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A Rain of Fire

Great War Series, Book 1
Written by: Ralph Kern
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins

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War has come to the Galaxy.

The dark forces of the Neo Hegemony strike, sweeping across the worlds of the Arcadian sector and crushing all in their path.

One system stands against the onslaught, the Kingdom of New Avalon. But the men and women of their expeditionary forces are trapped behind enemy lines on a besieged planet. Losing those troops will lose the war.

Their only hope? A last-ditch rescue mission led by Captain Hal Cutter and his battleship, Achilles. Beset on all sides by lethal enemy warships, he must lead a rag-tag fleet of naval and civilian vessels across Hegemony held space to save the beleaguered Kingdom soldiers.

In the skies and orbit, Lieutenant Jason ‘Rick’ Richards and the untested pilots of Viper squadron clash in a furious battle for supremacy against elite enemy fighters.

And on the ground, Private Patrick "Wink" Goble and his platoon must hold the line against a ruthless enemy commander and her overwhelming force of battle-tested mechs until salvation arrives.

All will play their part in this desperate struggle for survival against impossible odds.

The Great War has begun…

Listen to the epic new military science fiction series from Ralph Kern, the best-selling author of the Locus series. 

©2020 Ralph Kern (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Ramona Whelchel
  • 16-03-20

good book

OK I Have returned 8 of the last 10 books of this Genre I have ordered most with less then half read. I have 22 years Army & 5 deployments The lack of any tactics drives me insane, just can’t do it. Then some writers sounded like a high schooler got published. I keep looking for other authors while my favorites work on new books.

Well I and really enjoying this book so order it you will not have wasted your time

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  • ShotgunKenny
  • 23-05-20

Best WW2 Allegory out There!

For those who are a fan of Operation Dunkirk and other WW2 stories/movies this series is absolutely for you!

Taking deep cues from History Rain of Fire delivers a great story that delivers something textbooks just quite can't, the personal imputus that is the life of a solider or civilian caught up in defending freedom from it's most virulent enimies.

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  • kevin
  • 19-04-20

History repeats itself.

In the far future mankind is at war with one another. For this I found this book to be very engaging! It's a fairly grounded space war that is right up my alley. I intend to follow this series because its action packed and has memorable characters. Where I was swept away by the several characters during their individual battles the one weakness this story suffered was of one particular foot soldier whose arc didn't excite me like the other well written characters. Otherwise this is a wonderful book on the excitement and horrors of war and its brimming with action and standout characters! Great narration and well written characters brought this to life. This wars not over yet. Highly recommended!

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  • DENNIS
  • 06-04-20

WORLD WAR 2 IN SPACE

WAS DISAPOINTED WITH THIS AS I WAS EXPECTING MUCH MORE INVENTION AND ORIGINALITY HAVING READ SEVERAL OF RALPH KERNS PREVIOUS BOOKS.THIS IS BASICALLY THE START OF WORLD WAR 2 SET IN A SPACE CONTEXT IT FOLLOWS THE BASIC STORY THROUGH TO THE END OF THE DUNKIRK EVACUATION.THE CHARACTERISATION IS GOOD BUT IN THIS BOOK THERE ARE NO SURPRISES.THE SAVING GRACE IS THE EXCELLENT NARRATION.IF YOU LIKE MILITARY SCI-FI AND DON'T KNOW THE WORLD WAR 2 STORY YOU SHOULD BE FINE WITH THIS.PERSONALLY SHALL NOT BE BUYING THE NEXT BOOK PLEASE DO BETTER NEXT TIME MR.KERN.