A Galaxy Unknown [NOOK Book]

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A young ensign, recently graduated from the Northern Hemisphere Space Academy, is awakened abruptly in the middle of the night by alarms, flashing lights, and dire messages to abandon ship. The petite blonde pulls on some clothes and races through the spaceship in a desperate search for an available life pod-- but it appears all have already departed.

So begins the epic story of Jenetta Carver. Get a tight grip on your book and prepare for an...
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A Galaxy Unknown

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Overview

A young ensign, recently graduated from the Northern Hemisphere Space Academy, is awakened abruptly in the middle of the night by alarms, flashing lights, and dire messages to abandon ship. The petite blonde pulls on some clothes and races through the spaceship in a desperate search for an available life pod-- but it appears all have already departed.

So begins the epic story of Jenetta Carver. Get a tight grip on your book and prepare for an exciting adventure like few others because Jenetta is ready to take names and kick butts from one end of the galaxy to the other. She may be small, but she has an intellect as large as Colossus of Rhodes and makes General Sun-Tzu look like an amateur military enthusiast.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015131635
  • Publisher: Vinnia Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/5/2012
  • Series: A Galaxy Unknown , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 436
  • Sales rank: 15,736
  • File size: 763 KB

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    Excellent work. Keeps you page turning till the end.

    I enjoyed this book very much. It is a good combination of sci-fi and character development. I liked it so much I bought the second installment.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Good, easy read with a fair plot

    The overall story is worth reading with some unique ways of tracing the main character's journey from a position of dire danger to a heroin who saves the day. The biggest drawback that I found was the author's apparent fixation on the issue of the main character's sexuality and, to a lesser extent, his tendency to drag out unimportant happenings.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    A page turner

    The only thing I did not enjoy about this book is that it came to the end to soon. Once started I could not put it down. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    I would've like more character development and a cast I loved bu

    I would've like more character development and a cast I loved but the action and fast pace made up for it. :) Looking forward to the rest of the series!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    A really fun read

    This is really fun space opera. I've read all 7 of the Galaxy Unknown series and I've been delighted with every one. The characters are refreshing. The plots are filled with interesting tactics. The bad guys are really evil people you love to hate. I love the space battles and the heroines brilliance. I would recommend this book for teens and adults. It's really too bad that B&N doesn't carry this series in Nook format. I also recommend The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Great story telling!

    This was my first book by this author, and I couldn't put it down. I compare it favorably to David Weber's "Honnor Harrington" series. I am definately reading more from this series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I'm a Mlitary Sci-Fi nut and happened to try this book just for

    I'm a Mlitary Sci-Fi nut and happened to try this book just for something to read. Loved it from the start and hated to see it end.
    It's an enjoyable read. Just bought the next 2 in the series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Great SciFi-Space Opera!

    I am now on my fourth book in this series. It offers a great heroine character and interesting fast paced writing. I recommend this book and series to all lovers of Science Fiction and Space Opera.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Great Read

    An awesome romp through space. Well worth reading, once started you wont stop until the last page.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Great book

    Thanks for the great adventure. Quick paced and keepme reading till the end.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Couldn't put it down!

    Once started, I had to read it through in one sitting. Great character development, plot and non-stop action from the start.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Honor Harington relived

    This is the best book I have read since the Honor Harington series. Once picked up I couldn't put it down until it was finished.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Totally enjoyable. I love a good, strong heroine, one who can t

    Totally enjoyable. I love a good, strong heroine, one who can think ahead and isn't afraid to mix it up a little. I also like that the author kept his facts straight, like who was in the room or who did what, when, and where. Have read the second in the series, and can't read to read the rest.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Jenetta Carver - Wonderful Space Military Heroine

    It may not be strong competition (yet) for David Weber's "Honor Harrington" series but I thoroughly enjoyed this fun read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

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    Fabulous New SF series!

    I've never read anything from this author before but decided to take a chance on this book and I'm so glad I did. A Galaxy Unknown is a fabulous read and worth every penny! When first starting any book, I sometimes I have a hard time getting into it but I was completely engrossed into this story from the very beginning. The only negative aspect of this book is sometimes the author would drone on just a bit too long on the technical aspect of the story. Other than that, this story completely blew me away!

    I usually like to watch my SF (i.g. SG1, SGA, SGU, Torchwood, Farscape, BSG, etc.) and normally read my dark urban fantasy (Kim Harrison, Vicki Pettersson, Ilona Andrews, Jaye Wells, etc.) but aside from a few select authors, I've been a bit bored with fantasy as of late. For those fellow dark urban fantasy readers wanting to try something new but don't want to end up with a romantic space opera, give this book a try. The style of writing is similar to an urban fantasy read. Also this book's full of excitement and adventure and keeps you guessing.

    I highly recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy readers who are looking for something different and I also look forward to reading the next book Valor At Vauzlee.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Seventy-five pages and decided to put it down

    Three star stories are stories that I read because there's something that makes me want to finish.

    This story I was forcing me to read at least 75-100 pages before I decided to trash it. I didnt like the main character; I didn't like the voice of the author (agonzingly bloated story-telling), and I was not engaged with the story.

    I've seen worse but only from amatuer authors.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    nice resd

    I have been reading sci fi since I started to read. This is classic space opera with a nice twist. The characters are well presented as are the situations they are placed. There are times I cannot put down the book as the action builds. I find DePrima a nice departure of some of the other books I have read that promise a lot but get bogged down. In this book that does happpen and actually has made me purchace the entier series jst to see what happens next. Good job sir.


    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Like popcorn you can't read just one!

    The space navy of a blue water Navy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Not my favorite

    Without giving away too much, this book was just too predictable. It started out with some promise, but rapidly degenerated into a space opera. Worse still, the writing was too wooden for me to be able to push myself through it.

    I also found that I couldn't change the formatting of the pages of this story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Way too Mary Sue

    I may have been spoiled by the works of writers like Doyle & McDonald, Aaron Alston, David Weber and Lois McMaster-Bujold, but this writer still has some work to do in my estimate. This reads like the fantasies of a high-schooler without the sex, and the prose reminds me of some of the things my classmates used to turn in during our writing classes.

    Not a recommended read, I couldn't even finish it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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