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Empire (Empire, #1)

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A new YA space opera from bestselling author Logan Rutherford...

When the aliens invade, the trainees aboard the USTS Empire have no backup, no hope…and no other option but to fight…

Hayden Key is on his final training mission: two weeks wartime simulation aboard the venerable USTS Empire with his fellow recruits. The last step before starting a career as an officer in the
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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published November 15th 2016
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Shane Phillips
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great work from Mr. Rutherford. If you have not read any of his books, you need to start. They are so engaging, well paced and just good fun to read. Empire continues this tradition with a fascinating new story line.
Bill Barnes
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent

Why four stars? I rarely give 5 because that implies perfection. This book is good, very good and the characters are alive. Book two, Oblivion, should by out now so it's time to look for it.
NOEL MC CARTHY
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

Nice start to a series cannot wait for the next one .. .. . . . . . . .
Jason
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rutherford is best known for his work with the ‘Mortis’ and ‘First Supers’ series. This is his first foray into the Military Space scene, and he has certainly made his stamp, proving that he is capable of writing in any genre that he wants.
This is a fun, fast pasted, action packed story of a Captain with a past and a crew of recruits facing an enemy that hasn’t been seen in a lot of years. The enemy has returned in force, with new weapons, and shielding that cannot be penetrated by their weapons
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Sgt Maj
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
YA ? I Hope?

If YA, maybe 2 -- didn't go back n check, scared. I'm a little irked w myself by continuing to read, kind of -- started skimming rather early. Review is my punishment.

40 years prior, Earth beat back invasion by bad, evil aliens. CO of a very old n highly automated ship was hero of that war and currently does training cruises w academy cadets, much like today's Navy Annapolis cadets taking Old Ironsides out for a spin. It's kinda of a punishment billet for him n I'm not really sure w
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David P. Duffy
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Punk Space Cadets Fight Indomitable Aliens.

Full disclosure: I missed the "YA," started reading, and stuck with it till the unresolved ending. Shame on me.

"Empire," is a quick moving, emotion-driven, action-oriented, fantasy space drama, targeted to young adults. Apparently, the youthful author (twenty-one years old), does not believe his peer group and targeted audience, needs coherent writing, plots that are not inane, basic military and/or science knowledge, or simple intelligence. The eBook i
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Patrice LaBossiere
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good and entertaining

This story grips you quickly and you'll want to finish it all in one sitting.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
On the down side though. The publisher should hire a proof reader that has at least some experience with English language because the typos, runons, and misused words are bothersome.
Bill
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent

Superb story telling that makes for compulsive reading. I finished this in one day and am very excited to get the next episode. Great stuff, don't miss out.
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