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- Print Length: 346 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Thunderbird Media (October 31, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 31, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M2UHRHV
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Their ship is attacked and quickly overwhelmed by a vicious alien race with higher levels of technology and a much more aggressive nature. The medical officer, Tag Brewer, has to survive, kill the remaining boarding aliens, escape from their attacking spacecraft, warn the earth of a new war with an alien race and still pick up the scientist planet side. This is not an easy task when your out gunned, out numbered and the only survivor on a massively damaged and crippled spacecraft with no crew…….
The storyline continues to pick up speed throughout the book and it holds your interest. It is a good initial opening book to a new series and opens the door for a good follow-up story. I like the book and I rated it 5 stars.
I can't wait until the next release of the series. This story is interesting and I like the main character.
I found it interesting how the main character was constantly challenged and his life was in jeopardy and yet he was able to develop a plan to survive. He also insisted in saving other lives of those around him and fellow explorers.
This is the beginning of a new series and the best thing about this book for me was that I liked the main character and his fight to survive and help save more people.
Characters: About 45% of the book deals with the main character and him alone. You get to know him real well, and you do get behind him, cheer for him, and like him. When the other characters are finally introduced into the story, they have diverse personalities that do come in conflict with each other. I loved this as they learn to work together and use their strengths and weaknesses to overcome obstacles. You don't really get a chance to learn much about their history as the story moves very fast and the whole book takes place in the space of something like two weeks or so.
Plot: About 60% of the plot has nothing to really do with the overall story. It is just straight peril and action. It is very improbable in many cases (I've played paintball with less than 1% of the artillery thrown at me as the characters receive in this book and I get hit multiple times), but if you're willing to suspend your disbelief, then this is very much a fun read. There is a good amount of mystery, which I liked, and a few surprises that increase the tension and segues well into the next book. I like that there is a definite conclusion to the book (which is good for the characters as they need to take a breath and relax finally).
Writing Style: The author is a good writer, having mastered the proper balance between dialogue, action, and description to keep the story moving forward. It is easy to get absorbed in the story and wanting to find out what happens next.
Child Safe: There is no sexual content, for which I was relieved. But there was a consistent amount of profanity. (I ended up running the book through a profanity filter as I do not care to read such and find it unnecessary.) There is a lot of action, but most of it is long range (rifles and energy weapons) and very little description of gore.
Conclusion: Would recommend (minus the profanity). Fun read and absorbing. Four stars!
'Tag shouldered the rifle and peered down its optic sights. He peeked around the corner and aimed at the hatch leading to the bridge. There were no pirates in sight. Slowly, he crept to the hatch. Every nerve in his body tingled, and a nagging voice in the back of his mind kept telling him this was suicide.'
Melchiorri, Anthony J. Eternal Frontier (The Eternal Frontier Book 1) (p. 44). Thunderbird Media. Kindle Edition.
Eventually, Tag is kicking *** and taking names, using the only weapons he has.
No, I haven't given much away, because how he got there and what he'll do next will challenge anyone. Alone, in hostile space, and pursued- his survival depends upon his imagination and adaptability.I like the characterizations here, and plot that moves quickly. The impact of dramatic scenes builds upon the previous revelations until we see how he must break conventions to just to stay alive. If there is any weakness, the story imagery is could better describe tools and meals he needs to do these things- but I substituted scenes from various Trek movies I've watched.
I would Give this a good strong 4.5 stars.
Top international reviews
The book starts out pretty standardly... A small science research vessel jumping into a system to have a look at the planets, and go relieve a biologist who's been working in-system for a few years... And within a few pages, everything goes to hell in a handbasket as the ship is unceremoniously disemboweled by an unknown alien force. The protagonist, Tag Brewer, the ship's medical officer has to figure out WTF has just happened, and then somehow escape. He's really just on the ship to get some space (literally) to do his neural experiments on brain tissue, having washed out of command school, so it comes as no small surprise to him, to find that he's now the one responsible for getting himself, what remains of his crew (which isn't much), and the ship back to safely, and maybe warn the boys at home about what fate befell them...
The book is an absolutely riveting page-turner. The thoughts, actions and descriptions of the characters are all absolute classic Melchiorri, and I simply cannot fault it. In the first half of the book, we're trying to figure out who the aliens are, and what their motivations could be. In the second half we find out, and the problem then becomes what to do about them... which turns out to be more problematic than first thought....
The writing is extremely tight, and the characters very well formed. The scenarios and situations play out in a completely believable way, not requiring any major stretches of the imagination, or suspense of disbelief. It's a very strong first book in a series, and I couldn't wait to get my teeth stuck into the sequel (which I've now finished too).
The series quite reminiscent of some of Tripp Ellis' books, and the two series compare very favourably with each other. The writing reaches a quality that equals any of the finest sci-fi writers out there that you'd pay far more to read. Get this series, it's great!
I started this book believing I was getting a bit of sci-fi with a lot of action and adventure. Nothing like a bit of escapism, right?
I did get the action but it was mixed in with a thought provoking medical mystery. I was reminded of Viehl's Stardoc series in a very good way.
There is obviously another book following this one that I will be watching for and ready to read
I have already been searching for other books by this author and will be reading the Tide series next.
Tag is a great lead in this space adventure and gains an eclectic crew who we get to know well as the story develops.
The action is intense and practically non stop, with vivid scenes that make you feel like you are there with them.
I can't wait to see where their next mission takes them.
Though it can stretch believability the story is worth reading and I look forward to other installments.
However I have not put this freebie down and am looking forward to the next books.
I`ve not read this author before but I can assure you, I`ll be keeping an eye for anything else he bring`s out.
Easy to read, no dead spots, and fast moving.