I have to say that I quite enjoyed reading these three books, The Riss Gamble, The Riss Proposal and The Riss Survival. Continue reading The Riss Series books 1 to 3 – Not bad.
This book very much continues the story straight from where the first one left of. Unfortunately it is not only the story itself that continues but also the rubbish science and overly simplistic handling of pretty much everything from mutinies to technological advances to military action and diplomatic alliances. Continue reading Phantoms – Too much young adult for my taste.
This book was a disappointment for me. This book is 700+ pages of slow moving overcomplicated plot with so many different characters, each described and talking, talking, talking for hundreds and hundreds of pages, that it is almost unreadable. Continue reading Crown of Slaves – Disappointing, slow and way too long.
It is time for another backlog clean-up. I have been rather busy lately and have not really had time to sit down in front of a PC to write on my blog. That has not stopped me from reading of course which created a bit of a backlog and since I kind of promised myself that I would make an effort to keep up it is time for a backlog clean-up. Continue reading Time for another backlog clean-up.
The blurb for this book sounded cool but maybe I should have been more careful when said blurb tried to profit from the Tolkien name with nonsensical statements like “Tolkien meets Shock and Awe”. This book simply didn’t work for me. Continue reading Forgotten Ruin – This one did not work for me.
Maybe this book actually deserves a bit more than three stars but it is pretty much 100% ground pounder action and I am more of a space battle kind of guy so I think I will stick to three stars. Continue reading Children of Angels – Decent enough ground pounder sci-fi.
Just came back from a week of holidays. Well half holidays and half work actually. Had to go back to Sweden to try and clean up some of the last affairs from my father since he departed this Earth. That part was rather depressing but at least we booked some days in Copenhagen as well. Did the obligatory Tivoli visit and all that which was … Continue reading Post Holiday Clean-up
Still it was a good book overall and I think I’m going to make an effort to finish this series now. Continue reading War on a Thousand Fronts – Good book but…
This is another good book in the Siobhan Dunmoore series and the third great military science fiction I’ve read in a rather short period of time Continue reading A Dark and Dirty War – Another good Siobhan Dunmoore book.
Well written story, likable and competent hero and good action. All the things I like in these kind of books are there. Continue reading Prince War Leader – A solid 5 star book.
This is how military science fiction and space opera should be. Continue reading The Burden of Command – Great military Sci-Fi.
Overall this was a very good, close to great, book and I’m looking forward to the next instalment in the series. Continue reading Endeavour – Another good book in the Ark Royal series.
The book is well written and I really liked the main protagonist but… I really disliked the story. So I said to myself that there is a chance that book two will pick up in a direction that is more palatable to me so I held off on the judgement until I had read it. Well long story short, it did indeed do so. Continue reading The Last Hunter book 1 & 2 – Shaky start but improved in book 2.
I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled onto this new series by Dave Bara but I am rather glad that I did. Continue reading Trinity – Good new military space opera series.
One thing you can be sure of when you dig into a book by David Weber, whether there are additional authors mentioned on the book or not, is that you are starting to read a book that is well written with a story that has quite some work behind it. Continue reading A Call to Insurrection – Good space opera in the Honorverse.
I quite liked the first book in this series, enough to give it four stars, which is probably why I suffered through it, in some vain hope of getting another one of those four stars books. Sadly it never happened. Continue reading Witch of the Federation VI – Meh, this series was a bit of a waste of time.
This is a decent installment in the series but not really much more. Continue reading War in the Confederation – Decent installment in the series.
This was a decent space marine story. Actually it is quite good and I have to confess that I probably would have given it a higher rating if marine combat and ground pounding would have been a favourite subject for me but since I’m more of a naval combat guy my rating stays at three out of five stars. Continue reading Sentenced to War – Pretty decent space marine story.
This is a very good book. It’s as well written as one would expect of a book with Larry Correia’s name on it. Not surprisingly this is a series I will continue. Continue reading Servants of War – Another good book from my favorite author.
For me this was the first five out of five star book this year. Continue reading Empire’s Gambit – This was a great book indeed.
This is a very good follow up to the first book in the series, The Prince Awakens. As I mentioned in my review of that book I really like this kind of story. A good story alone does of course not make a good book but the writing is indeed very good as well. Continue reading Prince Commander – Great second book in the series.
Overall I really liked this book. It is close but not quite at a five out of five rating and I will most certainly read the next one in the series. Continue reading The Prince Awakens – This was a pleasant surprise.
So overall, I did like the book and I will continue the series, but there is indeed room for improvement. I think the writer is a pretty new one so I guess, or at least hope, that we will indeed see some of that. Continue reading The Spaceship in the Stone – Fun read but not as good as I hoped.
From a quite good start this series is loosing a bit steam for me. Continue reading Jack’s Planet – Okay but not more.