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Freeground (First Light Chronicles #1)

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The first book in the First Light Chronicles Series. Large enough to support an entire civilization, one of the last free ports all alone in the dark, Freeground Station is about to come under siege. Able to fight off periodical assaults and attempted takeovers in the past, they are losing ground technologically, and with no nearby allies they find themselves resorting to ...more
Kindle Edition, 110 pages
Published February 15th 2008 by Randolph Lalonde
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I think I may have found my next addiction. This space opera has all the shiny stuff I like... high-tech gadgetry, deep space habitats, spaceships with lots of lasers and missiles, really cool characters that may be related to Mary Sue, but you like them anyway because the personality works.

Jonas Scott Valant is just not motivated to excel. In fact, the only thing he pursues with any gusto is his space combat simulations. He and his group of network friends have become so good that they just ca
Jan 27, 2013 Joshua rated it liked it
I thought i would give this book a shot. I understand the book has been self published and could probably do with a skilled editor (though the book is free of spelling and grammatical errors which is better than most).

Some of the characters and interactions are linear and simple. A science fiction book also presumes some understanding of science, even if it is twisted with a bit of imagination to make at least seem plausible. A non-dirty nuclear weapon, which Lalonde names a super nuke, seems j
Debbie Renee
Oct 03, 2012 Debbie Renee rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up for free on my Kindle app, with no idea what it was. From the very first paragraph, Lalonde had me hooked. I was immediately thrown into the action, and I loved it. The book evoked just the right amount of emotional response, just the right amount of anxiousness for the future storyline, and did a glorious job of making me fall in love with the characters. I was delighted to find that it was part of a series, and I very much look forward to reading the rest! A fabulous ...more
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May 19, 2010 Dale (Aus) rated it really liked it
Picked this up free (ebook) from a site called smashwords. It immediately set its pace from the first page and was a great read. I have managed to read through all three in this novella series in about 2 days. The story is tight, the characters believable, many ways he could have expanded plots and subplots, but it didn't matter the story kept me interested til the last page.
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Dec 28, 2014 Laurens Bosscher rated it liked it
Interesting enough to keep reading but at no point does this book every touch anything serious or challenging. The best description I can give is that it's a great snack, you're going to enjoy it but it's not going to benefit, overwhelm you or make you emotional in any way.
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Jun 16, 2013 Mayjori NoneYoBusiness rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
This is my all time FAVORITE scifi series, possibly my favorite of any genre. The only problem is i get hacked off every time I read it cause it isnt long enough, short books, is actually pretty frustrating ;).
Chad Bowers
I have now read this one twice. I love the start to this series! It is a very interesting read. True fun adventure! Recommended!
Matthew Sensing
Jul 15, 2013 Matthew Sensing rated it really liked it
really enjoyed the book. this book really reminded me of star trek. being awesome, since I absolutely love star trek. awesome quick read.
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Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has be
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