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The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first....

©2018 Craig Alanson (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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A change of pace

I'm enjoying the main storyline, a bit disappointed the first half of this one followed the other set of characters. I feel this could have been blended better.. this probably should have been done over the previous books.

I was laughing so hard I cried in parts... However, I personally found the first 1/2 of the book very boring.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Enjoy the authors work, but not this story

More than half the book doesn’t follow the joe or Dutch when it does the author insist on putting you through a comedy routine and insisting that it’s fun.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A solid B

Lost some of its class, a bit too comfortable with the redneck jokey form. But still keen to know what happens next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great

Another fast action packed joy to read. The merry band of pirates are up to their necks in trouble again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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outstanding

Alanson has knocked out of the park once again! R.C Bray killed it as to be expected. highly recommended and can't wait for the next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

the book is spilt into two parts

one half is about paradise and the team that dug up the cannons the other is about the merry band of pirates and how they react to the teams decisions

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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Awesome

new levels of awesomeness have been reached with this newest book. can wait for the next one. I hope to god this is a 50 book series

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great series can't wait until the next one!

I love this series and RC Bray really brings it alive.

what will happen next?

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  • Zan
  • 10-10-2018

good, but a bit short

seems a little bit rushed but it's the same old story. one of those turn your brain off and just go with it adventure.

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Hold my beer

This is my all time favorite sci fi series ever, R.C.Bray IS skippy in my book

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  • Jono
  • 07-10-2018

A change of pace

I'm enjoying the main storyline, a bit disappointed the first half of this one followed the other set of characters. I feel this could have been blended better.. this probably should have been done over the previous books.

I was laughing so hard I cried in parts... However, I personally found the first 1/2 of the book very boring.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2018

Enjoy the authors work, but not this story

More than half the book doesn’t follow the joe or Dutch when it does the author insist on putting you through a comedy routine and insisting that it’s fun.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Christopher Edwards
  • 08-10-2018

A solid B

Lost some of its class, a bit too comfortable with the redneck jokey form. But still keen to know what happens next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • shane.slape
  • 01-10-2018

Great

Another fast action packed joy to read. The merry band of pirates are up to their necks in trouble again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-2018

outstanding

Alanson has knocked out of the park once again! R.C Bray killed it as to be expected. highly recommended and can't wait for the next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • scott
  • 27-09-2018

the book is spilt into two parts

one half is about paradise and the team that dug up the cannons the other is about the merry band of pirates and how they react to the teams decisions

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate
  • 11-10-2018

Awesome

new levels of awesomeness have been reached with this newest book. can wait for the next one. I hope to god this is a 50 book series

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jessica Brown
  • Auckland
  • 10-10-2018

great series can't wait until the next one!

I love this series and RC Bray really brings it alive.

what will happen next?

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Zan
  • 10-10-2018

good, but a bit short

seems a little bit rushed but it's the same old story. one of those turn your brain off and just go with it adventure.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • David
  • 09-10-2018

Hold my beer

This is my all time favorite sci fi series ever, R.C.Bray IS skippy in my book

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jono
  • 07-10-2018

A change of pace

I'm enjoying the main storyline, a bit disappointed the first half of this one followed the other set of characters. I feel this could have been blended better.. this probably should have been done over the previous books.

I was laughing so hard I cried in parts... However, I personally found the first 1/2 of the book very boring.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2018

Enjoy the authors work, but not this story

More than half the book doesn’t follow the joe or Dutch when it does the author insist on putting you through a comedy routine and insisting that it’s fun.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Christopher Edwards
  • 08-10-2018

A solid B

Lost some of its class, a bit too comfortable with the redneck jokey form. But still keen to know what happens next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • shane.slape
  • 01-10-2018

Great

Another fast action packed joy to read. The merry band of pirates are up to their necks in trouble again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-2018

outstanding

Alanson has knocked out of the park once again! R.C Bray killed it as to be expected. highly recommended and can't wait for the next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • scott
  • 27-09-2018

the book is spilt into two parts

one half is about paradise and the team that dug up the cannons the other is about the merry band of pirates and how they react to the teams decisions

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate
  • 11-10-2018

Awesome

new levels of awesomeness have been reached with this newest book. can wait for the next one. I hope to god this is a 50 book series

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jessica Brown
  • Auckland
  • 10-10-2018

great series can't wait until the next one!

I love this series and RC Bray really brings it alive.

what will happen next?

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Zan
  • 10-10-2018

good, but a bit short

seems a little bit rushed but it's the same old story. one of those turn your brain off and just go with it adventure.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • David
  • 09-10-2018

Hold my beer

This is my all time favorite sci fi series ever, R.C.Bray IS skippy in my book