The Last Praetorian #2020

The Last Praetorian Mike Smith The Last Praetorian Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew a

  • Title: The Last Praetorian
  • Author: Mike Smith
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  • Page: 193
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Last Praetorian Mike Smith Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past.Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping, his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him To make matters worse,Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past.Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping, his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him To make matters worse, she s become the target of his infatuation, much to the dismay of his ex girlfriend Recently elevated to President of the Confederation, she s still very much in love with him and capable of making his life a living hell.Surrounded by a galaxy beginning to tear itself apart, with enemies on all sides, he s now also unwillingly tasked with trying to save the Confederation for which he has little regard Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew consisting of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all of whom would fight to the death for him, and a past that possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.The Last Praetorian is a Science Fiction adventure romance, which tries to answer the question Can you ever find redemption for the mistakes of your past
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    1. If you re here for science fiction, stay the hell away from The Last Praetorian.I started reading this book expecting a story about a man s struggle to survive after events turn his entire world upside down, and instead I received a poorly written Harlequin romance novel.Seriously, the writing is the poorest quality I have ever run into It s not often that I run into writing that makes me roll my eyes, but I am pretty sure my eyes would have become disconnected had I not decided to abandon this [...]

    2. Smith is young and it shows in his writing Though he has a tremendous amount of favorable reviews on , this book doesn t deserve such unless the reviews happen to be even younger than the author When I was a teenage boy this would appeal to me, but as an older seasoned author there are too many loopholes that you can drive a starship in this story to make it seem as good as the followers have proclaimed.One of the failings of the author is switching points of view in the middle of a scene We kn [...]

    3. Been reading it but had to come to a full stop on the bit about guns not working in space because the propellant needs air NO Pretty much all explosives other than black powder and ANFO are monopropellants That means the fuel and oxidizer are contained in the same molecules Black powder, ANFO and other mixed explosives have fuel and oxidizer as separate components In either case no outside oxygen is required This is a basic error that many many science fiction writers in all media have made Even [...]

    4. I read this book in two nights and I am looking forward to the next installment some people have commented on the two time lines however I thought it was great that we learnt about two characters in depth it allows you to engage and care for them especially as one is distant and a muse and the other is present and an enigma The story is well handled and really enjoyable and has a cast of endearing goodies and the odd malevolent and dis likable baddie.Some have commented on the lack of editing h [...]

    5. I am genuinely surprised at the number of good reviews this book gets I found the writing style irritating, inconsistent, and the motivation of the characters likewise I skimmed through the bulk of this book Someone else mentioned that the book could do with a professional editing, but I personally think it needs a lot than that I was prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt but i just could not get into it Certainly won t be revisiting a Mike Smith book.

    6. 2.5 Stars When I started reading this I was expecting a sci fi Which it was at start, in fact I was quite enjoying the first chapters But then it turned into a romance Now, I don t mind reading romance, but not when I m expecting a sci fiThe writing was ok.The narrator was ok.I don t think I will be reading the rest of the series At least unless I fancy a romance set in space.

    7. Great book I read for the enjoyment of it Not to nit pick the writer, denounce their methodologies, impart science, or complain about minutiae if you want a fun read that gets your heart rate up, moves at a great pace, and tells a story Read this book Just let go and have fun with it The world has enough wannabe Siskel and Eberts.

    8. Once again I grew way too attached to the characters in a book sniff Was up all night reading even though I m rather teary cranky this was an amazing find freebie on I will most def be keeping my eye out for this authors future books.

    9. The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith This book actually has 2 story lines going on 1 at present time and the other 5 years in the past Both story lines follow Jon Radec.The first story is of Jon Radec the commander of the elite praetorian guard who s sole job is to protect the Emperor and his beautiful daughter While he is escorting the Princess to a different sol system so that she can have some semblance of a normal life, there is a coup aboard the Emperor s ship and the Emperor is killed along w [...]

    10. One of my favorite genres is science fiction space opera and The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith is the epitome of this genre I really liked this book.The storyline was full of non stop action and adventure It was hard to catch my breath between the twist and turns Mike Smith did a great job developing the story making it easy to follow and get into This was one of those stories that I did just that and got absorbed by it The action and space battles were written in such a way as to be very real a [...]

    11. i m surprised by the authors age, as it reads like a teenage author wrote this There are significant loopholes in the plot and the main characters are not really written indepth the hero is the standard superhero protected by plot, so he s pretty much awesome at everything Being hunted by pretty much everyone, he decides to go to a home he bought and his parents live in and stay there for days and use what i guess is the galactic credit card to go on a date There are some good qualities in the b [...]

    12. Part Star Wars, part Firefly, part Gladiator Jon Radec is the captain of the Praetorian Guard, in charge of defending the life of the Emperor of the Galaxy When the Emperor is murdered, Jon is entrusted with escaping with the his daughter while half of the galaxy is searching for them This book has plenty of action and adventure to satisfy sci fi fans, and of course the romance between Jon and the Princess First in a series, and currently free on the kindle store Recommend.

    13. A timeless story of honour, betrayal, love and life Set nearly a thousand years in the future, the human race has spread across the galaxy, setting up colonies on any habitable planets Most of which have joined The Imperium a.k.a The Empire for peace and security.The Praetorians are elite soldiers that protect the Emperor, Marcus Aurelius Out of these, one is a young commander that can make enemies turn and flee at the mere mention of his name Commander Jonathan Radec.This story follows Jon as h [...]

    14. Honestly this book was hilarious I was expecting sci fi, but I got a surprise That would be putting mildly I think it was the most funniest book I have ever read It just really cracks me up The story was boring as hell, didn t make sense at all and the whole book made my eyes bleed But what was really funny was that when the author couldn t think of anything to write, he would add a sex scene So, the story would be telling on how handsome, cool, and how the protagonist won a vicious fight just b [...]

    15. The book was an enjoyable read The story going back and forth between time lines is fine because the story keeps the interest level up What doesn t help, as another reviewer mentioned, are the grammatical errors, as well as the typos There are times when you have to stop and replace words There seemed to be quite a few mis spells, but I am attributing that to be a European thing, and lack of a proof reader The story line does carry you past these inconveniences and I was still pleased during and [...]

    16. An underwhelming attempt at sci fi, the science wasn t done very well and neither was the fiction The author lazily invoked the Roman Empire and basic Latin to instil some grandeur into his tired tropes While some elements of the novel were promising poor execution, unrealistic characters, illogical story developments and a romance with about as much maturity as a pair of star crossed high schoolers meant the story floundered.

    17. Smith has mastered the star war mix and gone one better, by giving his characters real depth Nice treatment of action scenes from the interpersonal to the intergalactic and in between However, his cover of male female interactions is way too stereotypic and downright jarring at times Use of an editor or an editing program would have helped weed out the glitches which broke the flow.

    18. Struggled to put this one down, great characters and plot, thoroughly enjoyed and looking forward to the sequel next year.

    19. So, this was a free book which I downloaded from Alas, like so many other free e books, this one is in need of an editor Even if it was excellently plotted, phrases like his sword was wrapped around his hand when it should have been the other around or words like summersaulted , were just jarring and would have spoilt the book.The problem was that the plot was amazingly thin It would seem that the author did not think it through No explanation is offered for the rebellion against the emperor, ex [...]

    20. I can say in all honesty that Mike Smith has written a page turner with his debut novel While reading The Last Praetorian you are not only reading about what is happening to Jon at the present time, but piece by piece you also find out what happened to him previously, his relationship to the Emperor and his daughter This makes your understanding of his present day moods and as the story progresses and you find about his history So much happens in this wonderful book, too much to write all dow [...]

    21. Whilst this is set in space and in the future it is hardly, in my view, sci fi A badly written futuristic love story at best This was not an enjoyable read for me I only finished this book because I m stubborn and don t like to leave things unfinished.The lead male character is always so brave, so handsome and so right it s nauseating and the female lead is even worse Where s the character depth Answer, nowhere The storyline uses flashbacks far too much and, at one point, even flashes back durin [...]

    22. I wanted to like this book I have tried for two days to get into it butI can t The author should have employed an editor or at the very least turned on the spell checker and paid a modicum of attention to the grammar This might be petty but the author also used the first name of the main character over and over and over which is irritating E page after e page of Jon grimaced , Jon stood stoically , Jon did this or Jon did that made it difficult to read Maybe at some point I ll pick it up again b [...]

    23. I don t really get into the space stories that much, and the going back and forth in time took me a little bit to get used to, but I really liked the book although the writer attempted a steamy sex scene, I really could have just that to the imagination , the book didn t need it I m reading the second one Sunfire, and the plot keeps thickening

    24. I would have given this book a 5 but the very poor editing let it down badly However I put up with it because the storyline was excellent I was fully engaged with all the Characters and I fully intend to get the next books in this trilogy I just hope they are better edited would recommend using a freelance editor such as A J O Donovan.

    25. Really good read a tiny bit of a cliff hanger ending looking forward for next book in the serie

    26. Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past.Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping, his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive Let alone his undying love and concern for Princess Sofia Aurelius, daughter of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the jewel of the Galaxy.However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent an amazing pilot and beautiful assassin to kill hi [...]

    27. I don t hate cliches or cheesy books, they exist for a reason, they work, some folk like them But this was a bit much The romance was too obvious and made me angry Spoiled princess is than meets the eye, she stubborn as super pretty Well having infinite cash helps, and being stubborn, confident and getting your way is easy when ya know, like your a galactic princess, try that BS when your living hand to mouth Its not that she did anything upsetting its how she was described Our main guy john is [...]

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