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In the not so distant future, flight culture has replaced car culture. Two of Earth’s largest corporations now supply the planet with the technology and fuel to make air and space flight available to everyone. 

Taft Gaurdia spends his weekends at an abandoned flying field, racing through the skies with his three best friends and the girl he longs to be with, Kaytha Morrow.

Paperback, 509 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Independently published
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Matilda Scotney
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Science Fiction/Space Opera. I liked this story because I didn't get mired down in impossible to understand technology! An easy to read (debut novel I believe) with likeable characters and an unmuddled main plot and a romantic subplot (which for me, was possibly introduced a bit too early on in a book that is the first in a series). Of particular note was good development of the storyline; the author kept things moving from the outset and by the conclusion all parts, people, plot, technology had ...more
Jun 26, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oddly bad

I stopped reading before the 50% mark. The writing is substandard but the use of "crafts" to refer to multiple spaceships broke me after the sixtieth use. It had to feel wrong and a quick internet lookup would have at least eliminated one big poke to the reader's eyes. That still leaves "interstellar" being used a number of times to describe intrasystem trips. There were so many ways to sidestep "interstellar", if intrasystem was unfamiliar and he had to realize interstellar was the wro
Thomas Ellis
Where to start

Wow umm, ok the obvious editing and sentence structure mistakes throughout. Beyond bad science as our group of young people set out to expose and stop the evil industrialist.

Teenagers who own custom vehicles (you are told this about every third sentence) loaded down with military grade weapons. All of the main characters are awesome pilots and consummate computer hackers. Their own air field loaded with every supply imaginable. Bad guys who are bumbling idiots and plot twists that
Chuck Burns
Decent story

Once you get past the fact that teenagers have ready access to military gradev weapons like missiles, it's a pretty good story.
Julie English
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun Read Even for Non Sci-Fi Fans

While not my genre of choice, the space opera Embark, was a fun read. While a mad man destroys Earth, a band of friends plot to stop him with little more than their T Crafts and resolve.....oh, and a handy device which can change warfare forever. A sweet love story plays against the rising mayhem, giving one more reason to cheer for the good guys. The science of Atmodomes and space crafts is well thought out and believable. I'd like to see a little more fleshing
D. E.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A JJ. SYFY. Action Adventure (E-B1)

JJ. has Penned A SYFY. Action Adventure About one company that becomes two that continue building the same product. A flying craft capable of flying inside and outside Earth's atmosphere with relative ease. When the first of these craft were sold it began the ending of the automobiles. The ventures into space became more and more complicated as the two companies attempted new ways to be the best. This is an above average read for the genre.....DEHS
jacque ellis
Basic physics

The author would do well to review basic physics - behavior of gases, acceleration, orbital mechanics et al. An interesting storyline is hidden by obvious physical impossibilities such as air bubbles on Mars and the moon,extremely energetic rocket fuel capable of destroying the moon, and people willing to go along with a nut case in the complete destruction of the world.
Melissa Lee
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable sci-fi read

Even if you're not a regular sci-fi reader I definitely recommend Embark. It takes a few chapters to really get going (something I find common in this genre) but the story is interesting and I really want to know what happens next. Looking forward to the next installment.
Larry B Gray
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super space adventure.

A space opera adventure that will take your breath away. This fast-paced, action packed novel is impossible to put down. I really like the author's writing style, developing a storyline that is easy to get into. The characters were great and also easy to identify with. I really liked this book and I highly recommend it.
Brad Zimmerman
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kaytha returned to her pilot’s chair.

father’s voice, a voice she hadn’t heard since the message that started the chain of events that changed everyone’s future, played over the sound of the ship’s thrusters coming to life in the background. Kaytha pulled her seat belts tight one last time as her T-Craft launched at top speed towards Taft and the future.
Brian Moffett
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goodbye to Earth

This was a fun read, kept my attention and moved right along. T-craft kept hitting my brain like quasi X-wings. And like them I can’t figure out where the O2 comes from in space. I am really looking forward to reading the next installment.
Mike Mackey
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Space Opera series!!

Pretty exciting plot by Jon Justice. His characters are well thought out! If you like Star Wars or Battle Ship Galactica, you will really enjoy this series. A Good Read. Santa Mike
Andrea Luhman
I stopped reading because I wasn't able to get into the story. I also failed to connect with the characters. There is way-way-WAY too much narrative exposition. It's a common error found in an authors first book, so I get it, but I just couldn't keep going. ...more
Ian Turkstra
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good start to what should be a good series

Really liked this book! Looking forward to continuing the series to follow Kay and Taft on their journey to the stars.
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What more

Crazy good story. A little dryly told but good. Really nasty bad guy. Great friends saving a world from him.
Karl M Costigan
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Loved it!!! I would say more but I'm dying to start on the second book!!! See you after book two!!!!
Bob Snook
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The book, the bad guys are really bad. The good guys are young and willing to fight. That's all you get from me. Don't want to be a spoiler.
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