At first I took this audiobook for pulp si-fi and intended to listen with a modicum of disinterest as I went through my daily rituals, ear buds dangli..Show More »ng in their usual position. Then, as the penultimate battle approached, I went into serious listener mode. 'This is going to be good,' I thought. Not!
The book ends without resolution and in the middle of a space battle where tactics (human) are pitted against overwhelming numbers (alien). What happened? Who knows? You have to buy the second book.
Unlike Jack Campbell, who resolves the dilemma before setting up a new one for readers to ponder, McGinnis churns pulp like an episode of "Orange is the New Black." Want to know what happens…tough luck buddy…spend another credit.
Well…not me…I am returning this wholly unsatisfying example of churn.
I would have given this book a 4 star rating and maybe a 4.5 if that existed if it wasn't for the ending of this book. Granted, I know the author want..Show More »ed to leave the reader with a cliffhanger but to stop mid action and declare end of story? If you are like me and need some sort of resolution, then wait for the series to be completed. At this writing there is a second book but ends in the same manner. I really did enjoy the story but to be honest, I feel a bit cheated - like the author lacked the confidence I would buy his next book unless he left the reader hanging mid air. That way he could be assured I'd buy the next book just so I could get resolution to the story.
This is a leading question. You're assuming I love something in Realms of Time. You're right-I did. I loved just about everything in the book. Ther..Show More »e's stalwart warriors ready to sacrifice their lives; a gallant Captain who is a great leader but a jinx in the Romance department; enough fusty military to require paperwork to document their greed; unusual pets; and Dinosaurs!! Mean, flesh eating monstrosities that try to stop the crew from executing the only option left to them to save Mother Earth and their loved ones. This book has enough fast moving action to satisfy anyone, even a junkie like me. Did I mention that the characters are continuing to develop? This book is too good to set down!
I was one of the doubting Toms that felt I had fallen down the rabbit hole in a previous book when Captain Jason and his band of square pegs declared ..Show More »war on the enemy's round holes. With the odds at 1500 to 3, I didn't think Jason 'n crew were long for this world. Boy, am I glad I had no takers! In Craing Dominion, Ganser carefully creates the worlds that author McGinnis shaped with words. It doesn't look good for the Alliance after members pick up and leave because they feel the Doomed card has been dealt to all the members. On the up side, we can now call some of the enemy by name and evilness! Get the book but in order!
"That's how it's going to be!" sayeth the tired of the body and spirit, young hero. He makes no bones about it. He's used his all in the on going w..Show More »ar with the Craing and seems bemused that the Alliance has won. He's lost so many friends, he's numb. His enemy, Cmdr Ot-Mul had planned to have Captain Jason as the entree with his crew being the balance of the feast. His crew worries for him while his ex and new love can't believe what his choices to do now, are. Does anyone besides me feel like all the finishes aren't really finished? The way to these decisions has certainly been exciting and fraught with danger and lots of action and L. J. Ganser has delivered all as though he's right there, explaining the under currents, the new science of mightier weapons and faster space ships, and against his choices, playing ambassador and politician. It's definately gotten a whole lot tenser on the bridge! This is the end?!