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Publisher's Summary

"Welcome to the Pelaran Alliance...."

With those simple words, the Guardian spacecraft openly revealed itself to humanity, heralding a new chapter in its 500-year-long mission to cultivate our world. Earth's population must now make its first planet-wide decision - join the most powerful alliance in our galaxy or chart our own course, deciding for ourselves which civilizations are worthy of our trust. Will we be the first world to decline the Pelarans' invitation, or does their offer come with an implied threat?

Aboard Terran Fleet Command's flagship, TFS Navajo, Admiral Kevin Patterson assembles his formidable but untested forces in hopes of defending the Earth. Knowing that an attack is imminent, he must risk everything in hopes of finding his enemy and taking the initiative.

Returning from TFC's first battle, Captain Tom Prescott learns that his frigate, TFS Ingenuity, is more heavily damaged than expected. Now he must race against time to prepare a new ship, then execute a daring mission to save Earth's last and best hope of avoiding full-scale interstellar war.

©2016 Tori L. Harris (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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A bit short.

Just when it gets going it's over just like the first book, I'm think the 3 books should have been one.

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book with no meaningful conclusion, disappointing

a book that really captured the military hurry up and wait concept with no real conclusion

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spaceships spacecraft hi tek

This series is so good I wish it would last forever. Modern computer Ai. Area 51 tie ins. Humans kicking ass!!
I can go on and on. If your a sci fi spaceship nerd you will be wishing for the movie!!!

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  • Bessette family
  • 27-07-2016

great series with good story and action

I dropped one star because it's like the book is over just when it's getting good. book 1 and 2 could have made one good book. still can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Ryan
  • 13-11-2016

Great listen loved it can't wait for book 3

Hopeing for book 4 and book 5 ect it could go on for a long time

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  • tekone
  • 30-07-2016

Not since the early work of Ryk Brown have I enjoyed such a series

I don't know if it is Mr Kafer reading or the parallels between young, outgunned, overmatched Captains but I really am into this series. It's probably a little of both.

The story is original and great with the perfect mix of important factors. In all my reviews I try not to say too much, I just to try convey my ratings and whether or not I think people should buy. Do yourself a favor and buy.

I eagerly loom forward to the next in series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-07-2018

Too much explaining; not enough story

The author spends too much time explaining, in excruciating detail, and too little time on the actual story. It's so bad, I couldn't finish the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-2017

Simple but fun

Somewhat simplistic writing but a decent story overall. I suggest the author spend more time writing the story and less time over describing everything.

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  • Schrock Innovations
  • 10-09-2017

a bit Bland

this is a great book if you want to know all of the technical details behind Navy command. It moves a bit slow, there's not a lot of action, and it seems like just as much of a setup for a series as the first book. Not sure I'm going to buy the next one.

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  • NWEST5150
  • 09-12-2016

Entertaining! Believable.

This was an military story set in the future. I could believe that this is a future reality. I enjoyed this very much and I am downloading the next book right now

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  • Brian
  • 19-11-2016

Great MIl Sci Fi series

Would you listen to TFS Theseus again? Why?

No, I routinely do not re-listen to books, as they don't hold up for me, that said, I would place it in the list with my Honor Harrington books, which get dragged out every 5 years or so..

What was one of the most memorable moments of TFS Theseus?

The descriptions of the the ship arrivals and departures and the methods used are really interesting and well written to hold your attention. The battle scenes are vivid and well laid out, thoughtful, and the author uses his science to support the methods.

Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As I said in the Ingenuity review, Mr Kafer sounds just like the narrator from the Frontier saga, if you liked them, you will definitely like him. He is very well enunciated, clear and has enough range that you never get confused on which character is speaking. The true test of an audio book is when you can listen to it and not have to try to decide who it is that is speaking. He passes the test very well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Enjoyable and satisfaction at a well written science fiction space navy book. Hard to do with out making up a whole bunch of unique physics, and Mr. Harris has done a good job of using current "stories" "The Greys", and a plausible connection to the future, to make his tech believable and real.

Any additional comments?

Great series, fun to listen too, good characters and well read. A most satisfactory audio book experience!

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  • Joakim
  • 07-11-2016

Good listen but...

Good listen, but the author has an incessant need to explain everything to death. Sometimes a short travel in the book takes longer to get through in real time due to incessant over explaining everything.

For example in most cases an order is given the author has a need to have the recipients of the orders thank their superior officer which in return usually responds with gratitude of the junior officer thanking him, which ends with the junior officer responding yet another time to tell the superior officer "your welcome". This makes simple orders take "forever".

I assume the book would be a couple of hours shorter if the author would have removed alot of the platitudes. And tbh it would have been a better book, even if the already short book would be even shorter.

But still, if you enjoy the genre it's not a bad book. I would still have bought it again knowing what I know now.

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  • Nelson A Hill
  • 22-10-2016

Try it you'll like it !

If you enjoy GOOD Military SCi-FI you've found it here . It's not Star Trek or Star Wars maybe but it's worth your time .

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  • Caz in Maspalomas
  • 12-03-2017

Good book

Would you consider the audio edition of TFS Theseus to be better than the print version?

It is a good story, goes along slowly with all the descriptions and the book is very short so the author could add a few more interludes. Yes just bought the third book,

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  • Mr. Duncan D. Woodall
  • 05-09-2016

Went off the rails

I was very disappointed by this book. Went completely off the rails towards the end. You are left no further forward in the main story at the conclusion of this book. Sure, some nice things happen and there are good moments that make you whoop/curse for humanity but the primary arc advances slower than a sub light excursion to the edge of the known Universe.