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4.0 out of 5 starsOnce on Kindle unlimited it was pretty good.
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
For some reason it wasn't on Kindle unlimited from the release date. Fortunately it was added later. Another fun book following McGill.
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
Ignore every low review by cheapskates. McGill is one of the best characters ever created in scifi. Needs to be a tv series. I'm patiently waiting for the day Governor McGill heads the sector and then who knows.
5.0 out of 5 starsDoing something I have never done.
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2021
Not waiting until the end of the book to write my review. Essentially, all I have to say is I LOVE this series and half way through this book is not exception. I keep thinking BV Larson is gonna run out of ideas but the cast of characters is so interesting. They can go away for several books to the point you pretty much forget about them and then they pop back up and capture the thread.
One other thing I feel compelled to add. I saw a one star review complaining that this was not on Kindle Unlimited. Shame on you. If you are two cheap to pay six bucks for the book then don't read it. The last in this series was on Unlimited and I bought it anyway. Personally I think these books rate higher than that and I don't mind shelling over a few bucks to support the author. I like Unlimited for authors I do not know and if I like them I don't mind paying.
5.0 out of 5 starsHad some typos but was well written
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2021
This initial release of the book has typos that I reported via the Kindle app but overall the writing was good. Some of the new choices of insult words used by the characters were uncomfortable to say the least. Not sure what made the author shift to this new tone. Anyway, I enjoyed the story and can't wait to find out what James gets up to in the next book.
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2021
The Undying Mercenaries series is full of clever fun sci-fi. I am excellent at predicting where a story will go, however, the author continues to outwit me and I love it! This is book 16 in the series, and it is a fantastic story. I purchased it Friday morning before I went to work. I told myself to savor it, read a bit here and there over the week couple of weeks. Well, I finished it before Sunday lunch was over! This is not a cup of sci-fi, it is a jug that you cannot help but chug. Bring me another!
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2021
I'm a KU reader and I figurerd that it not being offered as KU the first day or two was a glich, maybe.... I bought it anyway. Based on the 15 preceeding of the series I could not go wrong. As well as other work I have read from BVL. I was also swayed because this installment was longer then most of the rest. Plus most of all I just did not want to wait in the end. I was not disappointed. Except now I'm back to waiting for the next. Whether its book 17 or something else all together by BVL
While I've been a bit annoyed at a few things in this series, here I am having read one again. I suppose then, I can't complain too much.
We have, for the most part, a piece of the previously already introduced ensemble again begging forgiveness for various betrayals, being believed and then betraying again. The narrator-protagonist again won't shut up about how huge and strong he is this time explicitly extending his boasts to his penis.
A good deal of it is a Keystone Cops kind of chase after what may be a McGuffin or a foozle. We don't know until the very end. Again, like the last book, the protagonist pauses to reflect on who he is and what he's doing but only for a few sentences and then he returns to pulling fast ones on whomever he can trick again.
There is a newly introduced player who may appear again because the addition adds a dimension to a player who has been part of the ensemble since book one. Mostly though we have another battle similar to previous ones, a re-appearance of the same players, one mildly changed relationship and a new player who may join the ensemble or do a fade.
The usual shenanigans, all good stuff, but there were some errors. E.g. Character A refuses to give McGill a thing, so he gets it from character B. The story then says he gets it from character A. A paragraph is repeated with slight changes. Obviously the second paragraph was meant to replace the first one, not follow it. There's also one typo.
There is also a scene that comes out of nowhere with no relevance to the plot, with a character from nowhere just for an excuse to get McGill in trouble with the brass, which leads on to shenanigans, but it was such an odd and clumsy way to do it. You'll know it when you see it, it has a judge. An entertaining adventure, but not written or edited to the usual standard.
4.0 out of 5 starsFun but not really going anywhere
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2021
As the heading states its a fun read the usual galactic shenanigans but it's just not heading anywhere it's like a filler for cash. At 16 books it might be time to get back to the plot and think about an end to these adventures and maybe moving to the future of earth or an alien character in the same universe.
5.0 out of 5 starsMcGill is a five Star hero again
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2021
Ice world book sixteen is full of action aliens,double dealing and black humour,a laugh on every page.As good as any of the previous 15 books.The author said what would we like to call the next new worlds,why not after jewels diamond,emerald,pearl or metals Amazon for books