A shackled Earth, ruled by an unstoppable tyrantAn exiled son, and a one way trip across the galaxyA perfect world, their last hope for survivalVice Admiral Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral, the dictator of the Confederacy of Humanity Unwilling to let his mothers tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation.Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral instead decides to exile them, flinging four million dissidents and rebels through a one shot wormhole to the other end of the galaxy.There, Isaac finds himself forced to keep order and peace as they seek out a new home without becoming the very dictator he fought againstand when that new home turns out to be too perfect to be true, he and his fellow exiles must decide how hard they are prepared to fight for paradiseagainst the very people who built it....
|Title||:||Exile (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Faolan s Pen Publishing Inc 17 Juli 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||202 Pages|
|File Size||:||767 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Exile (English Edition) Reviews
Is it high literature and about to win him the Nobel prize in literature? No.Did I deeply enjoy reading it, stay up late to finish it and do I look forward to the sequel? Yes.Glynn Stewart is very reliably turning out books that I enjoy, so if you enjoyed his other series, this is probably quite a safe bet for you, too.
aber solide Unterhaltung. Ging zwar schon mal besser, aber als "Fingerübung" recht amüsant. Lässt aber viele Fäden ohne Anknüpfungspunkt... Mal sehen, ob da noch was kommt...
Exile is the first book in a new series by Glynn Stewart and a welcome addition to his lineup. I will tell you upfront that before you read Exile, you should take the time to read Stewart's Ashen Stars, a novella and prequel to this novel. It provides background information that will make reading Exile a more immediately engaging experience and answers the question of why the book's protagonist takes the actions that he does.Exile tells the story of Vice Admiral Isaac Gallant, only child and heir to the dictator of the Confederacy of Humanity: First Admiral Adrienne Gallant. A man of honor, Isaac Gallant lived with the knowledge that his mother killed his father when they ended up on opposite sides of the rebellion that she led. In events covered in the novella Ashen Stars, Gallant (a very appropriate name for our hero) discovers that his mother has succumbed to the temptations of absolute power and is as corrupt as the officials that she originally overthrew. Exile begins with an attempted rebellion led by Archangel and Bombardier. Gallant is Bombardier and Archangel is an unlikely revolutionary: Amelie Lestroud, an interplanetary superstar known for staring in action movies. The attempted revolution, however, is just the jumping off point for the story. The rebellion fails, spectacularly, in the first chapters of the book and our protagonists are arrested. Unable to stomach killing her only child, and hedging her bets for the survival of humanity, the First Admiral orders all the rebels, political prisoners, and anyone with a history of speaking out against the government to be rounded up and exiled. They are loaded into spaceships that make up a fully equipped expeditionary and settlement group and shipped through a wormhole that can only be opened one more time before it is closed for two hundred years. At the other end of the wormhole is a planet suitable for colonization - and this is where the novel takes off. Exile is the story of this group of people as they settle on their new home and try to build a government and society better than the one they left behind. Along the way they encounter formidable beings, engage in epic space battles, and their resolve and honor are tested. Exile does not leave readers hanging, but does position our heroes for the next chapter in their adventure - and I, for one, can't wait.This book has all the things that I most enjoy in a Glynn Stewart novel: action, space battles, and heroes that strive to live up to the very best of humanity. Honor is real in the Stewart universe and his protagonists are willing to pay the price for it. I will say that there are a couple of rather abrupt transitions in the book. The rebellion is over in the blink of an eye. This is why I think it is so important that readers take the time to read Ashen Stars first. The transition from the space battle at the end of the book to events that take place after they return home was also a little abrupt and I had to go back and reread that section to make sure that I hadn't inadvertently missed something. Having said that, don't let these things scare you off. Exile is the perfect read for someone looking for action, adventure, epic space battles, and the very best in humanity.For the sake of transparency, I should tell you that I received an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review; however, I also liked this book so much that I bought a copy and also bought the audiobook. This is my way of making sure that Glynn Stewart keeps telling these stories that I so enjoy reading. So, do yourself a favor if you are looking for an action-filled book that will remind you about the best in humanity, and buy a copy of Exile now. Then, enjoy!
Another fantastic new universe from Glynn Stewart!There is a short prequel novella "Ashen Stars", but you will not need to do any homework to enjoy this story.One thing that I really appreciate about Glynn Stewart's series is that each one is different with a different history, setting, technology, sci-fi or fantasy rules of reality. I also really respect the research and thought that he puts into these worlds.Something else I like is the struggle the characters go through trying to be their best selves when even in an optimistic future things are far from perfect.Oh, yeah, and this is a captivating read, as usual. All these stories end up having more depth and complexity than I expect going in, yet they are fun to read.
Not bad. A good set up with the failed coup and the massive exile of all dissenters, troublemakers and revolutionaries to the other side of the galaxy. Characters are almost there, but a little flat. If I read "Isaac chuckled..." one more time I would scream. By the end he actually laughed and it was a relief. Of course that still left others chuckling in the background. A larger emotional vocabulary would be beneficial. It would also add to the maybe type relationship between Issac and Amelie. This was talked about without anything happening until almost the end. I suggest that the author reads a couple of romance novels and then tones it down for the Sci-fi crowd. But the premise was good, plot twists interesting, and he left a lot of potential trouble for future books in this series. I would read more. Just quit chuckling.
I received an advanced copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.That having been said, I am DEFINITELY a fan of author Glynn Stewart! I find his story telling to be top notch; his style of writing draws me into the story as though I'm part of the action. His characters feel very real and are easy to relate with. The storyline are well thought out and have just enough twists of plot to keep me into the story, hooked right through the end! Each book stands well on its own merits, yet adds depth and dimension to each other as one journeys through the series. I heartily recommend you getting on board!!
This book is a good start to a new science fiction series – it hits all of the main points for me with future tech that isn’t too far-fetched for me to conceptualize, nice character development, and the author tells a good story. I am regretting grabbing this one so early in the series as I’m ready for the next installment and will have to wait.I picked this up during a Kindle promotion for 99 cents vs. its regular price of $4.99 and I certainly received more than $4.99 worth of entertainment value out of it.