Jay Allen writes a very compelling story of what could be called WWIII (he calls it the unification wars). Lots of of space battles and a very inter..Show More »esting outlook on what politics driving the battles may look like - with lots of speculation. This is fine as it gives the reader something to ponder.
The first book actually has the first 3 chapters of the second book included with it. If the series ends with book 2, it is a good story, and has battles, navies, marines, love, and something to ponder of what will happen in the future. There is a twist which I will not mention as it would be a spoiler
Lastly, Jeff Bower does a FANTASTIC job of narrating the books. A few sound effects tastefully added enhance the book.
I wish in a series like this they would tell you if more books are coming and if so how many. Jay Allen puts in an addendum where he describes the superpowers, space battles in zero gravity -- and things like why a space fleet zipping by and making a firing pass at another fleet at high speeds may need hours to stop, turn around and come back and other such details. It is worth the money.
So far this series is very good, the characters are developed satisfactorily, a little cliche but it works because the dialogue is great between chara..Show More »cters. In terms of Sci-Fi there is ground based military, space combat, ship to ship combat, 'future talk', & funny talk about history. I def. would suggest this 3rd book & think its getting better as the series went on... 3rd better then 2nd then 1st etc...
The alien presence is interesting but I don't think its enough considering how everything in the books focuses on a disinformation campaign to further the artifact goals... there are also some unique battles & forms of battle, bringing the saying 'improvise, adapt, & overcome' come true to form. Only complaint is I think the book could have been a couple hours less... overall I'll keep reading Allan. The narration & story came together for a well put together book