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Peacekeepers of Sol Series
War Was Hard Enough. Peace May Be Impossible.
Can Colonel Henry Wong and his crew keep peace in the remnants of a defeated galactic empire?
Peace May Be Impossible What Will Rise From the Ashes of a Galactic Empire?
Warlords, racketeers and upstart empires fight in the chaos brought by a great enemy’s destruction.
Force and Diplomacy Must Join Together.
Alliances crumble. Tensions rise. And old allies become enemies.
Glynn Stewart is the Canadian science fiction and fantasy author of the Starship’s Mage, Duchy of Terra and Exile series. Writing managed to liberate him from a bleak future as an accountant. With his personality and hope for a high-tech future intact, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife, their cats, and an unstoppable writing habit.
Faolan’s Pen Publishing is an action-oriented science fiction publisher with an emphasis on unique high concepts and optimistic views of the future. Lead characters grapple with and are driven by a sense of duty—both to their cause and the people around them.
About the Author
- ASIN : B0893JSKN2
- Publisher : Faolan's Pen Publishing (June 9, 2020)
- Publication date : June 9, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1809 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 355 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 198803597X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #14,181 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Vast number of alien races, vast group of connections and whatnot, all which means that any time any of the above is needed the author can just invent a new one. Earth's power is based on a gimmick shield that a galaxy-spanning empire couldn't crack, but some rebel warlord wannabe and maybe some space gypsies crack in two tries? Come on!
Don't especially care if the protagonists die. Their glory days are well behind them, room for personal growth is limited, and if there is anything that COULD seem like personal growth that pops up, don't worry because a reference to their glory days will explain that away. This could have been good, but it isn't.
As an additional note, when I bought this the review selection was filled with glowing 5-star reviews from people given free books to read and review. Given how lacking I found this book (despite being a fan of this author), I find the situation sketchy.
Col. Henry Wong and the UPSF battle cruiser Raven have been assigned to the new Peacekeeper Initiative: a bold plan by the UPA to stop the warlords and provide assistance to the thousands of worlds left post-Empire. Under funded, micromanaged, and with only a fraction of the ships and personnel needed, the Initiative tackles the daunting task of helping trillions of beings.
Captain Wong finds skeptical governments, civil wars, mass starvation, and worlds so polluted by the Kenmiri that food cannot grow for the inhabitants.
I enjoyed this book. All of the issues raised were real, not something only 200 centuries in the future. I also enjoyed Captain Wong's attitude of “there must be another way” when decisions seemed bad or awful. The overall plot was excellent, the writing was clear and decisive, there was character growth shown in all of the major characters, and the action scenes were mesmerizing. I recommend this book (which I purchased).
- The main character has the rank of Lt. Col but is referred to as Captain. This is stressed over and over again. Somewhat quirky to adopt non-naval ranks in a space navy. I could get past this, but it just keeps coming up over and over again.
- Ship classes seem wonky. The main ship is a "battlecruiser" and has some primary and secondary armaments, but also boasts 8 starfighters. There are actual carriers which host many more. OK....but then, when it becomes necessary to transport a large number of troops, it's described that it also hosts 10 shuttles and another couple assault shuttles. So it has more non-combat parasites than combat versions?
- The BC is designed to take on at least one, if not two dreadnaughts. OK, great. But then it has trouble with one, maybe two gunships/escorts?
- Different roles on the bridge seem to kinda clueless about their specific duties in certain situations. The named characters in those roles are also always on the bridge when action goes down and never appear to have off-shifts.
- Weapons performance seems to vary wildly. Sometimes all it takes is one weapon/superweapon to overcome the defenses, sometimes scores. Either way works, just keep the consistency.
Things can be too easy or too hard:
- Need many large freighters to be hijacked out of orbit under the noses of defenders in both ships and ground to orbit defenses? Just send in the troops and it happens, no muss, no fuss. All ships are fully fueled, fully loaded and ready to go.
- Need an army to be gathered for an invasion? Sure, can do! How long will it take to convert the freighters from cargo carrying to troop carrying and load them all up with 50k troops? About 36 hours.
I could go on, but you probably get the point. I want to like this series, but debate going any further into it when things like this just seem like lazy writing. You set the parameters, just make them believable and stick with them.