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Victorious in a starflung battle against the inhuman Horde, Earth’s fabled th Legion of Rome; the US th Company’s nd Mounted Rifles; and a Special Forces antiterrorist team se Fight or Die… Victorious in a starflung battle against the inhuman Horde, Earth’s fabled th Legion of Rome; Exordium of Epub / the US th Company’s nd Mounted Rifles; and a Special Forces antiterrorist team settle on Arden, their adopted planet, to raise families and live in peace But soon, state secrets are revealed: The greatest of the inhuman Horde didn’t join the battle, but yet lurk among Arden’s outer colonies, posing a grave threat Humanity’s Ardenese defenders send a flotilla of ships to far Exordium, the world where the Horde outbreak began, with orders to reclaim the outer colonies… Exordiumwhere the Horde awaitswhere the cream of Arden’s fighting force must engage this adversary of unrivaled power… As worlds are sundered, suns destroyed, and star systems obliterated, a universal conflict proves again that… Death is only the beginning of the adventure.

10 thoughts on “Exordium of Tears

  1. N.N. Light N.N. Light says:

    Death is only the beginning of the adventure. This is the complete premise of this book and from the first page until the last, I was entranced. I’m a huge science fiction fan and you throw in historical elements, I’m in reader heaven.

    This sequel picks up where The IX (book one) left off. The threat of the Hoarde is gone (or so everyone on Arden believes) and you can feel the communal exhaling of breath. Things can go back to normal but like with anything, life is rarely peaceful. There’s always the next challenge, the next obstacle to overcome and the soldiers must be prepared for what’s to come. People will die, secrets will be revealed and everyone will be pushed to their limits. Just when victory is at hand, death will rear its ugly head and no one is safe.

    It’s been a long time since I read such a wonderful epic science fiction book. Andrew P. Weston’s storytelling style reminds me of Neal Stephenson. Andrew takes the time to detail meticulously all the action, through multiple points of view, but only revealing what he wants the reader to know at the time. The plot progressed at a steady rate. There were several characters to keep track of but Andrew made sure the reader followed along without getting lost.

    What truly made this one of the best science fiction books I’ve read in a long time was his world-building technique. His concept is original, the motives of the species are realistic, the planets and technology are believable, the conflict is easy to understand and the commonality of survival is thread throughout the book.

    Exordium of Tears is a roller coaster ride of adventure and suspense. Not everyone survives and that only adds to the shocking conclusion. Yes, I gasped in disbelief! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

    If you love science fiction and/or pulse-pounding fiction, this is a must-read! It’s no wonder Andrew P. Weston is an International Best-Selling Author.

    Favorite Character:
    There were so many intriguing characters it was hard for me to pick just one. But the one character I identified most with is Sam. What he has to overcome against insurmountable odds is beyond incredible. Yet when his back is up against the wall, he still manages to keep his sense of humor. I loved that!

    Favorite Quote:
    “Bloody hell,” he quipped, “who organized the Liberace convention?” ~ Sam

    My Rating: 5+ stars

    Reviewed by: Mrs. N

    This review first appeared: http://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

  2. Joe Bonadonna Joe Bonadonna says:

    Being a fan of good military science fiction, I read Weston’s previous volume, The IX, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure he devoured novels by writers like Gordon R. Dickson, Robert A. Heinlein, and others, and his writing comes from that grand tradition. But Weston is a product of today. He brings today’s sensibilities and technology into play, and deals with characters and human drama, as well as issues his predecessors either dealt with in vastly different ways, or never dealt with at all. One of the things I enjoy about Weston’s work is the compassion and respect he shows for his characters, the humanity of his characters, and the way he shows us the brutality and the harsh realities of war. So, while Exordium of Tears reads like and possesses that old-school flavor, it is definitely a product of the 21st century.
    On the planet Arden, the Horde has, supposedly, been vanquished, but things aren’t always what they seem. New challenges and new threats will be faced, warriors gear up for what lies “out there,” and the Shadow of Death hangs over all. Weston’s world-building is spot on, his action scenes superbly written, and the plot speeds along at warp drive. While it often reads as heroic fantasy, because it truly embraces elements of that genre, Exordium of Tears is true science fiction, with believable technology and a planet that feels so real you could almost taste it. Add to the mix the elements of real-world history and human drama, and you have a truly great read and an adventure that is vastly great and more epic in scope than his previous volume. There is so much thought and love put into this story, so many elements of history and legend that even the most jaded of science fiction readers will be blown away by this exciting novel.

  3. Joseph Loehr Joseph Loehr says:

    The Saga of the IX Continues

    A new Horde menace arises. The IX and their allies rise to meet it. I'd love to see this series on the screen!

  4. Leland Lydecker Leland Lydecker says:

    With the Horde threat on their doorstep defeated, the iconic warriors of Earth’s past have settled into their new lives on the alien planet of Arden. Unfortunately their peace isn’t meant to last, for Arden’s leaders soon find cause to bring the war to the distant Horde occupying the remnants of the former Ardenese galactic empire.

    As in the first installment of the IX series, the pace of much of the story is slow and procedural. If you enjoy lengthy discussions of military tactics, strategies, and capabilities, you’ll love this book! The action ramps up in the final third of the tale, delivering spectacular ambushes, world-crushing artillery, star-swallowing black holes, and lots of flashy high-tech weaponry.

    The narrative follows an extremely wide cast of characters, from Ardenese politicians to reformed Kresh (former Horde) to leaders from the among the human warriors of each time period conscripted to fight in Arden’s defense. This tactic allows the reader to follow the action much as you would watch a game of chess. Although I didn’t feel like I really got to know most of the protagonists, returning readers will probably recognize that it’s best not to get too attached to your favorite characters.

    While Exordium of Tears is an entertaining read for fans of military science fiction, it feels less polished than the previous book in the series. The ending left me with quite a few questions and a hollow feeling of having lost more than I’d gained. It will be interesting to see whether the final book sets right what Exordium left hanging.

  5. Chris Chris says:

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*

    Exordium of Tears is the second in Andrew P. Weston’s sci-fi series, “The IX”, centred around a group of people displaced through time from various epochs, to defend a world against an unrelenting and insidious foe. I rather liked the first in the series, an action filled romp with some genuinely touching moments.

    Exordium picks up shortly after the first book left off. Our heroes are busy turning their swords into plowshares, spreading out from their fortified city into the surrounding countryside. There’s some discussion of the other cities scattered across the world, which will need to be reclaimed from nature and the scattered remnants of the Horde, the antagonists of the previous book . We do get to see a bit more of the world, as characters patrol and scout across it, and there are tantalising hints of the society which existed before littered through the wreckage.

    That said, the larger focus of the book is on the extra-planetary colonies – worlds settled before the outbreak of the Horde, overwhelmed and silent for millennia. The plan to reclaim some of these is ambitious and plausible, especially as some of the colonies were effectively classified research laboratories. For a fledgling civilisation, concerned with the need for genetic diversity and concerned that horde remnants might surface on other worlds, the need to obtain and protect that sort of technology makes a great plot driver.

    We do see some of the colonies, though they don’t feel too different from the home world – at least at a macro level. There are small differences, which the author manages to layer in subtly. The big difference is the larger focus on shipboard life – as several crews work together in an effort to retake the colony worlds. The ships are wonderfully described – elegant pieces of focused, brutal machinery, with a seemingly indomitable set of weaponry and, in at least one case, some efficient and charming AI. The tech has been well thought out, and seems plausible and consistent, and the environment of the ship is a suitable mix of camaraderie and claustrophobia.
    There’s all sorts of environments available, at any rate – from the aforementioned ship corridors, through to subterranean cave systems with sweeping, cathedral-like entrances. The text brings them all to life rather effectively.

    The characters were a bit thin in the first novel, so it’s nice to see some of them being built up a bit here. The sprawling cast has been trimmed back a bit, and it feels like there’s a tighter narrative focus on some key people, which works well. Some of the inner monologues are especially informative – watching a pleasantly awkward romance bloom, for example, tells us a little about the captain of one of the ships – and seeing the commander of a special forces team (and his men) visit the widow of another member is a beautifully crafted emotional moment. There’s a theme running through the text about how we deal with death – with cowardice, with acceptance, with struggle – and the different approaches of the characters are quite revealing about them. I still think there’s work to do here – some of the less heroic characters seem to lack any redeeming qualities at all! – but there are layers being built on the personalities in play, and that’s great to see.

    The plot – no spoilers, as ever. Weston has always been good at generating suspense, and writing some cracking action scenes, and that talent is on full display here. From the creeping stealth of a starship infiltration, somewhat reminiscent of Das Boot, to subterranean infantry combat, all blood and iron, the narrative delivers. . The pacing is absolutely spot on – slowly building tension, laced through with character building moments, and a slowly ramping up series of action set-pieces. There’s a lot going on here, and the narrative rattles along, grabbing hold and not letting go.
    In the end, I think Exordium of Tears is a worthy successor to The Ix. It has some genuinely interesting world building, some plausible, likable characters in whom the reader can invest, and a narrative that absolutely crackles. If you’re looking for military sci-fi with solid credentials, then this series is definitely worth exploring – and one you’ve read The Ix, Exordium of Tears is a worthy sequel.

  6. William O& William O& says:

    Exordium of Tears (The IX Series Book 2) ...
    Andrew P. Weston

    A thrilling sci-fi experience in this book from Weston. Well-written, super detail with characters crafted beautifully. One book that you will never forget. Looking forward to more from this author.

    An exceptional read.

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