My initial thoughts when first reading this were: Really enjoyed this story, which surprised me being a kindle unlimited book. Action packed, but doesn't feel gratuitous, and kept wanting to just read a little bit more. Not sure how hard the science is in the book, but seems very plausible at least, and interesting possible view of the future in the 4000s, and I think the lengths of travel between systems seem quite plausible. I look forward to reading more!
Since then have reread a few times now, as well as the later books. I have since exited kindle unlimited, as found the quality a bit too variable, but this is one series I have subsequently bought, as is up their with my all time favorite series such as Lord of the Rings, Pratchett's Discworld, Feist's Midkemia. Have also read more of background information, finding it is intended to be hard science, which does come across, and I have actually learnt a bit more about science through reading the books, such as around primordial black holes, left handed vs right handed biology.
Altogether a great book and a great introduction to a great series :)
"Very well written. . . . kept me on the edge of my seat. . . . I greatly enjoyed the way the plot intertwined with the details because it let me visualize the battles and moments." ---Divine Books
In 4123, the greatest colony ship ever built is leaving the Sol System.... and Major Tanis Richards has secured a berth.
Demoted by the military and hung out to dry, the media calls Tanis the Butcher of Toro. But despite her soiled record, she's still one of the best military counterinsurgency officers in the Terran Space Force.
Her background and skill are what cause the colony leaders to bring Tanis on, assigning her the task of stopping the terrorists who are attempting to destroy the colony ship during the final phases of its construction at the Mars Outer Shipyards.
Getting the job done will be her ticket out of the Sol System, but Tanis discovers she is up against more than terrorists, mercenaries, and assassins. Major corporations and governments have a vested interest in ensuring that the Intrepid never leaves Sol, ultimately pitting Tanis against factions inside her own military.
With few friends left, Tanis will need to fight for her life to get outsystem.
The Aeon 14 universe is vast and growing quickly. To help you know where to go next, pick up the handy dandy FREE READING GUIDE: amazon.com/dp/B07863Y55R
About M. D. Cooper & Aeon 14
M. D. Cooper is a New York Times bestselling author who has envisioned a rich future for humanity,one where planet-sized megastructures house trillions of humans, but traveling between thestars still takes decades, or even centuries.
Fans of Ringworld, Honor Harrington, The Expanse, or Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's Warwill feel right at home in this, the first book of the Intrepid Saga, and the opening to the world of Aeon 14.
Over the course of the next few years, M. D. Cooper plans to release an additional twenty-two books in this expandinguniverse. sp get on board the Intrepid with Tanis and see what the stars hold for us.
What is Aeon 14?
The universe of Aeon 14 is based on the premise that advanced, intelligent, starfaring life takes 14 billion years toevolve. In astronomy an aeon is a billion years. In Aeon 14, humanity is at the leading edge of this evolution inthe Milky Way Galaxy.
Humanity and the AIs they have created spread out amongst the stars and find that they are alone, though it maynot always be that way....