One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new Homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder. Assisted by Phoenix’s marine commander Trace Thakur, Erik and Phoenix are forced to go on the run as they seek to unravel the conspiracy behind their Captain’s demise, pursued to the death by their own fleet. What they discover about the truth behind the wars and the nature of humanity’s ancient alien allies will shake the sentient galaxy to its core.
©2015 Joel Shepherd (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter Richardson on 05-02-16


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Excellent listen. More volumes please. I need to know what happens next. You can't leave the story unfinished!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mara on 24-07-17

Don't be scared of politics, it's full of action!

Great quality of the story, great narrator and interesting from start to finish. Going to listen to the next book without a pause.

If you're like me and are not sure if to listen to this book because it sounds like it will have a lot of politics involved, put your worries aside. I hate politics, but I loved the book. The author knows how to present a story - to involve you with the characters and to put high action and a lot of surprises in between the setting of the world situation and politics, not letting you even think of falling asleep at too long parts of too deep descriptions. Perfectly balanced which counts for a quality story building.

It seems like the author has saved quite some bunch of secrets for us to discover in the next book, so I expect for it to be as good! We'll see!

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5 out of 5 stars
By ochoavida102 on 18-06-17


Ok, there is another review with the tittle of "politics" on top. That other review gave this book 1 star rating. This book is a 5 star easy.
If you are a reader, chances are you read treasure island. Do you remember how boring the introduction to the book was. But then, the journey for the treasure gets on its way, the story grips you and doesn't let go until the end? Ok this book does the same thing with the only difference that it grabs and takes u on a smart, well thought out thrilling, action packed adventure that last all thru the three books in this series. He author introduces the characters and their backgrounds and sets up the background for the galaxy in which they will Interact. So yes, the first third of the book will be slow, but once that rollercoaster gets to its apex, you better hang on because you are in for....
One more thing, if you like starship combat ( who doesn't right?) you will love this book. Its combat scenes are fresh and original with a different take on the combat mechanics. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Pollack on 19-11-15

Wow. Really great. Some different approaches

In Renegade, Shepherd starts a new series that should be classic space opera. It's not. Strong characters, both male and female are a welcome highlight here. On top of that, his space battles rock. His descriptions of the movement of the ships, the punishing forces and multiple directions of force, and the way it might be to try to be a human amidst all of that are brilliant and refreshing. This is the second series I've read from Shepherd. His first book, "Breakaway" was a fast and fun but a bit juvenile. That series got better and more mature as the author did and by the end of the series was some of the best science fiction I've read in a really long time. "Renegade" starts off with that maturity of skill and subject matter and combines a really well considered world. I loved it.

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