Desperate Fire : Angel in the Whirlwind

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Lauren Ezzo
  • Series: Angel in the Whirlwind
  • 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the fourth and final book in speculative-fiction master Christopher G. Nuttall's Angel in the Whirlwind series, an epic battle pits the survival of hope against the locus of destruction.
As the Commonwealth produces more starships and increases recruits, victory begins to slip from Theocratic control. This can only make the Theocracy more desperate to win...and more dangerous to fight.
After a mission to liberate an occupied planet ends in nuclear devastation, Kat Falcone - now a commodore in command of HMS Queen Elizabeth - sees firsthand just how far the enemy will go. Suddenly dealing with the war effort and a humanitarian crisis, many in the Commonwealth want a truce. Kat wants something else: to crush the Theocracy outright - and quickly.
Kat devises Operation Hammer, an all-out assault on the enemy home planet, Ahura Mazda. It is a bold and risky plan, but the enemy has revealed there can be no middle ground. Can Kat break the galactic stalemate and deal a death blow to the Theocracy? As two empires prepare to fight the largest space battle in history, Kat must trust her instincts to save her people and avoid oblivion.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

There's more to be told.

This is the final book in the series, but there's more to this story. Too many continuing questions to be answered. Too many stories to be concluded.

The book hints at a new Arc, but doesn't tell of the title of this arc. I shall search through my Kindle Unlimited subscription books to see if it is mentioned.

This was a good series. You get the impression that, even though specific current world religious beliefs were not stated as the protagonists at the root of it (they are specifically mentioned in the past tense - so not current), you will draw your own conclusions as to which religious belief it is modelled upon. Rightly or Wrongly...
Read full review

- Carôle

Disappointing end to the books.

I had hopes for the end of the series, but it left unanswered questions. Then, I find out online there seems to be mention of other future books set in the same universe that might answer said unanswered questions; I hate expecting to reach an end of a series with questions answered, only to find parts of the end dangling, it seems too much like a marketing gimmick.

Plus, I found the comparison to Islam way too obvious, and insulting. I know it's happened throughout history... the Germans and Japanese after WW2, the USSR and other communist countries from the 1950's until the 1990's. Now Islam. However, to my mind it is lazy to fall back on the current bad guys. No thought needs to go into the characters, and so I never get to relate to them on a more personal level.

The good points are it was an interesting idea, and there are far to few female lead characters out there, so it's always good to see some attempts made to correct that imbalance. The overall writing was good, not marred by the truly awful editing that can let a lot of good ideas down. Plus the narrator was okay. Not the best, but I've heard a lot worse.

Overall it left me feeling, 'meh'. So even if future books do answer questions like who had been in charge of the behind the scenes Government meddling, I'm not interested enough to find out whodunnit. Such a shame, because after the first book I did care enough to know.
Read full review

- Crackdown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio