The Last Praetorian [NOOK Book]

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Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past. Surrounded by a galaxy beginning to tear itself apart. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew consisting of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all of whom would fight to the death for him, and a past that possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.

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Overview

Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past. Surrounded by a galaxy beginning to tear itself apart. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew consisting of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all of whom would fight to the death for him, and a past that possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045063401
  • Publisher: Mike Smith
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Series: Redemption Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 22,239
  • File size: 949 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Smith is 32 years old Project Manager. He has been writing stories for as long as he can remember having started with fan-fiction, before progressing to writing SciFi novels.His debut novel The Last Praetorian, the first book of The Redemption Trilogy is now available on all good eBook stores.He spends much of his free time, when not writing, playing with his children...really a full time job.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    A Classic Greek Tragic tale

    The author builds a highly effective plot lime about a trusted warrior that does his duty day after day at great personal cost i enjoyed the story

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    !

    Science fiction set in the future. Good read.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Excellent

    I think the reviewers panning this for spelling and grammar errors must have read a different book. Sure there were some, but it didn't hurt the story. Maybe those folks were referring to the British variant spellings.

    This is a great storyline with wonderful characters. The tale was hard to put down. While the concept of a princess and bodyguard isn't new, this story was hardly cliche.

    I just hate to wait for part 2.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Ugh, horrible writing all around. Could this book have anymore

    Ugh, horrible writing all around.
    Could this book have anymore typos and writing errors?  It seemed like every single page had one, but it goes way beyond simple typos, however.  
    The writing is just bad.  Silly, unlikable characters and a cliche story; this is just trash.

    Can NOT recommend this at all.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    Author must have misused search and replace. The word their see

    Author must have misused search and replace. The word their seems non-existent, while there is used in its place.
    Story ended up being real shallow. Main character has a sword with almost magical properties, in a hard sci-fi setting.
    On the run with a princess/heir as her bodyguard and unsure of who all the bad guys who might be after you are? Then take her out to a fancy dinner at the most expensive restaurant on the backwater planet you are on, and then to a dive bar. Makes perfect sense!

    I wanted to like this story, but had to keep forcing myself to finish it. At least it was a bargain.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    It grows on you..... like a mold!

    Too many god-foresaken exclamation marks. And when sentences do end in periods, they end in varying amounts between two and ten. Onell do most of the time. Too many run-ons. Sometimes theres even incomplete sentences when i mean come on, you cant do that you have to be a famous writer first or something like that, because how are people gonna take ya seriously otherwise; ya pickin up what im throwin down yet? The read becomes good somwhere after 400 pages though even with the a few plot holes because of a bad start. If you can read that far like me youll notice better grammar and generally just better writing. Not yet professional, but if the author starts the next book with the maturity of writing as they ended, itll be a welcome edition to my indie author shelf.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Good read, poorly edited

    Overall the premise and the storyline are great. The only issues are some predictability and badly missed editing. The book has a plethora of punctuation issues and spelling issues that make this hard to read at times.

    Overallit is a good read that is quick. I will read the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    A very Good Read

    While I'm not a fan of a book that interlaces the present and the past, it worked ok in this one. Jon, the hero of the book is a complex person. While there were one or two technical error ( a gun can fire with out an atmosphere) I did like the way most of the weapons worked.

    I feel that there were too few facts about some of the main players; Jon Sofia, Miranda and Paul to name a few.

    Over all a good book. I am going to to be eagerly awaiting the second book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    POOR sci-fi!

    This novel is poorly written, and even more poorly proof-read. The characters are very shallow and little or no explanation is given for their motivations or actions. This might be a possible story for a beginning (age 8 - 10) sci-fi reader, but NOT for mature fans of the genre.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Good Sci-fi!

    This book reads like many others at first, yet you do not want to put it down. Can't wait to read the next two in this trilogy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    What an enjoyable book!

    I read alot of syfy & military types are some of my favorites. This was engaging, characters real & absorbing. Thank-you for a great time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Fantastic... Red haired Princess, Raven haired mystery woman, classical sword wielding hero what more could you ask for!

    I have not finished this book BUT it has all of the characteristics of a fantastic tale that cannot wait to see to the end... and look forward to more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Jacob

    This book was amazing all of th epeople who said he had some typos so what still a great read think you can do better read the whole series i highly recomend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    wow

    I bought the 2nd book when only half way into this book. this is a well written book with good history on the characters. again WOW!!! I look forward to the 2nd book & probably the 3rd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Bast book ever

    Best.book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Wow

    Not a true scifi fan but really loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    W Leon A

    Very good read for a free book. Could use a little tightening up, but overall well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Space Opera

    This was a good book, generally, but it came off as an old fashioned space opera. Guy in white helmet rescues princess and has lots of adventures while staying "true" to the princess. Fairly well written, just a little stiff and old fashioned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Interesting use of history

    Couldn't really care how it turned out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Would not recommend

    Characters are stereotypes, author uses current slang and expressions in what is supposed to be the future, story is predictable and derivative.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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