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10 thoughts on “Orphan's Destiny

  1. Phil Phil says:

    This is a uick fast read directly following up the Orphanage Jason and co are eventually picked up from Ganymede and the book starts with their leaving and follows Jason on his year long journey home Earth is not uite what he expected however Jason has been gone for over three years and the Earth is still recovering from the projectile hits by the slugs Further the former US president has resigned in part due to the costs of the war Basically the Earth is broke and the cost of rebuilding is immense Jason gets called on by the new POTUS to go on a tour to justify why the defense budget is being slashed to the bone to facilitate reconstruction but Jason worries that the end of the war may be just a respite Overall this novel starts by some fairly deep reflections of the cost soldiers face when returning from combat; returning to civilian life after the slug war prove very difficult for many It also reflects upon governmental priorities Jason wants every cent for rebuilding but also wants every cent to prepare for the slugs returnThe one slug artifact Jason and co returned from Ganymede consists of a large egg shaped object In the process of trying to cut it open a microburst is released and shortly thereafter a near relativistic projectile slams into where they were working on it which unfortunately is the main space base where the world's remaining space assets are and they in turn are destroyed On top of that telescopes soon pick up a new invasion fleet of slug ships heading toward Earth and there is very little that can stop themThe second half of the book is pure adventure with Jason leading the way I liked this but besides the semi deep philosophical uestions from the first part of the book it is simply good escapist fun Again this is a character driven story and if you are not on board with Jason I imagine this will seem pretty flat 30 stars


  2. Neil Neil says:

    This was a fast read for me Overall I would say I enjoyed it The character development is interesting – I found myself liking Jason Wander even in this book; I found myself disliking Howard Hibble even in this novel There are other characters that also are developed in conjunction with these two main characters from the first book I thought it was an interesting move in the series view spoilerto have the Earth United States pushing for ‘disarmament’ and reducing the military budget due to the “Slug War” being over when that is in fact far from the truth hide spoiler


  3. J.C. J.C. says:

    Different Plot Different Location Different Mission Same Jason Wander Brief SynopsisAfter eradicating the slug force on Jupiter's moon Ganymede Jason Wander returns to an earth on the brink of economic collapse The leaders of earth are declaring that the slugs have been completely annihilated and pose no additional threat; thereby transitioning to a post war economy of reconstruction Needless to say Jason Wander is a General out of his comfort zone if he ever had one Then the slugs come back with an armada for a full scale assault on the planet earth The problem? Earth is not ready to fight another war and has only limited resources and no options to possibly win Sounds like the odds Wander is used to Overall ImpressionsORPHAN'S DESTINY is drastically different from its predecessor ORPHANAGE This addition to the series focuses a bulk of the prose toward politicking and the things that Jason has staunchly stated he cares nothing about; however duty is duty The final act focuses on what ORPHANAGE was all about the infantry men doing whatever it takes to get the job done While the plot elements may be different the voice of the story is largely commentary on military issues and personnel It is refreshing that despite the change in locale and mission the story remains relatively comfortable in the tradition of military scienceWhile the reader must suspend some belief at the areas of science and realism there is a wonderful tale woven on earth and in space Some areas of science especially in space travel and engine capacities were only glossed over and not given proper face time it is forgiven as I wouldn't expect such from a purely militaristic science fiction story This book is not about science or space travel or futuristic technologies; it is about the personnel that harness these abilities; and for that alone Buettner exceeds expectationsWander is one of the most interesting characters and his development along with the development of characters in ORPHANAGE and a host of new characters is remarkable At every turn Wander reinforces his ideology while still learning and growing every step of the way Obviously reading ORPHANAGE will prove to provide a better reading experience but this book is one that shouldn't be missedGood readingPlants and BooksMore Reviews


  4. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Had to consider the rating here I read the first book in the series and enjoyed it This book picks up where the last left offalmost at the moment We build on the relationships and story facts that were established earlierBefore I go on let me say that I got the audio version The problem for me on the rating may be the fact that the reader didn't do all the great a jobat least in my humble opinion That means the my entire experience of the book suffered There's one character a sergeant who the reader reads in a way that no sergeant would ever speakand surviveThat said this is a well done book The political maneuvering and extortion is pretty realistic The end is again a bit contrived but satisfying On the action front the book has a slow wind up but takes off once it gets going So good book overallnot such a great audio version but not a deal breaker Try it


  5. Conal Conal says:

    The continuation of the story started in Orphanage This was an OK read but didn't seem to really create anything new in the storyline Lots of action as Earth is again under attack from the slugs and need Jason Wander to pull off some magic in defeating them which of course he does I will be continuing with this series but hopefully the author gives us some new stuff to read about in these3 stars for a entertaining even if a little disappointing 2nd book in a series


  6. فرهاد ذکاوت فرهاد ذکاوت says:

    It could be far better but it is not disappointing book of the series This series are based on a linear narrative plot and there is not subplot It seems that this kind of story writing is easier but on the contrary it is far difficult to catch readers attention fully on the story and not bored them In this point of view I expected Buettner could find a way to solve this problem which occurs in his series I have to mention that this is just book 2 of 5 I have read and I will try the 3rd after some other books to give a break It took than two months to read of course problem of free time but the real and main reason is the issue I mentioned above Idea of story is good not new or uniue but that is not enough as we see many people tried to write but few of them could remind us Dune Star troopers and some few others in this sub genre of sci fi


  7. Mike Klein Mike Klein says:

    Maybe really 35 In some ways the author took a risky route by focusing the first half of the book on what the political ramifications of the events in the first book might look like And by and large that risk pays off When the pivot to the space opera occurs it feels fairly clumsy and forced Then it is fine Still worth the read and I will be continuing the series


  8. Gene Gant Gene Gant says:

    Picked this one up on a whim and finished it in a day I haven't read the first installment but this story stood well enough on its own I love sci fi and this novel provided plenty of action and humor


  9. Steven Allen Steven Allen says:

    This has been a decent read I have wanted to read this series as it was recommended when I was at the senior NCO course Good action with some decent military components Not uite space opera but a decent alien vs us story


  10. Rowena Tylden-Pattenson Rowena Tylden-Pattenson says:

    uite slow to start with although that actually wasn't a bad thing For a sci fi which I normally struggle with these are surprisingly easy reading even though there's a lot of military jargon and warcraft which again I'm not that interested in


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Orphan's Destiny [Epub] ➝ Orphan's Destiny By Robert Buettner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In 2043 field promoted orphan Jason Wander has survived man's first space war but surviving peace and politics seems to be even tougher But when an enemy armada targets Earth itself for invasion manki In field promoted orphan Jason Wander has survived man's first space war but surviving peace and politics seems to be even tougher But when an enemy armada targets Earth itself for invasion mankind must bet its existence on a suicide suad led by Jason.

10 thoughts on “Orphan's Destiny

  1. Phil Phil says:

    This is a uick fast read directly following up the Orphanage Jason and co are eventually picked up from Ganymede and the book starts with their leaving and follows Jason on his year long journey home Earth is not uite what he expected however Jason has been gone for over three years and the Earth is still recovering from the projectile hits by the slugs Further the former US president has resigned in part due to the costs of the war Basically the Earth is broke and the cost of rebuilding is immense Jason gets called on by the new POTUS to go on a tour to justify why the defense budget is being slashed to the bone to facilitate reconstruction but Jason worries that the end of the war may be just a respite Overall this novel starts by some fairly deep reflections of the cost soldiers face when returning from combat; returning to civilian life after the slug war prove very difficult for many It also reflects upon governmental priorities Jason wants every cent for rebuilding but also wants every cent to prepare for the slugs returnThe one slug artifact Jason and co returned from Ganymede consists of a large egg shaped object In the process of trying to cut it open a microburst is released and shortly thereafter a near relativistic projectile slams into where they were working on it which unfortunately is the main space base where the world's remaining space assets are and they in turn are destroyed On top of that telescopes soon pick up a new invasion fleet of slug ships heading toward Earth and there is very little that can stop themThe second half of the book is pure adventure with Jason leading the way I liked this but besides the semi deep philosophical uestions from the first part of the book it is simply good escapist fun Again this is a character driven story and if you are not on board with Jason I imagine this will seem pretty flat 30 stars

  2. Neil Neil says:

    This was a fast read for me Overall I would say I enjoyed it The character development is interesting – I found myself liking Jason Wander even in this book; I found myself disliking Howard Hibble even in this novel There are other characters that also are developed in conjunction with these two main characters from the first book I thought it was an interesting move in the series view spoilerto have the Earth United States pushing for ‘disarmament’ and reducing the military budget due to the “Slug War” being over when that is in fact far from the truth hide spoiler

  3. J.C. J.C. says:

    Different Plot Different Location Different Mission Same Jason Wander Brief SynopsisAfter eradicating the slug force on Jupiter's moon Ganymede Jason Wander returns to an earth on the brink of economic collapse The leaders of earth are declaring that the slugs have been completely annihilated and pose no additional threat; thereby transitioning to a post war economy of reconstruction Needless to say Jason Wander is a General out of his comfort zone if he ever had one Then the slugs come back with an armada for a full scale assault on the planet earth The problem? Earth is not ready to fight another war and has only limited resources and no options to possibly win Sounds like the odds Wander is used to Overall ImpressionsORPHAN'S DESTINY is drastically different from its predecessor ORPHANAGE This addition to the series focuses a bulk of the prose toward politicking and the things that Jason has staunchly stated he cares nothing about; however duty is duty The final act focuses on what ORPHANAGE was all about the infantry men doing whatever it takes to get the job done While the plot elements may be different the voice of the story is largely commentary on military issues and personnel It is refreshing that despite the change in locale and mission the story remains relatively comfortable in the tradition of military scienceWhile the reader must suspend some belief at the areas of science and realism there is a wonderful tale woven on earth and in space Some areas of science especially in space travel and engine capacities were only glossed over and not given proper face time it is forgiven as I wouldn't expect such from a purely militaristic science fiction story This book is not about science or space travel or futuristic technologies; it is about the personnel that harness these abilities; and for that alone Buettner exceeds expectationsWander is one of the most interesting characters and his development along with the development of characters in ORPHANAGE and a host of new characters is remarkable At every turn Wander reinforces his ideology while still learning and growing every step of the way Obviously reading ORPHANAGE will prove to provide a better reading experience but this book is one that shouldn't be missedGood readingPlants and BooksMore Reviews

  4. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Had to consider the rating here I read the first book in the series and enjoyed it This book picks up where the last left offalmost at the moment We build on the relationships and story facts that were established earlierBefore I go on let me say that I got the audio version The problem for me on the rating may be the fact that the reader didn't do all the great a jobat least in my humble opinion That means the my entire experience of the book suffered There's one character a sergeant who the reader reads in a way that no sergeant would ever speakand surviveThat said this is a well done book The political maneuvering and extortion is pretty realistic The end is again a bit contrived but satisfying On the action front the book has a slow wind up but takes off once it gets going So good book overallnot such a great audio version but not a deal breaker Try it

  5. Conal Conal says:

    The continuation of the story started in Orphanage This was an OK read but didn't seem to really create anything new in the storyline Lots of action as Earth is again under attack from the slugs and need Jason Wander to pull off some magic in defeating them which of course he does I will be continuing with this series but hopefully the author gives us some new stuff to read about in these3 stars for a entertaining even if a little disappointing 2nd book in a series

  6. فرهاد ذکاوت فرهاد ذکاوت says:

    It could be far better but it is not disappointing book of the series This series are based on a linear narrative plot and there is not subplot It seems that this kind of story writing is easier but on the contrary it is far difficult to catch readers attention fully on the story and not bored them In this point of view I expected Buettner could find a way to solve this problem which occurs in his series I have to mention that this is just book 2 of 5 I have read and I will try the 3rd after some other books to give a break It took than two months to read of course problem of free time but the real and main reason is the issue I mentioned above Idea of story is good not new or uniue but that is not enough as we see many people tried to write but few of them could remind us Dune Star troopers and some few others in this sub genre of sci fi

  7. Mike Klein Mike Klein says:

    Maybe really 35 In some ways the author took a risky route by focusing the first half of the book on what the political ramifications of the events in the first book might look like And by and large that risk pays off When the pivot to the space opera occurs it feels fairly clumsy and forced Then it is fine Still worth the read and I will be continuing the series

  8. Gene Gant Gene Gant says:

    Picked this one up on a whim and finished it in a day I haven't read the first installment but this story stood well enough on its own I love sci fi and this novel provided plenty of action and humor

  9. Steven Allen Steven Allen says:

    This has been a decent read I have wanted to read this series as it was recommended when I was at the senior NCO course Good action with some decent military components Not uite space opera but a decent alien vs us story

  10. Rowena Tylden-Pattenson Rowena Tylden-Pattenson says:

    uite slow to start with although that actually wasn't a bad thing For a sci fi which I normally struggle with these are surprisingly easy reading even though there's a lot of military jargon and warcraft which again I'm not that interested in

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