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Humanity is tired of losing. Enter the mech.
After the mysterious discovery of an alien mech inside a comet, Darkstream Security has finally completed its own design. They assign Chief Gabriel Roach with the task of whittling down hundreds of bright young recruits to form a team of elite mech pilots, which he will command.
Their mission: protect human colonies from the almighty Quatro.
A single Quatro can take down an entire squad of traditional soldiers. Bigger than a draft horse, more muscular than a grizzly, with jaws that splinter bone. And zero fear. They almost defeated humanity before, and now they're back - in numbers we didn't know they had.
But Roach is the perfect one for the job. Almost too perfect. The Quatro took from him the only woman he ever loved, and now, he's determined to make one thing clear: It's them or him.
©2017 Scott Bartlett (P)2017 Scott Bartlett
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5 out of 5 stars
By Oded on 14-03-2018

No words !!!

As usual I'm loss of words, there are not enough to describe how good of an author he is !
If there are best 10 SiFi authors he is absolutely in that list.
His books are amazing, well written, perfectly performed, they grub you from the first page not letting you go till the ending which you can't wait for but when you do you want more.
Even so that his stories are divided into 3 series's, together they are really one big beautiful space opera.
All I can hope is that he will keep on writing with his great imagination ( i would love to take a vacation in his brain ).

Perfect,
Absolutely recommended !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By chieftwidgit on 17-07-2018

Truly interesting

This book was provided free of charge in expectation of an honest review.

The book was about the aftermath of a young man's life after the discovery of an alien device inside a comet. Mankind had fled to a far galaxy to flee war with aliens and the device would help them in their survival.

The progress of the young man leads him into being a mech driver and also to discoveries about the people ruling the human government and their interactions with the aliens.

The narration was superb and very enjoyable.

I expect to enjoy the remaining books of this series just as much.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 23-08-2017

Shut up and shoot.

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Powered is performed by Mark Boyett, whose pleasant voice is well suited to the subject matter and whose narration is both nicely timed ànd modulated. His input enhances the enjoyment of the book.

In the far distant Steele System, two mining prospectors discover a mech unit buried in the ice of a comet. Reverse technology by Dark Stream Security builds more and a small, elite mech troop is formed and trained. They will be invaluable as protection should aliens become dangerous to the earth-like home world.
On an inhospitable planet in the same system, two rival gangs fight to claim supremacy in the only real city. Three young people shut outside, desperate try to stay alive.
Two main stories alternately zip together throughout the book without any apparent touching point. One is mostly mainstream action, with heavy duty battles, the other more thoughtful and unusual in approach although this, too, has it's fair share of fighting.

At first, this changing location and influx of new characters was slightly confusing but soon resolved into two intriguing storylines. Presumably, these will come together at some future date as the ending certainly leaves open the possibility of much more to come.

Interesting ideas and enjoyable action.

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