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The Evolution War: A Space Opera [Kindle Edition]

C. R. Saunders , Craig Saunders
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

***A Standalone Space Opera***

'There is no doubt about it, Craig Saunders is one highly impressive author.' - David Conyers, author of The Harrison Peel Files, The Impossible Object and The Weaponized Puzzle.

'Original and thought-provoking.' - Colin F. Barnes, author of The Techxorist series, and SALT: A Post-Apocalptic Thriller.

Against the backdrop of an apocalyptic, ideological war spanning the universe, a ship, a hunter and a thief take on a quest to end the war forever: the search for the Cascade emitter.

The odds are high, but then the ship is Orpal, the most intelligent ship ever to sail the solar seas. The hunter is the greatest in the Suh’traeti galaxy. His name is Kyle, and he is not alone. The thief is Cetee, beautiful and more deadly than anyone knows.

To win, they must learn to work together. To survive, they must be lucky, too, because their enemies are legion.

And the prize? To lead the universe to Evolution.

*** With bonus material 'The Entrophy Conflict' by David Conyers.

About the Author:

Craig Saunders is the author of many novels and novellas, including Deadlift, A Stranger's Grave and The Estate. He has stories forthcoming from DarkFuse, Grand Mal and more fantasy tales set in the world of Rythe.
He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and three children, likes nice people and good coffee. Find out more on Amazon, or visit:
www.craigrsaunders.blogspot.com
www.theislandarchive.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/craigrsaundersauthor
@Grumblesprout


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1475 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Craig R. Saunders Publications; 2st Edition edition (3 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070DEK42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #518,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Craig Saunders is the author of over thirty novels and novellas, first published with 'Rain' in 2011. Stories include 'Flesh and Coin', 'The Estate', 'Deadlift' and 'Masters of Blood and Bone', called 'A rare treat from a master of horror' by The Examiner.

His writes dark fiction/horror with an element of crime or mystery, and epic fantasy. His shorter fiction appears in various anthologies and magazines. Sometimes he dabbles with humour - but only when he's feeling serious.

Born in 1972 in London, England, Craig did some stuff (like growing up - abridged version), then studied Japanese and Law in Cardiff, Wales. After deciding the legal side of the law wasn't much fun, he left British shores to live and work in Japan. He has experimented with jobs as diverse as a translator and interpreter, English teacher, editor, dog walker, carpenter, doorman, and others besides.

He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children, likes nice people and good coffee.

Find out more at:
www.craigrsaunders.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/craigrsaundersauthor
@Grumblesprout

Praise for Craig Saunders:

[Masters of Blood and Bone] '...combines the quirkiness of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series with the hardcore mythology of Clive Barker to create an adventure that is both entertaining and terrifying. This is horror adventure at its finest.' - examiner.com

'Saunders is fast becoming a must read author in the realms of horror and dark fiction.' - Scream.

[Bloodeye] '...razor-sharp prose.' Wayne Simmons, author of Flu and Plastic Jesus.

'Plain and simple, this guy can write.' - Edward Lorn, author of Bay's End.

[Deadlift] 'Noir-like, graphic novel-like horror/thriller/awesomeness.' - David Bernstein, author of Relic of Death and Witch Island.

'A master of the genre.' Iain Rob Wright.

[Spiggot] 'Incredibly tasteless, shamelessly lowbrow, and very, very funny.' - Jeff Strand.

[A Home by the Sea] 'Brutal and poetic, like good horror fiction should be...' - Bill Hussey, author of Through a Glass, Darkly.

[The Estate] 'A tale that you are unlikely to forget in a long time.' DLS Reviews.

[Rain] 'I'd say it's the best book I've read in a year.' - The Horror Zine.

[The Estate] 'A horror novel full of emotion and heart.' - Ginger Nuts of Horror.

Coming Soon:

Left to Darkness
Unit 731
Hangman
Highwayman
Death by a Mother's Hands
Spiggot, Too
As Craig R. Saunders:
Beneath Rythe

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3.3 out of 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A decent read with plenty of chewy SF conventions to get your head around. Mr Saunders does a great job with the characters and weaving the narrative of the respective story lines. I found it to be original and thought provoking. The beginning is perhaps is a wee bit slow, but once you get a couple of chapters in, it hooks you with the lyrical prose and interesting ideas. Definitely something different worth checking out IMHO.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I loved this book. The first few chapters reminded me of an Iain Banks story, like The Algebraist, with a complex back story and scene being set at a fair pace, however where that could require some back tracking to stay with it this settled down and combined both science fiction and fantasy with some great humour and terrific characters. Kyle reminded me a little of Pratchett's Cohen, whilst Orpal was a delight throughout in a way that Holly was in the classic Red Dwarf series. A few errors scattered around, more editor carelessness than story-line but easy to gloss over and by the end I was left hoping that Kyle, The Lu, Orpal and the rest of the team return to our planet one day for more adventures.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 13 Jun. 2012
By Tealo
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This is practically unreadable only managed about 5 chapters before I gave up. There's some intresting ideas but the style and flow of the writing is just
monotonousness, repetitiousness and boaring.
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious 20 April 2012
By tanktop - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When I first reviewed this book I was captured by the author's creative ideas. But after the first chapter I became weary of reading the excessively long, complex sentences. Though there are some interesting writing techniques, the story became too difficult to follow.
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