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(DarkTrench Saga #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Having escaped the storms of Betelgeuse and the schemes of Jannah's inhabitants, Sandfly and HardCandy make their way back to Earth. They have a message to deliver. A society to free. And A A3 is with them. Their mission is simple, and just. What could possibly go wrong? Unexpectedly, DarkTrench drops into normal space. He is malfunctioning, wounded, and the only people wh ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Freeheads (first published October 1st 2011)
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Lydia Presley
This book sealed the deal for me - I'm officially a Kerry Nietz fangirl. When I was first introduced to A Star Curiously Singing for the 2010 INSPY awards I was .. concerned. I'd never been a big science fiction (hard core sci-fi that is) fan, but I gave it a chance and was thoroughly hooked by this original, fantastic story.

Then came The Superlative Stream, and once again I was dragged into HardCandy, DarkTrench, and Sandfly's world. And once again, I had to face disappointment and the book cam
Chas Funderburg
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In this last installment of the DarkTrench Saga, Sandfly finds himself back among the society he left 3 weeks ago. However, due to espionage by the Beetle society, he and HardCandy are now on an Earth where almost 40 years have passed, and where life as they once knew it has long gone.

Mostly, it is divided into two worlds: once where the outcasts live, and try to overtake the ruling class, and the ruling class, where the grand leader is actually a teacher of implants who rules his subjects with
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On the title page written in pen I see "Jacob, one of the things I've enjoyed with these novels is being able to include real science in them. Freeheads probably has the most of the lot, but it also has some of the coolest spec stuff I could think of. Hope you agree. Kerry Nietz."

Yes, Kerry I do agree. Freeheads is by far the best book in the series. It is easy to see his maturity as a writer from book 1 to book 3. I really enjoyed this series. Freeheads is an appropriate finale to the Dark Tren
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some twists and turns in this fun conclusion to Sandfly's interstellar adventure.
Lauren Lynch
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read the trilogy back to back. What a ride. I'll miss these characters!
R.M. Lutz
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic end to a wonderful sci-fi series, Freeheads brought us more of the great things we've come to expect from Kerry Nietz: witty characters, rich worldbuilding, and a deep exploration of theology. I'd recommend this series to teens and up who are sci-fi fans and enjoy a strong Christian message.

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Sara James
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Happy sigh. Lots of emotion.
Shawna Williams
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I got this book to read, I didn’t realize it was actually the last book in a trilogy. The author did a great job of filling in enough detail that I never felt lost or had a hard time picking up with the story. I do, however, recommend reading the books in order since that’s how the author intended the story to be told.

But WOW! What can I say? I read a lot. I find a lot of books I enjoy, and I’m not stingy with my five star reviews, but books like this make me consider that maybe I need to
Kat Heckenbach
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm always wary of sequels to books I love as much as the first two in the Dark Trench saga, afraid I'm going to be let down after expecting so much. But I was not let down. Neitz continues with complete mastery of the first person point of view. Everything is filtered through the main character, Sandfly, and not once did I ever feel pulled out of his head.

The voice of these novels is actually enough to carry me through, but it doesn't have to on its own--all the other elements are strong as wel
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Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author. He has over a half dozen speculative novels in print, along with a novella, a couple short stories, and a non-fiction book, FoxTales.

Kerry’s novel A Star Curiously Singing won the Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award for Christian Science Fiction and is notable for its dystopian, cyberpunk vibe in a world under sharia law. It has over a hundred

Other books in the series

DarkTrench Saga (3 books)
  • A Star Curiously Singing (DarkTrench Saga #1)
  • The Superlative Stream (DarkTrench Saga #2)