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A dying world, shattered by a broken machine. A desperate flight, their only hope for refuge. A robotic race, ally and destroyer alike.

The Republic of Exilium has grown in strength and confidence at the far end of the galaxy from the rest of mankind, sending out scout ships to survey the worlds around them as they try to learn more about the mysterious Construction Matrix AIs.

Finding one of the genocidal rogues of that mysterious “race” in the process of destroying an inhabited world, Captain Octavio Catalan takes his ship into a desperate battle. He is victorious - but he is too late. The world of the strange aliens he has encountered is doomed.

The distant Republic can barely help, but the honor of their leaders will not permit them to stand idly by. Ships and crews are set into motion to commence a desperate evacuation of their newfound friends, and debts with the strange Matrices are called in.

One branch of Matrices destroyed the planet. Another may well save it - but the AIs have their own agenda and the price they ask may be beyond the Republic and its new allies....

©2019 Glynn Stewart (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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over emphasis on battles

struggled with this book as it was so focused on battles. loved the overall story just all the focus on battles was not to my taste. the universe, the political situation etc are great story lines so managed to stick with it and finish.

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  • Philip
  • 24-05-2020

Predictable, shallow and tedious compared with much of the authors other works.

Not a scratch on other titles by Stewart. The choice of performer makes a big difference in audio books and this didn’t work for me. Characterizations felt thin, plot predictable. I have enjoyed Starships Mage, Vigilante, UnArcana, Terra series. Hope things get back to where they were.

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  • ALove
  • 13-06-2020

Been a great continuation of the saga thus far.

It has been a fun series to date. I have enjoyed the premise of an exiled fleet and their discovery of other species in the void. The ongoing battle against the rogue matrices adds a great antagonist. I am not as fond of the narrator only because of his pauses at odd times and stilted emotional impressions. He is not overly distracting but just not my favorite for this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-2020

as good as the first book . which is good

very enjoyable can't wait to get to book three. it was a lot of fun

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  • Zachary Brown
  • 02-04-2020

A good listen and good plot line.

Really enjoyed it! loved how the people kinda forced the to get married. narration Excellent.

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  • David Loftin
  • 17-01-2020

Great book!!!

I liked the book, the Peformance was realy good, The any problem is the wait time between books, a year between books is too long. I would like to see more book alot fast.

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 03-01-2020

Part 3 of Exile series.

The narrators are outstanding here. Part 4 can't come soon enough Glynn Stewart. Outstanding book.

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  • Joe from New England
  • 04-12-2019

Awesome...

I can't wait for the next book. It kept me on the edge of my seat.

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  • Tm
  • 29-10-2019

Well done. Excellent addition

This was a very good addition to the series. The plot line moves the story arc quickly. Now the exiles can really take the fight to the rouges. I am looking forward to the next in the set. Well done.

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  • CJSILV
  • 19-12-2019

great book

loved the book 📖 I can't wait to listen to the next one I highly recommend this book series five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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