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- ASIN : B07TFSTBRZ
- Publication date : June 20, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2319 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,364 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Admirals just aren't as interesting as Captains. Admirals who can't realize that they are no longer Captains are even worse. I'm not sure where that leaves an author who can't decide if his main character is an Admiral or a Captain. If he wanted to write stories from a Captain's perspective, he never should have promoted Wolfe beyond Commodore. It isn't too hard to think of a Commodore as just a Captain who is responsible for a couple extra ships.
The rest of the story is rock solid. A great balance that focuses on the intensity of battle while still keeping ever-present the vast distances of space. The minor characters who were so well developed in the "Expansion Wars" still are just as interesting if not more so. I like to imagine Pike as an older James Bond in space (think Sean Connery in "Never Say Never Again"). In fact Dalzelle put so much work into the characters, it is a real shame he doesn't use them more.
There are many threads left to pull you into the next book but this story is complete on it's own. There are so few authors who do that these days it should be noted. When you add interesting characters to a complete story it makes Dalzelle stand out even more. I may have been hard on Jackson Wolfe, but don't for a minute think that I'm not already waiting for the next book...
If you’re new to the series, definitely start from the first book, they’re all brilliant page turners (which is ironic considering the space battles often take place over several days!) and this is another fantastic read. I look forward to finding out how the story finally ends!
It’s a nitpick, but one that kept distracting me right at some of the most engrossing parts of the story. Clean those up in an update, and this is five stars all day, everyday.
Top reviews from other countries
The first book of a new trilogy within the Black Fleet saga starts strong and takes us deep into the new interstella dynamic which at this point is conflict within humanity. Yet we still see that as always events turn on the decisions and actions of individuals and the narrative continues to play that aspect strong. An enjoyable addition to the series and looking forward to the next novel.