"Conquest" was basically the same BS as the other Star Force books, slightly warmed over. Kyle Riggs has the same dysfunctional relationships, the same ridiculous ego clashes, the same idiotic way of making snap judgments based on wishful thinking. His behavior is juvenile at best. Mooning over a pretty fellow officer during a life-and-death battle? Unwillingness to work cooperatively with ANYBODY? Inability to have anything resembling an adult conversation? That's our hero Col. Riggs. It is supposed to be Military Science Fiction, but is fails both the Military and Science Fiction parts.
I have already purchased the sequel to "The Mote in God's Eye", titled "The Gripping Hand."
Where Rigg's second in command, Lt. Col. Barrera, explained how Riggs was irresponsible, unprofessional, rash, and dangerous. All the things that annoy me endlessly about the character.
I am disappointed that I wasted the money buying it,
I waited several months after completing the first 3 "Star Force" books before giving this one a listen. This will DEFINITELY BE MY LAST B.V. Larson book! The narrator does a credible job, but the characters are just so ridiculous that I found myself hoping the darn book would end. Fortunately the chapters though many are short so the "plot" such as it is moves along.
I bought the three books in this series.
Mildly entertaining, I followed through the third book but I doubt that I will get any more when available. It's not really good Sci Fi, nor is it good military action. Competent performance by Mark Boyett but not really special. In spite of short length (around 11 hours) I find myself wishing these books would just get to the conclusion.
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