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Dissolution of Peace (The Serenity Saga #1)

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When Earth Navy Captain Christina Serenity is brutally attacked by a traitor, her life is saved by Security Forces Corporal Michael Carlson. On the heels of her recovery, her ship is attacked by terrorists, and she is thrown into a difficult assignment. She must chase after the only clue they have, a Martian ship called the Phobos, and find out what secrets it hides. To ma ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Plasma Spyglass Press
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Jess Mountifield
Review originally posted on Indie ebook review on June 7th 2013

Cover: 17/20

The cover for this book made me think of traditional sci-fi space covers so I think that's a great thing for an indie cover, my only slight niggle is not being able to read the small print on the top of the book very easily and considering how ebooks are going and the whole thumbnail thing works I'd prefer that to be larger.

Characters: 11/20

I liked the Captain in this novel but unfortunately I found the rest of the charac
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Susan
Assassination attempts crop up left and right. Cpt. Serenity also has to deal with rogue ships attacking, even ramming, her ship. But then it gets even better, because aliens become an issue. Friendlies? Baddies? Perhaps they are just neutral. Serenity has to walk a tight line to safely navigate the awkwardness of First Contact. But her ship is badly damaged and many of her people killed before the mystery of who is behind the assassination attempts is unraveled. Then there is also the distracti ...more
Amy
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a great book from start to finish. I had a hard time putting it down, to the point where I got frustrated with my kids when they interrupted where I was in the book. I would get them what they needed, after making a mark where I left off in the book. I was definitely caring for the characters and was definitely rooting for at least three of them: Captain Serenity, Corporal Carlson, and Officer Kanter. I liked that it wasn't just conflicts with the ship the ESS Australia and Martian vessel ...more
Tiffany C
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the first sci-fi book I've read, apart from any homework assignments over a decade ago. I was a bit tentative at first, wondering if I'd be able to follow all the military/space lingo. But I did! And the flow of the book is amazing! A real page turner!! :)

The relationships between the characters, the sudden action scenes that seem to pop out of nowhere; all make it a really great book! My reading pace is fairly quick as it is, but with children to care for, I wasn't able to just sit and
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LeighAnn
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read science fiction so I wasn't sure what I would think of this book. I decided to give it a shot because it's always good to branch out and try new genres, you never know how many great books you are missing out on if you don't. I found myself really growing to like the characters and rooting for them. I also liked that the whole book wasn't all one big fight scene, there's a little romance tossed in there as well. I felt myself becoming frustrated for the characters just hopi ...more
Simone
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Janice Kantor desperately wants a promotion. In order to get this, she's required to do Protection Security for a year. She's accustomed to policing on Earth, so when she assigned to the ESS Australia, she is unsure what to expect and hopes her year will go by quickly.

Mike Carlton, is the head of Protection Security for the personal security of the captain of the ESS Australia. After the occurrence that had happened with his
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Angus
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Christina Serenity is the youngest Naval Officer to have made Captain of a capital warship, in this case the ESS Australia. Due to her youthful age, her aggressive interference in the drug trade and perhaps other things she is constantly under threat of assassination.

Corporal Mike Carlson is assigned to protect the Captain along with his new partner Officer Janice Kanter. He’s protecting her from many things and he carries many buried issues as he does his job, protecting someone he cares about
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I had the opportunity to read this book before it was published. It's easily one of my favorite space books, reminding me in some ways of Star Trek. It isn't quite the peaceful utopia of that series, but the author manages to take a lot of the great storytelling and give it a bit of action.

The fighting scenes are the only odd point for me, since you hear about the battles after they're fought. They're described the way Picard asked which decks had casualties.

All in all, this is definitely a bo
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Richard is an author of Speculative Fiction who lives in Washington. He fits his writing time around being a father of three young boys and a husband to his beautiful wife. He has had short fiction published in a variety of markets. He was the publisher and editor for two short fiction magazines. For more information on Richard Flores IV, you can find him online at https://www.floresfactor.com. Yo ...more

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