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Semper Fi (The Empire's Corps #4)

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Two years after the Empire abandoned them on Avalon, Colonel Edward Stalker and his Marines have established the Commonwealth, a union of worlds intended to take the place of the vanished Empire. But now contact has been made with a remnant of the Empire, a successor state controlled by a ruthless dictator bent on crushing the Commonwealth and expanding her rule over the ...more
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Published April 9th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Back to the mainstream Avalon books; now some 2 years later Avalon is arming as fast as possible, building modern starships for the defense of its Commonwealth, while president Gaby Cracker and the supreme commander Edward Stalker finally consumed their romance.
A training space exercise ends with the capture of a modern starship chasing a freighter, starship that is really bad news as per the blurb
Not one to let events overwhelm him and his people, Edward Stalker has a plan, but it will fall on
Another enjoyable read in a very good series!
Jan 28, 2015 Cst rated it liked it
So far the best book of the series and simply good military sci-fi.

For the first time all of the characters work as characters instead of being cardboard cutouts and do actually develop (even if this sometimes goes wrong). Both heroes and villains have believable motivations and ambitions and for once they reflect on those. The story does move the focus more to the Marines and drops one of the supporting characters of the previous books, but that only serves to make the cast more manageable.

Per Gunnar
Aug 07, 2014 Per Gunnar rated it really liked it
This book puts the series back on track as far as I am concerned. By back on track I primarily refer to the fact that this book, unlike the previous one, is revolving around Avalon, the marines that got exiled there and the Commonwealth that they have now established. I know that he author intended to make a detour with that book but I have never really liked those kind of books that stray away from the main thread and characters.

This book however is right back to where it should be for me. The
Jean Poulos
This is book four in the Empire’s Corps series. You really need to read the books in order to fully enjoy the series.

The Empire has collapsed. On Avalon, Captain Stalker and his Marines have tried to establish a Democratic Republic. Avalon is arming as fast as possible, building modern starships for defense, and the Marines are training a local militia. We even find there is romance budding between Stalker and President Gaby Cracker. We get to renew the relationships with the regular characters
Mike Nemeth
Feb 15, 2015 Mike Nemeth rated it it was amazing
"Semper Fi," the fourth installment of Christopher Nuttall's Empire's Corps series, picks back up on the saga of Col. Edward Stalker's dwindling cadre of marines on the free world of Avalon. They have helped create a commonwealth of worlds but have yet to establish any real strength of means of defending their new-found alliance. So when warships from a neighboring planetary dictatorship wander into commonwealth territory and engage in conflict, disaster could ensue. The marines learn from ...more
Dec 06, 2015 Trey rated it liked it
Probably the weakest book of an otherwise fun series at this point.

The excerpts from the Professor Leo's book seemed kind of out of place. They were all talking about the politics surrounding the end of WW1 that led to the beginning of WW2. Kind of took me out of the immersion because I have a hard time believing that 3,000-ish years in the future that people will really be caring too much about the World Wars and the different powers that took part in them. I kind of wish the author had taken
Apr 08, 2015 Kjirstin rated it really liked it
We're back to the main storyline of the series, and the ongoing saga of the Marines and the society at the Rim (outer parts of the known universe), after the Fall of the Empire. This time, a small group of Marines has to save a planet from a brutal former Navy dictator -- she's both competent and resourceful, unlike their previous foes, the pirates. And so begins an insurgency, aided and abetted by our undercover Marine operatives.

Great fun and it's nice to catch up with what is happening in the
Jim Fox, Ed.D.
Mar 10, 2016 Jim Fox, Ed.D. rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a great military Sci-Fi novel. This book is book 4 in a series of 11 books (so far) I have read the first three over two years ago and will not make a post on them. The series is based on how Humans have colonized the galaxy. Earth, of course, is the ruling planet. Then there are the core worlds and the outer worlds. Earth governs all of these worlds until it just becomes too large and too hard to handle. This book picks up on the story from that point.
Audra L Moore
Sep 04, 2016 Audra L Moore rated it really liked it
Very good

Good story. good action. Well done. Very curious what hell do with the next one I'm sure I'll buy it
Apr 21, 2013 Les rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable read.The Empire's Corp never fails to entertain,this episode concentrates Stalkers stalkers and their pre--emptive defence of Avalon against rogue ex-empire forces,sent light years away with little support a small cadre of marines have to buy time against a highly organised and well trained foe, using guerrilla tactics the insurgents find themselves having to compromise their moral code for the greater good,another fast moving exciting story from Chris,keep up the good work.
Andrew Rose
Mar 19, 2015 Andrew Rose rated it really liked it
A lesson in insurrection. When the Empire’s Corps runs into a newly formed splinter of the Empire under the control of a sociopathic commander named Singh, they don’t’ have the fleet to win. Landing a force to attempt to encourage a worldwide uprising, the Marines play a desperate gambit to save their Commonwealth before it can be wiped out. Great characterizations.
Mar 28, 2016 Matt rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016-list
I liked the story in this book, like the ones before, but the right wing rubbish written at the start of each chapter completely ruined the book. It was bad in other books but never to the extent it was here. It took you out of the story, it made you identify less with the characters and sadly it means that I won't be reading the rest of the series
Karen Vile
Mar 11, 2014 Karen Vile rated it really liked it
Political realism

Political realism

some of the reviews of Nuttall's work have commented on the suspension of disbelief. I disagree; the themes he works into high science fantasy are important and his frameworks serves them well
Jeff Norton
Jun 03, 2014 Jeff Norton rated it it was amazing
Ongoing story from the series - A new threat, desperate attempt to remove it, and the overthrow of a tyrant.
Jun 02, 2015 charles rated it really liked it

When it comes to epic space opera this series is pretty good and it seems to be getting better as the series progresses
May 04, 2015 Alison rated it it was amazing
Great military adventure!

Another great addition to the series! Jasmine rocks! Will continue to read the series through. What diabolical schemes can humans create next?
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