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  • Spoils of War

  • The Imperial Marines Saga, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Summary

They thought they could force her to conform. They were wrong.

Inside a dystopian school in the Singularity, the 12-year-old girl known as One Twenty-Four struggles to survive. Failure to conform means death at the hands of her teacher. Assuming her clone sisters don't kill her first.

The Terran Empire has tasked Imperial Marine Lieutenant Grace Tolliver to lead her platoon into the Singularity as a privateer. Her mission: to tear a great bloody strip off their enemies and to take anything that isn't nailed down. The collision of this unlikely pair will change the humanity in ways that no one could predict. If they survive.

Author's note: This novel takes place more than five centuries before the Empire of Bones series, and the events unfolding here have implications there.

©2020 Terry Mixton (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Very good story

Unfortunately it's let down a bit by the narrator. For me the reading was rather stiff and there was little to none difference in the voice between the characters, if names weren't used you would have no idea who was speaking so to speak This is really noticeable when12 Yr old 124 is speaking - its really weird having a full grown womans voice coming from someone that Grace and Co have to kneel in order to look into her eyes when talking to her. However the story itself has great potential and I'm pretty invested in Grace and Andrea (124) .I'm not sure if I will get the next two because of the narrator but don't let this put you off trying them.

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History from before the Fall

I came across this by chance while looking for the next book in the empire of bones series and it is just a good as that series is and adds to the amazing universe that Terry has put together.
The charters are great and I realy enjoyed getting to know them and the setting is great and with out to much tech talk well worth the time listening to it.

Your can enjoy this book with out having read any of the other empire of bones books

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  • everyday normal guy
  • 12-03-21

Solid back story

no spoiler, but it took 12 chapters before I knew the link to The Empire of Bones Saga, it was never explicitly stated and I like that. looking forward to the next one ( both series) worth a listen

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  • Amazonian God
  • 09-01-21

Great story, poor narrator

Someone give this lady a pronunciation guide please! Adjutant and route were butchered so often it grated on my nerves! And she pales in comparison to Veronica G who narrated the other series in this universe. I’ll give her one more try for book two before I go to the ebook only with this series.

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  • Schic112
  • 25-12-20

What a great story line from the bones

I loved this book it brought out a great character from the bones. Background and buildup was a great story with careful planning. Can’t wait to se how this family comes together. Thanks Terry
P.S. I miss Veronica the new narrator is just as good I just like the old one.

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  • Kristine Burks
  • 13-09-22

Well written, solid story.

A good story set in an oversaturated genre. It stands out a bit with a story that's just different enough to keep me interested. Well done!

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  • Strain Prevention
  • 19-08-22

Teach your girls to be like men.

More indoctrination for the "little one" of the female sex to become something that goes against the admirable, natural character of what makes women valuable to society. I don't know what is behind this movement but it's consequences will not be good.

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  • 19-08-22

Strain’s believability

Interesting premise. The villains are evil, the heroes are oh so noble. I kept repeating to myself “she is only 11”. I just couldn’t get past that point.

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  • AnOldMan
  • 09-08-22

Space opera war for non-males

This is written as if the author is a rabid feminist. The males are ALL supporting roles that are barely caricatures. The main characters are all female and tougher than any of the men. Crazy.

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  • Jawaone
  • 28-06-22

Great story. Definitely recommended

Excellent story about a child that has to fight against her own sister's to survive.

To landing in the middle of the war between her people the singularity and the Empire Marines on a undercover mission. When fate steps in and a Marine Commander grace scoops up the seemingly harmless 124 to save her from her own people trying to kill her.

Now our heroes have to go home where they have a very uncertain future.

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  • 09-06-22

can't recommend

a terrible rendition of a hand maidens tale with space privateers as the heroes. you need to be really good to pull off dystopian novels plus the heroes are an autocracy as well but for some reason we find royals acceptable these days. both believe in the right to rule both should be destroyed. a fundamental objection to the right to rule is why we are democratic. something we seem to have forgotten when a royalist is held up as a hero. royalists are the same as facists or communists and should not be lauded

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  • Robert
  • 19-05-22

Missed opportunity

Great concept but lost opportunity to describe technical aspects.
Major points to the story are glazed over in a sentence. Story needed to be more detailed.
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