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Defiance [Reading] ➶ Defiance Author Nick Webb – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The fog of war clouds everything Enemies lurk in the shadows, within the very fleet sworn to protect United Earth Conspiracies and murder abound, and in the background The stalled alien invasion lurks The fog of war clouds everything Enemies lurk in the shadows, within the very fleet sworn to protect United Earth Conspiracies and murder abound, and in the background The stalled alien invasion lurks The Golgothic ship has burrowed deep into the core of Saturn s moon Titan, whose mass slowly but inexorably increases The Dolmasi, once allies of United Earth in the Second Swarm War, now attack us, unhinged and without reason And all the while, Admiral Shelby Proctor works to answer the most urgent questions of all what was a piece of the old ISS Victory doing inside the Golgothic ship And was it Captain Tim Granger s voice that whispered from the doomed ship, Shelby, they re coming And are they the Swarm If they are, God help us all.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 294 pages
  • Defiance
  • Nick Webb
  • English
  • 09 December 2019

About the Author: Nick Webb

Nick became a scientist so that he could build starships Unfortunately, his ship is taking longer to build than he d hoped, so fictional starships will have to do for now When he s not adding to his starship collection, you can find him tweeting and facebooking about Nasa, science, space, SciFi, and quoting Star Trek IIHe lives in Alabama with his wife, kids, and motorcycles Note This author also writes books under the name of Endi Webb.



10 thoughts on “Defiance

  1. I Cristian I Cristian says:

    If the Independence was bad, this one is even worse We again get the hero that is not trusted by his superiors and the people fight amongst themselves while a bigger threat looms large plot points We finally get to understand some of the plots, but the way Webb solves the treat from within problem is thoroughly disappointing And the interludes with the sick sister are so bad and annoying.Sure, it all ties up by the end, but, of course, it all ends with someof the same 2 overused If the Independence was bad, this one is even worse We again get the hero that is not trusted by his superiors and the people fight amongst themselves while a bigger threat looms large plot points We finally get to understand some of the plots, but the way Webb solves the treat from within problem is thoroughly disappointing And the interludes with the sick sister are so bad and annoying.Sure, it all ties up by the end, but, of course, it all ends with someof the same 2 overused untrusted hero and internal fighting plots.While the first trilogy was non stop action, this set of books looks like an author trying too hard to do and failing at something that he s not good at build up characters and offer somethingthan SF action.While I couldn t put down the first 3 books, these new books are an exercice in frustation Don t know if I care enough to actually finish this series

  2. Jason Jason says:

    Defiance continues the epic saga of the Legacy Fleet series, which centres on Humanities fight against the deadly Swarm This is the 5th in the main series, but there is now the Kindle World spin offs as well delving into multiple different aspects of the story.In Defiance, Shelby Proctor has been re instated as an Active Admiral aboard the Independence, alongside Ballsy, who is no longer flying fighters, but is the Captain of the ship At the start of this book, and as the story moves forwa Defiance continues the epic saga of the Legacy Fleet series, which centres on Humanities fight against the deadly Swarm This is the 5th in the main series, but there is now the Kindle World spin offs as well delving into multiple different aspects of the story.In Defiance, Shelby Proctor has been re instated as an Active Admiral aboard the Independence, alongside Ballsy, who is no longer flying fighters, but is the Captain of the ship At the start of this book, and as the story moves forward, there are just so many things happening within the Universe that the survival of Humanity is looking kind of bleak A strange race has done something to the moon of Titan, the Dolmassi are at war again, Granger has returned from the grave, impossibly, with a message that they are coming, and to top it all off, it appears that members of the highest ranks of the Military and Government are acting like they are under the influence of the Swarm again And this is just the political side, there is all the actual full blown heart pounding ship to ship combat that Webb interweaves throughout these books so well also.This is why Nick Webb s books are just so good, they aren t just fleets smashing each other, these are intelligent well thought out thrilling Sci Fi, and because of his field of study, Nick is able to bring such a high degree of realism to the story with the technology and the Science, making his stories truly gripping reads Defiance and the Legacy Fleet series as a whole , has something for everyone, creative and outstanding tech, thrilling, clever and in depth storylines, and exceptional characters with believable, real dialogue that makes you feel you are there with them.This is also an engaging and stimulating read, cleverly laid out with various early parts of the story leaving you wondering what this part of the story, or that little paragraph are doing in certain parts of the book, right up until some pivotal moment, when it all happens, and so much clicks into place you actually have to stop for a minute and just let it all fall into place, the sheer genius of the story telling, and the outstanding writing ability to put together the story in this fashion, to create such anticipation and tension and then create such stunning effects as a result Nick Webb is a truly gifted writer, there is no arguing with that.For those that are after some epic starship combat, Defiance and the Legacy series as a whole , has some of the most amazing battle scenes in the genre, and the descriptions from fighter craft through to massive capital class ships is just spectacular.One of the highlights of the series though is the character writing Given that Webb is so good at developing the story, providing such outstanding tech, and the stunning combat scenes, it is no surprise that his Character work is equally as exceptional From the older Shelby, who has seen everything now, having been a junior officer in the earlier Swarm war decades before, to Batship , the son of Ballsy, determined to be better than the father he despises, but desperately tries to emulate every time he is in a ship, or simulator Each of Webb s Characters are beautifully crafted, with creative and clever back stories such as Lt Qwerty, and how he actually got such a weird name , that you become very attached to each of them, following their triumphs and their tragedies Of course the other highlight are all the Easter Eggs Nick loves references to every TV, Movie and Book that he has loved over the years, and it is hilarious the way they pop up in the book, or are blurted out by characters often at the most inappropriate times This just adds a good laugh to the book, making it just that bitspecial.Defiance is a very aptly named title for the book, for it is only Shelby s Defiance that has any hope of saving humanity now, especially with all of the odds stacked against her.This is such a superb book in what is possibly one of the best series in this genre if you haven t read this yet, or the series, go and buy it

  3. Anton Anton says:

    This book was interesting, and sometimes slow It gets interesting, but isn t suitable for people starting to read the series I didn t like the character dialogue and confusing plot at times, but I liked this book overall I would recommend this book to people who like sci fi, action, and adventure.

  4. Jason Jason says:

    Defiance continues the epic saga of the Legacy Fleet series, which centres on Humanities fight against the deadly Swarm This is the 5th in the main series, but there is now the Kindle World spin offs as well delving into multiple different aspects of the story.In Defiance, Shelby Proctor has been re instated as an Active Admiral aboard the Independence, alongside Ballsy, who is no longer flying fighters, but is the Captain of the ship At the start of this book, and as the story moves forwa Defiance continues the epic saga of the Legacy Fleet series, which centres on Humanities fight against the deadly Swarm This is the 5th in the main series, but there is now the Kindle World spin offs as well delving into multiple different aspects of the story.In Defiance, Shelby Proctor has been re instated as an Active Admiral aboard the Independence, alongside Ballsy, who is no longer flying fighters, but is the Captain of the ship At the start of this book, and as the story moves forward, there are just so many things happening within the Universe that the survival of Humanity is looking kind of bleak A strange race has done something to the moon of Titan, the Dolmassi are at war again, Granger has returned from the grave, impossibly, with a message that they are coming, and to top it all off, it appears that members of the highest ranks of the Military and Government are acting like they are under the influence of the Swarm again And this is just the political side, there is all the actual full blown heart pounding ship to ship combat that Webb interweaves throughout these books so well also.This is why Nick Webb s books are just so good, they aren t just fleets smashing each other, these are intelligent well thought out thrilling Sci Fi, and because of his field of study, Nick is able to bring such a high degree of realism to the story with the technology and the Science, making his stories truly gripping reads Defiance and the Legacy Fleet series as a whole , has something for everyone, creative and outstanding tech, thrilling, clever and in depth storylines, and exceptional characters with believable, real dialogue that makes you feel you are there with them.This is also an engaging and stimulating read, cleverly laid out with various early parts of the story leaving you wondering what this part of the story, or that little paragraph are doing in certain parts of the book, right up until some pivotal moment, when it all happens, and so much clicks into place you actually have to stop for a minute and just let it all fall into place, the sheer genius of the story telling, and the outstanding writing ability to put together the story in this fashion, to create such anticipation and tension and then create such stunning effects as a result Nick Webb is a truly gifted writer, there is no arguing with that.For those that are after some epic starship combat, Defiance and the Legacy series as a whole , has some of the most amazing battle scenes in the genre, and the descriptions from fighter craft through to massive capital class ships is just spectacular.One of the highlights of the series though is the character writing Given that Webb is so good at developing the story, providing such outstanding tech, and the stunning combat scenes, it is no surprise that his Character work is equally as exceptional From the older Shelby, who has seen everything now, having been a junior officer in the earlier Swarm war decades before, to Batship , the son of Ballsy, determined to be better than the father he despises, but desperately tries to emulate every time he is in a ship, or simulator Each of Webb s Characters are beautifully crafted, with creative and clever back stories such as Lt Qwerty, and how he actually got such a weird name , that you become very attached to each of them, following their triumphs and their tragedies.Of course the other highlight are all the Easter Eggs Nick loves references to every TV, Movie and Book that he has loved over the years, and it is hilarious the way they pop up in the book, or are blurted out by characters often at the most inappropriate times This just adds a good laugh to the book, making it just that bitspecial.Defiance is a very aptly named title for the book, for it is only Shelby s Defiance that has any hope of saving humanity now, especially with all of the odds stacked against her.This is such a superb book in what is possibly one of the best series in this genre if you haven t read this yet, or the series, go and buy it

  5. Jim Jim says:

    Admiral Shelby Proctor is back with the Integrated Defense Force of United Earth She had been retired but was called back to find out what was going on with the Dolmasi race It appeared that they were on the warpath again for some unknown reason Earth and the Dolmasi had a tentative peace agreement after the destruction of the Swarm That destruction was largely due to the sacrifice of Captain Tim Granger who took his ship and crew threw a blackhole with several anti matter bombs in an attemp Admiral Shelby Proctor is back with the Integrated Defense Force of United Earth She had been retired but was called back to find out what was going on with the Dolmasi race It appeared that they were on the warpath again for some unknown reason Earth and the Dolmasi had a tentative peace agreement after the destruction of the Swarm That destruction was largely due to the sacrifice of Captain Tim Granger who took his ship and crew threw a blackhole with several anti matter bombs in an attempt to close the passage that the Swarm had been using It seemed to have worked because the Swarm hadn t returned Of course the Swarm worked through other races by mentally influencing them to do their bidding The Dolmasi was one of the principle races used by the Swarm in their fight against the humans.Shelby is now aboard the ISS Independence which is actually Captained by Captain Volz Why an Admiral is aboard a starship that is not part of a larger fleet is very interesting You d think that there would be a least two orships around the ISS Independence to make it an actual fleet that an Admiral could command But, that s not the case and it even gets worse Earth s Admirals are kind of strange.Admiral Mullins, CENTCOM Bolivar, got himself positioned as the CEO of Shovik Orion Industries This is the largest military industrial business in the entire galaxy They make most of the hardware for Earth s military forces They also supply most all of the technical support for those weapons systems they field To say the Earth military relies heavily on Shovik Orion is a vast understatement Of course, there are so many obvious conflicts of interest for the Admiral to be in this position that it s unimaginable how he thinks he can continue in that position So, the Admiral has just decided to ignore that conflict of interest and assumes what he s doing is in the best interest of Earth and of course, himself.Then there s the former President of United Earth She was a dynamo who was always developing things mostly for her military One of those things was the anti matter bomb which Tim Granger took with him aboard the ISS Victory Now that bomb has fallen into the hands of Admiral Mullins and the current President who intend to use it to stir up the Dolmasi by adding a meta space shunt to the anti matter bomb The current President thinks he s in charge, but he s actually oblivious to Admiral Mullins empire building plans He doesn t know that Admiral Mullins also plans to release one of his anti matter bombs with the meta space shunt over Earth That will definitely attract the Dolmasi and that could cause the Earth Defense Forces all kinds of trouble.It s up to Admiral Shelby Proctor and her new invisible ship, the ISS Defiance to stop all this madness and get focused on the return of the Swarm This is an interesting read, but I m not so sure why Admiral Proctor is still involved in anything since she s definitely not commanding anything but a single ship She s also a little pre occupied with thoughts of Tim Granger always hoping that he will someday return Ain t going to happen or is it

  6. Steven Brown Steven Brown says:

    For those that love a good sci fi semi military romp.This was a series started to read years ago then put it away to wait for the next book only to keep on reading others series This book seires was one of my first military sci fi exsperance Now I see it asof a decent sci fi with a soft miliatry backing Meaning the miltary is there but specifics are soft This book is an interesting read but is a bit confusing with a couple scenes with dialog that feels forced or off However for the mo For those that love a good sci fi semi military romp.This was a series started to read years ago then put it away to wait for the next book only to keep on reading others series This book seires was one of my first military sci fi exsperance Now I see it asof a decent sci fi with a soft miliatry backing Meaning the miltary is there but specifics are soft This book is an interesting read but is a bit confusing with a couple scenes with dialog that feels forced or off However for the most part the story does pull you along To be if not.perfect read a fun one time read at the very least.This series does hit the reader in the fells The first three books are a soil trilogy So far books 4 and 5 are not bad but a bit confusing so many moving parts that it is hard for it to go smoothly.I enjoyed the humor, relationships, and adventure Some of the characters are strong, but some fall flat and pull the story off balanced The main human antagonist and the leader he deals with sticks out like a sore thumb, and feels pointless.That said I have enjoyed the seires and will finish it off with book 6 Depending on how it goes I willthan like save the seires for another read through in a few years

  7. Linda Linda says:

    Okay so I guess every president is a jackass in this series Gotcha Butseriously They all feel like the same person with different names But then, I suppose that s politics for you Crooked politicians always looking for a vote by providing a picture perfect exterior while harboring something nasty inside of them It is what it is But it doesn t mean I have to LIKE it Anyway, Defiance This will be a short and simple review, as this book is stillor less the same as the equally rate Okay so I guess every president is a jackass in this series Gotcha Butseriously They all feel like the same person with different names But then, I suppose that s politics for you Crooked politicians always looking for a vote by providing a picture perfect exterior while harboring something nasty inside of them It is what it is But it doesn t mean I have to LIKE it Anyway, Defiance This will be a short and simple review, as this book is stillor less the same as the equally rated predecessors in the series I m thankful to not have been forced into another time hop again, and instead this takes place a couple of weeks later But boy oh boy, the politics of this thing can often be nauseating Such crookedness The story definitely still feels messy, bouncing all over the place with scenes and action, and the specific mannerisms of characters People showing up at convenient places without you really knowing how or why Fortunately, though, the inner story was stillor less engaging with some spicy new developments and revelations Though I have to admit, I legit rolled my eyes at the moon thing I seriously was like, did he just go there Yeah He went there Oof Anyway, there s new characters that you find yourself wondering about, forgetting about, or getting fixated on, whichever applies to you But it sure was fun reading of them doing curious things that stir your interest and gets you thinking about their motivations I liked several of the character moments and interactions, much of it being humorous and entertaining Even some of the classic characters have their new shining moments, particularly Rayna, who almost even feels like a completely different character than she was at the beginning But alas, given the 30 year time jump, people can change Anyway, Defiance was entertaining enough I like Defiance as a ship too Very cool features Onward and upward to the next book

  8. Mike Keller Mike Keller says:

    Another exciting addition to the Legacy Fleet series Nick Webb has scored again in his fifth book in the Legacy Fleet series Admiral Shelby Proctor, former Fleet Admiral of the entire Integrated Defense Force of United Earth and its fifty six worlds, Companion to the Hero of Earth Tim Granger, PhD in experimental biology with an emphasis in xenobiology, so called Motherkiller by the Skiohra race, bane of the Swarm, and champion of the senior s division badminton league at Oxford Novum Universit Another exciting addition to the Legacy Fleet series Nick Webb has scored again in his fifth book in the Legacy Fleet series Admiral Shelby Proctor, former Fleet Admiral of the entire Integrated Defense Force of United Earth and its fifty six worlds, Companion to the Hero of Earth Tim Granger, PhD in experimental biology with an emphasis in xenobiology, so called Motherkiller by the Skiohra race, bane of the Swarm, and champion of the senior s division badminton league at Oxford Novum University on Britannia, as she is described by the author The Admiral, commanding ISS Independence, returns to action, and there is plenty of that As usual, the action is carefully sculpted and beautifully described The characters are familiar and comfortable, like slipping into well worn jeans and a t shirt after a long day at work We know them, who they like, what they ll do in a sticky situation and how they respond to the unknown.If you love a good space opera, this is sci fi at it s best

  9. John Allen John Allen says:

    This is the 5th book of the series the original series was three books but later on the author decided to create threebooks The book is OK enough that I finished it and went on to the 6th The amount of corrupt politics gets a bit tiring and all the real problems keep coming from corrupt humans it seems a bit over used, at least from my perspective Having enjoyed the first three books of the original trilogy I found the second trilogy a bit forced Kind of like half baked sequel This is the 5th book of the series the original series was three books but later on the author decided to create threebooks The book is OK enough that I finished it and went on to the 6th The amount of corrupt politics gets a bit tiring and all the real problems keep coming from corrupt humans it seems a bit over used, at least from my perspective Having enjoyed the first three books of the original trilogy I found the second trilogy a bit forced Kind of like half baked sequel Having said all that I went onto book six

  10. Sean Sean says:

    This book was a mess I can t even be bothered to go through all the problems which include major plot holes introduced in the start and ignored later in the book The rest of the books before this one had small issues but were for the most part well edited and had little problems I don t know what happened with this book but after this one, I have no interests to read the next if it ever comes out.

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