Fighting for the Crown (Ark Royal, #16) by Christopher G. Nuttall
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars
HMS Lion and HMS Unicorn have made it home from their first mission against the alien virus, opening the way for humanity to take the offensive. Now, a major fleet is readying itself to depart into enemy space, intent on smashing the virus’s ability to wage war and destroy the threat once and for all. And Captains Hammond and Campbell will take the lead.
But humanity itself is buckling under the strain of endless war. The stresses of fighting are tearing the fleet apart. And a very personal betrayal threatens to plunge the captains and their crews into a bitter feud, deep in alien territory. The stakes could not be higher …
… And the risk of total defeat has never been so great.
This is the 16th book in the Ark Royal series by Christopher Nuttall and I’ve read them all. Pretty much all of them have been 4 or 5 star ones with only two in the 3 star range.
This one is a 4 star one. This book continues the virus story arc and our heroes struggle to move from the loosing side to the winning one. As usual Mr. Nuttall’s writing is excellent. There’s a reason why he is one of my favorite authors.
I’m not really sure there’s much I can write about this one that I haven’t said already. I like the main characters, the interaction and, of course, the combat action. As usual there was a bit of politics as well which I didn’t really care that much for.
My biggest gripe is about the stupid love affaire and the so called “betrayal”. That part I could have been without altogether.
Apart from that this book is a solid entry in the series. If I should make a wish it would be that Mr. Nuttall wrap up this virus arc soon and get back to fighting more regular enemies. I’m not too sold on the virus story.