It took three books but finally all the setting up work seems to be done for the new story arc of The Frontiers Saga. The main event in this book should not really be much of a surprise for anyone given the title. What perhaps could be a bit of a surprise is that the rest of the story also advances quite a lot. There are plenty of things going on and the action is plentiful.
I have to say that I procrastinated a wee bit before starting to read this book. The title scared me somewhat.With that title I was afraid that things were going to make a turn for the worst and the book to be a bit sad. Well, the shit did hit the fan big time but it was not as bad as I thought and the book was great. This is probably the most combat filled book in the series. It is almost non-stop action from start to finish.
This book, the third installment in the Angel in the Whirlwind series, maintains the same very high levels of being a good read as the two first books. I really like Kat and I really like Mr. Nuttall's writing.
Duel in the Dark is a good start of a new series, Blood on the Stars, from Jay Allan. It is a action filled story which essentially is a prelude to an all out war. It has good world building, enjoyable characters and plenty of action.
This installment of The Frontiers Saga did not really work for me. I know this is rather personal and subjective but I just do not like back-flashes and the majority of this book is a back-flash.
This book is rather different from a lot of books that I have read. The story is not that uncommon: A lone child with special powers adventures into space. However, her powers and how they develop is rather unique and so is the setting. I really liked it.
The Lost Planet is more of the intrigues and scheming by Ludendorff and Strand. I felt the main story, the Swarm, got drowned by the vendetta between these two Methusaleh Men. This book was more fun to read than the previous one in the series but I still felt there was too much focus on nefarious schemes and backstabbing.
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.
I have to say that I felt this book to be the weakest in the series so far. Captain Maddox and his friends are back and the good Captain is mostly as enjoyable as usual. Unfortunately it takes some time for the story to get going and the internal monologues of the sex starved pilot Keith was downright embarrassing.
Reconnaissance in Force is the continuation of Paying The Price but in a way it also starts a new story arc in The Empire of Bones Saga universe. In the last book our heroes finally came back home and even though they encountered a few issues that they had to solve with their usual application of sneakiness, technology and good old fashioned stuff that goes boom it felt like it kind of finished a first story arc. Once the dust settles we move over to this book where a new adventure starts.