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A young ensign, recently graduated from the Northern Hemisphere Space Academy, is awakened abruptly in the middle of the night by alarms, flashing lights, and dire messages to abandon ship. The petite blonde pulls on some clothes and races through the spaceship in a desperate search for an available life pod-- but it appears all have already departed. So begins the epic story of Jenetta Carver. Get a tight grip on your book and prepare for an exciting adventure like few others because Jenetta is ready to take names and kick butts from one end of the galaxy to the other. She may be small, but she has an intellect as large as Colossus of Rhodes and makes General Sun-Tzu look like an amateur military enthusiast.

Book Reviews

A Galaxy Unknown (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 1)
Average rating
4.4 / 5
Enjoyed the world and stories of A Galaxy Unknown
October 11th, 2015
I have enjoyed this series (A Galaxy Unknown) since I picked up and read book one. I immediately bought #2 and so on. Just finished #9 and am looking forward, with great anticipation, to getting my hands on # 10 (Azula Carver). For me, each book had a satisfactory ending to major story lines and didn't leave you hanging.
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1 review
Enjoyed the book
May 26th, 2015
None stop action beginning to end. I found the book to be enjoyable. I will definitly read the next book in the series.
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1 review
Great book
February 19th, 2015
Immensely enjoyed this book couldn't put it down once started. I can't wait to start the second book
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
Pretty darn good
November 12th, 2014
Overall, pretty darn good 'space opera'. The characters are believable (if a little 2-dimensional), interesting plot with twists & developments, but the best aspect to me was the 'depth' of the universe & battle scenes - they're very believable & it seems entirely self-consistent & very well thought-out. However I agree with the previous reviewer: the biggest flaw (for me) was the near-perfection of the protagonist - and she seems to go from space-novice to expert far too quickly. But I enjoyed it nonetheless, read it quickly & bought the next installment. Well worth the $4AUD I paid for it.
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1 review
Unknown Galaxy
November 6th, 2014
Even better the second time. Jen Carver is someone to follow.
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A galaxy unknown 1
October 1st, 2014
A little predictable
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1 review
Good read
September 9th, 2014
Better than expected.
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1 review
Good read once you get into it
August 23rd, 2014
The beginning writing was awkward, but it does smooth out.Good storyline. Looking forward to reading the next one
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1 review
First time reading this author
August 10th, 2014
Good story line fast passed enough to keep your attention. Bought book 2 to see what happens next
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A Galaxy Unknown
July 22nd, 2014
This was an outstanding book. One of the best I have read on quite some time. I couldn't put it down even when I should have been doing other things.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
A bit of Honor Harrington in here
July 17th, 2014
If you can get past the stiffness of the first couple of pages, this is a pretty good space-opera yarn, and I've already bought the next one, so it was good enough to persuade me to invest more dollars and (more importantly) more time. I kept checking to see if this was listed under "Young Adult", but it seemed to grow up in almost-short order... (chew on that...) Y'know, I've been finding two or three solid recommendations a week in my BookBub feed. My profile was set to flag SF, detective/mystery, historical novels. Unfortunately, that sometimes results in historical romances and (by some odd logic), romantic detectivy/mystery novels. Oh well. The descriptions are usually sufficiently revealing that I can weed the breathless-romance ones out, without accidentally shelling out any money. But back to the review... DePrima has a reasonably spare style, without being terse, and he brings out enough of his characters' motivations to make them tick, without making the reader sick... i.e. informative and fits well within the story... not sappy. The only place where Deprima resorts to a sort of "deus ex machina" is having the hero gratuitously endowed with borderline magical physical/physiological gifts, halfway through the story. I suppose he wanted to give her some life experience of hurt and suffering, beforehand, so that she could empathize with mere mortals, once she'd become extra-hard-to-kill, and likely to live a very long time by your standards and mine. Overall, well done, I thought, and I expect to keep buying from the series until he disappoints me.
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A galaxy unknown
July 6th, 2014
Excellent read couldn't put it down.
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1 review
Great science fiction.
May 13th, 2014
Haven't finished it yet, but not far off! I haven't been able to put it down, it's a good exciting read. The author has a real knack for giving you a great description of the 'verse and how it works and why. Looking forward to continuing my journey with Jen Carver! Than you Mr DePrima
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Great read.
April 21st, 2014
I always like finding I'm at the first book in an established series. No waiting!
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Mr.
March 31st, 2014
The only thing that bothered me a bit while reading this marvellous pageturner, was the use of km on galactic scale. Lightyears or 'clicks' would have been better. How it feels like being misplaced, isolated and after gaining control over yourself getting respected because you act as is espected of you. That's the thing that does it, I guess. Living comes with roles, functions, relations. I guess one of the reasons SciFi is favorite among Aspies is that they/we often can relate to these feelings of isolation and skills.
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1 review
Exciting
February 15th, 2014
Loved the main character, Ensign Jenneta Carver. One cannot help but admire her. Its a grand adventure that takes you up and down to the end. Highly recommend it. Can't wait to read the next book.
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A Galaxy Unknown
January 26th, 2014
Excellent read, already looking for book II.
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A galaxy unknown book 1
December 25th, 2013
Excellent action packed .
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1 review
Aaa
October 31st, 2013
AaA very good read
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A galaxy uknown
October 22nd, 2013
A roller coaster ride reading this book,reminded me of David Webber's ,honor Harrington series, a good page turner.(:
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1 person found this helpful
October 6th, 2013
The work of Thomas DePrima is very good, with a well built environment and thought out political ramifications system. The only downside is that in this book the main character is just too perfect. She doesn't have any negative character flaws that make her truly believable, she has sort of a superhero aura. It's fun to read, and makes for great adventures in the series, but in this initial journey, Jenetta Carver doesn't have any intrinsic flaws she must confront within herself. However it is only the prologue in a grand story, and I found it worth reading. If you liked Honor Harrington, the chances are high that you'll like Jenetta Carver.
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1 review
Good read
September 4th, 2013
I found this a very good read. Quite predictable in places but still good.
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Galaxy Unknown
August 11th, 2013
Excellent space opera - a light, fun read.
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A Gaaxy Unknown
August 9th, 2013
Very nice read, looking forward to book 2.
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1 review
Awesome sauce
June 1st, 2013
Excellent space opera with an endearing lead heroine. The story moves quickly and develops the main character well. The action is well thought out and exciting. I'm looking forwars to getting stuck in to the next one! :D
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A Galaxy Unknown (book 1)
May 5th, 2013
Good read! Doing what's morally right isn't always the easy way, and heros, once the dust settles, make it look easy. This Book shows that striving matters more than the payoff
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