The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith

The Last Praetorian

By Mike Smith

  • Release Date: 2012-11-02
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 148 Ratings
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Commander Jonathan Radec is a man trying desperately to escape from the mistakes of his past. Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive. However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him; that to make matters worse has become the target of his infatuation. Much to the dismay of his ex-girlfriend recently elevated to President of the Confederation who is still very much in love with him; and capable of making his life a living hell.Surrounded by a galaxy that is beginning to tear itself apart, with enemies on all sides and now unwillingly tasked with trying the save the Confederation – to whom he has little regard for. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew that consists of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all that would fight to the death for him and a past which possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.A Science Fiction adventure / romance, which tries to answer the question - “Can you ever find redemption for the mistakes of your past?”


  • Paid for the second one!

    By Tw236
    Cracking story
  • A good read but.......

    By Eayr55
    A good book worth the read, but some character names seem lifted from other books Senator Rione of the Callas Republic is in Jack Campbell's lost fleet books, Valerian steel sword George RR Martins Game Of Thrones, but I did enjoy the book and off now to get the second one
  • Readable if you can turn off your brain

    By MacKoldo
    I love SF but authors must know Science. This one does not. Mike have no idea about motion in space and thinks that ships in space fly as planes in air (probably because StarWars). I mean I can accept FTL drives but loops in space or braking an reversing in seconds is just laughable. He also has a problem understanding speeds and distances or the effect of rail gun projectiles. The list goes on and on. On top of that, the timescale is wrong and adults behave like adolescents. If you are not worried about any of that, you will enjoy it.
  • Gripping !

    By Vydarr
    A gripping read that left me wanting to read the next book in the series as quickly as possible
  • The Last Pretorian

    By foofeee
    A cracking good story! Kept me turning the pages, can't wait for the next book.
  • Fun and engaging novel

    By Nova_shenron
    I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable book. There's credit due, and in no particular order other than how they pop into my head, for the: technical explanations (which suited me as a geek/curious mind); interesting and not at all contrived feel of flashbacks and such; well defined plot with twists and a little for everyone by way of action, romance, introspection etc; and believable characters. Very much looking forward to the next in the trilogy.
  • Excellent, fast paced book

    By Chuckinlowfell
    Excellent fast paced read
  • The Last Praetorian.

    By Alastair Hendrie
    This book needs a good proof-reader and editor. There are so many spelling errors that it becomes frustrating to try to read more than a chapter at a time. Definitely another mind and pair of eyes should have looked at this work before publication.
  • The last praetorian

    By R.l.sanders
    Excellent, kept me rivoted.
  • Excellent read!

    By oryzaephilus
    I thought this book was excellent. I've not really been a big fan of reading fiction, but after reading the first chapter I was captivated by the characters and plot lines, which where both well written. I read the book from start to finish in 3 days, with me not getting much else done in that time! But well worth it, looking forward to the follow up book!