Space Opera sequel
like the first, but its the sequel... I liked it .. should be a third i would guess
This is SLOW at the beginning, But once you make it to about the middle, hold on to your seat.
I enjoy a good military space opera. This one is no exception. However, I am rather annal about using the correct terminology especially when the author tries to explain a term in detail. In this case, either the author or the reader did not know the difference between the term ecliptic and elliptic. This was a flaw in both volumes of this work. There was a great deal of explanation in the book describing the meaning of elliptic when the term that was being defined was ecliptic. Even though I had to grate my teeth whenever the term was used, I enjoyed the book and recommend it.
When I listened to the first book INTO THE BLACK, I was Hoping for a second one. It NEEDED a 2nd book. Then it came. I was NOT disapointed at all. Lots of Ground Action, and GREAT Space Battles! There will have to be a 3rd book and if we're lucky many more!
I can't wait for book 3 the story continues from book 1 I could not stop listening. captivating
I knew who was speaking as soon as he started speaking
Sci-fi, History, Police Procedurals and Science
Wow...Seriously.....When I reviewed the first book in the series, I noted that "while one book does not a great, sweeping space opera (usually) make -- this book is a solid foundation for what could be a great series. . .in the tradition of Campbell's "Lost Fleet," or other similar series (Ian Douglas, John Ringo, William Dietz, David Weber, David Drake, John Scalzi.") This second book moves from that foundation to a full realization of a great series in one brilliant step. I faulted the author for that first effort not being a masterpiece of control of language and syntax." But this second book moves the series into the realm of the Lost Fleet and the Dietz takeoff on the Foreign Legion. The maturation of the ideas and writing style is amazing. Multiple but understandable story lines, great battle scenes, a mix of humor and serious thought. I can't put it more simply: listen to this book if you like hard science fiction and space warfare (but start with the first one!) It is a great new series. The narrator was fantastic too -- not only a good storyteller, but a range of good voices. I recently said that I wished that Audible allowed each frequent listener a sixth star once a year so that I could award it to Peter Hamilton's latest -- but as much as I loved that book, this one gives it a run for the money. . .maybe we could make it two a year !
a fun continuation of the series in book 2. More questions are answered, but it simply brings up more and more questions. Situations are tense, and only our Intrepid band of Heroes have a chance. If you liked the first one you'll like this one.
1 Star -- Terrible 2 Stars -- Bad 3 Stars -- Mediocre 4 Stars -- Great to the right person. 5 Stars -- Superb, you must pick this up.
This book was better than the first one, and honestly, the first one was surprisingly enjoyable.
A large reason for the increase in quality is the fact that all the pesky introduction stuff is out of the way. So after an initial reintroduction and necessary "back on Earth" jibberjabber, we are thrown back 'into the black' of space. Pretty quickly the action starts in this book, and it doesn't let off until probably ten minutes from the end, maybe only five.
Not joking about that pacing either, after about 10% in, it just becomes military action with some sci fi curveballs that I don't usually see thrown in. As such, this book is a prime example of what I call a road trip novel. You can just turn it on and listen or read on and on without getting tired of it, but also not have to pay too close attention to it.
More story-wise, most of our favorites from the previous book are back, but they take more of a backseat this time around. Instead we get some new characters with character. I don't know how Currie does it, but he transitions between multiple perspectives and from old to new characters with out it being even a little deal, let alone a big deal.
I still can't believe how much I enjoyed this book and the first one, but I do recommend it to anyone wanting science fiction military action with some unique twists.
the storyline is very very good and well worth the read the narrator is getting used to the characters however he is able to consistently keep the attitudes in performance of one character versus another separate. I have just bought the rest of the series and I doubt that I will be disappointed