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The Lost Earth PDF, ePub eBook It finally happened. Commander Thrax Ti Ix created a hyper-spatial tube for the Swarm Imperium. Across thousands of light-years, a vast armada of warships is heading for Earth to burn the homeworld down to its bedrock as the Swarm begins its genocidal campaign against the human race. No one—not the New Men, the Spacers, the Wahhabi Caliphate or Star Watch—has faced such st It finally happened. Commander Thrax Ti Ix created a hyper-spatial tube for the Swarm Imperium. Across thousands of light-years, a vast armada of warships is heading for Earth to burn the homeworld down to its bedrock as the Swarm begins its genocidal campaign against the human race. No one—not the New Men, the Spacers, the Wahhabi Caliphate or Star Watch—has faced such staggering odds. Alone or united, it makes no difference. Captain Maddox has a last-ditch plan. He’s returning to the null region of last voyage to grab the ancient Destroyers hidden there. But an immortal entity of evil cunning haunts the vessels. If it escapes its prison…Maddox will have made things infinitely worse. This time, mankind needs a miracle. THE LOST EARTH is the seventh book in the LOST STARSHIP SERIES.

30 review for The Lost Earth

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mike Nemeth

    Captain Maddox is a guilty pleasure. He's the top agent at Star Watch, the seemingly cobbled together and perennially underfunded military organization charged with protecting Earth and its allied planets. But although he's smart, dashing and highly capable, Maddox gets into more jams than I do whenever I drive the 405 into Los Angeles. In other words, he's a walking disaster. Somebody always wants to kill him before next going onto obliterate all of human civilization. Just because. In "The Los Captain Maddox is a guilty pleasure. He's the top agent at Star Watch, the seemingly cobbled together and perennially underfunded military organization charged with protecting Earth and its allied planets. But although he's smart, dashing and highly capable, Maddox gets into more jams than I do whenever I drive the 405 into Los Angeles. In other words, he's a walking disaster. Somebody always wants to kill him before next going onto obliterate all of human civilization. Just because. In "The Lost Earth," the seventh in Vaughn Heppner's Lost Starship series, Maddox is charged with the impossible. Again. He's got to find a way to stop the Swarm, an alien race of such power and in such numbers that it obliterates everything in its path, scorching planets to prevent future life from taking hold. It's so vast and deadly that Heppner's descriptions appear as if they've been pulled straight from nightmares, so awful and wrong that humankind would rather just wake up from a bad dream than deal with the implications of such an invasion. But that's Heppner. This is one of his best. He creates the worst antagonist ever. There's no real solution. Life as we know it is over. Like that. Boom. Maddox has different ideas, of course. And that's what makes Heppner's stuff some of the best mystery/thriller/sci-fi out in that vast sea of novels. His imagination and descriptions do a great job of explaining just how tenuous life is and how insignificant man is if one were to look at the galaxy and outer space as a place not devoid of life but rich with wonder. And deadly threats.

  2. 5 out of 5

    barry serebnick

    I hope this isn't the end. Next title. THE LOST STARSHIP: OPERATION, LOOSE ENDS. Please write a final book which ties up all the loose ends. Spacers, Strand, Luendorf, Androids, Golden Ural, etc. Maybe an Adok tale as well. Great book in the series. Thank you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Michael Gallen

    The seventh installment of author Vaughn Heppner’s Lost Starship series opens with the main antagonists, the Swarm, prepared to launch the greatest invasion ever into Human Space. The main chapters open with Sergeant Treggason Riker intoxicated, having an encounter with a suicidal Spacer that ultimately lands him in an insane asylum. Seven days later, his superior, Captain Maddox, investigates the incident on his home, even thinking about prying into the private files of the Brigadier, who shows The seventh installment of author Vaughn Heppner’s Lost Starship series opens with the main antagonists, the Swarm, prepared to launch the greatest invasion ever into Human Space. The main chapters open with Sergeant Treggason Riker intoxicated, having an encounter with a suicidal Spacer that ultimately lands him in an insane asylum. Seven days later, his superior, Captain Maddox, investigates the incident on his home, even thinking about prying into the private files of the Brigadier, who shows him the retained Riker, raving that ships known as the Destroyers are luring the Swarm. Maddox eventually agrees with Professor Ludendorff to visit a planet he and Strand frequented, with nuclear missiles encountered along the way. They find a desert world once oceanic and more populous, its residents known as the Fishers, with conflicts against the Spacers following, the Spacers themselves led by a woman known as the Visionary, who demands the unconditional surrender of the ancient Adok starship known as the Victory. Another entity called the Ska plays part, with the capacity to drive those whose minds it infiltrates insane, and is consequentially feared by Maddox and his allies and the Swarm. Fights against the Swarm first erupt in Tau Ceti space, after which comes conflict near the Solar System, with this entry of the series generally action-packed and accounting for a satisfying conclusion that will leave readers wanting more. As with prior entries, there are some stylistic choices the author made with which this reviewer disagrees, such as the terming of supermen “the New Men,” not to mention one of the Swarm leaders as “the Reigning Supreme.” As with most literary series, moreover, readers will very likely want to start from the beginning, and will likely appreciate the course of the series when they reach this particular installment.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Keith Coleman

    Wow!......... Captain Maddox and his crew fight for themselves and the whole human race. This book blends all the previous stories into a race......to save our race! Historic evil....the Swarm....family and friends....regrets and joys......all wrapped up in an epic climax. Read it......and desire more!!!!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ernie

    I really enjoy this series. The Character's are well developed and the missions they go on have some nice twists. It's one of a few series that I can't wait for the next book to drop.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mick Bird

    The battle continues Once again Captain Maddox has to go through hell to fight off the enemies of earth. But I am hoping that he will be told the finally who is mother is. I am sure that the readers know, but will she come out and tell him. Again Mr Heppner has advanced the series of books, and I have enjoyed reading each book. Looking forward to the next.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ronald

    In book 7 of the “Lost Starship Series”, Captain Maddox wards off two enemies; one known as the Swarm, introduced in previous books, and the other is the Ska, an immortal evil spirit that takes over a sentient being’s mind and feeds off its induced fear. The Swarm is composed of an insectoid race that wins by sheer numbers of ships in their invading force. The workers in the Swarm are like worker bees, their primary objective is to obey orders from the royalty command level. They attack with no In book 7 of the “Lost Starship Series”, Captain Maddox wards off two enemies; one known as the Swarm, introduced in previous books, and the other is the Ska, an immortal evil spirit that takes over a sentient being’s mind and feeds off its induced fear. The Swarm is composed of an insectoid race that wins by sheer numbers of ships in their invading force. The workers in the Swarm are like worker bees, their primary objective is to obey orders from the royalty command level. They attack with no fear of death making them almost invulnerable. How do you stop a spirit? Maddox finds plans for an ancient device that was used to defeat the Ska in the ancient past by the Builders, a highly advanced race that has ascended and no longer exists in corporal form. Using that device almost kills Maddox but he manages to defeat the Ska and to destroy most of the Swarm as a consequence of that action. Earth forces then destroy the rest. The cost of this feat is high, however, as Maddox wipes out all life in the heavily populated Alpha Centaury solar system in the process of destroying his enemies. In previous books in the Lost Starship Series, Captain Maddox was extremely self-confident and capable, considered arrogant by his superiors in the space fleet. In “The Lost Earth”, Maddox is unsure of himself and untrusting. I much prefer the old Captain Maddox. The author, Vaughn Heppner, is a master in the military space opera genre. I have enjoyed this series as well as a few of his stand-alone books.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tammi

    There were some incredibly tense moments in this, the 7th book of the Los Starship series. In this book, the Swarm has finally made it to Earth space to annihilate humans. The New Men and the sub-men must work together to face the Swarm, but even together, it may not be enough to stop the Swarm's sheer numbers. More than this however, an ancient evil has become aware again after having been trapped in a null region by the Nameless Ones. This ancient evil has figured out a way to leave the null r There were some incredibly tense moments in this, the 7th book of the Los Starship series. In this book, the Swarm has finally made it to Earth space to annihilate humans. The New Men and the sub-men must work together to face the Swarm, but even together, it may not be enough to stop the Swarm's sheer numbers. More than this however, an ancient evil has become aware again after having been trapped in a null region by the Nameless Ones. This ancient evil has figured out a way to leave the null region and is also headed towards Earth to devour all humans by using their fears against them. The author is incredibly deft at upping the stakes in every book and creating problems on grander and grander scales. There were several times when I just had to stop reading and think about the sheer magnitude of some of the things happening in the story. I felt that the staggering loss of human life was glossed over a little, as there were millions in one system and billions in another killed. It's difficult to comprehend those numbers anyway, and for it to represent human life, I just felt it should've been given a bit more reverence. If you love science fiction, you'll love these book! It's been quite a journey so far and I for one, can't wait to see where the author takes the story next!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mike Farrell

    One of the better books in the series This book is a good blend of the standard Lost Starship ongoing theme of collecting ancient, abandoned technology in order for the humans to battle another threat to their existence. In this case, the Swarm has broken through to human space, using laumer drive stolen earlier by Thrax, a hybrid insectisoid species. In order to fight off the Swarm, Captain Maddox and his crew aboard the Starship Victory must travel back to the null region and retrieve an ancient One of the better books in the series This book is a good blend of the standard Lost Starship ongoing theme of collecting ancient, abandoned technology in order for the humans to battle another threat to their existence. In this case, the Swarm has broken through to human space, using laumer drive stolen earlier by Thrax, a hybrid insectisoid species. In order to fight off the Swarm, Captain Maddox and his crew aboard the Starship Victory must travel back to the null region and retrieve an ancient destroyer. He must also fight the evil Ska, a being with no material presence. Also, as the Swarm is a threat to all humanity, the New Men form an alliance with the humans. The book then gets into the fighting as the combined human and New Men forces fight a delaying action of attrition against the Swarm. The book includes the usual betrayals and shifting loyalties on both sides of the fight that is standard in these books.

  10. 4 out of 5

    clifford h leighton

    Needs to be wrapped up I like the story line, characters and tech, but it's starting to get stale. Like so many of today's authors and tv writers (The Strain) a good idea is stretched out to make more money , which it does. But it also gets boring. This story could have been told in 3 or 4 books without any loss .

  11. 4 out of 5

    mary jane mikula

    It continues. Each time I say there is nowhere else for this series to go, we find another turn. I have not felt so close to characters for a long time. I have been an avid reader of science fiction for more than fifty years, but I can only count on one hand the number of truly interesting and engrossing characters.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    Good, but not great This book was less polished and seemed a bit contrived at times, with a Deus ex Machina feel to it that I can't elaborate on without giving spoilers. To me it left some holes and didn't flow as well as the others have. Still good, and I plan on finishing the series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ramiro Kimoto

    Very Good (Spoilers) Disclaimer: Spoilers! Didn't like the "Parallax feeding through fear" premise, but the book has great pace, little bit rushed at the end, but the action and mystery is nice. A lot of loose threads are tied up, which were kind of dragging for a long time. Overall a very good book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    maxamoud

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. After all the build up between the two and hybrid a cross multiple books. It didn't happen, some of the support cast have plot armor that takes thriller out of the book.. The series was used to be good. I'm sick of of a grown ass man having a daddy drama for 7 books, just get over it. The writer is.... I'm done

  15. 4 out of 5

    Scott Wyatt

    Slightly wooden characters, but the storyline grows on you I continue to read this series because although the dialog is a little wooden, the characters are all unique (if a bit typical), and the storyline is interesting and engaging. Well worth the time and the cost!

  16. 4 out of 5

    William Pegg

    Grand galactic adventure! I enjoyed this book because of the space adventure. I want more character development. And positive use of Spiritual Energy. David Boehm theories of the "Implicate order" could provide a jumping off point!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lee-sa Day

    This book will have you on the edge of your seat, if you aren't affected by this book emotionally you are a robot. I am in awe of this author. I am so very happy I came across him in my Kindle. I have been reading a lot of sci fi lately and am very impressed.

  18. 4 out of 5

    John Fernandes

    Great series Loved the book and the innovative tech and sci fi. This book seemed a little rushed and insufficiently developed, it I really enjoyed it. Would like to see less rushed story development that is not so jumpy. Can't wait for the next book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michael G. Norris

    Lost Starship Series, a must read!! This is one of, if not THE BEST space warfare series I have read. Excellent character development, evolving story line, and nonstop action! Vaughn Heppner hits it out of the park with his writing skills and great imagination!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carleton & Donna

    The best of the best of good read novels. Awsom author Each and every book in this series continuously flows through each cricies with such intensity you can't put the book down! Read this author, you will be very pleased.

  21. 5 out of 5

    G W Rimmington

    Engrossing story. Why only 4 stars? It's not long enough. I enjoy being part of an engrossing story like this. Given time to read from cover to cover, helps. The whole series has so far been enjoyable. Now, onto the next book.. ..

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dale Rosso

    The Victory crew is back in action again as the pending Swarm invasion is sped up by their discovery of the mechanics of hyper spatial tube technology. Leave me looking forward to the next book in the series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dan R Otis

    Enjoyed this series very much Lots of ancient mysteries woven with ancient others tech. Not a repeat re-imagination of other works. I couldn't put this one down, read it in almost one sitting.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Edgar Guedez

    CAPTAIN MADDOX DOES IT AGAIN The saga continues strong in this last adventure. When everything seems to be lost, Maddox outwits proffesor Luddendorf and finds the way to save mankind from destruction.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Oldklingon

    Good Stuff I now have read all seven books in this series, and would read seven more if they were written. All I can say is outstanding series and time well spent. Please write more. Thanks.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Danny

    I enjoyed this book if our read it I'm sure it will want you to continue the series I enjoyed this book if you read it I'm sure you will want the series to continue I will rec ommend this to others

  27. 5 out of 5

    PeteyO

    Vaughn's task here was to draw his readers in for another round of action. He does it well here. This time I begin to empathize with Maddox and really felt the impact of his actions at the end of the book. Can't wait for more adventures with Captain Maddox and his crew.

  28. 4 out of 5

    R.D.T.

    Maddox to the rescue Brilliant series. Capt Maddox and the crew of Victory win, mostly. Read the series, it makes excellent reading, hope there are more parts to the series.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Quintin Williams

    Fantastic I have read all the books and they are from the imagination of a genius. i highly recommed this series

  30. 5 out of 5

    Salvatore

    This is the best book out of the entire series - I hope and pray that there is a book 8!!

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