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Publisher's Summary

The war everyone thought was over is just beginning.

Kira Forrest is a survivor. She's risen above the pain of her beginnings to become a war hero only to leave it all behind in the pursuit of a simple life. Now a salvager, she makes a living sifting through the wreckage of dead alien ships from a war that nearly brought humanity to its knees.

After her ship takes damage, she's forced to re-route to a space station where her past and present collide with dangerous consequences.

Kira's existence holds the key to a faltering peace treaty with the Tuann - a technologically advanced alien race who dislikes and distrusts all humans. Winning her freedom should be easy, but a powerful and relentless Tuann warrior stands in her way. Deceiving him seems impossible, especially when he strays dangerously close to secrets she struggles to hide.

Can Kira reconcile the pain of her past with the possibilities of her future? The fate of two races depends on her success.

©2019 T. A. White (P)2019 Tantor

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enjoyable but not a wow for me

first listen to this author and after finishing a novel by Michelle denier I must say I can't decide between Dark Horse or thus book. both are good and really well written. this novel had a few flaws that had me frowning. for instance an advanced race but no communication devices?
hmmmm. not to add spoilers so I'll say little, although I presumed that this might have been a key move in the authors writing.
it definately was different in regards to plot, and like Michelle denier there is no romance, (unless a kiss or 2 is romance to you)
too me, because of this I felt a lack of connection between the 2 lead roles. she is one strong badass and once your out there like that it's hard to reel her in, but when i read the dust covers of the next 2 books, it gave me an understanding of why Ms White wrote her character in that vein.
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what surprised me was no heads up with the ending on ANY reviews.
what has me annoyed is that this is a long book and if you want to know more then the next one is 16 hours and although everything interests me and I'd like to know more, I can't do it....reason...1. little to no romance. 2.
the narrator. Natasha is a first for me as well and I absolutely love her voice and inflections however her male heroes voice makes me cringe. he sounds like a baddie and I just couldn't connect. not game to try my luck with book 2.
so, all in all, great plot, decent narrator, unexpected ending, awesome journey ....

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Nice reorganisation of period cultures.

An interesting meld of feudal Japan and bohemian cultures. Well worth the read. Looking forward to the next instalment of the story.

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Brilliant

One of the best audiobooks I've listed to, I finished it in two days.

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Adored this book,

the unfolding of the story kept me hooked the whole way through, the characters with the flaws, all of it.

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Wow, story and performance was well done .

wow, it was a pleasure to hear, loved this book highly recommended good performance and overall great book.

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Great start to a new series

TA White gives us another amazing heroine, full of humour, faults and strengths. I can’t get enough of this author.
The narrator seems to be getting a bagging from other reviewers, but I found her performance enjoyable. Her pacing, emotions and range of voices were excellent. Graydon was vocalised a bit too growly, but everyone else’s characterisation was great.

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  • M. Knight
  • 23-09-2019

Enjoyable!!

Great Listen. I enjoyed the story, the characters, the sarcasm, the action and the last but certainly not least, the narration.

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  • Goldie
  • 23-09-2019

Great story, disappointing narration

I am a big fan of T A White's books, and love the audiobook versions of her Broken Lands series. I was looking forward to enjoying the same experience when listening to Rules of Redemption, but am very disappointed by the narration. While Ms Soudek has a pleasant enough tone through the general reading, her characterizations lack emotional expression in my opinion. The "voice" she used for Greydon made him sound like a villain rather than the male romantic lead to me and I couldn't warm to him at all. In fact, I haven't been able to listen to the whole book because of the voicing of the characters. Sadly, while I normally enjoy revisiting my favourite reads through audio books, I won't be purchasing further audio versions of this series without a change in narrator...

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 01-11-2019

Good book, really wrong narrator

Groan! This is one of the few books that is sadly lessened by a poorly narrated or produced audio. Done right, it could have definitely moved a good book up a level.
Soudek has a pleasant voice, but sounds like a 38-50 year old suburban housewife who is half asleep and IN NO WAY fits the dynamic Kira. On top of that FUBAR, Soudek just doesn’t have the range of character voices. I can’t tell if she was going for Zombie Apocalypse or Witches Coven for the Luathan dialect !?!? Then so much of the narrative was read in a kind of monotone that blurred multiple sentences. I had to keep backtracking sections to see if I could figure out if the audio was keeping to the book. And did I mention the mispronunciations?

Do yourself a favor and READ IT IN KINDLE. I liked it a lot, and have read it through twice, some sections more.
Recommend ebook, NOT the audio.

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  • Annie Armstrong
  • 20-09-2019

Exciting story, Brilliant Narration

I absolutely loved it! The story is exciting and the characters wonderful.... and the narrator was brilliant. I got totally lost in her voices and didn’t want the book to end! Best science fiction narration I’ve ever heard, and best science fiction book starring a powerful female character, too! Should be a movie! Thanks, T.A. And Natasha for an exhilarating ride!

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  • D. Cap
  • 26-12-2019

Wow just wow

This is one of the best books I have listened to this year and I have listened to many many books. I am a huge fan of Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs, etc. and this is on par with them. I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • MoonflowerMama
  • 18-11-2019

Write quickly!! Need 2nd book ASAP!

Loved the world you’re building super interesting only thing is descriptions of ppl/aliens. I still don’t have a clear picture in my head if anyone except horn guys...I read/listen to 100s of books and am very excited to continue this series. Also pathfinders series was great too!

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  • Jane Hardin
  • 19-09-2019

Great Story - Terrible Narrator

I have read and enjoyed all the stories by this author and was looking forward to listening to this book. However the narrator is just terrible. It sounds like she is reading a book in front of a group of 8 year olds at the library. I would love to hear the rest of this author's books in audible, but not using this narrator.

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  • Andrew
  • 02-08-2020

Doormat MC and Absurd Power Dynamics

It takes an a special type of book to earn a one star review from me. A book has to be good enough that I listen to it and hope it will get better. Yet it has to also fail so spectacularly that I not only want to return it but feel an obligation to warn off others. This book did it.

How do you ruin a cool premise, interesting world, and classic motif? By creating unbearable characters and having a plot that makes no sense.

The biggest problem with this story is that the main character is an absolute doormat while at the same time being an unkillable elite supersoldier. It is bearable at first because the supporting cast isn't all bad but it keeps gets worse and worse as the book goes on until I finally broke in the first 30 minutes of book 2. It ruins all the interactions which have the main character assuming the child role in the lost child motif.

There are a bunch of smaller issues, soapiness, little logical inconsistencies, naivety of all the characters, that might be bearable. Don't be fooled.

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  • Caro
  • 05-12-2020

Amazing book, terrible narrator

Since I found the first Pathfinder book I've made my way through all of T.A. White's series and I think the firebird chronicles might be my favourite.

White is especially good at slowly unravelling the mystery of the heroine's past.

However, I highly recommend getting this book in paperback or ebook form. The narrator is easily the worst I've ever heard. She can't do male voices and she often sounds like she has a dry mouth. And there are small things like peoplewho speak Japanese and working for Himoto pronouncing his name as Himodo.

But there are two things that completely ruin the narration for me. First, she regularly puts the emphasis on the wrong word in the sentence.

And second, she treats full stops like commas. Because of thos, most senrences kind of trail off like she was expecting more to come.

I don't think you'll enjoy the book as much if you listen to it, which is a pity, because the story is wonderful.

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  • Readaddict
  • 22-09-2020

wonderful story and Horrible narration

I understand when authors are just starting they don't have the same ability to pay for the quality narration. I tried so hard to keep that in mind as this author is truly talented and I love this book. After hearing the same voice for three different male characters I was no longer able to sink into the story. The female narrator did an extremely poor imitation of a male voice in a constant growly tone.

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  • Leigh UK
  • 07-01-2021

Hot Damn!

Action! A kickass heroine! Serious intrigue! A plot that twists and turns! An author who keeps a hot pace while slowly doling out info bombs that change the playing field. A budding romance that doesn't control the plot. If I wore a wig, this book would have blown it off!

Gimme some more!

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  • HB
  • 13-09-2020

Amazing 😍


Oh my god I absolutely loved this book! I loved it so much I immediately went and brought the second one in the series! I couldn’t put this down and listened to it within 2 days!! This is the second book of this author and I have to say I’m really enjoying how the female characters Are written, there strong and confident but realistic as they all seem to have slight imperfections which makes them even more likeable. The world she creates is so vivid with lots of details And you can easily imagine it. The narrator did a wonderful job on the characters and you could really feel there personality coming out while she’s reading it. It has easily become one of my favourites.
I recommend it 100 times over!

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  • Kindle fire 10
  • 30-09-2019

Wow

T A White has done it again another great read . Love the story this one is a keeper If you like a good book with plenty of action then this is the book for you

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  • C. J. Dunne
  • 27-09-2019

Great book cannot wait for more

Having listened avidly to this book and been thoughrouly transfixed by the story I cannot wait for the sequel as the writer has left me suspended in air in anticipation of the continuing story line. I do hope that audible produces the next chapter and eagerly wait its publication. I can honestly recommend this book to any avid science fiction fan it is a fascinating listen.

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  • Book addict
  • 21-09-2019

Loved this book!

I enjoyed T.A. White’s Pathfinder series, but I think I liked this book even more. Looking forward to more books in the series.

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