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Soldier's Duty (Return of the Aghyrians Book 3)

Soldier's Duty (Return of the Aghyrians Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Patty Jansen

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Note: the character is in the military; contains some military-grade swearing

Izramith Ezmi is many things: a member of the feared, all-female Hedron guards, a war veteran recently returned from a pointless and bloody mission, and impatient, angry and above all, lonely. With her contract about to run out, she may be on her way to becoming a ruthless mercenary, since what she really wants--becoming a mother--is out of the question. Her family carries a gene that causes deeply malicious madness. Her nephew was born with it and her useless sister has left him in the care of an institute. A baby. Two days old.

She wants to ask her uncle, himself born with the condition, if he can do anything for the boy. But her uncle and his band of mad outcasts have gone missing, rumoured to be on the world of Ceren.

So Izramith takes another hired-gun contract in Barresh which is a city-state on Ceren. The job is to provide security at a high-profile wedding. Simple and straight-forward, right? No crawling in mud, no shoot-outs, no mangled bodies and blood-drenched soil. And meanwhile, she can try to find her uncle.

Except he isn't there, and the job isn't simple. Izramith and her team discover evidence of an extensive spying ring. Who is spying and why? The dictatorship of the neighbouring nation of Miran has plenty of reasons to dislike Barresh, and the city has a large group of people disgruntled with the pace of recent reforms. But most importantly, people have gone missing from the streets of Barresh for years. No one has cared much, because they were from disenfranchised groups, but Izramith sees the link with her uncle's disappearance, and with the spying ring, and knows that the security of the entire city is severely compromised.

Postponing the wedding would be an admission of defeat, so it's time for desperate measures. Izramith leads a small team in what has to go down as the most hare-brained mission to ever be undertaken in the universe. Much is at stake: peace, the lives of her uncle and her nephew, and her own.

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  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492984973
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  • Language: English
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Writer and reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Sydney, Australia

Member of SFWA

Professional background in science (agriculture and ecology). University of Sydney, CSIRO (North Queensland). Other interests include marine biology and astronomy

Coop member, editor and slush reader at Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine


'This peaceful state of war' - 1st place Writers Of The Future Contest second quarter 2010

'The Donner Equilibrium' - Finalist Writers Of The Future Contest first quarter 2010

Recently published stories:
His Name In Lights - Universe Annex, Grantville Gazette January 2011
Black Dragon - The Edge of Propinquity #58 September 2010
Little Boy Lost - Midnight Echo #4 June 2010
The rebelliousness of trassi udang - Belong anthology April 2010
Metal Dragon - Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #46

Party, with Echoes - Redstone SF
Charlotte's Army (military SF novella) - Distant Worlds anthology
Where the plains merge with the sky - Scape magazine
Poor man's Travel - Anywhere But Earth anthology
Quarantine - Dead Red Heart anthology

Published three books in natural history (non-fiction)

Where to find Patty Jansen online:
Twitter: pattyjansen

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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good! 15 July 2014
By Robert B. Powers - Published on
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This book had the most gripping plot of all three books of the trilogy, but whoever the person was who was the proof reader, should be fired. There are a lot of word errors in this book.
4.0 out of 5 stars A new favorite of mine! 29 Jun 2014
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Lots of misspellings, but an excellent story. Very well crafted and a jewel among many ordinary rocks. I look forward to reading more of your work.
4.0 out of 5 stars continuing story 31 May 2014
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Stands alone, but with interesting connections to the 2 prior books in the set. leaves many openings for other books. will be interested to see if there is a sequel.
4.0 out of 5 stars Soldier's Duty 22 May 2014
By Dominga M. Cooper - Published on
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I enjoyed reading the last book in this Trilogy. Found the names difficult to pronounce. It was predictable re Izramith and Brehard.
4.0 out of 5 stars Soldier's Duty Review 14 May 2014
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I give Soldier's Duty a 4. The author has a good plot line, but there are so many different "people" groups in the series that the reader gets confused. Characters are not as well developed as I expect in a novel, series, of this length. There are a number of typos and extra words in the text that a final edit should have caught.
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