Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars #1)

Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars #1) A solar system fights to survive and reform in the wake of war, but the real battle is about to begin.Across the six planet expanse of the Gaia System, the Earthlike Gretia struggles to stabilize in the wake of an interplanetary war Amid an uneasy alliance to maintain economies, resources, and populations, Aden Robertson reemerges After devoting fifteen years of his life to the reviled losing side, with the blood of half a million casualties on his hands, Aden is looking for a way to move on He s not the only one.A naval officer has borne witness to inconceivable attacks on a salvaged fleet A sergeant with the occupation forces is treading increasingly hostile ground And a young woman, thrust into the responsibility as vice president of her family s raw materials empire, faces a threat she never anticipated.Now, on the cusp of an explosive and wide reaching insurrection, Aden plunges once again into the brutal life he longed to forget He s been on the wrong side of war before But this time, the new enemy has yet to reveal themselves or their dangerous endgame. New Read Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars #1) [ Author ] Marko Kloos [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk Solid opening on two counts The beginning of the novel was pretty strong with the whole what are we going to do after being in a PoW vibe going on, full of space opera MilSF goodness between two human populations.The other solid opening was for the expectation of a full series.Unfortunately, the actual novel does not feel all that much like a set piece It might be fine and rather perfect as long as you re reading it along with a full set of novels to come, but since the wait time will be som Solid opening on two counts The beginning of the novel was pretty strong with the whole what are we going to do after being in a PoW vibe going on, full of space opera MilSF goodness between two human populations.The other solid opening was for the expectation of a full series.Unfortunately, the actual novel does not feel all that much like a set piece It might be fine and rather perfect as long as you r
Simply inhaled this.Be warned it s the first in a series, and ends on the sort of cliffhanger that causes readers to breathe brimstone and pitchforks If you can t stand that sort of ending, then buy the book and stash it underneath that copy of Proust you ve always meant to read, until the next comes out.It starts deceptively slowly, as Aden, who has been a prisoner of war for five years, is released and told to get out of Rhodia Everyone hates the Gretians who lost the war, but they really, Simply inhaled this.Be warned it s the first in a series, and ends on the sort of cliffhanger that causes readers to breathe brimstone and pitchforks If you can t stand that sort of ending, then buy the book and stash it underneath that copy of Proust you ve always meant to read, until the next comes out.It starts deceptively slowly, as Aden, who has been a prisoner of war for five years, is released and told to get out of Rhodia Everyone hates the Gretians who lost the war, but they really, really hate the military unit he was in.We also are introduced to some other POVs Some of these connect up toward the end, others don t, but as attacks begin to happen, without anyone knowing why or who, it s clear that all these POVs will be conver
As a long time fan of Marko Kloos Frontlines series, I was excited to get ahold of his new series There are some marked differences from Frontlines with this book, chiefly that this book is in 3rd person and told from the points of view of several different characters Overall, this book definitely felt like a book 1 in a series It is building towards something and does a good job world building or solar system building, as it is , but by the end I was still kind of waiting for something t As a long time fan of Marko Kloos Frontlines series, I was excited to get ahold of his new series There are some marked differences from Frontlines with this book, chiefly that this book is in 3rd person and told from the points of view of several different characters Overall, this book definitely felt like a book 1 in a series It is building towards something and does a good job world building or solar system building, as it is , but by the end I was still kind of
After 5 years as a POW, Aden tries to come to terms with reality and forge a life for himself in a system that disdains his people as warmongers But when a Palladian security force is wiped out and an advanced warship stolen, it s clear that a time of dearly bought peace is about to end.I really enjoyed Aftershocks by Marko Kloos Correction I WAS really enjoying it And then it stopped Rather abruptly Like when you re watching a really great show and then suddenly the power goes out That s After 5 years as a POW, Aden tries to come to terms with reality and forge a life for himself in a system that disdains his people as warmongers But when a Palladian security force is wiped out and an advanced warship stolen, it s clear that a time of dearly bought peace is about to end.I really enjoyed Aftershocks by Marko Kloos Correction I WAS really enjoying it And then it stopped Rather abruptly Like when you re watching a really great show and then suddenly the power goes out That s what it felt like at the end of Aftershocks.But let s not start on a downer Aftershocks is still a great read I ve sorta cherry picked the afore mentioned Aden as the principle character but I confess I m not entirely convinced The
I ve heard so many good things about the work of author Marko Kloos but haven t yet had the chance to dive into his popular and critically praised Frontlines series So when given the opportunity to read the opener to his new military sci fi series, I jumped without hesitation And now, having finished Aftershocks The Palladium Wars 1in just two days firing up my Kindle over breakfast, between innings of softball games, in lines at stores and late into the night I understand what all the I ve heard so many good things about the work of author Marko Kloos but haven t yet had the chance to dive into his popular and critically praised Frontlines series So when given the opportunity to read the opener to his new military sci fi series, I jumped without hesitation And now, having finished Aftershocks The Palladium Wars 1in just two days firing up my Kindle over breakfast, between innings of softball games, in lines at stores and late into the night I understand what all the fuss was about He s good, real good.This review is based on an advance copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley for that purpose The book will be available on July 1, 2019.Five years after losing a devastating system wide war that it started, the planet of Gretia is under occupation, stripped of it s vaunted military and paying heavy reparations to the winning Alliance comprised of the system s other five planets The peoples of the Alliance planets carry a lot of anger
It s a 3.5, rounded up.Finally a Sci fi that didn t leave me feeling stupid.A war criminal, Aden, has spent the last 5 years imprisoned on Rhodia One year longer than the war went for The time has finally come, he is out, it s time to head home, to his planet Gretia Deciding to take the long route, he buys passage on a cargo ship All goes well until they are hit by pirates and left drifting in an escape pod.Indina is on her second tour of Gretia Keeping the peace and enforcing the treaty, s It s a 3.5, rounded up.Finally a Sci fi that didn t leave me feeling stupid.A war criminal, Aden, has spent the last 5 years imprisoned on Rhodia One year longer than the war went for The time has finally come, he is out, it s time to head home, to his planet Gretia Deciding to take the long route, he buys passage on a cargo ship All goes well until they are hit by pirates and left drifting in an escape pod.Indina is on her second tour of Gretia Keeping the peace and enforcing the treaty, she and her team are o
I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this via NetGalley, and was excited to dig in The premise appealed to me it has been years since the aftermath of a war that spanned solar systems, in which an alliance of planets finally succeeded in overtaking the miltaristic society of Gretia Now, after a period of peace as society struggles to right itself and the Gretian way of life is all but dismantled, unrest is stirring onceA mysterious group is appearing with technology far beyond anything I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this via NetGalley, and was excited to dig in The premise appealed to me it has been years since the aftermath of a war that spanned solar systems, in which an alliance of planets finally succeeded in overtaking the miltaristic society of Gretia Now, after a period of peace as society struggles to right itself and the Gretian way of life is all but dismantled, unrest is stirring onceA mysterious group is appearing with technology far beyond anything seen during the War, and they bring destruction with no discernible agenda beyond fostering fear and discord.There are a handful of
Marko Kloos starts a new series with Aftershock, set 5 years after a war in a six planet solar system where all the planet have been colonized, but only one is really Earthlike, Gretia, were Earth seed crops will grow and colonists don t have to live in floating arcologies on a sea, or in the sky, or in tunnels carved out of cliff faces Gretia was the planet that had it all, and yet they started a war they couldn t win against the combined forces of the other worlds Now, the aggressor is under Marko Kloos starts a new series with Aftershock, set 5 years after a war in a six planet solar system where all the planet have been colonized, but only one is really Earthlike, Gretia, were Earth seed crops will grow and colonists don t have to live in floating arcologies on a sea, or in the sky, or in tunnels carved out of cliff faces Gretia was the planet that had it all, and yet they started a war they couldn t win against the combined forces of the other worlds Now, the aggressor is under occupation and civil unrest is starting to ramp back up Accor
Find this and other reviews at The Reader In IndigoHuge thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review Five years after the end of a system wide intergalactic war, civilians and former combatants are desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, just as a new threat emerges from the shadows Well, it doesn t really emerge By the end of the book, the threat remains firmly ensconced in the shadows, which as a reader, I found somewhat pro Find this and other reviews at The Reader In IndigoHuge thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review Five years after the end of a system wide intergalactic war, civilians and former combatants are desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, just as a new threat emerges from the shadows Well, it doesn t really emerge By the end of the book, the threat remains firmly ensconced in the shadows, which as a reader, I found somewhat problematic This is a difficult book to rate properly, because it didn t really feel like Book 1 in a series It readlike a prologue to Book 1 it introduced the characters, fleshed out the worldbuilding, introduced some hints toward the overarching plotline, thenta da, The End.Which is not to say it was bad Far from it This was my first Marko Kloos book, and it won t be the last Which, as a reader,
I received a free eARC of this in exchange for an unbiased review.I enjoyed Kloos s other series so thought I would give this a shot Aden was on the losing side of an interplanetary war and has been a POW for five years He finds out that he is getting set free the next day and is going to have to figure out his place in this galaxy now that his homeworld Gretia has been under control of interplanetary forces His homeworld started the conflict and his brigade specifically committed incredibly I received a free eARC of this in exchange for an unbiased review.I enjoyed Kloos s other series so thought I would give this a shot Aden was on the losing side of an interplanetary war and has been a POW for five years He finds out that he is getting set free the next day and is going to have to figure out his place in this galaxy now that his homeworld Gretia has been under control of interplanetary forces His homeworld started the conflict and his brigade specifically committed incredibly violent acts, drawing the hatred of most people he meets who find out his true origin So Aden makes his way across th
Full Disclosure I received an ARC copy of the book from Netgalley.I am a relative newcomer to Marko Kloos s writing as I only started his Frontlines series after Point s of Impact had came out What I had found was a series that was well written with compelling characters and a realistic science fiction universe that is a world that could have been I devoured the whole series in just over a week and added another favorite author of the military science fiction genre along side David Weber, J Full Disclosure I received an ARC copy of the book from Netgalley.I am a relative newcomer to Marko Kloos s writing as I only started his Frontlines series after Point s of Impact had came out What I had found was a series that was well written with compelling characters and a realistic science fiction universe that is a world that could have been I devoured the whole series in just over a week and added another favorite author of the military science fiction genre along side David Weber, Jack Campbell, David Drake, and John Ringo Aftershocks, the start of a new series, The Palladiu
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley for a fair and honest reviewI should preface this by saying that I liked the authors previous books, so he s built up a fair amount of credit Why is this relevant, does it make me give a nicer review No, but it buys trust that the payoff is worth the investment This book, for me, is a scene setter for a broader story The book seems a little flighty at first, with multiple perspectives and different, seemingly unconnected stories and threads I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley for a fair and honest reviewI should preface this by saying that I liked the authors previous books, so he s built up a fair amount of credit Why is this relevant, does it make me give a nicer review No, but it buys trust that the payoff is worth the investment This book, for me, is a scene setter for a broader story The book seems a little flighty at first, with multiple perspectives and different, seemingly unconnected stories and threads Towards the end of the book, things started to knit together a bitsolidly, but I was left with the impression that the payoff is coming in the next few books There was a fair amount of background and character backstory setting, which took quite a while to get going That s not to say it was dull, the story was interesting and the world rich, but it took some time to u
Aftershocks, The Palladium Wars, Book One by Marko Kloos A new series by the author of the Frontlines military science fiction books It s five years after a solar system wide conflict involving 6 human planets We follow the four separate storylines, from the winners and losers POV Nice setup that builds this new universe around each individual s situation and ongoing conflicts seen and unseen A very enjoyable read My only complaint is that it just stopped with several ominous actions still Aftershocks, The Palladium Wars, Book One by Marko Kloos A new series by the author of the Frontlines military science fiction books It s five years after a solar system wide conflict involving 6 human planets We follow the four separate storylines, from the winners and losers POV Nice setup that builds this new universe around each individual s situation and ongoing conflicts seen and unseen A very enjoyable read My only complaint is that it just stopped with seve
Solid opening on two counts The beginning of the novel was pretty strong with the whole what are we going to do after being in a PoW vibe going on, full of space opera MilSF goodness between two human populations.The other solid opening was for the expectation of a full series.Unfortunately, the actual novel does not feel all that much like a set piece It might be fine and rather perfect as long as you re reading it along with a full set of novels to come, but since the wait time will be som Solid opening on two counts The beginning of the novel was pretty strong with the whole what are we going to do after being in a PoW vibe going on, full of space opera MilSF goodness between two human populations.The other solid opening was for the expectation of a full series.Unfortunately, the actual novel does not feel all that much like a set piece It might be fine and rather perfect as long as you r
Simply inhaled this.Be warned it s the first in a series, and ends on the sort of cliffhanger that causes readers to breathe brimstone and pitchforks If you can t stand that sort of ending, then buy the book and stash it underneath that copy of Proust you ve always meant to read, until the next comes out.It starts deceptively slowly, as Aden, who has been a prisoner of war for five years, is released and told to get out of Rhodia Everyone hates the Gretians who lost the war, but they really, Simply inhaled this.Be warned it s the first in a series, and ends on the sort of cliffhanger that causes readers to breathe brimstone and pitchforks If you can t stand that sort of ending, then buy the book and stash it underneath that copy of Proust you ve always meant to read, until the next comes out.It starts deceptively slowly, as Aden, who has been a prisoner of war for five years, is released and told to get out of Rhodia Everyone hates the Gretians who lost the war, but they really, really hate the military unit he was in.We also are introduced to some other POVs Some of these connect up toward the end, others don t, but as attacks begin to happen, without anyone knowing why or who, it s clear that all these POVs will be conver
As a long time fan of Marko Kloos Frontlines series, I was excited to get ahold of his new series There are some marked differences from Frontlines with this book, chiefly that this book is in 3rd person and told from the points of view of several different characters Overall, this book definitely felt like a book 1 in a series It is building towards something and does a good job world building or solar system building, as it is , but by the end I was still kind of waiting for something t As a long time fan of Marko Kloos Frontlines series, I was excited to get ahold of his new series There are some marked differences from Frontlines with this book, chiefly that this book is in 3rd person and told from the points of view of several different characters Overall, this book definitely felt like a book 1 in a series It is building towards something and does a good job world building or solar system building, as it is , but by the end I was still kind of
After 5 years as a POW, Aden tries to come to terms with reality and forge a life for himself in a system that disdains his people as warmongers But when a Palladian security force is wiped out and an advanced warship stolen, it s clear that a time of dearly bought peace is about to end.I really enjoyed Aftershocks by Marko Kloos Correction I WAS really enjoying it And then it stopped Rather abruptly Like when you re watching a really great show and then suddenly the power goes out That s After 5 years as a POW, Aden tries to come to terms with reality and forge a life for himself in a system that disdains his people as warmongers But when a Palladian security force is wiped out and an advanced warship stolen, it s clear that a time of dearly bought peace is about to end.I really enjoyed Aftershocks by Marko Kloos Correction I WAS really enjoying it And then it stopped Rather abruptly Like when you re watching a really great show and then suddenly the power goes out That s what it felt like at the end of Aftershocks.But let s not start on a downer Aftershocks is still a great read I ve sorta cherry picked the afore mentioned Aden as the principle character but I confess I m not entirely convinced The
I ve heard so many good things about the work of author Marko Kloos but haven t yet had the chance to dive into his popular and critically praised Frontlines series So when given the opportunity to read the opener to his new military sci fi series, I jumped without hesitation And now, having finished Aftershocks The Palladium Wars 1in just two days firing up my Kindle over breakfast, between innings of softball games, in lines at stores and late into the night I understand what all the I ve heard so many good things about the work of author Marko Kloos but haven t yet had the chance to dive into his popular and critically praised Frontlines series So when given the opportunity to read the opener to his new military sci fi series, I jumped without hesitation And now, having finished Aftershocks The Palladium Wars 1in just two days firing up my Kindle over breakfast, between innings of softball games, in lines at stores and late into the night I understand what all the fuss was about He s good, real good.This review is based on an advance copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley for that purpose The book will be available on July 1, 2019.Five years after losing a devastating system wide war that it started, the planet of Gretia is under occupation, stripped of it s vaunted military and paying heavy reparations to the winning Alliance comprised of the system s other five planets The peoples of the Alliance planets carry a lot of anger
It s a 3.5, rounded up.Finally a Sci fi that didn t leave me feeling stupid.A war criminal, Aden, has spent the last 5 years imprisoned on Rhodia One year longer than the war went for The time has finally come, he is out, it s time to head home, to his planet Gretia Deciding to take the long route, he buys passage on a cargo ship All goes well until they are hit by pirates and left drifting in an escape pod.Indina is on her second tour of Gretia Keeping the peace and enforcing the treaty, s It s a 3.5, rounded up.Finally a Sci fi that didn t leave me feeling stupid.A war criminal, Aden, has spent the last 5 years imprisoned on Rhodia One year longer than the war went for The time has finally come, he is out, it s time to head home, to his planet Gretia Deciding to take the long route, he buys passage on a cargo ship All goes well until they are hit by pirates and left drifting in an escape pod.Indina is on her second tour of Gretia Keeping the peace and enforcing the treaty, she and her team are o
I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this via NetGalley, and was excited to dig in The premise appealed to me it has been years since the aftermath of a war that spanned solar systems, in which an alliance of planets finally succeeded in overtaking the miltaristic society of Gretia Now, after a period of peace as society struggles to right itself and the Gretian way of life is all but dismantled, unrest is stirring onceA mysterious group is appearing with technology far beyond anything I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this via NetGalley, and was excited to dig in The premise appealed to me it has been years since the aftermath of a war that spanned solar systems, in which an alliance of planets finally succeeded in overtaking the miltaristic society of Gretia Now, after a period of peace as society struggles to right itself and the Gretian way of life is all but dismantled, unrest is stirring onceA mysterious group is appearing with technology far beyond anything seen during the War, and they bring destruction with no discernible agenda beyond fostering fear and discord.There are a handful of
Marko Kloos starts a new series with Aftershock, set 5 years after a war in a six planet solar system where all the planet have been colonized, but only one is really Earthlike, Gretia, were Earth seed crops will grow and colonists don t have to live in floating arcologies on a sea, or in the sky, or in tunnels carved out of cliff faces Gretia was the planet that had it all, and yet they started a war they couldn t win against the combined forces of the other worlds Now, the aggressor is under Marko Kloos starts a new series with Aftershock, set 5 years after a war in a six planet solar system where all the planet have been colonized, but only one is really Earthlike, Gretia, were Earth seed crops will grow and colonists don t have to live in floating arcologies on a sea, or in the sky, or in tunnels carved out of cliff faces Gretia was the planet that had it all, and yet they started a war they couldn t win against the combined forces of the other worlds Now, the aggressor is under occupation and civil unrest is starting to ramp back up Accor
Find this and other reviews at The Reader In IndigoHuge thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review Five years after the end of a system wide intergalactic war, civilians and former combatants are desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, just as a new threat emerges from the shadows Well, it doesn t really emerge By the end of the book, the threat remains firmly ensconced in the shadows, which as a reader, I found somewhat pro Find this and other reviews at The Reader In IndigoHuge thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review Five years after the end of a system wide intergalactic war, civilians and former combatants are desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, just as a new threat emerges from the shadows Well, it doesn t really emerge By the end of the book, the threat remains firmly ensconced in the shadows, which as a reader, I found somewhat problematic This is a difficult book to rate properly, because it didn t really feel like Book 1 in a series It readlike a prologue to Book 1 it introduced the characters, fleshed out the worldbuilding, introduced some hints toward the overarching plotline, thenta da, The End.Which is not to say it was bad Far from it This was my first Marko Kloos book, and it won t be the last Which, as a reader,
I received a free eARC of this in exchange for an unbiased review.I enjoyed Kloos s other series so thought I would give this a shot Aden was on the losing side of an interplanetary war and has been a POW for five years He finds out that he is getting set free the next day and is going to have to figure out his place in this galaxy now that his homeworld Gretia has been under control of interplanetary forces His homeworld started the conflict and his brigade specifically committed incredibly I received a free eARC of this in exchange for an unbiased review.I enjoyed Kloos s other series so thought I would give this a shot Aden was on the losing side of an interplanetary war and has been a POW for five years He finds out that he is getting set free the next day and is going to have to figure out his place in this galaxy now that his homeworld Gretia has been under control of interplanetary forces His homeworld started the conflict and his brigade specifically committed incredibly violent acts, drawing the hatred of most people he meets who find out his true origin So Aden makes his way across th
Full Disclosure I received an ARC copy of the book from Netgalley.I am a relative newcomer to Marko Kloos s writing as I only started his Frontlines series after Point s of Impact had came out What I had found was a series that was well written with compelling characters and a realistic science fiction universe that is a world that could have been I devoured the whole series in just over a week and added another favorite author of the military science fiction genre along side David Weber, J Full Disclosure I received an ARC copy of the book from Netgalley.I am a relative newcomer to Marko Kloos s writing as I only started his Frontlines series after Point s of Impact had came out What I had found was a series that was well written with compelling characters and a realistic science fiction universe that is a world that could have been I devoured the whole series in just over a week and added another favorite author of the military science fiction genre along side David Weber, Jack Campbell, David Drake, and John Ringo Aftershocks, the start of a new series, The Palladiu
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley for a fair and honest reviewI should preface this by saying that I liked the authors previous books, so he s built up a fair amount of credit Why is this relevant, does it make me give a nicer review No, but it buys trust that the payoff is worth the investment This book, for me, is a scene setter for a broader story The book seems a little flighty at first, with multiple perspectives and different, seemingly unconnected stories and threads I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley for a fair and honest reviewI should preface this by saying that I liked the authors previous books, so he s built up a fair amount of credit Why is this relevant, does it make me give a nicer review No, but it buys trust that the payoff is worth the investment This book, for me, is a scene setter for a broader story The book seems a little flighty at first, with multiple perspectives and different, seemingly unconnected stories and threads Towards the end of the book, things started to knit together a bitsolidly, but I was left with the impression that the payoff is coming in the next few books There was a fair amount of background and character backstory setting, which took quite a while to get going That s not to say it was dull, the story was interesting and the world rich, but it took some time to u
Aftershocks, The Palladium Wars, Book One by Marko Kloos A new series by the author of the Frontlines military science fiction books It s five years after a solar system wide conflict involving 6 human planets We follow the four separate storylines, from the winners and losers POV Nice setup that builds this new universe around each individual s situation and ongoing conflicts seen and unseen A very enjoyable read My only complaint is that it just stopped with several ominous actions still Aftershocks, The Palladium Wars, Book One by Marko Kloos A new series by the author of the Frontlines military science fiction books It s five years after a solar system wide conflict involving 6 human planets We follow the four separate storylines, from the winners and losers POV Nice setup that builds this new universe around each individual s situation and ongoing conflicts seen and unseen A very enjoyable read My only complaint is that it just stopped with seve