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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 37 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Yowling Cat Press
- Audible.com Release Date: June 29, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HOQ4Z44
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Command Decisions: The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 3 Audiobook – Unabridged
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As the disasters pile up, Kelsey and Jared fight desperately to get on the same page with Breckenridge. The consequences are more dire than the Captain's fragile ego. An error here could spell disaster for their new found allies. If their new allies fall, it will only be a matter of time before the Rebel Empire finds their home.
Terry Mixon dazzles us with his continuing Empire of Bones saga. More secrets of the Old Empire are revealed, and more hints about how it fell come to light. A wonderful story for space opera fans.
Commander Jared and Princess Kelsey continue their effort towards getting back home at the same time as they try to disrupt the enemies efforts. As with the other books new discoveries are made and there are of course more fighting going on.
However, their successes are severely hampered with the arrival of Captain Breckenridge. I have to say that Captain Breckenridge dragged down the book somewhat for me. He is so absolutely over the top that it becomes just ridiculous. His stupidity, egoism, bigoted worldview and utter lack of any competence or redeeming qualities whatsoever makes him not only ludicrous and annoying but also utterly unrealistic. I'm sure this person would really not be able to tie his own shoes let alone command anything, not even a garbage transport. There is no way in hell this person could have been given command of anything in a more realistic setting despite his powerful connections.
Naturally Captain Breckenridge not only disobeys lawful orders from the Princess, refuses to follow the agreed on plan but manages to utterly screw up, in a way that is almost laughable, at the worst possible moment causing the loss of the overall target objective as well as thousands of his own crew's lives. Fortunately his incompetence manages to screw him up himself after having screwed up everything else. Unfortunately it now falls on our heroes to save his bacon if for nothing else than to put him in front of a court marshal.
Having said that the book was still a quite enjoyable read and it was really sad that the author went so over the top in the portrayal of Captain Breckenridge.
By Terry Mixon
Genre: Science Fiction
Command Decisions continues to take Kelsey Bandar and Jared Mertz through new challenges. They’re faced with dealing with a haughty Captain who is commanding a fleet of ships as well as new trouble from the Old Empire and the AI that controls it.
One of the marks of a good story is that the author can make you care about and worry about the characters. Terry Mixon has done that in all of the Empire of Bones novels so far. When the book ended all I could do was go buy the next one. To avoid spoiling the surprises, I won’t say much more except, if you’ve read the first two, you should be reading this one. And if you haven’t read the first two and you’re a fan of science fiction or a good adventure, you should be reading them now.
there is plenty of action and what ever is foreshadowed in the start will be used (so no dropped story lines). there are very few characters that would do something out of character for a military group. romances develop (one that works, the other felt out of the blue).
even with all the fighting and death going on, i still view this as light-hearted because the characters dont dwell on it. its mentioned in expose but not in any character action. lots of playful banter and a big mystery to piece together.
Im impatient some feel a lot could be condensed in these first 3 books but i know many readers like sub and side plots. the best way i can describe it, it feels like watchimg an an episode.
'Command Decisions' expands the plot with new factions to be developed in future episodes of the series, creating an even more interesting Universe.
Despite what many can think about the Universe created by Mr. Mixon is nothing new (AIs turning evil), 'Command Decisions' give us hints that there is much more behind the AIs turning against humanity.
I only regret that I'll have to wait quite some time to read the fourth book of the series as Mr. Nixon is already writing the first book of a new series (Liberty Station).
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