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Dissolution of Peace (The Serenity Saga) (Volume 1) Paperback – October 8, 2012
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"Tension. Betrayal. Love. Lust. Politics. Action. This story has it all." - Robert D. Marion
"This book was a fantastic science fiction thrill ride... This book could very easily become a memorable sci-fi series comparable to Star Trek." - Bookworm Babblings
"Recommendation: read this if you feel like re-visiting the Golden Age of Sci-Fi." - The British Fantasy Society
About the Author
2013: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 Fiction Magazine/e-zine for Plasma Frequency
2013: Orangeberry Book Tours Hall of Fame Finalist for Dissolution of Peace
2012: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 SF&F Novel for Dissolution of Peace
2011: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 SF&F Short Story for "Death Watch"
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Top Customer Reviews
The story ended a bit abruptly and the ending was unexpected. I knew the end was coming, I just did not expect it. Not a bad thing, just a surprise.
Otherwise, good first novel. I believe the author has great promise. I will be watching for his next book.
If you're a grammar nazi, avoid this book. If you can get past the mistakes, its not a bad read.
The relationships between the characters, the sudden action scenes that seem to pop out of nowhere; all make it a really great book! My reading pace is fairly quick as it is, but with children to care for, I wasn't able to just sit and enjoy for hours at a time. Even still, I began reading I believe last Friday, and it's now Friday again. So yeah, definitely a page turner! I didn't want to put it down at night, but I was literally falling asleep with my cell phone (ebook) in hand! :P
Great job, Richard!! :D Really awesome to be reading a book from a longtime friend. I had no idea back in high school that you were a writer, but man you got some mad talent buddy! :D
So, when's the sequel coming out, cuz I can't wait to read it! :P I'm going to have "book world withdrawals". hehehe
Corporal Mike Carlson is assigned to protect the Captain along with his new partner Officer Janice Kanter. He’s protecting her from many things and he carries many buried issues as he does his job, protecting someone he cares about more than professionally.
Conspiracies, treason, aliens of both friend and foe threaten to tear apart the peace that Mars and Earth have lived in for many years. This book moves fast and characters the author builds do get hurt or die.
I enjoyed this military space opera. There are some choices, like referring to a carrier in space as an aircraft carrier, that I didn’t care for but all in all the story kept my interest. I finished it in two sittings. Four out of five satisfying laser blasts are hereby awarded.
Mike Carlton, is the head of Protection Security for the personal security of the captain of the ESS Australia. After the occurrence that had happened with his previous partner, he chooses a candidate he thinks he won't get close to. After all, she barely passed her exam, so he doubts she'll take her post seriously. Boy was he ever wrong.
Captain Christine Serenity, she's the youngest captain of an Earth vessel. Because of this, the Admiral is constantly questioning her suitability for her position. Recovering from an injury made by a traitor to Earth, she has constant security around her at all times. Things get even more dangerous when she uncovers a secret bigger than you can imagine.
This book was a fantastic science fiction thrill ride. There was non-stop action, romance and even a mystery in the mix. Carlton and Serenity's attraction was not only believable but also plausible. This book could very easily become a memorable sci-fi series comparable to Star Trek. This should be on everyone's TBR List, a definite must read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's fine storytelling and I liked the characters. They are quite believable, having all the peculiar motivations people do. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Good character development. Action packed. Ending left me wondering, "What's next?" The plot is well laid out. Read morePublished on September 27, 2013 by krush13
This book is great militaristic science fiction, which is my favorite type of science fiction, it kept me interested right to and past the end, looking for the 2nd book, which... Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Barry Van Engelenhoven
Disclaimer: I only review books that I feel had potential, but then fell short for one reason or another:
The author know how to write a captivating story, but the... Read more
The story is excellent, but I feel compelled to say it could be much, much better if it was proofread by an experienced editor before publishing. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Tracey Sandilands
Really loved the story line, though I wish there was more interwoven background material. I found misspellings to be a little distracting, but i am a spelling nazi. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by khillbilly
I've finally finished reading Dissolution of Peace and found it entertaining. Richard did a good job setting up the characters and the scenes. It's a good first publish. Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Shawn