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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149619425X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496194251
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Having read the star soldier series, the first chapter of this book was included in the end of the saga, well worth reading as the high tempo is maintained throughout

Whilst the book does stands alone, I hope this also becomes a series and the characters are developed further
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Brilliant, as usual. Not much more is needed if your a fan of this fellows scifi.
Wonderful stuff.
Great story & characters.
You and Dan Abnett are in a league of your own. I read this after the teaser having finished the incredible Invasion Alaska. The best I've read since the Doom Star series with the enigmatic Martin Kluge.
A truely fantastic way to spend 5 hours
Thank you.
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I finally gave up two-thirds of the way through. The characters are not that interesting, the science background is unbelievable and the writing is heavy handed. Save your money for well crafted escapism like the Wool series.
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Great book as always keeps you wanting to read moore
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c2a909c) out of 5 stars 86 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bb4dc18) out of 5 stars Accelerated 11 May 2012
By azog - Published on Amazon.com
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Heppner has become one of those authors whose novels I will download sight unseen. A great story-teller, I don't think I've been disappointed with any of his works. While I tend to prefer historical or fantasy settings, this book also meets those expectations.

Simpering fan praise aside, it is a good paced techno-thriller, but the technologies are not the focus, more that the technology is a prop device. Written in a first-person perspective, with the narrator being (among other things) a private detective, it is very reminiscent of the "hard boiled" genre, where trouble begins from the opening paragraph. Lots of twists and turns to give you a good time trying to out-think the author.

Finally, the book exhibits very high quality editing.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa680ed08) out of 5 stars A good gritty mystery thriller with a sci-fi flair 6 May 2012
By Kira - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book. It's not literature; it's good clean fun, gritty and complicated. The protagonist is believable, as are his relationships with the other characters. There's enough complexity to the situations that you might need to reread some parts, or go back to something earlier to remind yourself of something. The author dumps a lot of information on you early, and doesn't assume you're a dummy. While as I said it's not high-flown writing, it's aimed at adults, not kids.

It's kind of in the noir style, with a bit more action. There are twists, interesting turns of phrase, secrets to be uncovered and a bit of speculative sci-fi. I say speculative because it's set in the modern day, or maybe slightly future, with technology forming a backdrop. But the technology and jargon doesn't usually overshadow the plot. You could take away the sci-fi stuff and you'd still have a pretty good action thriller.

He lets you read a good amount for a sample, so see for yourself.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5f39f0) out of 5 stars Too good to put down! 19 Aug. 2012
By boblak - Published on Amazon.com
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A reviewer below said, in the positive sense, "it's not literature" :) Well, if by literature he meant pageloads of purple prose going nowhere and stripped of passion, then no, Heppner's Accelerated is much better than any such "literature". Heppner is a writer in the finest sense of the word: all the reader sees on the page is a vivid picture charged with emotion and bursting with all five senses. If such reader fails to notice the actual words Heppner describes the picture with - well, it only proves that he is an expert writer who knows how to create this illusion of "non-literature".

It's easy to see that Heppner writes from the heart, and that's what makes his stories so readable. You can tell that he suffers his heroes' pain and fights for their triumphs. My only regret is that I discovered him so late and hope that he has many more books for us all - many more human dramas with outcomes as unpredictable as life itself.

Alex
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8040324) out of 5 stars A slick, scifi thriller 13 Jun. 2012
By Troitregion - Published on Amazon.com
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Once again Mr. Heppner's proven himself worthy of my hard earned cash.

Having devoured the Doomstar series and the Alternate Europe series I downloaded this book without even reading the preview and was not disapointed. Fast paced, lots of action, intriguing characters, and enough scifi techno babble to keep us fanboys happy!

From the way it ended I'm sure this is the first book of an ongoing series and I'm looking forward to reading future installments.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5fcf30) out of 5 stars Well done thriller with a Scifi backdrop 29 Jun. 2012
By D Merrill - Published on Amazon.com
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I read Vaughn Heppner's Doom Star Series which I very much enjoyed. I thought I would try Accelerated and I was not disappointed. This is a fast paced, well crafted thriller with with an interesting scifi backdrop. The plot is excellent and his writing sytle is captivating. I would recommend this book to anyone - not just scifi fans.
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