Archangel One
An elite squadron must go undercover behind enemy lines in this thrilling new space adventure from the author of the Odyssey One series.Humanity has reached an uneasy truce with the Empire—but unless the allies bring the fight to the enemy, extinction is all but assured. In preparation for the inevitable next war, Commander Stephen Michaels is at the helm of the Archangel Squadron, and his orders are simple: go rogue.Disguised as mercenaries, Commander Michaels and the Archangels seek valuable intelligence on their imposing foe. Their mission takes them deep into uncharted territory, where they make inroads with the Empire, fiercely guarding their true identities and purpose. Fighting for the enemy goes against everything they stand for, but these are desperate times.As their deception increases, so does the risk. With the Empire’s deadliest secrets within reach, Commander Michaels and the Archangels accept a mission that will take them even deeper into the Imperial fold. They know all too well that one wrong step won’t just end their lives—it could end their entire civilization.

Archangel One Details

TitleArchangel One
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 1st, 2019
Publisher47North
ISBN-139781542004862
Rating
GenreScience Fiction

Archangel One Review

  • Indi Eleanor
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent plot advancementI loved the plot and seeing more of Stephanos was great. I thought this felt like a return to the Odyssey One style which has prompted an entire series rereading
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    I've been following Evan Currie's Odyssey One series for several years now (and yes, loving this military scifi series).Now, new technology has created the Archangel Squadron of ships to be led by Commander Stephen "Stephanos" Michaels . Their orders are to impersonate mercenaries as they move into deep space seeking intelligence to help defeat the Empire.I love the action, the technology, and the characters in these books. Archangel One gives Stephanos a larger role in this parallel series con I've been following Evan Currie's Odyssey One series for several years now (and yes, loving this military scifi series).Now, new technology has created the Archangel Squadron of ships to be led by Commander Stephen "Stephanos" Michaels . Their orders are to impersonate mercenaries as they move into deep space seeking intelligence to help defeat the Empire.I love the action, the technology, and the characters in these books. Archangel One gives Stephanos a larger role in this parallel series connected to the larger Odyssey series, but focusing on the mission of intelligence gathering.Stephanos, with his willingness to take risks, is perfect for the mission. These books are like graphic novels in many ways. There's a screenplay quality to this series, and the books are action, not character driven. The characters are likable, and I appreciate the continuity from book to book with its ensemble cast. The books are great fun, full of suspense, and hard to put down. NetGalle/47 NorthMilitary SciFi. Sept. 1, 2019. Print length: 272 pages.
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  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Oddly enough, this isn't listed as the 8th book in the Odyssey One series; but note that Archangel One is not a book you would want to read without having read the previous novels. That said, I loved every moment here and always enjoy reading each book as they come out. For this particular book, we're following a more tangential storyline (as in King of Thieves) since we follow Stephanos and his new crew as they do some More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Oddly enough, this isn't listed as the 8th book in the Odyssey One series; but note that Archangel One is not a book you would want to read without having read the previous novels. That said, I loved every moment here and always enjoy reading each book as they come out. For this particular book, we're following a more tangential storyline (as in King of Thieves) since we follow Stephanos and his new crew as they do some privateering (aka "pirates") to uncover more intel about the Empire.Stephan Michaels, better known as Stephanos, has followed Commodore Eric Weston through so many battles, both with the Archangel Squadron and then as navigator of the Oddyseus. But Weston has a special assignment for the Archangels: go deep undercover into outlying small star systems and find out more about the Imperials. The Empire is much stronger than the Priminae/Earth alliance and any information obtained could be vitally important.Similarly to when we followed Captain Morgan and the Autolycus (who makes a brief appearance in this book) rather than the main characters, here we follow Stephanos as he takes specially refitted craft into the farthest reaches of the empire in order to make new 'friends' and discover more about the Empire's strengths and weaknesses. It means the small collection of ships will have to find conflicts, present themselves as aid, and then make associations that they can use later. Stephanos finds the perfect location in a small star system in which two small factions are fighting beneath the Empire's nose.As with previous novels, we have some great humor, interesting battles, and a lot of gung ho spirit. Weston appears nominally this time; it's mostly about Stephanos and Mila and the Archangels (including Noir and Cardsharp). We also get a bit more backstory on Stephanos, a few more reveals about the nature of the empire, and a few contacts with Odysseus, who is now a 'teen' in spirit.Archangel One (and in fact the whole Odyssey One series) isn't your dad's science fiction full of techy talk and high concepts; rather, it is a series that greatly owes much to the same elements that we loved in movies like Star Wars. The bad guys behave very similarly to the Star Wars Empire officers, almost comically so. But at heart, it is military sci fi, of a very North American feel. And it's just a fun ride always that is easy to follow and something you feel good after reading. I greatly look forward to the next in the series. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.
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  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    A military scifi novel about a squadron of new high-powered spaceships and a plan to infiltrate the all-consuming Empire that rules over the galaxy. The Archangel ships are designed by Earth and its allies to fly faster and with more ease in controls than any fighter ever. Yet, the brunt force and shear number of the Empire’s force causes the Earth’s forces to get creative. Their idea: to go undercover as ‘privateers’ in order to find intelligence about the enemy.Recruitment, training, and polit A military scifi novel about a squadron of new high-powered spaceships and a plan to infiltrate the all-consuming Empire that rules over the galaxy. The Archangel ships are designed by Earth and its allies to fly faster and with more ease in controls than any fighter ever. Yet, the brunt force and shear number of the Empire’s force causes the Earth’s forces to get creative. Their idea: to go undercover as ‘privateers’ in order to find intelligence about the enemy.Recruitment, training, and political details take up the first half of the book. And then the mission starts to take shape. I didn’t know that this books takes place in a world the author has written about in several series. He does give sufficient background to get the reader caught up to speed. It wasn’t that that hampered my enjoyment of the book…I had two main problems with the book: questionable character choice and a heavy dose of the physics of flight. One of the Empire’s noblemen is introduced in the first several chapters of the book and at first I thought this was going to be one of those books where were get a point of view from both sides of the conflict. But the character disappears, not to be heard from for most of the novel. There’s also several entities that live of a couple of the ships that have the ability to read thoughts. I wasn’t really sure about their role in the book. As observers of human behavior?The second criticism is more of a ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ issue. I can only handle so much of the ‘vector’ talk when in space, and this one was very heavy in all of it.What I did like about this book is the problem solving of the crews. Their ingenuity and outside-the-box thinking kept them one step ahead of the Empire’s forces for much of the novel.Ultimately, this one felt like “wrong book, wrong time” for me.3 out of 5 stars.For my full review: https://paulspicks.blog/2019/08/22/ar...For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog
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  • Duskangelreads
    January 1, 1970
    DNFd at 10%!This review can also be found on Dusk Angel ReadsNormally, I wouldn’t review something that I only read about 10% of before DNFing but as there was a pretty specific thing I had an issue with I wanted to share.So my issue with this book is straight up the writing. As I said I only read about 10% of this one before DNFing, so the writing might have improved after that, I don’t know. What I read though I found very difficult to get through. Firstly, some of the writing was quite techni DNFd at 10%!This review can also be found on Dusk Angel ReadsNormally, I wouldn’t review something that I only read about 10% of before DNFing but as there was a pretty specific thing I had an issue with I wanted to share.So my issue with this book is straight up the writing. As I said I only read about 10% of this one before DNFing, so the writing might have improved after that, I don’t know. What I read though I found very difficult to get through. Firstly, some of the writing was quite technical and I just didn’t understand what was being talked about. This is an adult Sci-Fi and I don’t have a tonne of experience with the genre or a tonne of knowledge. So, with all the technical terms I was a little lost.Next was the speech between characters. It all felt very formal. Like there wasn’t emotion or meaning behind it and the conversations just felt forced and didn’t flow. I don’t know how else to describe it, so I hope you kinda understand what I mean. Lastly, the writing itself was just bland. I just didn’t find myself interested or hooked in any way as the writing just felt flat.I didn’t get far enough in to really have strong thoughts on the characters or plot yet but the writing is the reason I DNFd and I just wanted to share that.
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  • D. E.
    January 1, 1970
    An EC. SYFY. Novel of Deep Space (AO)EC. has penned a Deep Space SYFY action adventure which puts a small fraction of humanity looking for weaknesses as they try to mount a protecting offense against an overwhelming force. The group assigned to do deep space under cover are a match for some of the weapons the enemy have and there are others they have no chance. They set course with as much data as they can that will help Old Soldiers. This is an excellent read for the genre.....DEHS
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  • Patiscynical
    January 1, 1970
    Jumps around a lotI enjoyed this book, but there was a lot of jumping back and forth. Call it three and a half stars.This is another book in the Odyssey series, and while Eric Weston is a prominent character, the book focuses more on Stephen. He's in charge of a new type of ship, and new tactics. I felt like the first half of the book was kind of unfocused, and went back and forth between characters too much, but the second half was pure adventure.Results: if you enjoyed the series, then you'll Jumps around a lotI enjoyed this book, but there was a lot of jumping back and forth. Call it three and a half stars.This is another book in the Odyssey series, and while Eric Weston is a prominent character, the book focuses more on Stephen. He's in charge of a new type of ship, and new tactics. I felt like the first half of the book was kind of unfocused, and went back and forth between characters too much, but the second half was pure adventure.Results: if you enjoyed the series, then you'll get a kick out of this.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    A good outline of a storyThe editor should have been given more time/leeway on this book, to flesh out the characters and the story a bit more and to make the exposition (e.g. explanations of tactics and background) more natural. I'd have liked to take out unnecessary names in dialogue and reduce the number of adverbs, too. That said, this is a good romp of a story, and the battle scenes got quite exciting. I'll definitely think seriously about buying the next one.
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  • BobA707
    January 1, 1970
    Summary: I love these books, you know what you are going to get but not quite how. This is fast, furious and plenty more to come. Classic SF. Ok a few oddities (like the being Odysseus), but it all sort of fits. But as ever a book to read but not think about too much.Plotline: Fits into the pattern.Premise: Generally it worksWriting: The reader is right there in the action. Great.Ending: Oh yes, but more to come.Pace: Never a dull moment!
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  • Dow
    January 1, 1970
    Always myy favorite series to look forward to. Another fascinating wild ride in the "Into The Black" series. Evan Currie is hands down my favorite author now. You'll enjoy this a lot, but be sure to read all the series in order if possible. Earth is expanding outward doing what we do best here.
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  • Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoy Evan Currie's writing style and attention to detail. The mix of technological advancement and thoughtfulness makes these stories a lot of fun to read. My only wish would be for the story ark to move a little further in each increment and allow for a more definitive feeling of the ark leading to a conclusion. Keep writing these great stories!
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  • Brenda Mcallister
    January 1, 1970
    Rather good book that keeps you interested to the end and leaves you curious about what happens next. Good characters, motives you understand and mysteries to solve. Will Odysseus continue to learn from his human companions and why is the Empire so set on destroying certain humans. Lots of action and unique ideas.
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  • James L
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful readKnown charactors continue to adapt to new and challenging situations which leads to an enjoyable read. Even the bad guys learn and adapt which is very refreshing.
  • vickie watson
    January 1, 1970
    New readerI'm a new reader to this author. I hate to say I was a little lost in this book. The title makes it seem to be the 1st book in a series, but as I read it I felt like I came into it in the middle. I think I'd have liked it more if I knew the backgrounds.
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  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    Very good. The author is very prolific, and his talent shines thru with an interesting plot, good dialog, and some humor. Recommended for military sci-fi fans.I really appreciate the advanced copy for review!!
  • Harry McCudden
    January 1, 1970
    I was not sure about this book, but I'm so glad that I've read it and it is well crafted and an engaging read. I'm so impressed with the quality of books in the Si-Fi section of books. This is one that was excellent and I commend you not to miss it.
  • Steven B. Starks
    January 1, 1970
    Great spinoffStill quickly paced as Currie adds more detail to this confusing and intriguing universe. I do detect some of the possible story arcs though whereas in the original series there were surprises.
  • David Beck
    January 1, 1970
    Humanity is still in the midst of a brutal battle with a force who wants to wipe them from the universe. An uneasy stalemate gives the Earth time to assemble a squad of mercenaries commanded by Michaels that is sent out to learn more about the Empire.
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  • Ken Macfie
    January 1, 1970
    Terribly old fashionedDon't know when,or why,for that matter, this was written. Dreary cowboys and Indians in space. Gave up halfway as it wasn't getting any better and life's too short to read this drivel.
  • Colleen Elizabeth Edwards
    January 1, 1970
    Great readHad to give this five stars, because it was different and excitingThe characters are interesting and show humour, the world portrayedFascinating look forward to next book definitely recommend
  • John Mann
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait for the next in the seriesGreat to be reunited with all the characters from the Odysseus novels in a fast moving storyline.This Other in the Archangel One series (I hope!!!) was a belter.
  • Joshua Gluck
    January 1, 1970
    Was fairly disappointed with this book, felt like half a story that got pushed out so that the author had something published. Or more like Part I of a multi-part book, because it is at least an individually contained arc I suppose.
  • Justin Redman
    January 1, 1970
    Currie never fails to write great space opera This is a great action and the characters drive that. The action is very well done with new technology that helps the storyline really do well Loved it
  • Frank Maurer
    January 1, 1970
    Battle Action with stealth techSci fi enthusiasts will love this techno thriller. Warships use tech and strategies to baffle superior forces. Finally finished reading in two days
  • Joel Baass
    January 1, 1970
    Another great one.This one sets up a new arc in the story and we get to focus on the Archangels for most of the book.I’m glad the story has continued to hold its own.
  • Seth D
    January 1, 1970
    Yet another awesome book by Evan! The characters and story just grab you and don't let you go even at the end! I cannot wait for the next one!
  • john cooper
    January 1, 1970
    Great readI love the into the black series, the next instalment can never come fast enough. Great work keep it up.
  • Micheal
    January 1, 1970
    The Story Progresses A great follow on to the story going into a Cold War type situation. Great suspense and action it holds your attention.
  • Robert Thompson
    January 1, 1970
    Too short and spread apart. It feels like the first part of a 4-5 part book. It's nice to catch up with the old gang but I could have done with more time moving the plot forward.
  • Steve Hurcombe
    January 1, 1970
    Another thrilling storyline opening up.Evan is doing a good job expanding the character's view of their new found neighbours. I'm looking forward to the next book!
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