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Pyre is a volatile planet. Its surface belches heat and noxious gases, forcing downsiders to inhabit domes. But Pyre's instability isn't limited to its geology. The colonists, who were marooned in the system hundreds of years ago, have endured a tumultuous history.

Exploring Triton, Pyre's third moon, spacers inadvertently activate an alien dome. When nothing came of it, they combined their mining ships with the Honora Belle, the aging colony vessel, to sling slush, frozen gases, at Emperion, Pyre's second moon.

Nearly a year later, the Belle's bridge crew, who monitors the alien site, is alarmed, when they witness a bright blue light shoot from the dome's platform and merge with the shield. The alien site isn't an entertainment stage, as Captain Jessie Cinders had facetiously mused. It's a gate, and aliens have arrived.

©2018 S. H. Jucha (P)2018 Tantor

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  • David
  • 16-07-2018

Great new series!

Yet another 10 by Scott Jucha!! The first two books of this series are wonderful reading! I hope this developing saga lasts as long as his great ‘Silver Ships’ series! I recommend it heartily!! Great character development and terrific narrative!!
Every Si-Fi fan should be getting all of Scott Jucha’s work!!.. The Best !!

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  • Bunty
  • 11-06-2018

GOOD.

An exciting plot with aliens and humans. The aliens is a superior race and they are willing to help the humans. Captain Jessie Cinders is an interesting protagonist together with his allies work together to overcome political intrigues. The empaths also plays an important part. Enjoyable and well worth a credit, I will be looking forward to the next continuation of this series.

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  • Jean
  • 10-06-2021

Engrossing

This is a good old fashioned science fiction tale. This is book two of the series and Jucha is continuing to build on his characters. I am becoming to become most interested in Captain Harper. She now the captain of a giant spaceship that was once a very old colonization ship from earth. She is also the leader of the Empath.

The book is well written. The story got more interesting as the book progressed so that I was most disappointed when the book ended. I cannot wait for the next book. I have been a fan of the Silver Ship Series, which is nearing its end. Out of curiosity I tried to find information about the author, S. H. Jucha. I found very little information; apparently, he was born in Alaska and started writing late in life. His career was in the technical education and software development industries.

The book is fifteen hours and fifty-one minutes. Nicole Poole does an excellent job narrating the book. Poole is a classically trained actor, voice-over artist and audiobook narrator. I have noted that many of the audiobook narrators are classically trained actors.

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  • Aaron Stewart
  • 18-02-2021

Dump Poole

Nicole pool is the worst. She’s ruining this series. How does she have a career

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  • WastelandDan
  • 16-12-2020

Really enjoying this series!

I'm so excited for this to merge with the silver ships saga!!!!
The opportunity for such an early event of development into an interstellar community compared to the other colony ships time lines is very exciting.

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  • Scott Gress
  • 23-11-2020

Simple store, engaging characters, weak narration

The story is simple to the point of being young adult oriented. The characters tho are engaging enough to hook a more mature reader. The narration is bad.

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  • Yea OK
  • 12-07-2020

Better than book 1

Much better book and narration than book 1. Ready for the rest of the series.

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  • jesse
  • 14-09-2018

An exploitative tale.

I enjoyed listenin to the book. I liked that the problems they faced here had solutions that didn't take 3 books to solve and it made me think finally some characters have common sense to use their powers to solve problems.

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  • Rnrwest
  • 19-07-2018

Upgrade as Expected

I really got what I expected from SH Jucha.
first book was a setup to second ... not going to discuss book story as you got to read and enjoy. Writer is doing his thing. Easy read ... I enjoyed it moocho!

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