The book is awsome, if i should point at a thing, it's that the narrator gave (spoiler!!!) an african accent to a person planning a cue, which is a little to sterotypic for my taste. But with that in mind the rest is again awsome.
I absolutely love the space navy trope, however this is the first series of books to make me actually care for specific characters. Duelos and Cresida are the type of folks I wish I had as sergeant in the army.
I think I loved the ending the most. the final battle and they're finally home... I can't wait to read the next one!
So, the challenge I have with each new book is the overwhelming amount of time that is spent getting that 1 in 20,000 reader caught up with the first books. In book 5, the first two chapters are almost entirely spent on that 1 reader. That makes it very, very annoyning for the other 19,999 readers that dont want to hear the same thing for the 5th time..! Seriously, I don't know if I will make it home with the fleet. I'm almost certain not to. John Emry (sp..?) - aka the real authot is awesome and i could not hope to tell a story like him...but the re-hashing is making me punch out in a survival pod.
Spending chapter after chapter rehashing what 10's of thousands have read in the past 4 books. we dont need or want to be brought up to speed because - like any sane person - we read THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS....!!
Stop reading it...
The plot is very good. The intrigues and sabotages are still going on but Captain John Geary and his allies are beating them. They are slowly getting back back to their homeland with lots of sacrifices along the way. A very well written series and well performed by Christian Rummel..
Thoroughly engaging sci-fi fun! A strong emphasis on well thought out space battles reflecting the author's intimate knowledge of naval fleet action. Nice pluses include subtle satirical put downs of politicians and corporate culture.