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Shadow of the Wraith

(NEXUS #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  12 reviews
It sounds like a simple assignment: track down the mysterious Star Wraith and put an end to its rampage. But when Travis Archer and his team of inept soldiers find themselves the most wanted people in the galaxy – hounded by assassins, terrorists and their own military – they realise the Wraith is just a symptom of a much larger problem...

Finding war raging between one arm
Kindle Edition, 514 pages
Published May 1st 2012
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May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
To begin, I thoroughly enjoyed Shadow of the Wraith. It’s like the best elements of every science fiction story you’ve ever heard of, brought together into one epic adventure!

The cover features a very classic science fiction shot of a ship with a planet in the background. Only this one features a more ominous tone as a ship ploughs its way through a mess of ships.

The story is told from the alternating views of a mass of several different characters and situations. The story begins with the intro
Mary Fan
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Travis Archer is a freelance bounty hunter who accepts an official assignment to hunt down and destroy the Star Wraith, a powerful but apparently unmanned ship with the nasty habit of appearing out of nowhere and destroying ships. Although Travis and his crew are the focus of the story, the narrative cuts to other scenes in a cinematic fashion. The more fascinating scenes of these reveal glimpses of a shadowy villain called Baorshraak, whose goals and motivations remain shrouded in mystery even ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Think of all the best parts of all the best science fiction movies and tv shows to come out in the last decade and throw them all together with an original cast, throw in a little humor and a lot of action and you have Ross Harrison's Shadow of the Wraith, it was a fun thrill a minute ride all the way till the end. I don't want to give away any spoilers but I will say pick this book up and you will NOT be disappointed, The characters come to life with his style of writing, the locals (Such as Or ...more
Amanda Gonzalez
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-won
Hmm... wow. I don't even know where to begin. I was hooked from the first Firefly reference and this is one of the most entertaining books I've read in a while. I loved most of the characters (but especially Arkuun-Marl :D ) and the story was really intriguing. The plot moved along slowly in places, and the characters were hard to keep track of (since he calls them all by first names, last names, and species)but other than that, this was a really fun read and pretty much my newest sci-fi obsessi ...more
Derek White
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
*A Copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

I have no doubt that this will appeal to many Star Trek and Star Wars fans. Unfortunately there are too many inconsistencies for me to agree with them. Without doubt the author can tell a good story but any real fan of sci fi would notice things such as the liberal use of matter transporters to move humans even though it is previously stated that they were used for goods only. Needless to say none of the hero’s t
Bethanie Armstrong
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shadow of the Wraith

By: Ross Harrison

Genre: Adult Sci-fi

Star Trek meets Star Wars–there was even a Captain Kirk and a C3po. Each had different names, but that is what they reminded me of. I will be honest. I have never been a Star Wars or Star Trek fan. However, if you like those you will definitely like Shadow of the Wraith.

Although going into this book I knew I was dealing with space sci-fi. This quickly became a little too sci-fi for me. It seemed like a tired storyline, one that I had seen m
Samantha Strong
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Shadow of the Wraith is a fun science fiction, although it's not breaking any new ground with its technologies or ideas. It relies on the standard sci-fi principles taken from pop culture, with winks to some of the favorites such as Star Trek or Firefly (RIP).

The closest comparison I can make it to the video game trilogy Mass Effect. (Note to self: Stop procrastinating and just finish the third one. You know you're going
Steph Bennion
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: space-opera, fantasy
I'm not sure what to make of this book. On one hand, it is a very entertaining read and clearly influenced by a whole host of popular sci-fi movies, from Star Wars and Star Trek to things like The Matrix. On the other, what started as a classic space-opera romp took an unexpected turn into fantasy territory half way through, which for me rather spoilt the ride. Juni was my favourite character until she teamed up with Travis, after which it all fell rather flat. (view spoiler) ...more
A.L. Butcher
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars.

This was pretty enjoyable and fun. There were a LOT of Sci-fi influences here, later certainly starwars although there were some areas I weren't sure quite worked, although did provide some amusing lines.

I found the relationship between the main characters interesting, especially Lien and Archer and the banter between the two was amusing. There were some really good scenes and some of the lines either between characters or characters thinking out loud very funny. The final twis
Pradeep T
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I throughouly enjoyed reading this book. Each and every character has a lasting impact on its readers. Travis Archer to begin with, he is damn cool and calculated risk taker who by default becomes the captain of the star wraith. The vivid description of various space stations, weapons, armor suits, guns, and android robots is quite impressive. I really like the obnoxious robot "Arkuun-Marl". The operation that this team will carry out is no less than a sci-fi movie. I recommended this book to ev ...more
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book. Review to follow
James Park
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
This is bubblegum sci-fi. As it doesn't take itself too seriously it's very enjoyable. Lots of pop culture references and "bad"(?) word play kept me amused throughout. ...more
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Ross Harrison is the author of novels and short stories in the realms of science fiction - specifically space opera and science fantasy - thriller, noir, and steampunk. He has been writing since childhood, and occasionally likes to revisit those old stories for a good cringe and nervous laugh. He also talks about himself in the 3rd person because it seems more professional.

Ross lives on the UK/Eir

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