Now, as I wrote above, it is a good and well written story. If you like this kind of story you will find the book excellent. Personally I liked the original Ark Royal story better. It is more about the war, the aliens and action. This one was not so much my cup of tea.
Personally I felt that this book was the weakest in the series so far. It starts of quite well and hints of some cool new stuff but then it makes a U-turn and after that it just runs out of steam. It is still a read worthy book but personally I cannot justify more than three stars for this installment in the series.