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Summary

After years of catastrophic fighting, the rebellion is over. The First Galactic Empire has fallen. Instead of liberation and a return to democracy, freedom, and a new golden age, humanity has been plunged into darkness.

Eighteen years after the Great Fall of civilization, stranded on the wrecked world Asherho, Keira Kane struggles to make her way. Adopted, protected, and raised by former Imperial Marines, Keira has been trained as a mechanic and technician. Her skillset is indispensable to maintaining the decaying infrastructure of her dying planet.

Keira rapidly finds herself a fugitive, hunted not only by the government she has served but by the planetary militia who wants her for their own nefarious reasons. Unbeknownst to Keira, her Imperial Marine companions have been guarding an incredibly valuable secret, one that has the potential to save humanity or see its light extinguished from the galaxy forever.

Keira is thrust into a life-or-death struggle she never imagined. The road ahead is not only dangerous, but a path destined for her alone.

Does she have the courage to walk it? Or will she falter and allow humanity to continue its fall into darkness? Only time will tell....

©2021 Marc Edelheit (P)2021 Tantor

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slow burn

slow build up to chapter 10 first clue and heats up 13/14 , it's a sort of star wars story and though not as enjoyable to me as karus or stiger I will be interested to see where it goes next. John lees' narration is an acquired taste and always takes half hour to adapt to his voice but he delivers throughout if I take few breaks.

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Frustratingly slow to get going

Love the author, but I found this particularly slow to get going. Explaining characters day to day chores like showering wasn’t really necessary to the story development. Only kicks off at chapter 14 and then it’s a bit of a rush. Still a well told story and looking forward next one

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-10-21

What a disappointment!

I was excited to read something new from Mr Edelheit so I bought the ebook as soon as it was released. The preamble, including the prologue was so long I struggled to read the book. I eventually gave up and waited for the audio book. I pre-ordered the book and jumped on it when it was delivered on the 26th. What a disaster! I have tried to listen to it 3 times but cannot even get to the end of the prologue. The narrator is terrible! His cadence, emphasis and tone are uncontrolled and his voice is monotonous and extremely irritating. His presentation is wishy- washy. I get the sense that he is reluctant to read this book. I have attempted to listen to books narrated by Mr Lee in the past and have experienced the same, minus the reluctance. Mr Edelheit, please change your narrator before the whole trilogy is ruined.

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  • Dennis Sanders
  • 05-11-21

Another win

It’s not Stiger. Though it is a very worthy plot and I’m looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • 26-02-22

Super New Read

This book was great with an Epic ending leading to the next in series novel

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  • Kenny
  • 19-02-22

Excellent

A very great mil sci-fi I can’t wait got the next book I’m sure it’ll be just as good

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  • Bill Estes
  • 14-02-22

please continue to write

I sure like to see more please continue to write I'm following so many threads of your writing I can't wait to hear on any front thank you.

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  • Tyler
  • 03-12-21

I’m in love … sort of?

This… is an amazing take on the fall of a galaxy spending empire. I find it funny how so many fallen empire series are starting to pop up but this, this one was done well. Micro story into a macro world. Love it!

One crucial recommendation, inexperienced combat personnel do not process or can they walk through an entire narrative of thoughts through a combat engagement. Please stop adding excessive internal dialogue. Specifically DURING a firefight. I can attest to this via my time overseas and watching my buddies next to me. Like, come on… even though I talk smack with marines….. with marines the sense of urgency is so underrated in this book when in real life they are mini-Juggernauts (at least they like it they they are) lol in

book 2;PICK UP THE PACE. I got so tired of the water downing of action sequences that that I just fast-forwarded it. Save the excessive narrative for relaxed moments or more relaxed moments.

Besides the slight waterboarding narrative for which you were forcing character development in a short period (which is often impossible for humans), THIS is a GREAT start to a series. Leave it to the man with a clever twist to stories to add the best twist to the fallen empire story.

Bravo. Now hurry TFU with the next book Mr. Marc. You got enough book series keeping me hooked as it is. Give me some closure!!! I’m tired of you being this talented.

All love

-Tyler

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  • Alec Demke
  • 28-11-21

Love the Action, Question the Backstory

(Disclosure: I actually read this book to its completion)

Right off the bat, I had questions about the Empire. Such as how does an Empire that doesnt know war, have seasoned officers/personnel? Why was there a rebellion if everything is good in the Empire? Granted these questions could have real answers that just arent known to us yet, but for how important the “Fall” is, youd think it would garner more page time.

The book has a slow burn starting out. Marc focuses on letting you feel the oppressiveness of the broken world the main character lives in, lets you see how and why she has the skills that she does and solidly establishes the relationship between the main character and the supporting characters. You can easily put yourself in the boots of these characters and get immersed in the world.

Some people say theres no character progression, and I think that is a load of crock. The main character is not AS dynamic as some other characters Ive seen Marc write but to be honest she doesn’t have to be.

I found the action very focused and engaging. You can feel the building of tension before the balloon goes up, and the catharsis when all hell breaks lose. The intrigue of the story ties in with the action and you uncover the story bit by bit and it makes sense.

Does the book have issues? But I am willing to overlook them because I know that Mark has more on the way. Give this book an honest read if you like his other books. It’s well worth the delve into science-fiction

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  • Zachary
  • 14-11-21

Some slow spots

A decent story but there were some spots that were unnecessarily slow. Plot development took a little too much time. There are some serious holes in the storyline that need to be addressed in later book but overall an entertaining book.

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  • alan
  • 02-11-21

I had high hopes

I had really high hopes, the first chapter was good after that no context of the bigger story, narrator the only reason I made it half thru before giving up