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Death World

(Undying Mercenaries #5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  4,156 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Unknown aliens attack Earth. Their planet is uncharted, mysteriously having avoided detection for centuries. It's a world packed with the most vicious aliens humanity has yet to encounter. James McGill has discovered: Death World.

In the fifth book of the Undying Mercenaries series, the war comes home, and aliens strike a devastating blow. Bent on revenge, Legion Varus chas
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Published August 4th 2015 by Audible Studios (first published March 27th 2015)
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Piotr Borowski There is some sexual content. I think it could be read by someone older like 15 years old.

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Mike (the Paladin)
Anyone who's read many of my reviews knows that I enjoy good military science fiction and science fantasy. Sadly I find that it's far easier to find mediocre to poor books of those genres than it is to find good examples. I have as of the time of this review 4 series that I'm following which I thoroughly enjoy.

This one is a bit....far fetched(?) that may be the word. But then I've read books that were even more far fetched. I enjoy it, I mean I figure that actually our protagonist would have bee
Caleb M.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another really good entry into this series. I'm super curious if B. V. Larson is going to be able to finish everything up in one more book. I have no idea if he plans on writing more for this series or not, but after finishing this book I fell like it would be hard to wrap everything up in just one more novel.

I can give you plot points, but really I've tooted this series horn enough. I want people to read it. And I hope they do. So what are you waiting for? Go out and get Steel World and get st
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Lizard people, then Squid people, then Machine people, now (view spoiler). I wonder what's next?

Why is Claver allowed to live?

Whatever it was that rubbed me the wrong way in the previous book is absent in this one.
Maybe it was because I read more novels in between the series sequence, maybe it was because the Author read what his readers were saying and addressed it?

I just know with the exception of a few logical plot holes I enjoyed it.

3.5/5 Stars
Bee Glosson
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
McGill does it again. only in stupidity can one have so much ingenuity. clearly he has no super powers but that doesn't stop others from believing he does. only McGill can get into so much trouble without even trying. one of the best of the series ...more
Phil Hendricks
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All that and he get another advancement in rank???
Chas Hofmeister
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Gave 5 Stars because of the drama that unfolds and the development of the main character throughout the series. Looking forward to the next.
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The latest in the Undying Mercenaries series is as good as the others. Don't hesitate to read this one! ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Most people haven't made it this far. Killing me with same plot over and over again. Still no character development or strong supporting characters in sight. ...more
Gene Parish
Mar 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Alex Shrugged
This seems like a transitional book, setting up the series for a change in direction. It is good nevertheless.

The story: The Earth Legions have been attacked. Thousands are killed, so the mercenaries are on the trail of the perpetrators, hoping to find and kill them except that they are tougher customers than anticipated.

Any problems? The title of the book "Death World" is not very descriptive of the new world the mercenaries visit. In this series, every world is a death world. Also sadism is
Thomas James
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tie That Binds

Another six stars ! (But five is all I get.) Larson does not disappoint once again. I will say that the plots are getting more complex than his first book and there is more political intrigue than book one. For those who like lots of action that could be a negative, but for those who like personal relationships and intrigue, both sinister and not, it is a positive. I suppose it's a wash in the end. The one element that ties all of these tales together , the tie that binds, is t
T.H. Leatherman
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kale Mary

James wants revenge. A freighter just crash landed on top of him. That's fine for him. It's not the first or last time he'll die, but his parents were there. For them, death is permanent. Now he's at the end of known space, fighting an enemy unlike any other: plants.

Things go from bad to worse when they're forced to abandon ship. He's stuck on a planet where every tree, flower, and grass wants him dead. They are more than able to do it too. James will have to use all his wits to survive
Charles Haworth
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More High Quality Space Pulp Nonsense

Imagine Starship Troopers without the political satire. Add in the idea you can die and come back as a clone as a soldier. Go into space and shoot things whilst having lots of sex. Add a hero that is a natural soldier and a bit of a rebel that does not over intellectualize anything ever.

Add beer and space guns

This one is him going for revenge after an attack on Earth and fighting the giant tree monsters on tree monster planet. The Legion is nearly destroyed a
Nov 23, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
For the last several books I have been balancing on the edge of dropping the whole series. I can see that B. V. Larson has some overreaching story in mind and he is slowly building towards it, but ohh man it is an agonising buildup.
Characters in Death Word are starting to behaving like a parody of themself. Compared to the Stell World - they do not change or grow, they act more like cartoon copy-pasted clauns. James is just a big brat without any conscious, Gallina is just pain in the ass (with
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite series

This is one of the books that I look forward to reading or listening to. I recently moved from one end of the country to another and that was a long drive.
I downloaded the audio book and it made the trip go by a lot faster. Listening to McGill kill giant plants and giant squids makes for an exciting read.
Keep it up Larson! I love the series. One day I want to get some signed copies of it!
Amir Sargent
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James encounters a new species called the Wur, which are a problem to the celophods, the alien species that are about to attack Earth. Claver has been talking with them about possible trade deals. Claver tries to tell James's legion that the Wur are not enemies, and that they should trade with them, but James's legion doesn't listen, and they destroy the Wur. But now, the celophods can attack Earth. This book has a lot of small problems that turn into big ones, and is definetly worth reading ...more
May 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series to read between my other larger series. The character development and world-building are great. It's usually a quick easy read, or if you have audible a nice listen. Doesn't involve any thinking. I was drawn in since book 1 and binged the series.

Definitely recommend it if you are looking for some space combat, mixed with good character development and a decent storyline.
Noodle The Naughty Night Owl
8/10: Excellent read, well written, fell right into the fictional world created.

“If there really is a Hell and there’s any justice in this universe,” I said, “someday Claver will be the devil’s favorite.”

Gotta admit, I'm getting a bit sick of Claver just turning up and f**king with McGill.
allan graham
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Cant put it down

The other reviewers who think the characters are shallow really are missing the point. McGill is slowly unravelling before our eyes as he sees his comrades die again and again. Brilliant read thank you Mr larson
Cheyenne Bergmark
Deepening plot

The series isn’t just Sci-if, it’s political thriller without the headache of a thousand minute details. Some of the tech is far fetched in its use, but nothing that makes the series an unbelievable read.
Piotr Borowski
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
This was the fifth book in the series. I like it more and more. Each book gives your more knowledge about the world and galaxy. This one said more about James McGill's family. Looking forward to the next one. ...more
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still growing strong. At this point I am most interested in how the main character is developing. He is definitely not the same person that he was in book one but the transition has been natural. So that's a good sign. ...more
John Merrick
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing sophisticated, just an interesting, imaginative space adventure with intriguing characters. Escapist Sci-fi that doesn't strain the brain but also doesn't insult your intelligence. I'm reading all of his series of books. ...more
Greig Allen
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good exciting book

This was another exciting book in this series. I liked the ending better in this one than some of the other previous book though. I think it also has more heart in it too.
Matthew Wentworth
Pretty standard addition to the series. Interesting enough military science fiction.

McGill is a fun protagonist. I know he's an unabashed womanizer, but so are "macho" protagonists (James Bond, Iron Man, Braney Stinson...), so it's not really a deal-breaker.

Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The intreague is starting to reach high into human comand chain. With the complex interactions and unpredictable consequences, I can see why galactic law calls for species extermination whenever an individual of a species is caught performing this level of lawlessness.
Why do I keep reading these? They're genuinely terrible books. Unless you're a 12 year old boy. Or stuck in 1950. ...more
AL Weeks
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read!!!!

I have enjoyed all the books in the series so far and I can't wait to read the next one Morrison is truly a phenomenal author!
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Brian Larson is an American science fiction and fantasy author

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