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Castle Vroman (A Galaxy Unknown Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Thomas DePrima
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From inside a giant asteroid, hundreds of light years from Earth, Admiral Jenetta Carver is beginning to look forward to a trip home, and finally receiving command of her own ship. Her five-year tour of duty as the Base Commander of the Stewart SC Base is nearing an end, and the ship carrying her replacement has been underway for more than a year.

However, when the GSC destroyer carrying Admiral Vroman is attacked just a few light years from the base, her plans are quickly forgotten. Rescue ships arriving at the site the next day find only corpses aboard the Lisbon, while a severely damaged freighter with a dead Tsgardi crew floats nearby. There's no sign of the admiral, and most of the SC crew is missing.

The Milori Military Forces, unsuccessful in their first attempt to defeat the Galactic Alliance and annex its territory, are preparing for a second assault. Emperor Maxxiloth has decided he won't be embarrassed a second time and sends every ship available in his empire as part of the new invasion force.

Months later, a shuttle touches down on a primeval world far inside the Frontier Zone, where Admiral Vroman and the senior officers from the GSC destroyer Lisbon are to be marooned by their Milori captors. As the rest of the crew is being shuttled down to the surface, the officers quickly draw up a plan of survival. Left with only the most basic of supplies and equipment, the spaceship crew must learn how to exist in a hostile, planetary environment.

While the forces at Stewart are preparing for an imminent attack by the Milori, the crew of the Lisbon is learning that they have some rather large and particularly nasty neighbors with voracious appetites and predacious habits.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2595 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619310120
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Vinnia Publishing; 1st edition (February 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004M18RTY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,692 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT February 4, 2011
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If your a JENETTA CARVER fan, this book is another can't put down item.
After getting some help yesterday (Thursday,about 4 p.m.) I got it downloaded (Thank God). I started reading and the wait was worth it. At 4a.m. still reading in bed I got to a certain spot in the book and started laughing out loud ,haven't had a good laugh like that in a while, my wife finally made me put the book down, then It took quite awhile to get to sleep, because I kept thinking of the scene and kept laughing.
Being retired I was abe to finish the book today,(sadly), because I didn't want it to end. Don't think the book is short ,because word count and pages add up a good read.
Love to tell you more, but I'll end here saying "THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT"
P.S. Hope the next 6 or7 weeks pass quickly till the next book comes out.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read for A Galaxy Unknown fans February 3, 2011
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I've been a fan of the A Galaxy Unknown series ever since I read the first book and Castle Vroman is just as good if not better. I've been waiting to read this ever since the last book was released and now I'm eagerly waiting for the next book and hopefully not the last in this saga.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another win for the Galaxy (Unknown) February 5, 2011
By SueM.
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This latest installment in Thomas DePrima's Galaxy Unknown series does not let the series or the reader down. Once again it's a grand space opera filled with action, espionage, and space battles, all capably lead by Jenetta Carver. While this novel does not have not have the depth of personal insight into Jenetta and other characters found in the previous novel Milor!, Jenetta continues to grow and become more at ease with both herself and her decisions. Some might find these novels somewhat predictable in their conclusion, but the journey through each is packed full of surprises and diversions, resulting in a highly entertaining read.

If you haven't yet read this series and are a fan of the space opera style, then don't hesitate to read them, starting withe first novel A Galaxy Unknown. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Competently written, but becomes disappointing February 4, 2013
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As an avid science fiction fan I was immediately drawn in by the Galaxy Unknown series by the description of the first book here on amazon. The idea of Carver, essentially a failure by academic standards, being thrust unwillingly into the mercy of an unknown universe due to an unforseen accident aboard her ship was a powerful draw.

I expected that she would find herself marooned away from the civilization she had been unwillingly ejected from and be forced to face and overcome obstacles while forging a path to her destiny - a destiny greater than anyone had ever imagined for her.

Certainly her destiny was greater than anyone had imagined for her, but the setting was unexpected for me. After floating around in a capsule for a decade she gets picked up and returned to the very same society she had left when she became stranded, making one eventually wonder what the point of the lost in space sequence on board the lifepod was (other than to set up the dramatic return of the main character).

There are many things which DePrima does competently. Describing the geopolitical situation of the galaxy and incorporating it into the plot is executed very well. His descriptive writing is also top notch.

However I do have some criticisms for this series. I have not been able to emotionally connect to any of his characters, with the ironic exception of Admiral Hubera. As the omnipresent naysayer with a seemingly irrational agenda against Carver, he seems the most real out of the entire cast of characters across all the books I have read so far (On book 7 now).

Janetta Carver comes across as a personality chamelion, adapting her tone and responses to whatever the situation requires.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic February 4, 2011
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I agree completely that all AGU fans must read this, and as soon as possible. It answered all my questions, and scratched all my itches the entire time. I can't hardly wait for the 7th because he definitely set it up to be even more spectacular.

There were parts that made me want more action, or more depth, but I wasn't crying out loud for them as I would in other books. The story line, progression pace, and the quality of writing kept me from feeling an disappointment in what I got. :) rock! Please keep up the good work. I know you were waiting to see how the 6th was received before writing 8+...So I hope everyone reviews fast and plentiful!

Now I'm off to read it again, then read all 6 books in a row and cry for the 7th :P
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good but could have been better. February 4, 2011
By Eric
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As with the entire series, Castle Vroman was a great book, only not as good as the others. There was nothing leading me to subtract stars but I felt Jenetta Carvers personality was not as well defined and the battle tactics took what is plausible past the breaking point. Do not misinterpret my feelings. I absolutely love the entire AGU series and I really enjoyed Castle Vroman. I just wish Mr. DePrima could have created more in depth battle scenes as he did for the other books in the series. I still can't wait for book 7.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I started reading this series while I was on holidays and didn't think I would so quickly engaged into the characters, weapons,ships and everything else that revolves around a space opera. I found my amazon account being assaulted daily for another purchase in this series and completed all 6 books within a 10 day period

I highly recommend this author he knows how to keep the story going and had a very good understanding of fundamental military practices and structure

Kamloops BC Canada
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars each book is better than the one before!
I love the way Thomas writes his books ..and I like that I have to go to the dictionary form time to time. I still haven't figured out what the ohh-gee reference is all about. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joevan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading. You really need to read the whole ...
Excellent reading. You really need to read the whole series.
Published 1 month ago by Pamela H. East
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!!
This was another great book in this series, again late nights, staying up all hours because I just could not put it down. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Book Worm!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best book so far out of the galaxy unknown series
Published 5 months ago by Steven Rodriguez
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
I enjoy the simplicity of the stories and landscape. Our lives are complicated enough. Nice to disappear in the universe.
Published 5 months ago by Bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Although interesting, the story line is all too formulaic.
Published 6 months ago by R. Levesque
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 6 months ago by terry whitt
5.0 out of 5 stars love the story line
Well written pace turner. I have the whole series , love the story line.
Published 6 months ago by John Tate
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent book
Thomas just keeps out doing himself. It always makes me wonder what he has in store for the next book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by DaveP
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More About the Author

Since bursting onto the stage in 2010 with A Galaxy Unknown, Thomas has continued to thrill Space Opera fans with his exciting stories of life in a future time. His lifelong love of scifi, adventure, thrillers, mysteries, and crime drama stories have prepared him well to create his own wonderful tales that thrill and delight. Hundreds of thousands of AGU series books have found their way into the minds and hearts of readers around the world.

As he continues to add new stories to the AGU series and its spinoffs, Thomas now adds the Thriller genre to his other offerings. A World Without Secrets is a careful blending of scifi, thriller, and crime drama. Added to his already highly successful books, he continues to exhibit the skills that have made him a top-rated author.

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