Yes, my very lackluster headline reflects my experience with this book. The story is very heavy on the tech elements, and light on character, plot, a..Show More »nd story. Douglas and Sullivan do a great job of explaining some very heady physics and military science concepts. These academic concepts seem to take priority over the narrative. It's unlikely I'll give the rest of the series space on my iPod.
You'll enjoy this one. Same generic plot, same boilerplate characters, same breakneck space battles that are highly entertaining, etc.... However I'..Show More »d say this book is roughly 50% space battle where the first book was 75%. There is a bit more downtime and an attempt to flesh out characters, aliens, and the conflict. A nice attempt, but nothing surprising.
Once again a very decent performance from Nick Sullivan.
Biggest gripe: like the first book, Ian Douglas explains everything over and over and over. How many time do we need explained that a VC-10 CRATE missile has a variable yield warhead and can accelerate at 5000G? Really?
The third book of the series....... Well, I don't want to criticize but it was too anticlimactic for my taste. Perhaps because I expected that..Show More » author will break his compulsion about trilogies and write a few more books. Despite all the facts, I still think that story line has definite continuation, but it's up to author to decide.