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The Army of Light (Kestrel Saga #1)

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It had started with an attack on a research station near the frontier region, the furthest portion of the Outer Sphere of Unified space. Then, one by one, subsequent border systems began to fall victim to the unknown attackers.

The Kafaran had arrived.

The fighting raged on for nearly five years. Tens of thousands of military personnel perished, and millions of innocent bein
Paperback, 330 pages
Published June 2013 by Jolly Rogers Productions
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Sep 04, 2013 malynosorozec rated it really liked it
„Wszyscy zdają się przeoczać fakt, iż mityczny Feniks, po to, aby mógł narodzić się ponownie ze swych popiołów, musiał najpierw spłonąć…”

Akcja książki dzieje się w XXIV wieku, głównie na planecie Minos. Głównym bohaterem jest Shawn Kestrel, były pilot wojskowy, bohater niedawnej wielkiej wojny, obecnie prowadzący swój własny biznes transportowy. Interesy nie idą zbyt dobrze, Shawn czasem musi imać się nie do końca legalnych zleceń. Podczas jednego z kursów zostaje zaatakowany przez piratów (kosm
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Sep 08, 2013 Lynda Dietz rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It satisfied my search for space fiction, adventure, and witty dialogue.

Not only is it fun, but it's clean. Anyone in my family (youngest is 13) can read it and I'm not worried about what they'll find, and yet it doesn't fall into the category so many books do, where the author thinks clean = sappy. No sappy stuff here, that's for sure.

The main character, Shawn Kestrel, is a trader and a smart aleck, which gets him into trouble more often than not; and the female lead
Aug 05, 2016 Trevor rated it liked it
A good start to the Kestrel space opera saga. Good character interaction, which sets the story up nicely. This is not a stand alone book and the story stops with out any conclusions. I notice that you can buy all three books in one edition, this is probably the best option.
Aug 06, 2013 Brooks rated it it was amazing
Had a few swear words, mostly the d, h, and g words. Not a super suspenseful sci-fi novel. A kissing scene and some crude humor, but lots of good humor too. Unique characters as well.
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Aug 27, 2015 Jack Beaman rated it liked it
I must confess, I’m not usually a fan of sci-fi books, and I haven’t read a vast amount. However in this case, I found myself enjoying the introduction to Shawn Kestrel. It wasn’t too exposition-heavy in the opening chapters, despite forming the introduction to a series, something which can often be a difficult line to tread. The easy, realistic dialogue kept the plot moving at a good pace, and made the book very easy to read. There were interesting characters with nicely subtle hints at their ...more
Jul 09, 2014 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book, the main character's relationship reminds me of a certain scoundrel and princess but I enjoy that dynamic so I don't mind.

This first book was mostly introductory and didn't really move the plot much (a lot of character building instead) but it set up for an interesting story with likable characters and witty dialogue and I'm looking forward to the next one. Onto book 2!
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I don't like teaser books that are like serials. It is fine to leave part of the story untold but the to be continued is not acceptable especially when pit was not understood from the beginning.
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Born and raised in Southern California, Stephen A. Fender joined the Navy at the age of 18. During his last deployment in 1999, he decided to take up the keyboard and write his first story.

Since that time, he's produced seven novels, the first of which was published in June of 2013.

Stephen lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.
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