PLANETARY PARLEY
by Cameron Cooper

Iron Hammer 3.0

Space Opera Novel

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This is epic science fiction at its finest. Realistic far future worlds. Incredible characters and scenarios.

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Cameron knows how to tell a story, regardless of whether we are going back in history or forward in time.

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Until this book I had forgotten just how much I love good science fiction and Cameron’s is not just good, it’s exceptional.

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The concepts are staggering and intensely interesting.

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Into the Heartland of the Enemy

Danny and her allies risk traveling to the home world of the slavers, in an attempt to divert a war that experts all say is inevitable.   Danny is a reluctant participant, the only Carinad who thinks the diplomatic mission is a bad idea.  It puts her in direct opposition to Jai Van Veen, and threatens their decades long friendship.

Yet they must still work together to make the mission a success, even though it goes wrong right from the start…

Planetary Parlay is the third book in the Iron Hammer space opera science fiction series by award-winning SF author Cameron Cooper. The Iron Hammer series is a spin off from the acclaimed Imperial Hammer series, and features many of the characters and situations from that series.

The Iron Hammer series:
1.0: Galactic Thunder
2.0: Stellar Storm
3.0: Planetary Parlay
4.0: Waxing War
5.0: Ruled Out
6.0: Stranger Stars
7.0: Federal Force
8.0: Redline Rebels

Space Opera Science Fiction Novel

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by Hes Helm on Planetary Parlay
Tension and Thrills!

Wow!! What a read!! I enjoyed it tremendously!! When the Terrans invite a delegation to earth, I smelled a trap. I just never envisioned the scale of it.

Temperatures and tempers rise from the start and everything seems to just spiral out of control, very quickly!! The terror robs you of breath, the horror makes you cry and the action leaves you breathless with a racong pulse...

I could not put it down. I honestly thought, this is it, it is the end, there is no way out....Then the surprise twist in the story. The plot is complex and completely unpredictable, the way I like it. I loved it!!

I do recommend reading the series in order. Well done Cam on a magnificent book in this series!! I can't wait for the next one in the series!

by Juneta Key on Planetary Parlay
This is way I love space opera.

The writing is vivid. I love the world building. This is why I love space opera. I am a die-hard fan of this author. The characters are as well developed as the world. I am so happy I found Cameron Cooper as I am a voracious reader, and there is so much going on and the complexity. I highly recommend this series if you love space opera and science fiction. I am die-hard Star Wars fan and this feeds my craving for similar.

by Marjorie on Planetary Parlay
Diplomacy, deception, and delusions

This was not what I was expecting at all from the way book 2 ended, but also a much richer and more satisfying read than I was expecting too. What was going to be a covert rescue mission turned into a by invitation diplomatic mission. I think we all know by now that Danny is a bit too direct to make a good diplomat. Fortunately she has some awesome team members going along with her, as well a few surprising picks.



I won't into how the negotiations went other than to say if you are anticipating irreconcilable differences, that would only be the tip of the iceberg in what they had to deal with. Danny has no patience for long winded diplomats and niceties, and pleasant faced diplomats can't ever be taken at face value. And just when you think you are figuring out the subtext - you realize there is yet another group pushing their interests. This book added much more depth and nuance to the conflict between the two groups and had some very interesting implications for what is coming. Just enough action to keep things moving at a fast pace. I am especially interested to see what happens to Slate.



This is book 3 in a planned 8 book series. Each book contains a full and satisfying story arc, but are part of the bigger arc threading through them and end with lots of questions. Do read them in order as this is a series that builds from book to book.

by Kathy Z on Planetary Parlay
AWESOME

This series just keeps getting better and better. Danny goes to visit a planet she really wasn’t planning on going to. Things are not what they seem, things are getting more complicated, and the world building here is wonderful. I love everything about this new series. Whew. Another stay up late and read kind of book from this author. Outstanding!

by IngSav on Planetary Parlay
An awesome, unpredictable space adventure with captivating characters!

This was an edge-of-my-seat exhilarating ride with an intricate plot made interesting through plenty of strategic political and military machinations!

Detailed descriptions transported and immersed me into another fascinating new world. Cameron Cooper has made a Sci Fi fan of me after decades of voraciously reading everything else! I greatly admire and appreciate the skill and imagination deployed to create such complex worlds, spacecrafts, characters and their relationships.

I love these characters! Danny and her crew have been sent on a mission into new and dangerous surroundings but she also has other passengers on board to challenge and unsettle her. Relationships with characters from previous books were evolving and in some cases possibly breaking down...how these unfold over the course of the story really intrigued me too.

I can highly recommend this latest book in the Iron Hammer series and especially advocate reading all the books in order.
If you want to enjoy these characters in their fully enriched complexity then it's even better to read the Imperial Hammer series beforehand.

by Kathi Soniat on Planetary Parlay
Earth (Terran) Never Seemed so Strange!!!

The world-building here is absolutely phenomenal. Danny and a Team of Politicians / negotiators are visiting at the request of the Terrans. They all want to prevent a war. Danny believes it is inevitable, she is in charge of security for the team.

Brought to an island enclave, our team must deal with completely different set of values and circumstances. Each is assigned their own slave, who may get a little too close at times. Structures with no walls, an intriguing translator Slate, new technologies, and unpleasant histories are erased instead of learned from.

Parawolves provide a bright spot as always.

It’s like you are there. Detailed, imaginative and highly entertaining.

by Audrey Cienki on Planetary Parlay
Planetary Parley

Planetary Parley is Cameron Cooper’s third book in the amazing, new, space opera series, Iron Hammer. After reading the first two books in the series, I set a reminder in my calendar to look for this book and it more than lived up to my expectations.

Wow. Danny and her companions have been invited to the home world of the slavers and there is a lot of anticipation, and trepidation, by everyone on both sides. After all, these new people are slavers. What would you expect upon meeting a different civilization? Could you trust them? What would you do? What would you expect?

This book answers many of those questions and leaves you with more. This entire series is a must read for anyone who loves science fiction/space opera.

Thank you Cameron!


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