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The gloves have finally come off ... The Tokomak, the unquestioned masters of the galaxy, have dispatched a massive fleet to crush the Solar Union - and the fledgling Galactic Alliance - before the human race and its alien allies can tear the galactic order asunder. Hundreds of thousands of starships under the command of an alien tactical genius, bent on exterminating the The gloves have finally come off ... The Tokomak, the unquestioned masters of the galaxy, have dispatched a massive fleet to crush the Solar Union - and the fledgling Galactic Alliance - before the human race and its alien allies can tear the galactic order asunder. Hundreds of thousands of starships under the command of an alien tactical genius, bent on exterminating the entire human race ... the darkest hour is truly at hand. Admiral Hoshiko Stuart has a plan. The Solar Union will dispatch a fleet of its own, with the objective of smashing the alien fleet before it reaches Sol. But, as human technology clashes with alien treachery, experience and sheer numbers, it becomes clear that there can be only one victor ... ... And whoever loses will lose everything.


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The gloves have finally come off ... The Tokomak, the unquestioned masters of the galaxy, have dispatched a massive fleet to crush the Solar Union - and the fledgling Galactic Alliance - before the human race and its alien allies can tear the galactic order asunder. Hundreds of thousands of starships under the command of an alien tactical genius, bent on exterminating the The gloves have finally come off ... The Tokomak, the unquestioned masters of the galaxy, have dispatched a massive fleet to crush the Solar Union - and the fledgling Galactic Alliance - before the human race and its alien allies can tear the galactic order asunder. Hundreds of thousands of starships under the command of an alien tactical genius, bent on exterminating the entire human race ... the darkest hour is truly at hand. Admiral Hoshiko Stuart has a plan. The Solar Union will dispatch a fleet of its own, with the objective of smashing the alien fleet before it reaches Sol. But, as human technology clashes with alien treachery, experience and sheer numbers, it becomes clear that there can be only one victor ... ... And whoever loses will lose everything.

30 review for The Long-Range War

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vernon D

    One of the best series ever! I'm a huge fan of this "Us against the Universe" genre and this series has exceeded my expectations. Mr Nuttall does tend to lapse into preaching his personal geopolitical views but he has managed to do so without disrupting the momentum of story . I'm really looking forward to a predictable but highly anticipated happy ending to this very entertaining series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Johni1q

    Great continuation of a very good series. Title says it all, another good read by a fantastic author. CN, keep up the good work and I will keep purchasing said works. Great continuation of a very good series. Title says it all, another good read by a fantastic author. CN, keep up the good work and I will keep purchasing said works. 😁

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tony Hisgett

    The story was going quite well, although a bit long winded at times, too many repeated descriptions and I lost count of the number of times and different ways we were told the Tokomak have many many more ships. Then just over half way through the book the Tokomak turned the tables on the human fleet. I didn’t mind that the Tokomak were able to produce a surprise, what I didn’t like was the way it was done. (view spoiler)[ Admiral Hoshiko was holding the gravity point with her prefabricated The story was going quite well, although a bit long winded at times, too many repeated descriptions and I lost count of the number of times and different ways we were told the Tokomak have many many more ships. Then just over half way through the book the Tokomak turned the tables on the human fleet. I didn’t mind that the Tokomak were able to produce a surprise, what I didn’t like was the way it was done. (view spoiler)[ Admiral Hoshiko was holding the gravity point with her prefabricated Fortresses when a fleet of Tokomak ships appeared behind her. Apparently these had been hidden by a group of freighters when they past through the system, somehow there were enough warships to defeat Hoshiko’s fleet of thousands of fully armed ships. Given the authors description of the superiority of the human ships this new Tokomak fleet must have been in the thousands. First, with all the high tech equipment, how could you miss thousands of massive warships even if they were using a few hundred freighters to hide themselves. If it wasn’t thousands, why did they run away and risk massive casualties by flying through the Tokomak’s main fleet? Unfortunately this wasn’t the only time the numbers didn’t make sense. When Neola takes her fleet back to N-Gann and falls into Hoshiko’s trap, the description just don’t make sense. ‘Quote’ “Your Excellency,” her aide said. “We lost ... we lost over two-thirds of the fleet.” Over a thousand ships, Neola thought. How can two thirds of her fleet be only a thousand ships? All the way through the book the author kept going on and on about how massive the Tokomak’s fleet was. (hide spoiler)] In some ways this wasn’t a bad Space Opera and I could quite easily see me giving three stars, but I just couldn’t ignore the inconsistencies.

  4. 5 out of 5

    William S.

    Kinda boring 60 years ago, some intergalactic aliens tried to kidnap a seal team which, to their dismay, took over their ship. Rather than turning their spoils over to the earth governments, they established a new government on the moon and started taking immigrants. In the process, they took the elite of earth which degenerated the earth into squalor, and set up the solar government into becoming an upstart galactic power. This was essentially the theme of the first set of books in this series, Kinda boring 60 years ago, some intergalactic aliens tried to kidnap a seal team which, to their dismay, took over their ship. Rather than turning their spoils over to the earth governments, they established a new government on the moon and started taking immigrants. In the process, they took the elite of earth which degenerated the earth into squalor, and set up the solar government into becoming an upstart galactic power. This was essentially the theme of the first set of books in this series, and it was exciting. This book was essentially an endless set of skirmishes where the underdog succeeds at winning no matter the odds. I didn't know whether to pan this book as boring or rated it highly for the writing skill and imagination shown. I decided to make it a four star so that no one will read this review. If you like reading an endless bunch of battle scenes where poor comparisons are made to WWII Japanese thinking then this may be the book for you. If you are bored by inaccurate and poor comparisons to Japanese philosophy while reading battle scenes where the winner succeeded in luring the other side into a trap, then you might not like this book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shane

    Three and a half stars. This is a decent book but it doesn't really offer much up towards the series. There is too great a reliance on the 'history' for this to really stand on it's own. It does have a clear beginning, middle and a strong conclusion but they don't really add the larger story arc. (view spoiler)[The biggest problem I had was with the 'tech' involved. What was a "Storm Shadow" and why was it only mentioned once and never used? Hammerheads create a moving black hole, what would Three and a half stars. This is a decent book but it doesn't really offer much up towards the series. There is too great a reliance on the 'history' for this to really stand on it's own. It does have a clear beginning, middle and a strong conclusion but they don't really add the larger story arc. (view spoiler)[The biggest problem I had was with the 'tech' involved. What was a "Storm Shadow" and why was it only mentioned once and never used? Hammerheads create a moving black hole, what would happen to a Gravity Point when a Hammerhead hits it. At one point a 'super-nova bomb' is casually mentioned, but what might happen if a Hammerhead (or a dozen) were fired into a star? Supposedly the Solar Union had a tech advantage in the battles, but it was never really seen. (hide spoiler)] The characters never saw anything other that military conflict and there wasn't any real development. This felt more like a contractual obligation fulfilled then a crafted installment to the series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Robert's Review Awesome, I need more alien butt kicking space drama. I think humans need more Linkships and just big old armored space cruisers to deal out some serious pain to the Tokomak empire. Thanks for the GoodRead.

  7. 4 out of 5

    2percentright

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Spoilers: I really liked the part where a single admiral decided on her own to commence an offensive war, ignoring her direct orders after losing a huge portion of her forces and with even keep resources than she started with. Gg

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Frank

    Great Series The book continues the story sci fi fans will love. The characters are compelling, description and action is well written and I already can’t wait for the next book to come out!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jared McIntyre

    Awesome This book was truly awesome. I hope to see more exciting technology. I can’t wait for Book 6 to be released.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Toins

    Action Pack I couldn't put the book down. It kept my guessing what would happen next! Great Book! I'm looking forward to the next one in the.series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Don Milligan

    This read much more like the middle of a series than the end. There was a lot of description of action, but it felt unresolved at the end. It still was a fun read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jess Crosby

    The battles were fun but not believable, even for the setting. The ratios of ships to damage was contradictory.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ray Ritchey

    Worth The Wait Only negative is the book is not on Kindle Unlimited... And the wait since the last book. One of the best books of the series - very well done!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ronald Creech

    Nice read Good story line with so.e twist and turns. Nice trying to guess where story is going and not being right most of the time.

  15. 4 out of 5

    James Laurence

  16. 4 out of 5

    Brian Williams

  17. 5 out of 5

    david almaguer

  18. 5 out of 5

    Troy Jeffries

  19. 4 out of 5

    clifford c fay

  20. 4 out of 5

    linda scofield

  21. 4 out of 5

    Darryl

  22. 4 out of 5

    Peter

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michael Nance

  24. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Geiter

  25. 5 out of 5

    Raul

  26. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Benoist

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rob

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bear

  29. 4 out of 5

    Noel T. Aird

  30. 4 out of 5

    Linda Bigelow

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