The story is moving so slooowly. After 2 books I really have to throw in the towel. The story is flat and repetitive, the characters are even flatter.
This is one of the best books I have heard/read but it is also one of the most liked sci-fi books out there.
This book compares well to Ender's game. Both are heavily focused on a certain task and sticks with it with no distractions at all except elements that are natural to the situations which enhances the experince.
My favourite scene (spoiler) .... was when Captain Falco had taken all the ships. After that you still had a hope that some of the ships would come back and a feeling you had to be extra careful since we are lot fewer now (like I was part of the story).
No, but I sometimes saw images and had to stop with what I was doing so I could live in the book.
I was hooked on the first book in the series. Now I need more credits! I can't wait. The Character development really takes off in this book. You start to care for and hate various characters and wonder what evil some will resort to.
I would have given 4 stars but the author could have combined all these books into 2. He must have split them up to make more money. Way too short to be worth a credit.
This second book was effectively ruined for me by the author's obsession with ponderously and repetitively going into Geary's and the Co-President's fears that power might go to his head. The only, ONLY part of that that was effective was when he was tempted to have the leader of the mutineers shot. That one scene revealed the danger but all the other instances of his self-doubt and the Co-Presidents accusations were way, way too much. I'm afraid the next book is going to continue with this and I may regret buying it.
Avid science fiction & fantasy reader.
The first book in this series is by far the best. The details described in the first book that give it uniqueness and help develop the characters is excellent - however these details are described again in full detail in this book.
It makes the book fall short, in my opinion, as it spends so much time re-explaining both major and minor details instead of further developing the story.
It was still good but I hope hoping that, since Geary was restoring not only tactics but faith to the Alliance fleet, that he would have higher moral standards when it comes to his personal life.
but it just didn't do it for me.
Too short for a credit and way too predictable.
unmemorable and tough to enjoy the action when there was any.
can't recommend this to anyone