and second times, and didn't need it reinforced another N times.) second, the authors also wants us to know about the sexual preferences of the protagonists and the supporting human characters, and that diversity in organizations is good. in truth, this doesn't add to either the development of the characters, nor advance the story line. perhaps the thinking is that this provides a good contrast to the antagonists, who are mostly uni-dimensional clones (or an egotistical alien admiral). if we had any character development of the bad guys (we don't even get to hear from one until the very end), then that would be an interesting angle.

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 31-05-2020

Book 4 comes out When?

Hillary Huber is an outstanding narrator here. This book is outstanding with battles and contact with aliens.

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 29-05-2020

Solid continuation of the series.

Apparently Glynn Stewart moved from the Dutchy of Terra to the Light of Terra (the daughter) without really making it clear. I loved the Dutchy of Terra. Honestly, these Light of Terra books are not really all that different. Hillary Huber does a great job. I will probably continue the series for however long it goes.

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  • P Flynn
  • 19-12-2020

Excellent

this saga just goes from strength to strength, it has everything. Absolutely blinding, next installment Please

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-09-2020

good but a bit too popcorn for me

So Glynn did another good job on a book within the dutches of terra series, as with the others in the series the over all themes or at least consequence of the story are relatively up beat and end in a position of positivity.

In this case two main characters and their perspectives are followed, fleet lord Tanaka and the dutches' step daughter as with the last book.

However, in this case I have to say I feel the book lacked consequence or challenge beyond some incidents with the galaxies premier race. When you get to really large fleets it gets difficult to maintain the consequence of loss with out it becoming a number, jack Campbell for instance gets around this by treating ships and divisions like characters onto themselves. In other series, characters face consequence for there actions or reflection by the use of admiralty boards or protagonist having a confrontation with a minor character due to there poor or moral choices.

I feel like Imperium Defiant lacks some of this, vast numbers of ships are being lost but it lacks consequence for me, or characters I know suffering or facing real loss. One example of this would be the fleet lord, who effectively causes the deaths of hundreds of thousands of her own troops for a moral choice. possibly a justify able one, but one that lacks a major or at least a consequence I care about as a reader.

Back during the dutches of Terra the fleets were smaller and thus so were the cast of characters who were all located one or two ships, making the consequence greater of a poor moral or military choice.

some more real stakes to the characters in terms of those lost, clear emotional effects or the effect or loss to others would be great. I think the Poor Man's War series does a great example of this for instance.

Anyway thanks for the book Gynn.

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