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Birth of an Empire: The Beginning (Xarrok Series Book 1)

Birth of an Empire: The Beginning (Xarrok Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Catrina Taylor , Jason Dodge , Nancy Medina , Corrie Barling
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Ranked in the top 25 of Space Opera for the first quarter of 2013

Kala, a once timid Xenonian slave girl, possesses a unique psionic signature exploited by the military to create a powerful weapon of war. Climbing to the rank of Fleet Commander, the compassionate Kala stirs controversy when she pushes for peace in the chaos of the great war.

A skilled but reckless soldier from the opposing Dentonian fleet, Yatrell struggles to hone his unique talents. The skills and abilities that help him become the formidable leader are the same that may be the undoing of his entire planet.

Brax left his clan when his psionic ability surfaced. A gentle giant, he has become an exceptional fighter whose only weakness is his desperation for acceptance.

When the three are reunited, they become a dynamic force…and the key to peace.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2073 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Distinguished Press (6 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,346 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interstellar 26 July 2013
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A simple story of a slave who falls in love with battle hardened military man.

Except they're both 'psionic'.

And they are from different races within their galaxy.

And their races are enemies.

A tale of discovery, of loss and finding.

I found much of the long descriptive passages were easily skipped over to keep the story moving along at a decent pace and that's really the biggest criticism I have.

The storyline was very good, the characters were well imagined and the whole setting interesting.

Overall, I enjoyed the book enough to go and buy the second in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it 18 Jan 2014
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It was my first Space Opera book, and sci-fi in general is not something I usually go for, but the cover caught my eye. The characters were very well written into a great storyline. A little slow-going in some places, but overall a very enjoyable read. A big well done to the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More twists than a slinky on a roller coaster 21 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This story surprised me. It started slower, but all scifi does. It picked up fast though, and the ongoing action had me gripped throughout. The characters come alive right from the beginning. All of the cast, main and supporting characters are well defined. And the moment you think you know what's coming next, this author shows you a whole new twist! There isn't anything predictable in this book, and if the author carries the same throughout, I'm already hooked!

This is a funny story teller
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure sci-fi, deep thoughts and exquisite erotica 12 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked Birth of an Empire. It's a great space opera book. I read once that women can't write good science fiction. Wow... how wrong! Everybody who reads this book will think exactly the opposite. I felt immediately in love with Kala, the Xenonian slave girl who can transform the psionic abilities in a powerful military weapon. The cynic Yatrell is a complex and great character too. This book is not missing anything: pure sci-fi, feelings, deep thoughts and exquisite erotica. I'm hooked and I'm dying to read Catrina's next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good and the series gets better 22 July 2014
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love this series. i have bought the rest and their all great to me. a very good buy although the first book (this one) is the worst of the series as at some points it can be quite slow.
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