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Crucible

(The Epherium Chronicles #2)

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Book two of The Epherium Chronicles

January, 2155

Earth Defense Forces Captain James Hood is on the mission of his life. The Cygni solar system is just one space-fold jump away. One more jump and they'll have reached the fledgling colony that Earth desperately needs if the human race is going to survive. But a plot to derail him has already damaged his ship, threatened the l
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ebook, Revised edition
Published May 26th 2014 by Carina Press (first published April 26th 2013)
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Kelly
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Twenty-five years ago, the Epherium Corporation launched three colony ships to settle new worlds. In command of the new flagship Armstrong, Captain James Hood is directed to investigate mysterious signals from those nearly forgotten ships. His mission is complicated by startling revelations regarding the deep sleep technology used to quicken colonist’s long journey and a plot seemingly devised to prevent him from catching up with them.

Crucible, book two in The Epherium Chronicles, picks up the s
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Kathryn Svendsen
Crucible is the second book in The Epherium Chronicles Series. I recommend reading the series from the beginng. If you would like to read the review of Embrace, please click here.

Captain James Hood and his ship the Armstrong arrive at Cygni 4, the outpost where 25 years ago Earth sent colonists in ships fitted with Embrace sleep units so that they could make the journey to this planet in order to colonize this planet. At the time they sent these colonists, space-fold technology did not exist, so
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Shannon Haddock
This book was okay. Not great, not horrible, just okay.

The alien culture of the enemies was very unique and enjoyable and, quite frankly, I’d rather have read a whole book about them than about the humans.

Why? Because I just didn’t care about them. Many of them, especially at the beginning of the book, were hard to tell apart when they talked. Also, most of them felt rather like they’d been constructed to be interesting instead of the author just letting them grow into interesting characters on
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Ian Miller
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is part two of a trilogy, and from experience, this tends to be the more difficult to get right. In this case, I think Wilson has done a very good job, and I think this book could be read stand-alone without any significant problem. The required background to the story is that the Epherium Corporation has colonized three nearby planets, and the Earth Defence has built a huge warship, the Armstrong to go out to defend the colonists at Cygni. It was after the colonists set out that Earth was ...more
Timothy Reaves
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
I had purchased and enjoyed the first installment in this novella series. The story was light and entertaining. There was enough characters, and enough detail to keep me engaged. There were - as there are in most stories - things that you had to suspend disbelief over and simply ignore in order to keep reading. The end left me wondering when the next installment would be out.

I was thrilled when it finally arrived. Other than a few gratuitous uses of 'decimate', the second installment followed ni
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Russ
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
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T.D. Wilson was born in 1968 in Troy, Ohio and has been an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy from a very young age. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and has supported
the systems and networks in several of the largest Supercomputing data centers in the world. His early thirst for adventure in reading began as he explored many of the great stories of Sherlock Holmes by
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