Summary

Now a celebrated war hero, Captain Kat Falcone is back at the helm of HMS Lightning...and up against near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst almost ends her career, Kat is handed command of a deep-strike mission into enemy space. The objective is to gather intelligence and distract the hostile Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive.
The chances for success are slim - and for survival even slimmer.
Armed with a ragtag fleet of outdated starships, a few loyal officers, and a skeleton crew of refugees, Kat knows the Royal Navy expects her to fail. But failure almost certainly means death - or worse, as the Theocracy does not treat prisoners kindly. Pitted against the enemy defenses of her old nemesis Admiral Junayd, there is no room for error. And with a spy hidden aboard her ship, Kat will need more than her wits to survive. Can Kat enter the lion's den, strike a blow for the Commonwealth, and escape with her life?
©2016 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Carôle on 15-03-18

Gasp!

It is quite difficult to write an impartial review without inadvertently giving away the plot. So, I will limit myself to commenting on the narrator.

I find her portrayal of many of the characters, quite irritatingly novice. She doesn't know how to inject emotion appropriately into the sentences of some of the officers. One officer whispers everything - I believe that this is to portray the fact that she is female. Another officer is always shouting - again I think that this is to portray a Marine. Another, has a fearful tone, irrespective of what is being said - portraying a young man. The list goes on. It's not noticeable to begin with but, as the pace quickens, it becomes more noticeable and starts to grate.

Fortunately it doesn't quite spoil the enjoyment of the book. This is part 2 of a 4 part series and continues on fluidly. Very fast paced, quite specious and ending with a couple of sharp intakes of breath and a twee smile.

I’m anxious to progress to book 3 and, thanks to my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I can press onwards immediately. If you're sensitive to diction, listen to a sample of the novel first. The narrator may not bother you, but she started to intrude into my listening experience. Which is a shame as I have 2 more books to get through.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Henrik on 06-11-17

I am hooked

Much like honour harrington and in a good way.
Entertaining and surprising plot development. But on the big scale expected results in the end.

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5 out of 5 stars
By sonofsoulreaver on 02-09-16

Fantastic Followup!

Oh my God! The war is ON! This story is a wonderful take on the horrors of war. My only complaint is when narrator is speaking for the X.O., she far too quiet, and since he's a major character, it becomes a real problem when trying to listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 05-03-16

Gripping action

This is book two in the Angel in the Whirlwind series about Kat Falcone. Captain Kat Falcone is back in command of HMS Lighting. The mission is a deep strike mission into enemy space to gather intelligence and distract the Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares a counter offensive. Kat has gained the confidence of King Hadrian, and has been given a brevet rank of Commodore. Her ship HMS Lightening has been newly outfitted but the rest of the ships in her squadron are outdated and understaffed and to top it off there is a spy aboard.

The book is well written and the plot flows smoothly with some exciting twist. The last half of the book has some space battles and Kat adds some captured ships to her fleet. It is obvious that Nuttall is building the base for future books in the series. I am enjoying this series so far. I had less difficulty with the narrator Lauren Ezzo this time; sort of getting use to her style of reading but still do not like the flat dull delivery of some of the characters.

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