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The slaughter is on! Across the galaxy, human mercenaries are being ambushed, and an ever-increasing number of companies aren't returning from their contracts. Someone even appears to be plotting the demise of the premier Four Horsemen companies, and disaster for the other three companies has only been averted by the narrowest of margins.

Sansar Enkh, the president of The Golden Horde, knows her company is likely to be next, but has no idea who is behind the attacks, or when they will strike her beloved Horde. Acting on a prophesy from her dying mother, she knows her only chance is to take the company off-world to draw out the phantom enemy.

The Horde is being scouted and an attack is imminent. As the Revelations Cycle draws to a close, will Sansar be able to figure out who is behind the attacks in time to save Earth's mercenary companies from the horrific fate waiting from them? The fourth horseman is in play, and time is running out to save the Earth and everyone on it!

©2017 Chris Kennedy (P)2017 Tantor

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excellent series that you should get into

this is an excellent series that you should get into, well written and nicely balanced by the authors.
more books in this series please!

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  • Toney Dimiceli
  • 23-05-2018

Emotion?

The narrator lacked proper emotional control for a good story to be told. The drama created by the author wasn't felt in the narrator's voice.

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  • Bulldog Engineer
  • 12-02-2018

Warning - unresolved cliffhanger - bad narrator

What would have made The Golden Horde better?

1. ) Finish the story arc rather than end on a cliffhanger2. ) A narrator capable of expressing emotion

What could Chris Kennedy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Finish the story.The first 50 percent of this book is about simulations of battle. Then, finally the book starts to work on the conspiracy theme from the previous books. However, the book does not close the arc -- it just leaves it hanging. None of the future 5 books released so far close the cliffhanger.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator lacks emotion and all characters sound the same. He reads sentences in a fashion that totally blow the meaning of the sentence.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed and angry that the authors were too lazy to finish what they started. Very angry at the bald attempt to string readers along.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and do not start this series -- it goes nowhere. Five additional books in this universe have been released after this travesty and yet the main story arc is never closed. Horrible!

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  • Dan/Fernanda
  • 11-11-2017

best in the series

everything was going somewhere in this book. came together quite well from the other books

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  • Jonathan Bledsoe
  • 07-11-2017

god awful narrator.

please, please, please do not use the same narrator again. seriously. no inflection. barely new how to pronounce certain words. other than that, great story. wonderful plot and twists. eagerly awaiting the next installment. find a narrator worthy of the story.

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  • jeff
  • 01-11-2017

left me hanging

better get the next book out! so wrong to be on a cliffhanger! good series

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  • Nathan Riddle
  • 13-08-2018

Story is good if you can stomach the execution

Okay so the premise of the story both this book and the overarching plot is great.
The world/universe they create is awesome, realistic, lush.

The problems are with the execution of both the written narrative and the oral audio.

For instance. The reader will regularly have a slightly different voice for the same character and it is disturbing when you're reading and suddenly the character who is speaking has a different voice.
[I get that audiobooks are hard to read & record and stich together the multiple takes into one coherent book, but I've never, repeat never heard in all my 100+ listened books heard one this jarring.] if it was at the beginning of each chapter I might not have as many issues. but sometimes it is mid paragraph. ugh!
'read by person' I'm sorry I have to be so critical, I don't want to hurt you, maybe it was the sound guy, I just couldn't get over it. I hope you improve and you enjoy your job. if not find something you love and do it!

Now for the written parts. I'm a killjoy when it comes to reality vs sci-fi as I'm an engineer and I read enough sci-fi to know what might and might not work. I know how dispension of disbelief works and I love entering a world that uses advanced technology we have no idea how to make right now. the main thing though, (the book even has a line about this) is just like how people and war never change, neither does the physics behind how science operates (unless you establish a world that breaks all the rules with something that explains away the breaking hence 'magic'). basically I'm okay with really messed up logic/rules that guide the underlying mechanisms in the book. but those need to be consistently adhered to.

Now that I've explained my position I will now give some instances.

The main character is patrolling a beach with his squad while the main force establishes a operating base inland. he and his squad then gets attacked by monsters. he never calls to base saying there's an attack and they need to get ready or come assist or whatever. he just tries to handle it on his own. now you might say his character is supposed to be bad at being a squad leader. but nope, they've spent 1/3rd of the book buffing his character to being some super experienced and knows advanced and different tactics. he regularly accomplishes feats no one else in the history (100+yrs) of the groups has done.

There's some huge subplot with the bad guys trying to undermine the human equipment in the golden horde. they've established that the golden horde has the best programmers in the Galaxy (humans anyways). (lite spoilers) they also have implants that allow direct control of the Casper's with no input lag. later on in the book an overzealous logistician with something to prove obtains (from a shady source) advanced software for the Casper's which reduces lag further (um what?). I don't understand, they already said that the golden horde can program the best, now some shady non-human force is capable of programming better software (which aliens could no doubt, but humans guard their tech very closely, so they'd never get their (allien) hands on a Casper & human to test the software). anyways, the Casper's are already at 0 input lag. how can software on the Casper make them even faster? tats right, it can't. this entire sub plot is stupid and makes no sense. almost like it was thrown in as fluff to make the book longer.

there's a dozen other instances in this book and the last book just like these where stuff doesn't happen or work the way the BOOK ALREADY DESCROBED IT TO WORK!!! it's super annoying. the first book was well written and read well, these other books (2-4) are poorly written and poorly read :(

I'm slogging through the book simply because the story is gripping and I want to know. if it weren't for that then these books would suck.

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  • The E Traveller
  • 14-01-2018

wow, be prepared for an wild ride

this book was wow, and an awesome ride the characters are great and funny at times and have great development and it is busy busy go boy go

a worthy addition to an awesome series

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  • kd1513
  • 08-01-2018

Lots of fun

A fast paced adventure story of adventure. The characters are strong and bear the story line well.

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  • Black4cimt
  • 07-12-2017

Kennedy delivers!

Golden Horde is the 4th book in the series and does a great job! looking forward to what comes next

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  • Lance Campbell
  • 08-11-2017

Narrator was better

I was hesitant to get this book because the narrator has a hard time pronouncing the word button (and similar words) but he did a better job this time(not perfect)

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