Great, Solid Military SciFi / Evolving Space Opera
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 t..Show More »he tradition of Campbell's "Lost Fleet," or other similar series (Ian Douglas, John Ringo, William Dietz, David Weber, David Drake, John Scalzi). There are really good ideas here, and excellent battles in space. The seeds are also planted for what is coming next -- along with a number of really good "concepts" about technology. I did not read earlier iterations of this book, just listened to the 'final' Audible version -- which I thoiught was EXCELLENT. The writing is not tight -- but tight is not what I think of as the 'be all and end all' in this type of "writ large"" type of opening salvo. And it seems clear that as this rolls out it will provide an opportunity for greater control of language and syntax. But this is no amateur venture by a mile. This is a fine story well written and well performed. If you liked the Lost Fleet you will love this. If you enjoyed the Dietz takeoff on the Foreign Legion, you will also appreciate the sinilarities here. I cannot wait for the next book -- and what more can you say about a new writer and series ????
Book 2. This one continues right from where book 1 left off. Most of the book is space battles and ground combat. Must reed book 1, into the black,..Show More » before this one and if you liked it you will like this one.
I gave the second book in this series a mediocre grade,about a B-, C+. This third installment gets an A++. I loved it. Im not going to be a reviewer t..Show More »hat goes into endless details that no one needs to know. But if you read the first two books in this series,this latest book will excite you. Set your dvr to record anything you may want to watch. I finished this book in less than a week. I listened to it any chance i got and at the end of a long day i put it on instead of the mindless garbage on television. This book even made my dog walk,longer and farther because i got so into the story. I cant wait for book 4.