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No Worse Enemy (The Empire's Corps Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Nuttall
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The sequel to The Empire’s Corps, also available from Amazon Kindle.

Six months ago, Colonel Edward Stalker and his Marines were abandoned on Avalon, left to fend for themselves as the Empire withdrew from the Rim. Since then, Avalon has been isolated from the settled universe...until now.

As a mysterious pirate organisation attempts to take over Avalon, the Marines find themselves struggling against a shadowy figure with dreams of power, while a young civilian is kidnapped and press-ganged into a pirate crew. They’re fighting to preserve something of the Empire’s order in the wake of its departure, but the pirates appear to have far greater resources and a plan that seems unstoppable.

The Empire is gone. What will take its place?

(As a matter of principle, all of my self-published books are DRM-free and samples are available on my site ( Please review if you enjoy the story and want more book in the series.)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1449 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ANN0VR6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good space opera 11 April 2014
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I am very pleased to have found this series. Although Sci-fi arcs are often a rehash of cliches, this flavour is palatable.
If you are looking for a big read (Peter Hamilton big), then this is a good series.
It is good to have a lot to read, characters to follow and develop. This is pulp sci-fi that I want, and I have purchased the whole series.
The author does bang on about some cliches again and again, such as politicians know nothing and are corrupt while salt of the earth non-coms are the answer to the galaxies problems, Stockholm Syndrome ad-nauseum, Marines check and recheck their equipment, they train hard to make the mission easier, blah blah. We get it, it doesn't have to be repeated all the time.
My favourite Space Opera since the Gap Series, and is not fizzling out like the Harrington pulp machine.
Well done, write more, and take my money.
You have a fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Better Sequel 26 Dec. 2014
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The Marines are cut off from Earth with no hope of support, resupply or replacements. Avalon is next in line for conquest by the mysterious Admiral, an augmented man who is attempting to vanquish a group of star systems and form his own empire. There is nothing to prevent him and his murderous pirate crews from invading Avalon except for the Marines and a couple of old and underpowered space ships.

"No Worse Enemy" follows two main strands. Molly has been captured by the pirates and finds herself forced to become a sex slave and engineer on the Admiral's own ship. How will she even survive when most of the sex slaves end up cowed into submission or dead? the Sword. The Marines manage to find one of the Admiral's support bases but are even their abilities up to taking it intact?

This is an excellent and highly recommended sequel, very gritty, at times violent, and a real page-turner. "The Empire's Corps" seems to be developing into a compelling series and is essential reading if you are into military sf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Military Sci-Fi 19 Feb. 2014
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This is the second in the series of Empire's Corps and an improvement generally. The first one was good but perhaps a little bit black and white. This adds a bit of nuance that helps the overall story and makes it far more readable. It's still straight forward military action, but the characters have been better fleshed out and the backstory has more depth.

Essentially Avalon has now been abandoned by Earth to it's own devices. This has allowed a government to form and the fledgling amalgamation of worlds to create a commonwealth. Of course this also allows pirates to proliferate and various factions to start to maneuver for political and financial gain. In this story the marines are called upon to tackle the threat from a nascent pirate/military fleet which seems to be determined to create a new empire in a rather unpleasant way.

There's plenty of action, definitely adult themes with regard to the treatment of women by the bad guys and the start of a story that presumably will grow as the series progresses.

Nuttall has again demonstrated that he can write well and this is a decent taut and enjoyable book of this genre. Well recommended if you like this type of story.

One word of caution. There is sex involved albeit not graphically, however for young people this might be the kind of thing they read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good 25 May 2013
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If you enjoyed the others in the series buy this.It is fiction but I can honestly believe this is where we could well end up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sequel 14 April 2013
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A good read, although perhaps not quite as good as the original. Very much in the same tone as the first and worth a look.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More fun, page turning space-opera 27 Oct. 2014
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More fun, page turning space-opera. Sly references to EE Doc Smith and Ripley (she of Aliens) make it a bit more fun. Sex, violence, destruction. The occasional goodie gets killed too just to make sure it's not all unsympathetic bad guys who get dead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MR R 9 Sept. 2014
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It was a good follow on book and the story carrys on nice after first book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought. 21 Jan. 2015
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Could not put it down.
Having been in the military I can connect with the dilemma of military law and civil and how it impacts on a serving member .
Definitely a fan of Cristophers work Will read more.
Please ,please read the AFTERWORD it is so true , vote with your feet as they say make them listen , your vote counts.
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