Books Military Science Fiction Space Opera

Alexander Conqueror – More of the same . . . which is a good thing

Alexander The ConquerorAlexander the Conqueror (Alexander Galaxus, #3) by Christopher L. Anderson
My rating: 9 out of 10 stars

All the political maneuvering, bluff and skirmishes are out of the way. The Galactics are coming! Led by the intractable Admiral Khandar of the Golkos Empire they intend on stopping the legend of Alexander once and for all time. The fate of Terra hangs in the balance. Three massive invasion armadas are heading for Terra. Alexander is outnumbered ten-to-one. What can he do against such overwhelming odds? The climax occurs in orbit around Terra where Alexander and all of humanity must rely on every ounce of barbaric brilliance to save their race.

Alexander the Conqueror follows directly on Alexander Overlord. As the title of this post says, it is more of the same and that is a good thing as far as I am concerned because I really liked Alexander Overlord and I do like this book. Alexander is the same stereotypical knight in shining armour type hero who, eventually, vanquishes his enemies and saves the day.

For someone like me, whose science fiction preferences lean towards capital ship space battles, this book is like candy to a child. The battles are huge but not as huge so they become totally distanced from the reader as, for example, some of the ones in Saxon Andrews’ books have a tendency to become. They are also reasonably realistic even though I still have a bit of difficulty with this converted-wet-navy-stuff.

The fact that the really bad guys gets blasted at the end is certainly adding to the enjoyment I had when reading this book. This is pure fiction and adventure and I really like it. The writing style is, partly at least, more something you would expect from books written in the 30’s, 40’s or 50’s but I like that as well. In my previous reviews of this book series I have made references to Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter books and this is to some extent due to the writing style but also due to the story.

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