This is a great adventure and great first book in a new "Blackjack" series. Readers new to this author and character can start right here, you need not read the previous series. Some reviewers have criticized the first half of the book as being long on setup and low on action, I enjoyed it, the politics and personalities of the Alliance, Syndicate, and the Fleet only add interest and suspense to the story. The narration is great, my only criticism is to bring in some regional North American accents as well as British/Irish/Aussie ones.
The battles in the second half are great as is the puzzle of the aliens. There is also a good wry sense of humor throughout. The cliffhanger ending left me wanting more. Overall 4 out of 5 stars.
Funny, intricate, action.
Starship Mutiny compares favorably to the Horatio Hornblower nautical series where the buildup is as important as the action.
I really like FourEyes, the alien first officer. His sense of humor is the best of all the characters.
When Wilson Cole does decide to mutiny and his reasons are moving. I especially like how his atttitude of saving lives if at all possible infected the entire crew, including his former captain, and made them into heroes.
This is a fun space roving adventure, I wish there were more battles, but overall a good mix of interesting characters, plot and action.
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