I found the cultural interplay between the characters interesting: latin american vs. north american.
Comet, as she was the central character and is very dynamic.
I enjoyed the story, but it did not have as much action as the previous 2 books. I am looking forward to any more books in the series.
This is the continuation of the Troy Rising series and if you loved it like the rest of us you will clearly need to keep reading to see what happens next.
Unfortunately up until this book the Troy Rising series has been pretty balanced between getting to know characters and the action of actually dealing with aliens and this book just doesn't cut it for me. There is SO much time spent on explaining how Latin/South American culture is basically inept in any sort of meaningful success and how the "Norte's" are trying to whip them into shape that the book leaves little room for any actual story moving forward. I do really like how it provides new perspective for events we have glimpsed before but the bottom line is I bought this book to know more about the conflicts between Earth and the Aliens and I was subjected to way to much filler.
While Comet is pretty well the main character for this story I still like Tyler the most. He is a home grown no nonsense kind of man who gets things done. Good Man.
Latin America = useless
Fast-paced pro-american and imaginative
The only book that has held my attention this amazingly was Peter F Hamiltons books. My favorite of which is the Commonwealth Saga.
The creation of the Troy.
Read it, love it, cry because it's over and you want to read more!
Recommend if you want to keep up with the Troy Rising series. Otherwise this would be the book to skip.
Yes, Troy Rising universe still has potential
Boyett is the voice of the series.
Not quite the "page" turner as the previous 2 books. On Ringo's blog forums he posted that while writing he knew readers would "get sick of cultural commentary". Now he is "noodling" on what to do next. Having a battle globe show up and wipe out the enemy isn't exciting enough for an entire book. I hope he can think of something to get back on par with books 1 and 2.
Yes I would Because it was intresting
Tyler Vernon was an execellent character but wasnt in it all that much
When Termal Died and When James almost Died
I found very little enjoyable in this book. About 2 hours was great. This middle was just so much filler.
This book series is not a deep insightfully look into very tech savvy future like books from Peter Hamilton or Alastair Reynolds. It is more of a fun “RA RA GO EARTH” book series that is easy to follow and addictive, kind of like a Rambo movie but good. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
I am aging and waiting for the NEXT book in this series. This is a masterful , adventures, funny series. I have listened to this series three times. John Ringo must shoot out the next one soon, I know it is there, somewhere in his head. He can't leave me hanging. Is it good? DUH !! It's a 6 star.
I am a Coast Guardsman. I spent a lot of time underway and I could empathize with the competent personnel in the book. Back in the post Viet Nam era military we had some of the same problems. They were overcome by less intense methods but in combat I could see the lead character being just this way.
The everyday problems of daily living in space were carefully considered and delt with.
I read the book before I listened to it. I usually do this because my mind builds a different world in my mind. This gives the book a whole new flavor.
I did listen in a single setting. I travel a lot.
The performance of this book was great but the story didn't do it for me at all. I really enjoyed the first two books but this one felt like it was a "let's do a slightly bigger battle than normal...but I must fill 13 hours of content first with boring, non-space human culture stuff".
I don't want to give too much away but I'm fairly certain that at least 80% of the book was dedicated to...Latin American culture and issues with the clashing cultures of North Americans and Latin Americans.
The ending battle was a bit boring as well. I'm not sure how much I should give away but it basically goes exactly as expected: the enemy is still stupid but a little less stupid now and manage to actually hurt the humans...until the humans win, of course. Now I'm not expecting someone to write a story about humans losing (especially since the previous books built up the human's capabilities so much that it would also seem stupid that they would lose) but the final battle was just ridiculous with the humans having an almost unlimited amount of chances to keep coming back.
The battle strategy of the enemy also didn't make sense. They are not winning the war on one front with one species...so let's start a fight with another species on another front!? That's bothered me during this entire series but this final book was so disappointing it's hard to overlook it anymore.