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(The Morcai Battalion #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  23 reviews
For almost three years Dtimun, the enigmatic and mysterious Cehn-Tahr commander of the Morcai Battalion, has been at war not only with the Rojok Dynasty, but also with his feisty Medical Chief of Staff, Dr. Madeline Ruszel. Now a surprising visitor from the future has charged them with the rescue of the enemy Rojok, Field Marshal Chacon. To ensure success, both Madeline an ...more
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Luna
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Dannis Cole
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I just finished this one, and it is my favorite of my sister's books. This series is classic space opera, and the first two books lead up to this romantic tale of an arranged marriage and pregnancy to rescue a friend. Madeline is a tough woman, and has spent her life as an expert soldier, but here is a peek at her vulnerable side and her deepest feelings. Dtimun also has a vulnerable side, and there are many surprises ahead. Also, for Diana Palmer romance fans, each of the books includes a Gloss ...more
Mar 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was completely shocked when I found out that Susan Kyle is also Diana Palmer. I’ve said in the past that science fiction is not one of my favorite genres and I think that that statement is still true. While I enjoyed the world building in this installment of the Morcai Battalion series I felt as though something was missing. I’m sure that feeling is due to Invictus being the third book of the series. Reading a series out of order is something I rarely do by choice but this particular novel int ...more
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2016
3.5 stars.

With some editing, I think this book could have been merged with the previous book as there were quite a few repeated conversations and recaps, particularly in this book. Nonetheless, it was a good finish to the trilogy.

Todd McLaren was the narrator throughout the series and I think he did a decent job, considering some of the hard-to-pronounce names and places.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first two books in this series, though I really didn’t like how the 2nd and 3rd were split up. Ridiculous sales tactic. However this third book I was rather disappointed by. In the first two Madeline was portrayed as strong, highly intelligent and an experienced soldier. In this book she came across as passive, naive and stupid. When the reader knows “the big secret” for the entire book, because of the blatant hints the author drops, it’s a little ridiculous when the character does ...more
Susan H Garris
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The commander and the doctor were attracted to each other and because of their relationship they chose to go on a mission to save a friend and she finds out later his sister. For this mission they must be bonded and mates so that she is obviously pregnant. Before she can become mates she is first injected with matter to change her so she won't die with the mating, pregnancy, or birth. Everything goes well and she finds out that the time traveler that injected her and told them about the
Linda George
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This is the 3rd installment of the Morcai Battalion series. It seems that Dr. Madeline Ruszel and Commander Dtimun were at loggerheads from the time they met, but, as time went on, they came to respect each other and began to feel a spark of something more than just the closeness of battle comrades. Now a visitor from the future has persuaded them to take on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines, a mission that could lead to their deaths or secure a peaceful future for the planets.
The book itself is really good from what I could understand. But it relies heavily on previous books with lots of references on every page, so if you have no idea what happened in one place or other you don't understand what's going on and why everyone (and I mean EVERYONE including their government's enemies) help them. And why they went to such a great length to save an enemy general in the first place.
Leslee Jacobs
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This would have been better to have been one larger book with the previous one. I realize that is not what the publisher normally does. It could have been published as a fantasy/scifi under another label and would probably sell more.
Kathryn A. Cardona

A delightful book. A wonderful way to end the series. It would be great if you would write some more science fiction books
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series contains a typical Diane Palmer story & characters. If you enjoy Diane Palmer westerns you will enjoy this.
Nov 30, 2011 added it
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This is the third book in the Morcai series, and it was pretty rough. First off it veers away from any sort of science fiction and becomes mostly a romance, complete with sighing over the opposite partner's great body, and even worse he loves me he loves me not kind of stuff. The little bit of plot is poorly constructed and mostly serves as a device to get the characters to realize that they both have feelings for each other. The language is repetitive and there are lots of grammer mistakes. And ...more
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a satisfactory conclusion to the trilogy, even though it had a lot more romance in it than I expected. I love the big reveal about Ruszel's 'old fellow' at the end (even though I had more or less guessed it for myself). I also loved the trilogy as a whole and can see myself reading all three books often.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Was a fantastic trilogy, great chemistry between lead characters. Its a keeper I would read again.
A satisfying conclusion to this series.
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
4 stars
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
More of a wrap-up than a standalone novel.
Nov 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I've read this series about 3 times now and I still enjoy it. Now it's hard to find books of a similar nature.
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved the whole series. Loved this book too. I'm a sucker for happy endings - this one had it with a twist. LOVED IT.

Anyone know where I can find more like The Morcai Batalian?
Jan 31, 2012 rated it liked it
It was a conclusion of the story and we got to meet some new characters and the development of new ones.
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
While I enjoyed this book overall, the constant referrals to events that had happen previously became a distraction. It does, however, give a nice resolution to the series.
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Susan Kyle writes under the pseudonyms Diana Blayne, Katy Currie and Diana Palmer.

Susan Spaeth Kyle was born in 1946 in Randolph County, Georgia. She attended school in Atlanta and graduated in 1964 from Chamblee High School in Chamblee, Georgia.

In 1991, at the age of 44, she went back to college and graduated summa cum laude. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with minors in anth

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The Morcai Battalion (5 books)
  • The Morcai Battalion (The Morcai Battalion, #1)
  • The Recruit (The Morcai Battalion, #2)
  • The Rescue (The Morcai Battalion #4)
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