Out of the Black (Odyssey One, #4) by Evan Currie

Out of the Black (Odyssey One, #4)

Deep in blackest space, the Drasin have watched humanity’s journey to the stars—and determined that a species as barbaric as ours has no place in the cosmos.The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth’s greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey’s sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges f...

Details Out of the Black (Odyssey One, #4)

TitleOut of the Black (Odyssey One, #4)
Release DateMay 13th, 2014
GenreScience Fiction, Space, Space Opera, War, Military Fiction, Fiction, Military Science Fiction

Reviews Out of the Black (Odyssey One, #4)

  • Bradley
    The grand majority of this book doesn't really qualify as a space opera, but the end definitely squeaks it in. What do I mean? I mean this book just put me through the hell of watching the Earth get slowly destroyed by a war it simply had no right to think it could win, despite all the stockpiled weapons and munitions, the high tech drones or kinetic slingshots or nukes, and despite even the help of a few alien friends. The scale and scope of thi...
  • Per Gunnar
    I have been looking forward to this book since I read Homeworld. I have to say that I am certainly not disappointed. This is a great book. Eric Weston is back and he kicks butts. This time not so much in space but on the ground. Actually, this book is somewhat different from previous instalments in that a lot of it takes place as marine-style action on the ground. Although not my favorite type of reading compared to space action it is good stuff....
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Okay, so if you read my review of the third book in the series you know now that Earth is at least "holding out". But, " it don't look good!"The issue is very much in doubt with Earth being in much the same position in which General Custer found himself at Little Big Horn. So now with most of the fleet having fled to our erstwhile allies light years away and the "devouring alien threat" closing in the stakes keep getting higher.We get some excell...
  • Jennifer Lanak
    In the last book, the Drasin found Earth and started their attack. Captain Weston went down with his ship but didn't die. In this installment of the series, he wages war against the Drasin on land, primarily in New York City. Because of our penchant for war on Earth, the Terran humans (that's us) are better equipped to fight the Drasin drones; however, we are still outnumbered and low on effective ammunition. (view spoiler)[ What should have been...
  • Jon
    This being the fourth book in this particular series, if you are reading a review for it then you more then likely fall into one of two groups of people.The first group is comprised of people who have read the previous books in the series. In this case all that needs to be said is that it is just like the previous books, and this book very much feels like merely a continuation of the previous book. So, how you would feel about this one will be ex...
  • Adams
    Finished it in one day. This series really has it's hooks in me. I feel like a lot of time is spent on the technical aspects of space warfare, but the main character of Eric Weston still is allowed to develop into a compelling character. The fourth book in the series, real stakes have been built up, and a satisfying conclusion has been reached. Hoping for more, and the story seems like it could lead down a new path in to a very interesting direct...
  • Fred Hughes
    A stunning conclusion to a great series. After bringing the Drasin to Earth it's up to Eric Weston to get rid of them.Having crashed his starship into New York and surviving he seems he has been in constant battle with the Drasin.Soon wave after wave of Drasin are landing and chewing up the major cities.High adventure. Highly recommended
  • Herrick
    This book is incredibly poorly written AND edited.. save yourself.. put it down.. I didn't even finish it. It was terrible. I had to click finish on goodreads so it stopped showing me the cover.
  • Trish
    So this is the end of at least this first story arch in the Odyssey universe. Fortunately I know that there will be more to come (first a stand-alone novel at the end of this month that is set in the same universe and at least has one appearance by Cpt. Weston - so let's hope that there will be more in the not-so-distant future).Careful! Spoilers ahead!I have to say that it was a real treat to see Cpt. Eric Weston showing that he deserved all the...
  • Diane
    It's like this was written just for me! This is it. The enemy is attacking earth. We've got ground fights, space battles, nuclear explosions, hope lost. I loved it. It says this is the last one but the epilogue suggests more?!
  • Idamus
    What? That's it? But the bad guys are still unknown and out there, WTF?
  • Sean
    This is the dude equivalent of a trashy romance novel. And it's fantastic.
  • Patiscynical
    WowWhat a battle! The Drasin invade Earth, and the fight is on. This book is like a fabulous rollercoaster ride, or like your first ever parachute jump. It's an adrenaline rush all the way through.Eric Weston somehow survived the crashing of the Odyssey into Central Park, and is doing all he can to help save Earth from the Drasin. It's a fight to the death, and only one species can survive. There's heavy fighting all across the Earth, as the Dras...
  • Michael
    Before you pick up this book, please recognize it is a continuation of a series: you need to read the first book in the series titled Into the Black (Odyssey One, Book 1) [Remastered Edition](just click on the hyperlink on the book's name to be taken to the Kindle version of book one of the series).Overall this is a good installment to the series but, without having a spoiler, it did seem to drag quite a bit and at the 35% mark on my Kindle I was...
  • Peter Roseman
    While Evan's work didn't falter one bit, my own personal taste does not favor serious Warring, military Sci-fi. If you love a great war story, this will totally fill you. Characters were completely approachable and believable, as were the imagination of disintegrating Earth. Mine is the hard science, which was for my part, completely believable and plausible as described and kept me in the read. And it totally helped fuel the anxiety of this conf...
  • Lynn Aoude
    I have to say that this is one of the best space operas I've ever read. Action-packed, with not moment of boredom, the plot manages to develop all vectors of the war leaving you with no questions regarding the immediate situations and their solutions. Nevertheless, it still keeps you wondering about the distant happenings and the big picture. The interplay between the characters is interesting too, even if it's only on the military level. The one...
  • Kevin
    Earth ravaged and savedAnother action packed book in the series and leaves the reader looking at the next book. The introduction of Gaia is interesting. Not sure where that will go. The rescue in the end is great. A lot of questions left to the next book. Worth the read if a bit predictable.
  • Ian Penman
    Series keeps getting betterAnother great part of this series well told and descriptive. Characters fill their plots superbly and interacting with others to a high degree. Can’t wait to start the next chapter. I am finding it difficult to put it down spending as much time immersing in the pictures that are described
  • Michael Wood
    Better and Better!The "Odyssey Series " just keeps getting better and better. Each book introduces so many new elements of the complex story that I am in awe of Currie's ability to weave them into a coherent whole.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS BOTH AN INDIVIDUAL BOOK AND AS A SERIES
  • Elizabeth Bone
    The fight is on!The saga continues as Terran existence is driven to the brink. Biting my nails and flipping pages furiously, seeing our hero take the fate of our world upon his human shoulders. Long live Eric Weston! Onto book 5!
  • Michael Fraser
    Call to actionThe earths owns Immortal fighting to desrtroy the enemies alongside it's warrior's and heroes, the deadliest machines and human dna construction going all all out to complete their ancient programming to destroy all flesh and blood beans.
  • Jim Kratzok
    Keep the coming!I've thoroughly enjoyed this series. The action is nonstop. The Earth is in danger of complete destruction by the Drasin hordes. Captain Weston seems invincible though which is a good thing. He has more lives than a room full of cats.
  • Ken
    Good seriesGood reading and interesting. I read it quickly, it was so enjoyable. Excellent example of this genre! I liked the twist at end to set up for last book. Yes I am going to start reading it now!
  • Mick Bird
    The battle continuesThe Drasin have come to destroy earth and it's people, but they find it harder than they expected. Captain Weston, is still up and kicking. But help is coming.
  • Nicholas
    It was a great listen for the fourth in the series. The space battles were on par with a lot of sci-fi out there and it kept me riveted until the end. Definitely, pick this up if you are very invested into the series.
  • Eric
    An excellent read! Really enjoying this series.
  • Tim
    Book 4 and I am still entranced. This book was a page-turner as much as the first three. Going to start on Book 5 very soon.
  • Kurt
    Changing narrators was disappointing but the story still has my attention.
  • Kristina
    I really enjoyed the first 3 in the series but had a hard time with this one.
  • Dennis Plante
    Best in the seriesGreat action packed book. Best in the series, I was on the edge of my seat often. Loved everyone, and everything in this book. Would highly recommend it.