Makepeace Second Place Winner Rainbow Awards Best Gay Sci fi Futuristic Returning to duty following his long recovery from the injuries he sustained during the events recounted in Heart Scarab Shield Capt

  • Title: Makepeace
  • Author: Anna Butler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Second Place Winner 2016 Rainbow Awards Best Gay Sci fi Futuristic Returning to duty following his long recovery from the injuries he sustained during the events recounted in Heart Scarab, Shield Captain Bennet accepts a tour of duty in Fleet as flight captain on a dreadnought The one saving grace is that it isn t his father s ship bad enough that he can t yet retu Second Place Winner 2016 Rainbow Awards Best Gay Sci fi Futuristic Returning to duty following his long recovery from the injuries he sustained during the events recounted in Heart Scarab, Shield Captain Bennet accepts a tour of duty in Fleet as flight captain on a dreadnought The one saving grace is that it isn t his father s ship bad enough that he can t yet return to the Shield Regiment, at least he doesn t have the added stress of commanding former lover Fleet Lieutenant Flynn, knowing the fraternisation regulations will keep them apart Working on the material he collected himself on T18 three years before, Bennet decodes enough Maess data to send him behind the lines to Makepeace, once a human colony but under Maess control for than a century The mission goes belly up, costing Albion one of her precious, irreplaceable dreadnoughts and bringing political upheaval, acrimony and the threat of public unrest in its wake But for Bennet, the real nightmare is discovering what the Maess have in store for humanity It s not good It s not good at all.

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    1. Rating: 4most-ya know what, 5* of five#ReadingIsResistance to thinking all space opera is fluff, made to entertain the SFnal hoi polloiKEPEACE is anything but fluffy, silly, action-packd stuff. My 5 star review says that it's because its premise and execution made me shiver, hard to do by the third book in the TAKING SHIELD series. I should be ready for it. That's why I push y'all to get this series for #Booksgiving 2017.Okay, I surrender. I am officially Author Butler's fanboy. I'll be reviewin [...]

    2. Book 3 in the series, which must be read in order. Bennet is mostly recovered from the injuries he suffered in book 2, and is ready for active service again. He has to take his tour out of Shield, though, and ends up on a Fleet ship, although not his father's with the twin issues of Flynn and his Dad there. Bennet is also still doing his intelligence analysis work, and in so doing he stumbles across a secret project of the Maees which will change him, and may alter the whole war.In this book we [...]

    3. (Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews with a copy provided by the publisher / author for an honest review.)I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book. I thought it was coming out a couple months ago and was sooo disappointed when I found out I was incorrect! You might remember that I read and reviewed the two previous books in this series, Gyrfalcon and Heart Scarab and I was ecstatic over both.Well, now we have a new installment in the series. Do I like it as much as the previous ones? No. I [...]

    4. The ending just about killed me. I read the teaser chapter expecting to learn more about that last scene but of course I didn't get any answer!! Grrrrr!! Dear Anna Butler,Why did you do this to us??What am I supposed to do now??*takes deep breath*While the book is focused on Bennet, my heart broke for Flynn because we do get a few chapters from him and we can see how much he is still hurting after Bennet (And can I just say here how much I love Cruz?). And now that they're going to be on the sam [...]

    5. The. Best.However, if you are after erotica, UST, romantic relationship all that, this is not a book for you. This is pure sci-fi with a gay protagonist and a gay secondary character, who in this book is behind the scene. No sex in this installment, which doesn't make this book any less appealing. Like I said pure sci-fi. Love these books to pieces! :D

    6. I have followed this series with interest. Gyrfalcon, the first book, was so poorly written and edited that it was barely readable. However, if you were willing to slog your way through the bad writing, there was a good story to be found. The second book, Heart Scarab, was better written. Which brings us to the current book, Makepeace.It's still an interesting story, but and that's a big but. Bennet, the hero and central character is a Shield Warrior. Think Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and Delta Fo [...]

    7. I received a copy of Makepeace from the author Anna Butler in exchange for an honest review. Makepeace is the third in the Taking Shield series. If you like classic sci-fi mixed with issues from contemporary times (as I would argue does all great sci-fi), this is the series for you. The hero Bennet is an intelligent guy who is better with concepts than with people, which leads to his emotional crises in each book. Bennet is part of Shield (think special ops) and his family has traditionally been [...]

    8. I love this world and its characters (especially Bennet) so freaking much. <3The plot thickens and the discoveries on Makepeace? OMG. And Bennet having to make all these decisions on the ground and having to deal with Warrick-the-deserter and the fallout from that? *hugs him so much*This book, no this series, is pure sci-fi in which the main character(s) happen to be gay/bi/pan(?). I love that so much. <3My heart is aching so much for Bennet and Flynn. They haven't seen each other in two y [...]

    9. One thing Ms Butler does well is to create believable sci-fi spaceship settings and conditions into which she places her characters. Like the earlier two books in this series, I was well and truly drawn into the crew banter, oneupmanship, intrigue, wheeling and dealing, political games and corruption. The battle-action and fighting raised my heart-rate accordingly. The vindictive post-action inquiry re: loss of an entire dreadnought battleship was harrowing for Bennet as he ponders his career/fa [...]

    10. Review rounded up to 4.5. This cannot be read as a stand alone. Please read Gyrfalcon and Heart Scarab first if you haven't done so already. When the book left off in Heart Scarab, I noted in my review I was uneasy. Heart Scarab wasn’t quite a cliff hanger, but it had me drumming my fingers on the table going Hmm… I was still going Hmm… when Makepeace started. I knew this all had to be leading to something, but…what exactly, was the question. Premise of Makepeace is Bennett has been reco [...]

    11. Believe it or not, but Bennet was deteriorating as a Shield warrior. Actually, most of the military personnel were unbelievable in their reaction to the war that had been going on for more than a century. I mean, a century of war with drones and unknown alien, imagine how many people had already died in that war, and now you made scenes over a hundred dead people? I know this is fiction, but let's be a bit realistic. Remember World War II? It's human vs. human war that lasted only 6 years and 1 [...]

    12. This one is a lot lighter on the personal drama and heavier on political drama. I still hate the whole business with Rosie, please don’t let it drag into book four (which I will be reading immediately because this series is great!)

    13. Just as with the previous two books in this series, the third book is a ride from start to finish. While this one might start a little more slowly than the first two, it is thrilling, nonetheless, to see Bennet getting back into action after the devastating events from Heart Scarab. For those who have not read the series, I implore you to stop reading, go pick up the first book, and start there. This is not a series you can read out of order. To do so would be a disservice to yourself and the st [...]

    14. Original review on Molly LollyFour and a half stars!This story was so powerful. It brings all of the wonderful space opera elements that I love about this series and the science fiction that is so astounding that you can’t help but marvel at the world Ms. Butler created. I love Bennet in this book. He grows immeasurably as a person throughout the story. The witty repartee he and Felix enjoy is a fun diversionary tactic they both take part in to disperse tense moments. I truly enjoy reading the [...]

    15. This book was provided by Signal Boost Promotions and read on behalf of Thorns & Ink.I adore space operas. I really and truly do. This one was perfect in all of its glory. The imagery was fantastic. The character development is wonderful. Originally I was going to focus on just Makepeace, but I find myself wanting to talk the entire series. There are so many to choose from so I will keep that part short. I don’t hardly ever talk about covers, but through the entire series, each cover is, i [...]

    16. Book: MakePeace (Taking Shield #3)Author: Anna ButlerRating: 4 StarsJust like the first two books this was a very well written epic sci-fi drama with plenty of intrigue, political games, tensions between the crew, and corruption. I was looking to see where she would take Bennet’s story next after his injuries from book two and major changes in his life. She continues with her great ability to create fantastic action scenes that have your heart rate kicking up and your butt on the edge of your [...]

    17. 2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler 1) I enjoyed this story and want to go and read book 1: Gyrfalcon & book 2: Heart Scarab to read more of this world.2) This series really caught me in the first book. Things are going well for Shield Captain Bennet. In the second book, things go awry, and the third book, Makepeace, any hope of the main character getting out of a situation unscathed is not in the cards for Shield Captain Bennet. The political i [...]

    18. Whereas the second book leaned heavily on the relationship-side of things, Makepeace leaned heavily on the war, the military, and the sci-fi side of things. Bennet is now officially a screw up when it comes to relationships – and he’s found something strange about some information from Makepeace, a human colony that was taken by the Maess many, many years ago. Turns out, there might be some human prisoners. As the Maess don’t take prisoners – they just kill – he and other members of th [...]

    19. Spectacularly good. This is the best yet in this amazing series. It's a sweeping story full of action, heart-rending emotion, creepy aliens, magnificent tension, intriguing drama, corruption, and a whole lot of peril. This is book three and it really does not stand alone, so do read the first two books first. This book is completely engrossing and Bennet's personal and professional struggles continue to be riveting and have taken over my brain and my heart. It's full of excitement and feeling an [...]

    20. For the most part, I enjoyed this book. The plot had a clear understanding of a no win scenario, which made all those involved have a moral questioning of sorts. What got me was an romantic subplot that the main character Bennett was involved with, which seemed completely out of character for him. However, there is still another book to come which I will look forward to reading.

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