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The Remnant [Download] ✤ The Remnant By Paul B. Spence – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Lt Commander Hrothgar Tebrey is assigned as a military attaché to an archaeological expedition as light duty to recover from the disaster of his previous mission But things uickly begin to go wrong o Lt Commander Hrothgar Tebrey is assigned as a military attaché to an archaeological expedition as light duty to recover from the disaster of his previous mission But things uickly begin to go wrong on Cedeforthy Someone or something is manipulating events to sabotage the expedition When the science team becomes marooned on the planet by the tides of war the sinister force reveals itself and Tebrey must fight against a seemingly unstoppable enemy to save not just himself the expedition and the woman he loves but his very soul Some things are worth dying for; it is the things worth living for that matter.


About the Author: Paul B. Spence

I'm a mouse in a mechanical man's body Okay that was Pinky and the Brain not me I am a writer archaeologist anthropologist and geologist I currently live in New Mexico where all the cool kids hang out with too many cats is there such a thingLike most authors I've had an eclectic career path I've worked as a retail gofer a food service monkey brute laborer a rennie a writer fo.



10 thoughts on “The Remnant

  1. carol. carol. says:

    Reading has been a struggle since COVID 2020 with sci fi as the only genre that comes close to sustaining my interest Recently Spence decided to offer up this Awakening series for free sustaining us during the outbreak I've followed Spence's blog posts for some time as he works as an editor and often shares passages and his corrections so I thought I'd give it a try If nothing else it wouldn't be full of errors The beginning was absolutely stellar invoking comparisons to any great in epic sci fi A search and recovery mission to an immense battleship discovery of a few survivors including Special Operations member Tebrey and then following Tebrey as he goes on his next mission to investigate a possible unearthed weapon at an archaeological dig The background setting is intriguing with a multi species alliance in an intergalactic war against the Nurgg a species that sees eradication or enslavement as the only options for any other lifeforms they encounter A brief interjection I have a terrible time with Kindle books and pacing Though I usually track by per cent read it's still hard to get a feel for the overall length As people during the US COVID would say March has last 102 days so far So my feeling of the book is that the first 20% or so was amazing and was an entire book in and of itself reminding me of Reynolds in House of Suns Epic space stuff Then the book became like modern Andre Norton Witch World with the remainder essentially taking place on planet and being about group dynamics and local politics Actually now that I think about it something about the on planet time reminds me very much of Andre Norton and Witch World The planet the people are excevating on is low tech but there are structures and remnants of a prior civilization Most of the time there isn't any ambivalence about the nature of good and evil in the conflict No one is conflicted or grimdarkThe writing was skillful in a technical sense My challenges were that I felt like the character of Tebrey changed uite a bit most likely for story reasons For instance in the initial ship board chapters we have the picture of someone who has a mission related to a possible weapon that will help in the war Later on the ground he allows himself to abandon that mission view spoiler at one point he says he wants to go off and explore; at another he gets very involved in local politics hide spoiler


  2. Gregory Close Gregory Close says:

    I had a chance to read this while it was still in beta and I've been anxiously awaiting the day that it was published so that other people can enjoy the characters and story that Paul B Spence introduces to us to in his debut novel The Remnant I wouldn't bother to try and classify it as specifically science fiction or fantasy Like a lot of good genre fiction it steps stealthily along that line depending on what elements define the distinction for you the reader For me I could care less which it is as long as I'm enjoying myself and I enjoyed myself a lot with this bookThe main character Hrothgar Tebrey is like a warrior poet in battle armor with a bioengineered panther no less He is a smart capable military guy that's had it a bit rough to say the least and he's looking forward to spending time on light duty with a scientific expedition on a remote planet As you might expect the duty uickly turns into anything but light and he ends up helmet deep in trouble than he could possibly have imagined Except he doesn't have to imagine it because he thinks he may have experienced it before cue ominous music grab popcorn enjoy The Remnant could have devolved into a shallow pulpy yarn but instead it's a well written adventure in a very deep well thought out world It reminds me a bit of classic science fiction where you had sound science to establish the basics how your spaceship moves what it uses for weapons power etc but there is still room for a bit of the fantastic unexplainable stuff It's engaging and fun and well worth the readAnd I'm ready for Hrothgar's and Hunter's next adventure


  3. Ken Doggett Ken Doggett says:

    The book begins with the mystery of how a ship can be overtaken and boarded in hyperspace with the culprits disappearing and leaving only one nearly dead survivor The story then follows this survivor a special agent to his next duty after he recuperates The author is a great tale spinner and keeps you interested to the last page but the book itself has a few problems The formatting of the ebook is well done and pretty consistent; the first couple of chapters are the best written and really pull you in But after chapter 3 or 4 you start running into typos and a somewhat lower uality of writing In fact the uality of the writing varies throughout the book This doesn't mean that the writing is illiterate or hard to understand; it just means that the author should go through it again and produce a finished product There are consistent grammatical errors throughout mostly the common mis use of the word like which is distracting In addition the entire book needs to be edited to trim down the numerous redundant words and phrases especially in the dialog and the constant over explaining of things that are obvious These make this a far longer story than it needed to be Also the dialog itself often seems stilted and clumsy At other times it's very good Overall the book reads like a second or third draft not the finished product and if the author went through it a couple of times he could probably fix some of these and end up with a much better book perhaps even at the 4 or 5 star level As it is the story is fine and it's certainly rewarding enough for the time spent reading it If you like a worthy Science Fiction thriller and don't mind a few problems I recommend this book


  4. Robert Wolfe Robert Wolfe says:

    The Remnant is an authentic sci fi page turner Spence builds a futuristic world with some hard science fiction details exciting space battles and a hero main character that is intense and likeable The setting moves from spaceships to a planet that is almost medieval technologically speaking Normally this would annoy me honestly I like fantasy and other genres but I generally like my sci fi hard and unmixed with other genres but there are layers here and all is not as it seems So it worked It worked very well I could not put the book down and found myself uite drawn into the mythos about Earth and its ancient past that was being hinted at and explored by the main characters along the wayThis is a book in need of a seuel if you need the larger scale details filled in which I do though it is not one of those books that leaves you feeling like a larger book was just split in half and now you got left hanging It’s really just right The smaller scale story as if about the immediate dangers our hero and his cohorts are caught in comes to a head yet you are left knowing that there is to this story Plus it’s not a short book—the paperback version says its 550 pages This is a plus in my book This is enough story to craft the world and the characters draw you in and make you a fan I didn’t find that the book dragged for its length; actually I wasn’t ready to leave Spence’s world and his characters when it ended You’re gonna wanna grab up the next book right when it comes outI’ll comment on this because it’s always a uestion with Kindle books This book reads like it was written by a professional There are a few minor typos mostly towards the end but I can find them in a George R R Martin book too They don’t take you out of the story and they aren’t of the type that makes you wonder about the author’s vocabulary or word choices This is a school teacher with an English concentration speaking here Overall this read like a paperback I pulled off the shelf at the bookstore—one I would recommend to a friendSo The Remnant is a great read that sets up a new series that I would love to go back and live in any time It’s got plenty of action and it’s smart slick sci fi Also the antagonist eventually revealed is pretty freaky and scary I’m ready for the seuelI was given a digital copy of this book in return for an honest review


  5. Marissa Marissa says:

    Goodreads Autograph CopyWhat really happen to a scientific group and a military soldier as they were left stranded on an archaeological dig on another planet for almost a year due to war? Their story unfolds as the learn to survive with the aid of Lt Commander Hrothgar TebreyAs things go out of control they learn to survive hunger and cold while losing fellow members They battle sinister forces and beasts along the way with people trying for powerThe Remnant is about surviving and what choices we make to live despite what we were told to believe in What we are willing to do for surviving and the people we care forThe story keeps the reader engrossed as you never what will happen next


  6. Bjarne Nielsen Bjarne Nielsen says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book It has a clear direction there is nothing missing and nothing is superfluous Both the space and and planet side stories are well connected And when you think that you have it all figured out then the plot takes a pleasantly surprising twistMy only complaint is that there are too few pages; there are characters places and plot items that very well could bear having depth but that is just testament to the rich universe that is build And luckily there are books in the series


  7. Shannon Haddock Shannon Haddock says:

    This book had potential that it didn’t live up to The plot was interesting the characters especially Hunter and Tebrey were awesome and the setting had some intriguing featuresThe main problem was the pacing For instance they don’t even get marooned until about a third of the way in Most of the story before then is just establishing characters and setting I know some people prefer that sort of thing but I’m not one of them I like stories that start where the action starts After the slow start the story gets further slowed down by sub plots that have too much page count devoted to themAnother problem was the amount of infodumping in conversations At times it felt like people were reciting lessons to each other than talking Despite this there was some great dialogue especially between Tebrey and HunterThe final major problem was that the story couldn’t seem to decide what it was Was it an archaeological mystery a space opera a horror a thriller what? Combined with the pacing problems it made the book feel a bit too unfocusedMore minor issues were that characters sometimes weren’t uite consistent in how they acted and that the narrative tone was so dry that there were bits it was difficult to push throughAlso the blurb is somewhat misleading as some things it mentions don’t come up until the very endWow reading over what I’ve written it seems like I didn't like the story at all That’s not the case The plot was good; I just wish it’d moved faster and had time spent on it instead of subplots The setting seems very interesting though this is the third sci fi novel featuring a war between humans and aliens in a row where I’ve thought the aliens were interesting than the humans but I’m pretty sure that’s just because I’m weird so that’s not the author’s fault All in all it was a good read it just could’ve been so much better


  8. McCartha Sheron McCartha Sheron says:

    Satisfying space adventureLt Commander Hrothgar Tebrey is Earth Federation special forces and he is heavily augmented He is assigned as a military attaché to protect a group of scientists who are exploring ancient ruins on the planet CedeforthyTebry gets involved in a local rebellion suabbling scientists and an alien horror unearthed out of an ancient city He regains a companion a telepathic augmented panther and finds a woman he can love But enemy forces attack and force him to stand and protect those he loves at the possible cost of his own lifeNonstop adventure forms a satisfying first read of this interesting series


  9. Rob Rob says:

    Could have been 4 star but character motivations and plot threads were annoyingly all over the placeReminded me of playing tabletop rpgs where things happened due to player actions and whims and these had to be bent into the plot and story after the fact The opening scenes are great but do lead you to think you are reading a certain kind of story only for the rest of the book to take you on a completely different pathA lot of the action seems to take place 'offscreen' and in recap infodumpsNevertheless I liked the plot and setting and have hopes for the rest of the seriesview spoiler May cause flashbacks for He ManBattlecat fans hide spoiler


  10. Anna Tan Anna Tan says:

    Don't know when I picked it up but it was an interesting read


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10 thoughts on “The Remnant

  1. carol. carol. says:

    Reading has been a struggle since COVID 2020 with sci fi as the only genre that comes close to sustaining my interest Recently Spence decided to offer up this Awakening series for free sustaining us during the outbreak I've followed Spence's blog posts for some time as he works as an editor and often shares passages and his corrections so I thought I'd give it a try If nothing else it wouldn't be full of errors The beginning was absolutely stellar invoking comparisons to any great in epic sci fi A search and recovery mission to an immense battleship discovery of a few survivors including Special Operations member Tebrey and then following Tebrey as he goes on his next mission to investigate a possible unearthed weapon at an archaeological dig The background setting is intriguing with a multi species alliance in an intergalactic war against the Nurgg a species that sees eradication or enslavement as the only options for any other lifeforms they encounter A brief interjection I have a terrible time with Kindle books and pacing Though I usually track by per cent read it's still hard to get a feel for the overall length As people during the US COVID would say March has last 102 days so far So my feeling of the book is that the first 20% or so was amazing and was an entire book in and of itself reminding me of Reynolds in House of Suns Epic space stuff Then the book became like modern Andre Norton Witch World with the remainder essentially taking place on planet and being about group dynamics and local politics Actually now that I think about it something about the on planet time reminds me very much of Andre Norton and Witch World The planet the people are excevating on is low tech but there are structures and remnants of a prior civilization Most of the time there isn't any ambivalence about the nature of good and evil in the conflict No one is conflicted or grimdarkThe writing was skillful in a technical sense My challenges were that I felt like the character of Tebrey changed uite a bit most likely for story reasons For instance in the initial ship board chapters we have the picture of someone who has a mission related to a possible weapon that will help in the war Later on the ground he allows himself to abandon that mission view spoiler at one point he says he wants to go off and explore; at another he gets very involved in local politics hide spoiler

  2. Gregory Close Gregory Close says:

    I had a chance to read this while it was still in beta and I've been anxiously awaiting the day that it was published so that other people can enjoy the characters and story that Paul B Spence introduces to us to in his debut novel The Remnant I wouldn't bother to try and classify it as specifically science fiction or fantasy Like a lot of good genre fiction it steps stealthily along that line depending on what elements define the distinction for you the reader For me I could care less which it is as long as I'm enjoying myself and I enjoyed myself a lot with this bookThe main character Hrothgar Tebrey is like a warrior poet in battle armor with a bioengineered panther no less He is a smart capable military guy that's had it a bit rough to say the least and he's looking forward to spending time on light duty with a scientific expedition on a remote planet As you might expect the duty uickly turns into anything but light and he ends up helmet deep in trouble than he could possibly have imagined Except he doesn't have to imagine it because he thinks he may have experienced it before cue ominous music grab popcorn enjoy The Remnant could have devolved into a shallow pulpy yarn but instead it's a well written adventure in a very deep well thought out world It reminds me a bit of classic science fiction where you had sound science to establish the basics how your spaceship moves what it uses for weapons power etc but there is still room for a bit of the fantastic unexplainable stuff It's engaging and fun and well worth the readAnd I'm ready for Hrothgar's and Hunter's next adventure

  3. Ken Doggett Ken Doggett says:

    The book begins with the mystery of how a ship can be overtaken and boarded in hyperspace with the culprits disappearing and leaving only one nearly dead survivor The story then follows this survivor a special agent to his next duty after he recuperates The author is a great tale spinner and keeps you interested to the last page but the book itself has a few problems The formatting of the ebook is well done and pretty consistent; the first couple of chapters are the best written and really pull you in But after chapter 3 or 4 you start running into typos and a somewhat lower uality of writing In fact the uality of the writing varies throughout the book This doesn't mean that the writing is illiterate or hard to understand; it just means that the author should go through it again and produce a finished product There are consistent grammatical errors throughout mostly the common mis use of the word like which is distracting In addition the entire book needs to be edited to trim down the numerous redundant words and phrases especially in the dialog and the constant over explaining of things that are obvious These make this a far longer story than it needed to be Also the dialog itself often seems stilted and clumsy At other times it's very good Overall the book reads like a second or third draft not the finished product and if the author went through it a couple of times he could probably fix some of these and end up with a much better book perhaps even at the 4 or 5 star level As it is the story is fine and it's certainly rewarding enough for the time spent reading it If you like a worthy Science Fiction thriller and don't mind a few problems I recommend this book

  4. Robert Wolfe Robert Wolfe says:

    The Remnant is an authentic sci fi page turner Spence builds a futuristic world with some hard science fiction details exciting space battles and a hero main character that is intense and likeable The setting moves from spaceships to a planet that is almost medieval technologically speaking Normally this would annoy me honestly I like fantasy and other genres but I generally like my sci fi hard and unmixed with other genres but there are layers here and all is not as it seems So it worked It worked very well I could not put the book down and found myself uite drawn into the mythos about Earth and its ancient past that was being hinted at and explored by the main characters along the wayThis is a book in need of a seuel if you need the larger scale details filled in which I do though it is not one of those books that leaves you feeling like a larger book was just split in half and now you got left hanging It’s really just right The smaller scale story as if about the immediate dangers our hero and his cohorts are caught in comes to a head yet you are left knowing that there is to this story Plus it’s not a short book—the paperback version says its 550 pages This is a plus in my book This is enough story to craft the world and the characters draw you in and make you a fan I didn’t find that the book dragged for its length; actually I wasn’t ready to leave Spence’s world and his characters when it ended You’re gonna wanna grab up the next book right when it comes outI’ll comment on this because it’s always a uestion with Kindle books This book reads like it was written by a professional There are a few minor typos mostly towards the end but I can find them in a George R R Martin book too They don’t take you out of the story and they aren’t of the type that makes you wonder about the author’s vocabulary or word choices This is a school teacher with an English concentration speaking here Overall this read like a paperback I pulled off the shelf at the bookstore—one I would recommend to a friendSo The Remnant is a great read that sets up a new series that I would love to go back and live in any time It’s got plenty of action and it’s smart slick sci fi Also the antagonist eventually revealed is pretty freaky and scary I’m ready for the seuelI was given a digital copy of this book in return for an honest review

  5. Marissa Marissa says:

    Goodreads Autograph CopyWhat really happen to a scientific group and a military soldier as they were left stranded on an archaeological dig on another planet for almost a year due to war? Their story unfolds as the learn to survive with the aid of Lt Commander Hrothgar TebreyAs things go out of control they learn to survive hunger and cold while losing fellow members They battle sinister forces and beasts along the way with people trying for powerThe Remnant is about surviving and what choices we make to live despite what we were told to believe in What we are willing to do for surviving and the people we care forThe story keeps the reader engrossed as you never what will happen next

  6. Bjarne Nielsen Bjarne Nielsen says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book It has a clear direction there is nothing missing and nothing is superfluous Both the space and and planet side stories are well connected And when you think that you have it all figured out then the plot takes a pleasantly surprising twistMy only complaint is that there are too few pages; there are characters places and plot items that very well could bear having depth but that is just testament to the rich universe that is build And luckily there are books in the series

  7. Shannon Haddock Shannon Haddock says:

    This book had potential that it didn’t live up to The plot was interesting the characters especially Hunter and Tebrey were awesome and the setting had some intriguing featuresThe main problem was the pacing For instance they don’t even get marooned until about a third of the way in Most of the story before then is just establishing characters and setting I know some people prefer that sort of thing but I’m not one of them I like stories that start where the action starts After the slow start the story gets further slowed down by sub plots that have too much page count devoted to themAnother problem was the amount of infodumping in conversations At times it felt like people were reciting lessons to each other than talking Despite this there was some great dialogue especially between Tebrey and HunterThe final major problem was that the story couldn’t seem to decide what it was Was it an archaeological mystery a space opera a horror a thriller what? Combined with the pacing problems it made the book feel a bit too unfocusedMore minor issues were that characters sometimes weren’t uite consistent in how they acted and that the narrative tone was so dry that there were bits it was difficult to push throughAlso the blurb is somewhat misleading as some things it mentions don’t come up until the very endWow reading over what I’ve written it seems like I didn't like the story at all That’s not the case The plot was good; I just wish it’d moved faster and had time spent on it instead of subplots The setting seems very interesting though this is the third sci fi novel featuring a war between humans and aliens in a row where I’ve thought the aliens were interesting than the humans but I’m pretty sure that’s just because I’m weird so that’s not the author’s fault All in all it was a good read it just could’ve been so much better

  8. McCartha Sheron McCartha Sheron says:

    Satisfying space adventureLt Commander Hrothgar Tebrey is Earth Federation special forces and he is heavily augmented He is assigned as a military attaché to protect a group of scientists who are exploring ancient ruins on the planet CedeforthyTebry gets involved in a local rebellion suabbling scientists and an alien horror unearthed out of an ancient city He regains a companion a telepathic augmented panther and finds a woman he can love But enemy forces attack and force him to stand and protect those he loves at the possible cost of his own lifeNonstop adventure forms a satisfying first read of this interesting series

  9. Rob Rob says:

    Could have been 4 star but character motivations and plot threads were annoyingly all over the placeReminded me of playing tabletop rpgs where things happened due to player actions and whims and these had to be bent into the plot and story after the fact The opening scenes are great but do lead you to think you are reading a certain kind of story only for the rest of the book to take you on a completely different pathA lot of the action seems to take place 'offscreen' and in recap infodumpsNevertheless I liked the plot and setting and have hopes for the rest of the seriesview spoiler May cause flashbacks for He ManBattlecat fans hide spoiler

  10. Anna Tan Anna Tan says:

    Don't know when I picked it up but it was an interesting read

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