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United Earth burns. The Swarm runs rampant across our space. We mourn the loss of thousands of ships and millions of fallen comrades. Billions of fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers--all gone, all dead. It is time we end this, for our moment has come. But victory never comes without sacrifice. Heroes are not taught nor trained, but forged in blood and ashes. Our grandchUnited Earth burns. The Swarm runs rampant across our space. We mourn the loss of thousands of ships and millions of fallen comrades. Billions of fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers--all gone, all dead. It is time we end this, for our moment has come. But victory never comes without sacrifice. Heroes are not taught nor trained, but forged in blood and ashes. Our grandchildrens' history books will tell our story, and glorify the heroes and legends. The Swarm will be conquered; we will prevail. At any price....

Title : Victory
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ISBN : 29475233
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Number of Pages : 377 Pages
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Victory Reviews

  • Jesse Fort
    2019-05-13 22:33

    CliffhangerThis book ends on a cliffhanger. I have more questions now then I did halfway through this book. It is well written and thought out. Since there will be a new trilogy I'm sure my questions will get answered. A good book always has a few surprises in store for you and this one is chock full of them. Good pace, great action. It is edited well. More please, thanks.

  • Jarek
    2019-05-08 21:24

    Great finish to the trilogy. I really started to love Granger and proctor develops as an awesome character. Many twists and turns with new alien races and the story leaves room for more to come and i will be reading the Legacy Ship trilogy at some point. Overall great space action trilogy. 4 stars

  • Elizabeth Perez
    2019-05-01 20:12

    "The shrillest, most profane leaders win, and the reasonable, quiet voices are squashed."I enjoyed this one, there were a lot of twists and turns. The one thing I really liked about this series was that it wasn't like Star Trek, it was actually original but in this one it did start to feel a little star trek-ish. I still highly recommend it.

  • Sean Patrick
    2019-04-26 01:38

    I found this book thoroughly confusing; enemies are friends and friends are enemies or are they? Are the good guys bad guys or are the bad guys the good guys. I have no idea, the space battles are becoming more unbelievable with every one. I have to decide whether to finish it or not.

  • Mick Bird
    2019-05-08 22:30

    A great way to end this seriesWhat a great way to end this series of books. Granger and his crew fight new battles, but find a new ally to finally win the war. I have a feeling that we may not have seen the last of Captain Granger.

  • Ike
    2019-04-26 00:38

    Excellent non-stop action in the on-going battle for Earth and Galaxy domination. Webb has created a thriller full of excellent plot twists all climaxing in one really wondering "who's on first!"

  • Jazmin Quinci
    2019-05-18 20:28

    awesome This book is definitely a must read for sci-fi lovers thrilled by space fleets, military engagement, war and of course aliens. The book moves right to the point, war in space with united earth battling an unknown alien force. What's awesome about the plot are the twists that take the story to new heights. Webb did awesome with some character development and the main players are decent, average. Their personas are not very sassy but headstrong. Yet, all in all, its very entertaining. I love the President and Vice President's, their banter is more memorable than Captain Granger and his XO Procter who are typecast, typical, and predictable. I didn't love either but they served their purpose however unimpressive flat-liners their personas are from book to book. The mystery of the aliens compensated for their lack of sparkle. Wish Webb elaborated more on the aliens and their culture. Like Webb doesn't explain why the alien matriarchs children die out? How does this species breed? At what point do the alien children leave their ships? Their descriptions are brief and more information would be good. The imagery of the destruction is pretty bleak and frightening. Despite my seemingly negative criticism, Webb's writing is tight and enjoyable. I recommend this book, bottom line its worth reading even if it's similar to what's out there on the shelves.

  • Roslyn
    2019-05-09 22:19

    I’ve really enjoyed this trilogy, and rated this one slightly lower for 3 specific reasons, all of which are continuity errors. 1) Proctor tells Granger the swarm cycle is 289years, but that suddenly becomes 150years (end of book 2 he’s asked why he thought they came back 75 years early, so error is in book 2 and then cemented in 3)2) Fodder and Pew Pew are killed in book 2, but miraculously back without comment in 33) When Ballsy rescues Fishtail for the 2nd time, he remembers watching it happen just a short while ago. But what he observed then was him rescuing her the first time.Minor issues in a sense, and I did really still enjoy the books. Made sense not to have killed Fodder and Pew Pew as their roles in this book are better played by standing characters than more newbies. But not being able to track your own storyline from one book to the next isn’t a great trait so did detract a bit. That and the proofreading was sloppier in this book than the others.

  • I Cristian
    2019-05-21 00:37

    A nice ending to the first trilogy, though the fact that they leave us with a few loose ends takes away from the enjoyment. It seems like the author simply decided he will milk this series for longer, which, to be honest, makes it less enjoyable.Anyway, we get to meet a new alien race, we finally understand how the Swarm acts and we see that there are enemies everywhere and backstabbings abound.It is funny that I could live with the way Webb blatantly copied BSG and other SF to create the first book in the series, but it got unbearable in the penultimate fight, where he overuses the "leader that decides to not trust his most efficient warrior and almost loses the fight with his pigheadedness". Seriously, the situation was bad enough, you don't need to overuse this stupid ploy (which was already heavily used till now).I still thoroughly enjoyed reading these 3 books.

  • Ian
    2019-05-17 23:12

    Mostly a good ending to the story it was an interesting​ story, while it had many parallels to BSG in book one it diverged to become totally different. The last few chapters seemed a little messy and almost felt like the author got bored. But overall a good trilogy... part 4 however! I've just started and already switched to another book.So don't be put off by the BSG comparison it's not a copy.

  • Rob Roy
    2019-05-22 20:24

    This is the last novel of a trilogy though I understand there are more to come. The twists in this book are mind boggling. Through out the novel, and the two proceeding it, the concept of what is a hero is explored. Worry not, the underlying philosophical inquiries do not get in the way of non stop action. Clearly a "shoot''em up" science fiction novel.

  • Dainius Jurkša
    2019-04-28 00:29

    A light and fast-paced sci-fi read. Fun, with some nice ideas, unexpected endings and intrigue - enough to keep you wanting to read more, to find out what happens next, but ultimately unsatisfying. A little bit more depth to this admittedly imaginative series would have been nice, and the characters, while likeable, are quite flat.

  • David Kučera
    2019-05-10 19:17

    Loved it! twists and turns all the way till the end, just like I like my trilogies. Although the ending wasn't as I would expect/like it to be but still a great read till the end. Just couldn't put this book down.

  • Leon Rogson
    2019-05-20 00:19

    Entertaining fast readI like the series. A fast paced story with clearly delineated heroes an villains, not much hand wringing about ethics, and a dash of deus ex machina.

  • Leon
    2019-05-04 22:18

    got about 1/2 way through this book 3 and couldn't enjoy it any longer.

  • Giuseppe Turitto
    2019-05-21 02:16

    This book is the perfect final.After what I can call a slow development the book takes off and it can hold you reading for hours waiting to know how it will end

  • Kenneth Legnon
    2019-05-03 22:22

    I really enjoyed this book. I hope the next two are just as good.

  • Dan Fulghum
    2019-04-25 23:12

    VictoryWell, it appears the Swarm is defeated, however, with all the twists and turns penned by Webb, I wouldn't get on it...

  • PCress
    2019-04-28 23:31

    Good Series. Well written. Quite a few twists and surprises in this book.

  • Jennifer Griffiths
    2019-05-16 22:21

    Lots of twistsLoved all the turns and twists. Not the battles so much, too many. Could have been done in one book.

  • Bagavathi
    2019-05-13 21:12

    I liked this better than the first two books in the series. Lots of twists and turns really built the tension up. The end was a little disappointing as if rushed.

  • Jason
    2019-05-26 02:28

    Victory is the 3rd and final part in the Legacy Fleet series and sees Humanity now facing the Swarm and the Russian Alliance. The Dolmasi have left the Swarm, and have become tentative allies of Granger and United Earth.However, the Swarm have decided to destroy humanity, changing tactics and smashing planets, crushing everything in their path. They have a new weapon, a Super-Dreadnaught as well.In this final part of the series, Webb brings it all together, into a climatic, gripping and nerve wracking book that you will not be able to put down. This book starts at the Indira system, with an incredible battle and just does not let up, racing from one amazing scene to the next as Granger, Shelby and the Crew of the Constitution/Warrior try desperately to save Humanity and ultimately the galaxy from an enemy that is so powerful they may just be unstoppable.Nick Webb is a brilliant author using his outstanding writing skills as well as his scientific knowledge to craft a story that is both action packed, but at the same time intelligent and engaging. One of the things I like most about Webb’s work, is that there is a good degree of impressive technology, explained in a way that makes it easy to understand and enjoyable. There is some amazing (and believable) technology in this series that seriously blows the mind in the way it is engaged. The singularity technology that has been employed in this story is captivating, inventive, and so cleverly written, and only Webb is capable of doing this so well, of making it so easy for the reader to understand.Webb also writes some fantastic characters. His characters manage to capture all the flaws that you would expect to see in real life people, as well as the sheer determination that drives the exceptional few to succeed at their endeavours. Granger continues to be outstanding as the cantankerous old Captain that you just can’t help but admire and support in his epic struggle to save the Galaxy from the Swarm. Proctor is equally brilliant as his second in command, stoic, intelligent, rational and yet, she is his moral and emotional compass when he starts to drift. Webb does an incredible job with these two characters and their relationship, from the very beginning were they couldn’t stand each other, through to this book, were, although there is no romance, they have such a deep respect for each other, and care for each other so much, having been through so much, there is a bond between the two stronger than most romances. It takes a clever author to be able to generate this type of emotive feeling in the reader, this type of understanding, without explicitly stating it.There are the multitude of other impressive characters as well, from the rather enthralling and expertly crafted Political arena with Avery, Isaacson, Malekov, Volodin and many others, to the Space Combat Arena and the fighter pilots and ‘Fishtail’, ‘Ballsy’ and funniest of all, ‘Pew Pew’ and ‘Fodder’. This does not even cover the Aliens, the bridge crew or people like Admiral Zingano. Webb has created a spectacular array of characters to weave his incredible tale together.This is set amongst a very realistic back drop of our own universe. And who better to describe it, than a guy who works at NASA? Webb does a beautiful job of describing each of his worlds, the areas in between, giving you the feel that you are there.This is an amazing book, and an amazing series, one of the best in the Space Opera series I have read, and I think it is more than worth the read. Webb is a gifted writer, incredibly talented, using his scientific talents to create exceptional works of the imagination.

  • Jim
    2019-04-27 18:28

    We’re back with Captain Timothy Granger and his relatively new ship, the “ISS Warrior” which he picked up after he crashed the “ISS Constitution” into Earth saving the planet from destruction by the Swarm. He’s now gone to another system that has reported a Swarm attack. This has been happening far too often and Granger’s task force seems to arrive just minutes too late to catch the Swarm. Once again, they have destroyed the only habitat planet with nuclear devastation. Granger is mad, steaming mad, and his thoughts are only about where the Swarm might have gone.Soon, he’s getting some kind of mental message telling him to look near a certain astroid belt. He tells his navigator to set course and off they go. The navigator has told Captain Granger that there’s nothing showing up on his sensor board in that area of space. Still the spaceship plows on and finally arrives to find…nothing!Granger then sends a mental image of “where are you”, “I am here.” No sooner has he done that then 10 or so Swarm carriers appear! Now he’s in a fight for his very life. He’s also sending out thoughts about the Dolmasi who were supposed to be allies. Right after that thought, the Dolmasi show up in sufficient numbers to win the battle.This keeps occurring all during the book. Either a new ally comes to Captain Granger’s rescue or his enemy asks to form an alliance and stop the fighting. There is a lot of space fighting in this book and I mean a lot! There’s even some ground combat, but I don’t know if you call space Marines invading an alien dreadnought as a ground attack. The dreadnought has over a million inhabitants which obviously means it is extremely large.Oh, yeah, Granger does manage to get the "ISS Warrior” destroyed. He’s executing a maneuver called Omega Three. That maneuver is nothing more than using your space ship to smash into the enemy. Doesn’t leave much of either ship, but at least the enemy got hammered. Of course the enemy has thousands of replacements, but the Earth Alliance is very, very short on ships. Not a good strategy. After this last Omega Three, Granger and his crew take over the, you guessed it, “ISS Victory”.I like the character of Captain Granger. He does seem to do a lot on his own, but he is assisted by a very smart Commander Proctor. She also is interesting in that she’s a scientist trying to figure out what makes the Swarm tick. There are other background themes going on specifically with the Vice President who is out to become the President. And then there’s the Chief of Staff General Norton. He’s an enemy of Captain Granger if there ever was one. Unfortunately, the Swarm can infect humans with some kind of virus that can be activated and make them do stuff they wouldn’t otherwise. I wonder if General Norton is infected. How about others?A great rousing space warfare book that has the hero getting his rear-end saved once too often. The series seems complete although the ending was a bit off. There might be some wiggle room for a continuation; just might.

  • Steven Brown
    2019-05-15 00:36

    A satisfying finish to a series while setting up the next series.This was my first real sci-fi in space fantasy, and it was an enjoyable ride. It was an action-packed thriller with heavy feels. Once again there were certain flags were raised about characters that did feel a bit too obvious, but the outcomes were nonetheless satisfying. There was a feeling with some of the twists and new additions to the world in general that Nick Webb was clearly laying down the seeds for the next book. I may have been influenced in that opinion because I know there is a next book but it is the beginning of its own series. The major plot points and story arcs are wrapped up in varying ways, but I did not find one that was not satisfying and poignant in its own way. At the same time that the hatches tie down sails is going to be a rough ride on the feels. About the universe itself that Nick Webb created. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the expansion of the world in this book. The stories antagonists though often present did not feel as if they had too much debt until this book. They are layers and layers lay down which would have been fun to see unveiled more thoroughly but I guess we'll have to wait for the next book series. I am going to end up buying the series instead of just reading it with Kindle Unlimited.

  • Rikanin
    2019-05-16 23:28

    Loved this book AND the series...I did all three of these reviews after I finished all three books (one right after the other because yes, they are that good)Couple things...(don't look if you haven't read them all!)(view spoiler)[Was it just me or did the brothers from suicide squad die in an earlier battle and then they were suddenly back with no explanation? Unless I was missed a part that said that particular section was a dream Ballsy was having?Anyway...the only thing that bugged me about this book was the way things would suddenly get interesting then it would cut to Ballsy or the Vice President. Neither of which were half as interesting as what was going on with Granger. It was like edge of your seat edge of your seat and...back to Ballsy. Goddamnit hahaha SO annoying. I'm not saying his part of the story was crap but I just hate being kept in suspense like that. Which is why I tend to read entire books in one sitting I guess...maybe it's just me (hide spoiler)]

  • Jim
    2019-05-20 18:26

    This trilogy took me back to the style of space science fiction. It was action packed with constantly surprising turns of plot. It filled with tense military battles against what seems to be truly overwhelming odd, political intrigue, interesting new races of beings, time travel, inter-dimensional physics a hero that was a swashbuckling intuitive risk taker who couldn't have pulled of final victory without a female executive officer who was the consummately efficient organizer, scientist and adviser. The book kept me up too late at night because I couldn't put it down. Just as I thought I understood the cast of characters and their philosophies, the game changed and I was always wondering how it would be possible to overcome the devastating odds.

  • Ernie
    2019-04-30 00:12

    I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed seeing some other "friends" and wish that had been developed a little more. I felt that this was a good natural conclusion to the story. I did feel like the time travel aspect was a little much for me. It aided the story and it helped to clean up some plots but it did feel a little Deus ex Machina to me. Overall though I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading this next trilogy. I really enjoyed the development of the aliens and the interior and exterior lives. I really would enjoy seeing some spin off of that!Great pick up and read novel, great beach read. Its really my thing!

  • David Rose
    2019-04-27 02:20

    This series has lots of tense action, and offers some bold speculative SF concepts which make the complex story the more fascinating. I think Nick Webb's great strengths are action and plot, and all three books are very gripping, fast paced reads. The first one is almost all action, the second had a greater focus on politics, while the third combined these two aspects with conceptual SF, getting up close and personal with several singularities and a black hole. I thought the end was satisfying, and would not call it a cliffhanger, although Webb has left the barn door open for sequels. You like SF action? You'll like this.

  • Benjamin Edwards
    2019-05-24 22:26

    The ending kicks this book right in it's sex organs. Like literally the last chapter, takes all the heroics and seat of the pants action and cowboy science and makes it all part of some really really poorly thought out scheme.Not even a scheme more a general tactic with fingers crossed that it will all come together somehow without any actual planning.My advice if you're enjoying this book, just skip the last chapter.

  • Vedat GURER
    2019-05-19 22:14

    Had to skipThe third book was a disappointment to me. I was expecting something different but it turns in the same conspiracy cycles and getting more and more complicated to remember who was who and what was the main story... bored of following inner thoughts of main characters I skipped the book and even don't read the conclusion.. I am sorry to write such a critic, but my expectations were different. The Granger character of the first book was better.