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Retreat Hell (The Empire's Corps Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Nuttall
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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A new mainstream novel of The Empire’s Corps!

After the disastrous mission to Lakshmibai, the very existence of the Commonwealth is called into question by politicians on Avalon. But as the political firestorm mounts, a call for help arrives from Thule, a highly-developed world facing a major insurgency in the wake of the Empire’s collapse. Reluctantly, the Commonwealth deploys the Commonwealth Expeditionary Force to Thule.

But all is not as it seems. The insurgents are receiving support from off-world powers, while bare light years across the border, Wolfbane – another successor state to the vanished Empire – is preparing for war ... and an old enemy plots her revenge. As the countdown to war begins, the CEF finds itself sinking in a quagmire of bitter hatred ...

... And nothing more than pawns in a very deadly game.

[As always, my books are DRM-free. Samples of this title (and others) can be downloaded from my website: Reviews and comments are always welcome.]

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Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published ten novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his partner, muse, and critic Aisha.

Christopher's novel, The Royal Sorceress, will be published by Elsewhen Press in paperback in Feb.

Chris has a blog where he published updates, snippets and world-building notes at and a website at

As a matter of principle, all of Chris's self-published Kindle books are DRM-free.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 3 Mar. 2014
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Wow, Mr Nuttall just gets better with every new book in this series. I am hooked. This new episode in the Empire Corps set is full of action which is both realistic and thought provoking. He is fully aware of the logistics and political side to any conflict and by marrying this into the story makes for better reading than a lot of sci fi battle stories which focus on unbelievable action and techno babble. For fans who have read the other books it is a great culmination of events from the other episodes. This probably would not be nearly as good as a stand alone book (unlike some of the others in the series which could be read without too much prior knowledge) It is great to be back with the Commonwealth and some favourite characters have returned. Again the characters seem real and you can't help but feel for them, whether it's liking them or hating them. I am looking forward to reading more about Pete...I can't wait to read the next one.
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Woof Woof. Another strong story continuing the saga across light years. Even as you read, you want to run outside and savage a cuddly toy. It is engrossing and the last few pages give you a kick in the teeth so unexpected your faith in humanity stalls. Can it get much worse? Can I stand reading it? Only time will tell. Even if I never shed this white coat, even if I have to have canine psychologists picking over my dog biscuits for the rest of my life, I fear I will not be able to refuse book nine. Go on, shatter your mental health and read this saga. A definite continuance of three woofs on the aardvark fanciers guide. Woof woof!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mr R 30 Nov. 2014
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When I first started this book l didn't rate it much, but l carried on with it and the story got better.

I am looking forward to reading the second half of the story. It's worth a try, if you like the other Nuttall books you'll like this one. Now, let me find and download the concluding book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Looks like we're into something big! 5 Jun. 2014
By Harast
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Yet another intriguing war scenario developing where our heroes are seemingly overcome by events beyond their control. Well written threads of interweaving lives of individuals that affect each other's activities-many left in the air to enjoy their progress in the next episode! Keep them coming Mr. Nuttall!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slow build up but good towards the end 23 April 2014
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Very slow to start, found hard to read unlike the other . Novels. Love the authors other books not sure on this flowing Thu one through................. worth the read if just starting out long read for me tho
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5.0 out of 5 stars its a great series 14 April 2014
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you really get to the point of wanting to read more & more, & get involved in the character's adventures
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not His Best 11 April 2014
By J. N. Bullock VINE VOICE
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Christopher Nuttall is one of those writers that can turn out an excellent, captivating, page turner or something that is a repetitious drag. Retreat Hell the 8th Empire Corps book is closer the latter than the former.

The plot is not too far removed from the previous book with our heros sent to help a colony world that is suffering an insurrection but unknown to them the insurrection is back by another star nation as a prelude to invasion. Alas our heros seem to do little right and much wrong while there enemies can to do nothing wrong leading of course to disaster.

Sorry this one was not for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 22 Mar. 2014
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Very good, would like to read more of this series. Keep them coming like this and I will buy them.
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