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Dawn Exodus

(Robot Empire #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Could you stand against a Robot Empire?
Humanity built a galactic empire with the help of robots then, one day, they left.
Now they’re back.
Generational asteroid ship Dawn arrives at its target to find a brutal federation thriving in the embers of empire. Can the engineers and officers of Dawn survive this encounter? What happens when the Robot Empire returns to human s
Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Published October 26th 2017 by Trantor Press
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Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of apocalyptic sci-fi thrillers
Dawn Exodus - a review by Rosemary Kenny

Hal Chen's a fugitive from the Vanis Federation; it's Empress Victorea's a ruthless dictator. Her henchman Chancellor Marco Lucius, (a sociopath with delusions of grandeur) and his crew are giving chase; Hal has something they want badly and they're not giving up without a fight.
Arla's part of a human colony aboard the arkship, DAWN, from planet Cluster 551. They're on a mission, looking for a mineral-rich asteroid that they can establish New Earth on. Arl
Logan Streondj
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rogue AIs meet generational ship full of robots.
I like anything involving robots, this book was maybe 7% about robots, they were sentient and had reasonable positions of power so that is nice. The robots are limited by Asimov's laws which is rather annoying. On the plus side they have their own robot empire, one of the short chapters had a scene from it.

The writing itself was alright, though the book had a massive problem with its organization. The first chapter started out strong, then the next
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sandra Streeting
This is a great book and was a fun read from start to finish.
The story starts off with us finding ourselves in space on a ship piloted by a young man called Hal Chen. Hal has stolen something very valuable from the Empress Victorea of the Vanis Empire. She sent her very best spaceship to capture him.

This book has some great characters in it. I particularly liked Ace, Hal and the Captains of the Dawn, both of them. These characters had some fun things about them. I also got a kick outta Empress
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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""You wish to escape the Vanis Federation?"
Hal Chen, a very personable thief, trying desperately to outrun the flagship Relentless of the degenerating Vanis Federation, a young girl, Arla Farmer, born in the Valley and chosen for higher calling, Lucius, Chancellor of the Vanis Federation, with plans of his own, and ACE. This intriguing and original science fiction story is reminiscent of the classic S.F. stories of the 1900s, combining fast paced action, new world visions and gently posing quest
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
As is the author, I am a big fan of 70's SciFi and this fits into the genre really well. Good book and well written. It is a little on the short side, but I get that it is a series and its object is to hook you into buying the next book in the series. Given that it is also priced appropriately, I think Kevin has made a smart decision. It's left on a cliffhanger and if you do like old school SciFi, you will like this book. I was about to buy the second book and found that the first 3 books are av ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Missing proofreader/editor

The basic story has promise, but the sloppy proofreading and enough anachronisms spoil the story for me. Spelling checkers aren’t intelligent so wouldn’t flag "breath" used as a verb instead of "breathe", indicating to me that the reader’s experience was not a high enough priority to warrant a human proofreader. Idioms based on Earth cultural experiences, yet shared between two groups of people separated for long enough for their language to have changed pronunciations
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Robot Empire a Space Opera

On a forgotten Arc Generational space ship the people have forgotten who they are and what they are going to. A young girl is brought into the upper echolons of the Crew. Through a lot of misadventures she's named Captain just as a ship from outside their location lands and brings a Federation Destroyer seeking the Traitor. What's she to do? A well written space opera. Well worth the read. Nessie
Shelly Singhal
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun. And very entertaining

This book was awesome. I loved the characters and the story was just getting going when it ended. I can't wait to read the next one. Great plot twists and good dialogue
Gary Carter
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent Read.

What a great story. The characters are all. Amazing. This story had everything I love, action, twists and turns, and a diverse group of characters to keep everything moving. A Very Good Read.
Donald E Rockwell III
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Robots, asteroid spaceship, empires - all well done and with the human characters clearly showing their motives and struggles to overcome the conflict situations. Very well done.
Bethany Cousins
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a refreshingly original and well-written story. It had a few surprises that I never saw coming. A brilliant read with an epic and unexpected ending. I can’t wait for the next one!
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I write comic fantasy in the style of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and science fiction in the classic tradition of Asimov et al.

Based in the south of England, I've been writing since my teens, alternating between funny and serious. In the mid 1990s, I became a regular columnist for PC Pro magazine and have written a number of business and craft books over the years.

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