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Fortunes of the Imperium (Imperium #2)

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Sequel to A View from the Imperium. Jeeves in space! Rollicking adventure featuring a seemingly dense, lovable nobleman and his indespensible, drollaide, Parsons.

Lieutenant Lord Thomas Kinago sets out from the Imperium homeworldfor the Autocracy of the Uctu, a galactic region with a geckolike overlord known, eponymously, as the Autocrat. Thomas is ostensibly on a pleasure
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Baen (first published August 15th 2014)
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Daniel Shellenbarger
Lord Lieutenant Thomas Kinago, cousin of the Emperor of humanity, son of the first space lord, professional fop, sometime naval officer, and amateur well... everything is back. Trade with the neighboring Uctu (aka Geckos) has suddenly ground to a halt and no one knows why, ships are being held at the border for weeks and even months for no reason. When a group of ships is permitted to enter Uctu space, their ships are found to be carrying contraband that not only do the traders claim to have no ...more
Li
Jun 21, 2015 Li rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, sf, read-in-2014
Thomas makes the book for me - I love that he is a genuinely NICE person, and hilarious with it. An enjoyable space opera romp - there’s little mystery as the bad guys are revealed early on, but there’s lot of dashing around the galaxy and adventuring and, oh, making sure everything's done in accordance with the latest fashions, of course.
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Publisher: Baen
Publishing Date: September 2014
ISBN: 9781476736723
Genre: SciFi
Rating: 1.2/5

Publisher Description: Lieutenant Lord Thomas Kinago sets out from the Imperium homeworld for the Autocracy of the Uctu, a galactic region with a geckolike overlord known, eponymously, as the Autocrat. Thomas is ostensibly on a pleasure cruise with his cousin Jil to enjoy the pleasures of the Gecko culture. (Jil is herself fleeing a spot of trouble in the Central
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Maurynne  Maxwell
Fortunes of the Imperium is a fun read; I enjoyed it far more than the first one, enough so that I'll eventually give View from the Imperium another chance. Definitely light fare but meant to be, in the Jeeves-and-Bertie-go-to-space tradition, this action comedy finds Lieutenant Lord Thomas Kinago on a diplomatic mission to the Autocracy, hoping to save the lives of Imperium citizens who have inadvertently smuggled forbidden military tech. The penalty for such smuggling is death, and the Uctu ...more
Michael Hirsch
Jan 24, 2015 Michael Hirsch rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Moderately amusing space opera. The protagonist is an upper class twit who is only slightly less dense than his friends. He is enrolled in the navy, primarily as a decoy so that his minder can get things done, but somehow he always ends up in the thick of the action.

The amusing story was weakened by the authors lack of imagination. Other than interstellar travel, the main impact of science in the distant future seems to be 1, a large data network that you can research things on, and 2, an omnipr
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mirba
Feb 19, 2016 mirba rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, humor
Love this series.
The character should not be taken seriously, cause he doesn't. I just love him, he makes me laugh outloud.

This book is real fun, the storyline is more complex that it might seem, hidden as it is by dumb-luck, card reading and witty dialogues and just incredibly stupid moments (which I just loved)

Ed Bear
Aug 06, 2016 Ed Bear rated it really liked it
I had an absolute ball reading this one. Solid writing, excellent storytelling, and very well plotted, right up to a solid and solidly entertaining climax. I laughed like hell.

Thomas Kinago, for all his foppish exterior, has integrity, great inner strength, and rare kalothi. It was a genuine pleasure to watch him work.
Jeff Means
Sep 19, 2015 Jeff Means rated it really liked it
nice read, kept moving well even when I wanted to put it down. this author definitely will be in my must read list
Kevin
Aug 22, 2014 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-ficition
The story is fun and I really like how the main character is slowly growing more mature without loosing any of his sense of fun.
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Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.

Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker.

For four year
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  • Rhythm of the Imperium

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