Orphan's Journey (Jason Wander Series #3)

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In the years since the last Slug War, Jason's command style hasn't made him any friends in the Army. Now, in an effort to keep him out of trouble, the Army has sent Jason to the vast, Earth-orbiting resort called New Moon. At the core of this enormous space station is a starship, a relic from the last war.

When a test run of the ship goes wrong, Jason, along with a handful of others, will be torn from orbit and thrust into space. Now, stranded on an alien planet, Jason realizes ...

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Overview

In the years since the last Slug War, Jason's command style hasn't made him any friends in the Army. Now, in an effort to keep him out of trouble, the Army has sent Jason to the vast, Earth-orbiting resort called New Moon. At the core of this enormous space station is a starship, a relic from the last war.

When a test run of the ship goes wrong, Jason, along with a handful of others, will be torn from orbit and thrust into space. Now, stranded on an alien planet, Jason realizes that not only are his friends are looking to him for rescue, but an entire planet sees him as their only hope.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316001731
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Jason Wander Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 287,711
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Buettner is a former Military Intelligence Officer, National Science Foundation Fellow in Paleontology, and has been published in the field of Natural Resources Law. He lives in Georgia, creating the sequel to ORPHAN'S ALLIANCE and snowboarding passably. His website is: www.RobertBuettner.com.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Another in a series

    Well, this was another in the Jason Wander series. I have not been impressed by the naming convention from the first book on, and I have always thought the quotes that they use at the beginning of the books to authorize the use of the titles they have are...inane. As a book, it also was...ok. The series has been good solid B to B- grade writing. Good pulp fiction, but not great pulp fiction. If you are alone or lonely and need to spend your time reading something, this is not too bad. The combat part of the novel is B+ grade. I have read better, but it works. I do like combat scifi and would say, give it a try. You might lik

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2008

    The Journey continues┬┐

    Jason Wander is back in his third book along with Jeeb, Ord, Jude and a whole new world full of characters (and animals) who will depend on him to save them. Oh, yeah, the nasty Slugs are back too. I¿m truly enjoying the Jason Wander Series by Mr. Buettner, they are a fun read and I¿m even learning some famous quotes from Earth¿s military history. When I first met Jason in the first two books I saw him as the kind of person who could always be in the wrong place at the wrong time or say the wrong thing at the wrong time but somehow always land on his feet, a bit bruised and dusty, but alive. If a cat has nine lives, Jason must have nine hundred! Jason became a great military leader not by design, but by destiny by being in those wrong places and making, sometimes very painful, right decisions. The price he¿s had to pay has been high. He is a leader who truly cares about every last solder under his command, maybe a bit too much. If you enjoy good ol¿ sci-fi action (military or otherwise) I¿m sure you¿ll enjoy this series. If you haven¿t read the first two books ('Orphanage' & 'Orphan's Destiny') I suggest you start there, however, each book can stand on it¿s own, but you¿ll miss out on Jason¿s journey, an ¿Orphan¿s Journey.¿

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A great space opera

    As an advisor to the Tibetan rebels, General Jason Wander had orders not to fire at the Chinese troops unless he came under fire from them. However, he could not let the rebels he trusted die in combat so he disobeys a direct order. To keep him out of further trouble the brass exiles him to the New Moon resort station where scientists work on figuring out how to fly a space ship captured from a Slug with engine powered Cavorite at its core. The ship was captured during the most recent hostility. Jason is on the station to get his godson Jude to power it up with reflexes only he has and which are needed to interface with the engine starting up.------------- Jason persuades Jude they need it done so they can fly back to earth together, but something goes wrong the Cavorite fueled ship takes off from the station and travels through a black hole before landing on the planet Bren. For a millennium they have mined Cavorite and given it to the Slugs so they will be left alive and alone to fight amongst themselves. However, when Jason and his crew touch down, the Slugs decide to eradicate all humans except those they need as drones and slaves. Jason has to unite the feuding clans, who have been at war with one another for years, if they hope to extricate the Slugs from Bren for that is the only way they will survive. Adding to his dilemma is the Slugs are breeding so his chances of winning are nil unless he can come up with a dramatic Hail Mary. Whatever happen he is responsible because the clan leaders named him Commander.-------------- The latest Jason Wander military science fiction thriller (see ORPHANAGE and ORPHAN¿S DESTINY) is a great space opera reminiscent of the early Heinlein sagas. The protagonist still struggles with accepting that in war there are casualties including collateral damage of the innocent. He detests that he sends men to their deaths, but understands the greater good. He is sensitive and willing to disobey orders if he feels they are wrong. However, what makes this tale so strong is the insight into Bren culture where Homo sapiens fight one another with nineteenth century equivalent technology while avoiding a confrontation with the Slugs.------------- Harriet Klausner

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