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Final Battle

(In Her Name: Redemption #3)

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4.22  ·  Rating details ·  2,449 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Following Confederation, Final Battle is the last book in the saga of Reza Gard. Reza is caught up in a daring plot to assassinate the Confederation President, even as something goes terribly wrong in the Empire and its warriors lose their will to fight. Reunited with Tesh-Dar, Reza and his friends fight to save the woman he loves, with the fate of the Empire and Humanity ...more
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published (first published September 2nd 2009)
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Joe Russomanno
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I mentioned in my previous review of Mr. Hicks' work and opinion of him, I believe he is the modern-day American Homer. I can't say enough how I felt this story sent me back to my reading of the literary work depicting the Trojan war and 10 year journey afterwards of Odysseus.

The plot is almost flawless except for the lack of foresight on Military technology. For example we use robotics now to explore underground caves, in a thousand years are we really sending live humans into god-knows-what
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Deborah Hughes
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this series though it isn't typical of my reading choices. I got caught up in the story and had to finish it out. I loved the first book, really liked the second one but found myself a little disappointed with the third. After all it took for our hero to reunite with his love, it happened so fast and then we didn't even get to revel in the reunion. And really, controversy in a book is good to keep a story going but my word, did the bad guys have to be that bad and did they have t ...more
Cass
2.5 stars

While I have enjoyed this sci-fi trilogy I found this final novel both boring and predictable.

The main character, Reza, seemed largely absent throughout this book. Not just because he spent so much of it locked up, but also he seemed to lose the interesting personality that had featured throughout the previous books.

In an effort to ensure Thorella was thoroughly painted as a demon character he was depicted in many unnessecary sexual scenes... Stroking an erect cock after murdering a m
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Serge Boivin
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Lesley
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This entire series has kept me enthralled from the very beginning - and yes, I've read all six books chronologically starting with First Contact - and I expected to finish this book with a resounding sense of satisfaction. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened and instead, I feel a bit let down.

The conclusion was just a little bit too pat for my liking. All the baddies conveniently blown up, the Kreelans whisked away to another dimension, the lesbian killed - why does the lesbian always die? And w
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Gordon Tucker
The ending felt forced and didn't explain enough for me. That plus no character development (all good guys are perfect and all bad guys have no redeeming qualities. They are just out to do evil)
Phoenix Reads
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
It had been a long time since I read science fiction, but I decided to expand my reading to new genres and picked up Empire (In Her Name: Redemption, #1) by Michael R. Hicks. I found it to be a wonderful blend of epic fantasy and sci fi.

So read it, loved it, and immediately bought Confederation, and Final Battle.

Michael Hicks created the world of Earth after it had taken to space, having built far-flung, loose colonies that behaved similar to our own nations here on Earth - mistrusting, not nece
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Jp
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Solace Winter
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Herein lies the third, and final, part for the In Her Name series. The first two books were written brilliantly and I could not wait to dive into the next novel. Reza, Nicole, Jodi, and Eustus have stories that need to be heard and need to find an ending.

Unfortunately the ending seems to drag compared to part one and part two. Every detail is important while at the same time I think I could have skimmed and never been lost. My attention was caught again towards the end when the brutality came c
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C.p. Bialois
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the ending of the second book in the trilogy, Confederation, I couldn't wait to start reading Final Battle and I wasn't disappointed. As the final chapter of Resa Gard's tale begins we're treated to the possible conclusion of the hundred year war between the Confederation and Kreelan Empire. At the moment where history is about to be made Resa must face his greatest foe to date and save both of his peoples.

As I said in the beginning, I wasn't disappointed in Final battle as the consistency
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Tim
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An awesome capstone to the trilogy. This book picks up where the others left off and continues the story though the climatic battle between the Kreelans and Humans. Hicks' characters become even richer (if that's possible) in this book and many of the unanswered questions are answered, including the motivations of the "bad guys" that came to light in book 2.

I will definitely be looking for and getting the books from the other "In Her Name" trilogies. I would highly recommend this series to other
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Greg
This was a great wrap up of the trilogy.

As I was reading this book though I found it interesting that the space battles and travel didn't bug me as it has in other books. That the science behind the battles/science didn't seem "real" (i.e. dealing with delta-v, distances, communication issues over solar distances, etc, etc, "David Weber" like real...). In other books this bugged me, but in this series it didn't. Talk about an example of "suspending disbelief" in action!

Going to take a break fr
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Marianne Søiland
This last book of the trilogy is wonderful, and the trilogy as a total - a masterpiece! The ending is very well done bringing together all the threads of the novel and the seemingly insoluble problem of co-existence finds a fitting resolution. It is so beautifully done - and you end up sitting there smiling, feeling that you really have been part of something truly exceptional. If possible, I would give this a 6! No review can truly describe the feeling this trilogy gives you. A must-read !!!
Daniel Swensen
Aug 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, space-opera
It pains me to rate this book so low, because I quite enjoyed the first two. But the third volume just went off the rails for me. Gave up on the story at the graphic gang-rape of one of my favorite characters. Skipped to the end, found it very unsatisfying, called it quits. I won't be returning to this series. I still enjoyed the first book, but now I wish I'd stopped there.
Cameluta
This is the final chapter of the first trilogy of "In Her name" series. Michael Hicks found the perfect conclusion for the trilogy. It is so emotional, still with a strong action and plots. This is a great trilogy, a highly recommended read not only for science fiction lovers.
Darsie
Final Battle: For me this was the final book in the 9 book series. Having read the third trilogy second (out of sequence according to the author but then he admits he wrote them out of sequence going back in time to write books 7,8 and 9. So this order make more sense to me: 123- 789- 456).
In any case, reading the third trilogy before the second answered so many of my questions about the Kreela, and their Empress, the way they think what they believe and making it possible for me to thouroughly
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Allison
I am glad i reread the series. It was just as enjoyable the 2nd time around. I have to say this was my least favorite book of it though. It feels a little forced to me. The plot feels forced. There are things that happen that you have to accept as it goes along but if you think about them you should have some doubts about them, like, "Hmm, shouldn't he have been able to get out of that? He has greater powers than that." But for the sake of advancement of the direction of the plot, you have to ac ...more
Sunwyn
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The magnificent conclusion

This ends the second trilogy of the In Her Name series. The first trilogy told of the beginning of the war and the seconf tells of its conclusiom. There is one trilogy left to go, telling of events 100,000 years in the past. I am loooking forward to it.
Michael Wood
Excellent Conclusion to the Best Space Opera

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS ONE OF THE BEST SPACE OPERA SERIES EVER WRITTEN...

Michael Hicks has concluded the Redemption trilogy with a wonderful tale of romance that lasts far longer than mortal life. All those different storylines come together smoothly for this enjoyable conclusion to the trilogy.

HICKS is a very good writer, and he deftly ties a dozen or more storylines for this conclusion. Unlike many, Hicks' characters learn and change in response to t
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Phillip M Lewallen
Never fear . . .

even though this book reads as if it is the last one in the series, it's not. The continuing story, still a masterpiece, will sadden you when it is over. Thankfully there is more to come. It is still a series not to be missed!
Philip Staten
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely outstanding

Absolutely outstanding start at the beginning with the first book in the series, then continue to read the whole series. Keep going absolutely great science fiction. Guaranteed you won't be able to put it down.
Ray
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overly melodramatic with an inconclusive climax.
Volpot
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great end to a great trilogy
Lisa Hapney
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Altogether this has been a great series and I was thoroughly disappointed when I reached the end of Final Battle, the last book in Michael R. Hicks' In her Name: Redemption trilogy because I truly didn't want the story to end. Reza is a fantastic character who is incredibly interesting and easy to empathize with while reading. There's a lot going on in this book and I think Mr. Hicks did a great job of wrapping it all up, though I can only hope that there's another book after this one that will ...more
Kirkus MacGowan
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave the first two books in the In Her Name series four out of five stars because I wasn’t quite sure what to think. I enjoyed the stories immensely. They were epic in many ways and well written, yet I couldn’t decide what I thought about the series in its entirety.

Book three, In Her Name: Final Battle, sealed the deal. Hicks brought everything together neatly. Though there wasn’t as much action as in the other two, the political intrigues really pulled the story together. I took my time readi
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Louanne Edwards
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epic! Awesome!

I've read this trilogy several times and will mostly likely read it several more. I can't recommend it enough. It epitomizes space opera in its finest. I'd love to see it as a series of movies, while knowing no one can do it justice. Read them you won't regret it
Donadee's Corner
Of course, this is the best of the series so far. I love it! Reza Gard awakens in a hospital on earth after having been in a coma for months. Charged with murder and high treason, he finds himself the scapegoat for a daring plot. I hate to give away the story so I'll just say that the plot is thicking and Mr Hicks has improved his writing quite a bit. The love is so deep it is incredible, it is difficult to explain but it flows off the pages. The same is true for the hatred and deception but the ...more
Misshollie
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it. I had to keep reading from 1st book to 3rd. Sucked me in and couldn't stop. My children got sick of hearing about how it replace Star Wars as my fav. sci/fi story. Then went on to read prequel series. Amazing but I like war stories. Courage, Hero's and such. Then had to learn about Kreelan's history. pre prequel. Now I am still waiting for the 3rd book of that series and am getting a bit frustrated with Mr. Hicks. suppose to have been available in March. then July. Now almost September ...more
Shawn Dvorak
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last story in what is now a three-trilogy series centered on the mankind's fight for survival against the only other sentient race in our galaxy, the Kreelan. After more than a century of war, the seemingly invincible Kreelan appear to be vulnerable, and the human forces are ready to make an all-out attack that must succeed, or leave all of mankind's planets undefended. Why have the Kreelans suddenly started pulling back from battle, and is it some kind of trap that they've waited so many ye ...more
D.G. Speirs
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael's books are entertaining. This is the third volume of the "In Her Name" space opera trilogy, and it doesn't disappoint. He turns the volume to eleven - the villains at times twirl the mustaches a bit heavily, and the way he particularly treats one of the protagonists' allies was particularly dissatisfying to this reader (I'm a fan of the noble sacrifice, personally, especially if... well, you'll see).

Do I recommend it though? Yeah, sort of. The end message is a bit murky, the payoff is t
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Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continues to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to David Weber, a ...more

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