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on September 9, 2017
This is a debut novel in a detail filled genre. The author didn't disappoint. The attention paid to the creation of his characters, the ships, the worlds, the forces governing each, were all astounding in a fledgling writer. He writes with a more seasoned skill. This book made my mind trespass into territory it doesn't often venture to. Military sci-fi is not a genre I normally read, but I have to say this book had me riveted very early on. The author's command of language makes me smile as I think of all the unique ways he has of painting an image in my mind. And the characters came to mean quite a bit to me, especially Cross and Kate. I was very pleased with how Cross grew and matured throughout the book and I can totally picture these people in my mind. My heart raced with each battle, wondering if the characters I had come to care about would survive to live, love and fight another day. I found myself reading some passages rapidly, desperate to know what happened next and other passages more slowly to savor the moments. I am very excited to see where TR takes this story next. I have no doubt that it will be an action filled ride, where I will alternately want to hug and smack the characters.
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on December 26, 2017
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T.R. Cameron

Lt. Commander Anderson Cross has a personality that makes him an excellent military commander with a few notable exceptions; he is hotheaded, competitive, stubborn and uses aggression before carefully evaluating situations and his opponent’s motives. He’s a great tactical chess-player if not a very good strategic one.

It is Lt. Commander Cross’s personality that involves his ship, the Washington D.C., in an armed confrontation with an opposing vessel. It is an accident that takes the D.C. in pursuant of the opposing vessel into unexplored space and an unfinished fight that destroys an alien holy site and fulfills one of the alien’s most treasured prophesies.

From that point on, mankind is forced to fight for existence as the aliens, possessors of strange and poorly understood technology, bring the fight across untold lightyears to destroy humanity and fulfill their prophesied destiny.

Wow. Trespassers is well written and edited, descriptive, and has well developed main characters. The plot and storytelling are appropriate to the genre and it contains the requisite technology, weapons and political wrangling to be a satisfying read for most sci-fi fans.

However, I guess I’ve read too many of these and even though I always enjoy them, I find them predictable and cookie-cutter to the point where I can visualize the dialog in my mind before I read it. The rash commander, the usually female stabilizing influence, the politically motivated senior commander(s), the wise all-knowing immediate superior commander who allows (sometime unwillingly) to let his rash sub-commander live out his ‘destiny’ and save the world. Such repetition is the nature of the genre and Trespassers fits the stereotype perfectly.
Despite the story’s stereotypical same old game, I enjoyed Trespassers and it should be enjoyed by tons of sci-fi readers as it takes its rightful place among the many.
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on December 22, 2017
Trespassers is a fast-paced, immersive ride with characters you care about on both sides of the struggle. The combat action is exciting and well-described; you don't find yourself far-reaching passages just to keep things straight. The dialogue flows well and never seems stilted.

Downloading the next installment as I write this!
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on June 17, 2018
A very solid sci-fi space opera, well crafted with care - but not slavery - to details and story development. An enjoyable read for those who love the genre and hopefully a great introduction to the genre, for those who do not already partake.
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on March 26, 2018
I loved this! What a great new world! Had to immediately go out and buy the rest!
This is so exciting. A new war. Will we win? will our favorite people live?
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on April 30, 2018
This is good space opera, but not great like the Honorverse or others. The plot is solid and well thought out, the characters are not cardboard cutouts but feel like real people. Definitely give it a try, your mileage may vary!
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on January 22, 2018
lucky/genius junior officers battle a technologically more advanced, but poorly led, military theocracy to save earth. four in the series so far with five on the way. i'm enjoying the opera.
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on November 20, 2017
Excellent work - good character development, great tech concepts, fully developed alien characters, religion, society; and a refreshing absence of porn. Just finished book 1 and will be starting #2 momentarily.
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on May 2, 2018
The characters are well thought out and their actions and motivation believable. The technology of both factions is well thought out. I have purchased the rest of the series and look forward to the rest of the story. I recommend this book..
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on November 27, 2017
TBH at the beginning it looked like a cheap Star Trek knock-off.
I was wrong.

I love the series - good atmosphere, lovable characters, character development, nice actions.
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