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Her mission is vital. Her failure is unthinkable. 
A hidden corner of space is swarming with lethal alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It's guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained at any cost - as it has the power to destroy entire civilizations. She schemes from her state-of-the-art weapons station, with only an alien intelligence to share her vigil. But she doesn't share everything with Dragon.... 
Orlandine is hatching a plan to obliterate this technology, removing its threat forever. For some will do anything to exploit this ancient weaponry, created by a long-dead race called the Jain. This includes activating a Jain supersoldier, which may breach even Orlandine's defences. 
Meanwhile, humanity and the alien prador empire keep a careful watch over this sector of space, as neither can allow the other to claim its power. However, things are about to change. The Jain might not be as dead as they seemed - and interstellar war is just a heartbeat away. 
The Soldier is the first novel in the Rise of the Jain series by best-selling science fiction author Neal Asher. 
©2018 Neal Asher (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 19-07-2018

story sacrificed for explosions

story and character development lacking due to so many battle sequences. a pity considering Ashers earlier works

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5 out of 5 stars
By hauk on 01-07-2018

Wonderful

Perfect hard science fiction. Great story and performance. Personally, I can’t wait for our AI overlords to arrive and replace our politicians. Bonus if it will be in the form of Earth Central. Neal Asher always delivers. I love the grand scale of this story. Looking forward to the next installment.

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5 out of 5 stars
By paul sparks on 14-06-2018

Excellent book and narration

I’m late in coming to Neal Asher books but I’m glad I did, it has been many years since a book so thoroughly held me that I can’t wait to listen to the next chapter, the narration is top notch too

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on 29-05-2018

Answers some questions from previous books

If you’ve enjoyed previous Neal Asher books, you’ll enjoy this one :-)

Expands the story of the Jain, where they came from, what caused the Jain nodes, and what happened to the Jain themselves ... looking forward to more in the series.

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