I really enjoyed the first in the series (Star Strike) for what it was: a military sci-fi with cool and interesting aliens, where we stick it to the b..Show More »ad aliens, and with lots of details and blowing up stuff and whatnot.
This one still has the pro-Marines focus and is somewhat detailed (though in this book he sticks to make, model, and serial number details - leaving out the ancestry, color, size and number of buttons that were included in the first).
So, why didn't I like it? Because the aliens are no longer fresh or interesting and there was no wondering 'what will they do next' AND there was a huge portion of the book given over to political discussions (bad politicians, bad govt system, bad decisions) and details of the effects of 'global warming'.
You don't pick up THIS story to hear about failed political systems, or environmental degradation - it's like tuning into Battlestar Galactica and watching a interview with a political figure on why the local river is polluted.
I am tired of people calling fighting men and women in space for Marines. In this book he takes it one step to fare for a non US citizens, the book in..Show More » it self is okay but abit to patriotic some times.