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The Outcast (The Empire's Corps Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Nuttall
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A new novel set in the universe of The Empire’s Corps!

When Sameena’s brother accidentally annoys a religious leader on her homeworld, her entire family is targeted for elimination. Forced to flee to save her life, Sameena stows away on a trader starship and is eventually welcomed into the crew, embracing their very different culture and making a new life for herself amongst the stars.

But the Galactic Empire is starting the final descent into chaos and her new home is on the verge of collapse, while secretive forces are manoeuvring to take advantage of the Empire’s collapse. If Sameena cannot find a way to keep some small part of civilisation intact, the galaxy will crash into a new dark age that will last far longer than a thousand years.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1557 KB
    • Print Length: 533 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00DIDKITO
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    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 http://chrishanger.wordpress.com/ and a website at http://www.chrishanger.net.

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

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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great addition to the series 18 Aug. 2013
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    I really enjoyed this story. It is another great read from Mr Nuttall in his Empires Corps series. Again it is realistic and believable read and does not get bogged down with Sci-Fi techno babble.
    The main character is strong and likeable and is once again different to a lot of other stereotypical Sci-Fi characters from other books (where they are all super hard gun toting heroes.) The author covers challenging topics and makes the reader question a number of moral issues. In this instance The main antagonists are based on an Islamic background, (however I feel I must remind readers that this is a work of fiction) and covers such topics as religious extremism and the treating of women as second class citizens etc. this gives the story an anchor and reference to our world to maybe draw a comparison with, which adds to the fluidity of the story and realistic feel (much the same as some of the other Empires corps books have been compared to the current decline of social morals and poor government decisions in the UK at the moment.)
    I again liked the supporting characters and they complimented the main character well. There has clearly been a lot of thought as to how such a trader society would work and look forward to seeing how they get along with Avalon.
    Please write more TEC
    Just one thing...Please remember that although these are a really good read don't forget Avalon or Stalkers Stalkers
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    There is no doubt that the author is making a political and theological statement here, one which I agree with in many ways. Religious extremism is the curse of mankind, particularly those religions which elevate the dominant clergy above everybody else, and make others, particularly women, totally subservient and shackled.

    Sameena escapes Jannah, a planet with a particularly harsh religious regime, and carves out a trading conglomerate as the Empire disintegrates. Years later, as her power and influence climbs, she is confronted by a terrible plot from her home planet, which needs dealing with to prevent the religious fanaticism she escaped from reaching the rest of the sector, and remains of the Empire.

    The plot is reasonably good, and I rate the book at three and a half stars, but it suffers from (IMO) being too neat and tidy. However, well worth a read.

    One final thing to the author: stop using the word SCOWLED every five minutes. This is endemic in all of Christopher's books - I'm sure different descriptions can be found. :-)
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A good addition to the 'Empire' Universe 2 July 2013
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    Not the strongest book that CN has written, but it does fit well with the rest of the 'Empire'series and continues to build the overall storyline (which is excellent). The lead character is well developed, but the supporting characters aren't as well fleshed out as in other of his books. The Story is also a bit too similar to some of the other books in the series.
    If you like the series so far, you will enjoy this installment.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A galactic soap opera in the making.... 4 Sept. 2013
    By Adrian
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    Ok...so not as good as the previous books - as another review has said, the fact that the main character is the "only" person to see the possibilities and act on them is a little unbelievable!!! Hence the 4 stars.
    What the book does do is show another aspect of the Empires decline and fall, working the economic aspects nicely. Also, its begins to explore the diversity within the Empire, but rather fails to expand on this in a positive manner....
    Overall, another good book - looking forward to the next one.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The Religon of Peace 23 Jan. 2015
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    Again Nuttall has taken a side road in the story of the Space Marines as he follows the career of a girl escaping from a world which is controlled by extreme Islamic principles. She has very little choice of a future other than becoming a baby factory for a man old enough to be her father. Unfortunately for her family, her brother asks the wrong questions and is noticed by the local religious police. Her father helps her escape while the rest of her family face incarceration or death. A family friend, if he can really be called that, helps her to leave the planet where she faces certain death in the hold of a spaceship bound for another system. From here Sameena is determined to set up her own trading empire using the skills she learned from her father and eventually return home and free her people form the oppressive religion which controls them.

    The main characters are interesting, the plot flows well and there is plenty of action. It is not about the Marines although set in their universe. The timeline is parallel to the earlier stories and before Book 4. There is an unexpected twist at the end of the book which I would not spoil for other readers. Suffice to say, if you enjoyed the first four books this is worth reading as well.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great series 17 Aug. 2013
    By Bagsy
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    This series gets better and better. Although it is good to know what is going on in the rest of the empire i would like to go back to the marines and get on with their story. To the writer please make sure there is another one.
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    By suetian
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    sadly i find the author is sliding into writing economic and political polemics at the expense of simple sci fi.Many authors have pushed their political views in their books. eg g k chesterton in the 30's."Biggles" ! etc. Some might consider it insidious , others see it as propaganda .
    i find the politics naive and unrealistic. His role model of the founding of the usa lacks critical analysis. His rainbow version of economics is simplistic in the extreme.
    i bought a sci fi book ,i didnt want a lecture on economics and politics. surprisingly if i did i wouldnt buy a sci fi book
    the chapter headings i pass over as i do the final chapters. to be honest Fox news does it better
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyably
    As with the previous books in this series, I found it to be an easy and enjoyable read. It would have been even better. If the characters hadn't scowled so much!
    Published 6 months ago by Anthony Meredith
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great
    Published 6 months ago by Stan Richmond
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Christopher Nuttall.
    The Empire's Corp series provides a futuristic view of life today, yet it is a realistic view and very entertaining story.
    Bring on the next episode.
    Published 7 months ago by James Dennis Egglestone
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read
    This is another very good addition to the series. Perhaps initially disappointed that the plot didn't relate to Avalon, I found that fear to be groundless. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Jack Alvarez
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read in a truly fine series.
    I am really enjoying this series and love the way it develops with the stand alone novels such as this one. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by PAS
    5.0 out of 5 stars It is great the way all the Empire book run and blend into one an...
    This is an other great book by Christopher Nuttall. I think all of his books are good keep writing them Christopher.
    Published 7 months ago by Mr John Coffey
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Enjoyed the series
    Published 8 months ago by John Clark
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    this series has to be one of the best ,well done.
    Published 9 months ago by Unknown
    4.0 out of 5 stars Mr R
    If you have like the series of Christopher Nuttall s books this one is ok. It's a different perspective on how life can change. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by RS reader
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    good read
    Published 11 months ago by Keith R Bartlett
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