The Last Praetorian

Rated 4.55/5 based on 29 reviews
Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past. Surrounded by a galaxy beginning to tear itself apart. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew consisting of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all of whom would fight to the death for him, and a past that possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive. More
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About Mike Smith

Mike Smith is 32 years old Project Manager. He has been writing stories for as long as he can remember having started with fan-fiction, before progressing to writing SciFi novels.

His debut novel The Last Praetorian, the first book of The Redemption Trilogy is now available on all good eBook stores.

He spends much of his free time, when not writing, playing with his children...really a full time job.

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Review by: Shayne T Wright on May 4, 2017 :
A rapidly absorbing book. Have a crack at it, you won't be disappointed but you may loose some sleep in a rush to get to the next chapter.
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Review by: Poreman on March 29, 2016 :
Great read!!! This book "hooked" me and I couldn't wait to buy and read all of Mike's books in this series. Keep writing Mike!!
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Review by: Pete Anderson on Aug. 19, 2015 :
I liked this quite a bit, 3.5 to 4 stars.
Okay, caveats, it started out a bit uneven, executions over trifles then 'I don't kill', seemed kind of conflicted but progressed well. It felt like as the story progressed, Mike found his stride and the mid-to-end was pretty good. Enjoyable. I finished it in two days, in reading piecemeal between other tasks. Only bigger caveat I think I would mention is the starship physics, spaceships don't have control surfaces and don't slow down when their engines quit. Newtons First & Second Laws. Wikipedia RCS.
This is more apt to atmospheric bound vehicles, but this is a minor nit and it wouldn't stop me from finishing the series by any means. The characters had depth & were well drawn and you are definitely left bought into wondering what happened w/ Sofia that turned the story arc as it did. Going to hit up Sunfire next and see where Jon ends up this cycle. With people hunting his head again, little doubt.
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Review by: James Jenkins on June 11, 2015 :
I am giving this 3 stars even though I read only 46% before putting it down. The transition back and forth between times is well done, hence the 3 stars instead of 2.

This work is better described as a space opera than science fiction. The reason I stopped reading is the characters change their character/personality to enhance the plot. In one scene Jon cuts the heads off of his subordinates for trifle causes, in another he hates to harm anyone with out significant reason.

In the end the inappropriate and unbelievable personality changes just got to be more than I could stand. Otherwise it was a fine space opera.
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Review by: Harold Roberts II on July 14, 2013 :
One heck of an awesome read. I am praying for Sofia and Jon to realize they love each other.
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Review by: Marcus on May 7, 2013 :
Just finished it and must say a real good read, the characters are well developed, the story is good and you just keep reading. So for my taste that it what makes a good book. So keep 'em coming. Still not sure who I like more, Sofia or Miranda ;)

Cheers and thanks for sharing it with us
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Review by: Larry B. Gray on March 27, 2013 : (no rating)
One of my favorite genres is science fiction/space opera and The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith is the epitome of this genre. I really liked this book.

The storyline was full of non-stop action and adventure. It was hard to catch my breath between the twist and turns. Mike Smith did a great job developing the story making it easy to follow and get into. This was one of those stories that I did just that and got absorbed by it. The action and space battles were written in such a way as to be very real and believable.

I also liked the way the author developed each of the main characters. The background into their lives and history made it easy to identify with each of them. I found myself cheering them on. It was hard not to get emotionally involved with each character.

I really enjoyed The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith and highly recommend this book to all readers.

[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.]
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Review by: William Smith on March 26, 2013 :
It was very good, save for some grammatical and syntax errors. (Most common ones were not using contractions during speech; when people are speaking, they generally use contractions.)

Other than that, it was an excellent book, and I am anxiously awaiting the 2nd one.
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Review by: redfox on March 10, 2013 :
Extraordinary good story with well developed characters! Concering content it is a 5star book but due to grammar/syntax/typing errors it's 4stars... because you still understand the story quite well. Nevertheless, it needs some slight proofreading...
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