I love this series. I hope there's going to be more books in the series. It's one of those books you can't wait to see what happens but you don't want it to end.
This was just a good, fun read. The continuation of an intriguing SF series that doesn't get too bogged down into the scientific technicalities. (Not that Hard Science doesn't have it's place in Sci-Fi; I just enjoy the occasional guilty pleasure of a good entertaining story.) This book picks up where Citadel left off. Lots of Fighting between Aliens; with Tyler Vernon working to make the Galaxy safe for mankind (and not so safe for hostile aliens.) There is one section where "Comet" Parker recites an insult rant against some Rangoran's; that I just had to laugh my A$$ off. I don't think I have enjoyed a SF series this much since I read (and reread many times) The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy; almost 30 years ago.
"Comet" Parker: She gets all of the best lines.
If I could have, I would have; But there are these things called work and sleep that I had to fit-in.
I don't quite understand the negative reviews from people claiming to have loved the first two books; but not this one, Personally, I just wish it wasn't the end of the series. This series was my first exposure to John Ringo, and I'll be checking out some of his other material very soon.
The Rangora have finally decided to take the human species seriously. One slight problem. There are now two fully functioning battlestations not just one, and a third one on the way. Ok fully functioning might not be the correct term. Fully staffed. Still haven't got the functioning part down yet. The real question is whether they ever will in time to be ready for the biggest fight of their lives. It's a race against time and politics to see if the human species will survive. Of course trillionaire Tyler Vernon is in the middle of it and trying to keep the humans from doing the Rangora's job for them. The real question isn't if the humans will survive, it's whether they will even put up a fight?
Mark Boyett continues his stellar work on this fantastic series. His vocal abilities really get a work out on this outing, but he rises to the challenge and delivers.
Unfinished, wandering disjointed
He differentiates the charters well and has a smooth delivery.
I felt the ending was untrue to the tenor and direction of the other novels. This one does not advance human but seems to be filler or a rant on national differences. Still worth a listen.
A good way to get through the work day.
The Hot Gate was a great addition to the series though the story did slow down at times. i found myself hoping and waiting for the aliens to attack. In Hot Gate the story gets a lot deeper dealing with cultural differences and views on women. All in all it was a great listen and I will be awaiting the next book in the series.
Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.
The sense of humor of the characters that comes through in the performance. It is a good story performed well.
The interaction between Comet and the South Americans when she is trying to figure out their culture and why they perform their duties the way they do.
Comet with her interactions and the conflicts with those whe works with.
reader of books
This one was ok, not nearly as good as the first two. Big area in the middle about multiculteral groups learning to work together etc, blah! I guess I am glad to have finished the series, but this is the weakest by far.
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.
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