Narrator: Eric Burns
Series: Lucifer's Star #1
Published by Crossroad Press on 17 May 2017
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes
Genres: Literary, Military, Politics, Science Fiction, Science Thriller
Source: Author, Submitted
Count Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland. Their mission for him? Destroy his clone before he's used to rouse the defeated Crius Archduchy from their apathy.
©2016 Charles Phipps (P)2017 David N. Wilson
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Surviving a battle with the Commonwealth, Count Cassius Mass hides in plain sight. Struggling to keep his identity a secret, he discovers he was fighting the wrong battle and was on the wrong side as well. Now, the battle is being waged again and it is up to him to decide what the truth is and who he should trust before it’s too late.
Deceit, intrigue, and conspiracy run rampant leaving Cassius questioning everyone and everything. Survival means figuring out who to trust and knowing when past alliances are no longer valid; Cassius is treading through a powerful minefield that will not only destroy him but his friends, lovers and him!
An awesome space opera that is truly full of intrigue and mystery. C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus develop an intricate dance for Cassius; one miss-step and it’s over! Complex relationships and moments of self-discovery are intricate and well crafted. Phipps creates a dramatic and action-packed world for Cassius to maneuver through while also challenging his audience to solve the conspiracy.
Character development was well done as was expected. Phipps and Suttkus do an excellent job of developing characters so much so that they come to life with the added help of the narrator. The story line flowed well; it did not seem overwhelming or daunting as Phipps and Suttkus provided excellent imagery and explanation. There were lots of layers to this story but they all connected and fit together smoothly with ease.
This book is well written and I enjoyed it very much. If you love space operas, starships, battles, and intrigue, this is the book for you. It’s hard to put down once you start to listen.
The narrator, Eric Burns performance was natural and precise. His ability to inject appropriate emotions into the script was exciting. His natural smooth voice for Cassius was relaxing, fluid and steady.
There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.