This book was my kind of story. It is well written with lots of likable characters. It has plenty of action and the bad guys gets quite a few surprises, in particular from the "primitive" humans.
Although this book series is perhaps the one from Raymond L. Weil that I like the least it is still good and entertaining book. I have a bit of a problem with this Profiteer concept and the parody of a free market it depicts. The privateers are a bit like the Ferengi (which I never liked) but more violent and nasty.
Another good, solid read in the military science fiction genre from Christopher Nuttall. As the book blurb states humanity finally gets an edge over the enemy...or do they? It is an experimental device and a one shot one at that, and the enemies technical superiority when it comes to missiles are still there. This is a book with fierce battles as well as sacrifices.
It is somewhat difficult to review these books since, in a way, they are very similar to each other in the way each episode of A-team or MacGyver or any other such like TV-show is, in a way, similar. Cain just gets a new problem to solve each time. As usual the solution involves liberal application of violence and if violence do not solve the problem you use more violence. Thus when you have reviewed the first couple of book it becomes difficult to write something new.
This is a great book. I really enjoy the books in the Exodus: Empires at War and Exodus: Machine War series. Doug Dandridge is one of my favorite authors. His books are well written with a great and well developed universe, interesting characters and great space action
It is not much of a surprise that I liked this book. The story is right up my alley and it is written by one of my favorite authors, Doug Dandridge. I absolutely love his Exodus: Empires at War series. This book was published in 2013 and has passed under my radar...until know. It is not part of any of Doug's ongoing series but rather a standalone book with a distinct start, middle and end. Having said that it would not be difficult to imagine a continuation of the story in a future book.
This book takes of right after the cliffhanger ending of the second book in the trilogy, The V'Dan. It is a fairly good ending to the trilogy. As usual with prequels my enthusiasm for the book is somewhat dampened by the fact that you already know the future and what will ultimately happen to the Salik. Still, it is a enjoyable and read worthy book.
In my opinion this was a great book. It had plenty of the elements that I really like in a good science fiction book. A nice bunch of likable heroes, some nasty alien adversaries, quite a few wow moments where the heroes show their capabilities, some good fighting and a few interesting twists in the story.
This book picks up right after the first book in the series. At the end of the last book the arrogant and, to some extent, ignorant Krall left the humans on Koban to die at the hands of the native inhabitans of Koban. That was probably the Krall's greatest mistake.
I have had this book on my to-read list for a while but have not gotten around to read it. I recently saw that some of my friends on Goodread gave it high marks so I finally decided to give it a go. That was a good choice.
Vanguard starts a third story arc (or trilogy if you so prefer) in the Ark Royal series. The Ark Royal series is one of my favourite book series and this book gives me no reason to change my mind. Vanguard is a good piece of military science fiction with some of the classical ingredients that I happen to like quite a lot like a strong hero, a set of mysterious alien invaders and plenty of space action.
This book is perhaps not the best in The Human Chronicles series but it is certainly not the worst either which means that it is an enjoyable Science Fiction adventure story with a good dose of action and some humour.