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The Ixan Prophecies foretell humanity’s downfall.
And they’re starting to come true….
Welcome to a galaxy bursting at the seams, with seven different species vying for supremacy. From the ancient mystery of the Kaithe to the deviousness of the Ixa, humanity’s dominance faces threats on all sides.
Enter the UHS Providence, a supercarrier captained by the legendary Captain Leonard Keyes. The last ship not reliant on dark tech, the crew of the Providence find themselves playing a central role when dark tech finally fails.
Captain Leonard Keyes
Captain Keyes is widely respected by the public, and considered a major pain by Fleet brass, not to mention the government and the corporations that control it.
Famous for jettisoning the equipment needed for wormhole manipulation into Earth orbit for Command to pick up at their leisure, only his widespread popularity - along with a few key connections – were able to save his military career.
As a Winger, Fesky isn’t supposed to be on a human ship under UHF protocol. But having saved Captain Keyes’ life in the past and impressing him with her abilities, she earned a place as the supercarrier’s unofficial CAG.
Fesky is an outcast from her species, but feels just as out of place aboard the Providence. Her subordinates constantly question her decisions. If she is to become the leader Keyes needs, she must come to grips with her uniqueness and gain the confidence she needs to command effectively.
First Lieutenant Vin Husher
After a demotion to First Lieutenant removed him from command of the Firedrake, Husher is sent to serve on the Providence as a sort of punishment. Bitter over his treatment by the Fleet – and suspicious it might have something to do with his father’s reputation – he clashes with Captain Keyes immediately after arriving.
Husher has lost trust for Fleet Command, and by extension Captain Keyes, along with everyone under him. If he is to step up and perform like his new ship needs him to, he must overcome his distrustful tendencies.
Though they do not yet know it, the fate of all rests on the shoulders of these three. If they cannot overcome the things that hold them back, the entire galaxy will surely burn.
Jump into an epic military sci-fi saga packed with heart-stopping action and awesome sci-fi ideas.
Tell the doomed not to hide
Tell them not to fear
Their borrowed day is done
And panic does not become them
Their struggling will hasten the fall
Their hope will darken the void
Their rage will expose their primitive roots to the stars
Ardent’s chosen will bring the universe salvation
It will begin with the soulless vessel sinking
-The Ixan Prophecies
The juggernaut stands alone.
-The Ixan Prophecies
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★★★★★ "Speaking of action there's plenty of it." - Steve Salas, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "Brilliant story - kind of reminiscent of Battlestar Galactica only more combat scenes." -Jas P, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "A very great writer and start of an excellent series." - Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "If you are a Sci-Fi fan, you can't go wrong with any Scott Bartlett series." -plumbob, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "I should have known it would happen. I got hooked." - Mark, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "This is another great book by Scott Bartlett." - Chuck C., Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "This book is awesome!" -Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "It's amazing how drawn into the story you gets. Can't wait to read the next book." -peter401, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "A very fun read from page one." - Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "This is a really well written story. Enjoy the ride." - Thomas Humphries, Amazon Reviewer
- ASIN : B093TS3D7D
- Publisher : Mirth Publishing (May 23, 2021)
- Publication date : May 23, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 4511 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 456 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,359 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Although not what I would call hard Sci-Fi, or really full-on, this story does have a lot of plots and a lot of action.
The Human race had the first interstellar war a while ago, and won thanks to an Alien called Ocharium, who gave them Darktech, which allowed them to improve their weapons, open their own wormholes, all sorts of fun things. This allowed them to defeat a race called the Ixa. Only the Humans have Darktech, and they have kind of lorded it over the galaxy for a while. The other races, the Wingers, and the Gok, do not like the Humans as they consider themselves oppressed by Humanity. There are also the Fins, a very intelligent race who are also very perceptive, it's almost like they have prescience or an incredible intuition they can strategically and tactically see things so well. The Fins live with the Wingers, so are closely aligned.
When a deliberate incident happens, setting off a chain of events, the galaxy is basically plunged into war, with the Wingers taking the opportunity to attack their oppressors.
In the middle of all of this is the Providence, the last of the Supercarriers, the only ship without Darktech, and therefore vulnerable to manipulation by alien misdoings.
This is not just a book with an incredible amount of spectacular space combat, but also a rather intriguing political thriller as 5 different races all clash for power, and some have multiple factions within, the humans being the prime example.
As the galaxy soon tears itself apart, Captain Keyes and his crew must try and save humanity, protect the providence, and protect those that are too weak to protect themselves. Cue Disgraced Lieutenant Husher (which I have to point out was Admiral Adama’s callsign in Battlestar!!) the son of an alleged traitor who collaborated with the Ixa in the first war. He has just been stripped of his Captaincy for making an ethical decision and has joined Keyes.
To be honest, there were a couple of times I did cringe at some of the characters, the dialogue and the level of ‘heroism’ displayed by some of the main characters, but again, if you look past this, and just go with it, and enjoy this was what it is, this is actually a really fun read. And although the characters are a little overdone in some parts, for the most part, they are pretty good.
Overall, I really enjoyed this (huge fan of BSG, so of course I was going to!), it had an outstanding story, and although I have been a bit critical, the story really is very clever, Bartlett has managed to string together multiple plots without losing any (I'm into the second book and he is still tying them together nicely), and the quality of his space combat is exceptional. The political intrigue is also sensational.
The character writing is a little overdone, but certainly nothing to give up over, you just have to go with the flow and enjoy it. As I said, I am already into the second book ‘Juggernaut’ and it's a bit better than this one, so it is well worth reading the series. If nothing else, who doesn’t love a bit of good, fun Sci-Fi??
It takes place before the events that transpired in Capital Starship and Introduces us to those we only heard of in that book.
The story starts with the someone lopsided story of Captain Husher who seemed to have mistepped a bit and lost his command and his rank and was assigned to the Providence under the command of Captain Keyes. The Book makes it much clearer how Husher and some of the others find their places on the providence.
Great Read.... Good Guys and bad guys and the same for Aliens and some you just have to hate.
This book stands on it own but it may be better to read this one before Capital Starship.
I already purchased them all :)
The Old Sailor
Opera with enough character development to keep the reader engaged and looking for more
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Fleshing out the main players would not have hurt, more deeper background would have given the tale an atmosphere and greater willingness to care about the universe's problems, characters die and it's dull. Actually it's more like a TV series cash in book is ie fan fiction (which is not to say all fan fiction is bad), were your expected to know what's going on, bringing it around to Battlestar as the two leads are just like the father and son on that program, there's even a Starbuck and the ship is again all powerful.
If you like an easy read this is for you, if you're more interested in deep twisting and surprisingly good plots then move along.