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Standing Alone (Cast Adrift Book 2) Kindle Edition
Now, one of the galaxy’s superpowers has set its sights on Earth, launching a covert campaign to weaken and isolate the human race before it moves in for the kill. As their plan comes into the open, and the scale of the threat becomes apparent, the human race finds itself caught between a war it cannot win and shameful submission to dangerously inhuman race ...
... And if Earth loses the war, humanity’s short-lived independence will come to an end once again.
- ASIN : B09MKXKG62
- Publication date : November 24, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2850 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 453 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,032 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Great action, interesting strategies, good twists and reasonable actions and reactions. My only complaint is the details of the fleets are all very fuzzy, and the fleet sizes seem to change from moment to moment. A few times the Pashtali fleet was counted, and 25 battleships was mentioned, in the final battle we destroyed dozens of battleships and they still had mote, it was mentioned that the pashtali had 5 massive ships for transiting to the threadlines (and several were needed every time they transferred with a long recharge), yet in the final battle there was I only such ship captured and it shut down the enemy option of jumping out (made it sound like it was the only 1).
No numbers of the human fleet were ever mentioned aside from the original fleet numbering around a hundred, then having 30, ships survive, wait there are over forty, oh and now they've picked up a bunch of civilian ships, but no idea on numbers. The earth fleet was never numbered, or broken down into battleships, battle cruisers, heavy cruisers, smaller ships, just "we had a fleet, we fought and kept on fighting, we hurt the other guys a lot, but not enough, until it was enough and we tricked them into surrendering, but we never counted how many enemy ships surrendered, and we are going to use them to rebuild our destroyed fleet of a bunch of ships, but we never counted how many survived any of the battles." The vagueness of the numbers makes the twists of the battle meaningless because you can't follow the battle beyond Nuttal telling you it's not enough, or that there are too many
This book felt both forced and in the ending rushed. It was a plodding start and lacked the natural pacing so typical of Nuttall's other works. Sometimes there just doesn't need to be a sequel.
The world building and plot were in the highest traditions of the authors part record.
The final product was not.
Any editor or English teacher would cry of wordiness. Cliches. Repeated usage of exact same passages and on and on.
I am not sure why this series was published in such a badly edited form. It would have been better to take up WFH customer service if he had needed the money.
Properly edited these books would have been as about a good a story as any he has written.
I hope revised editions will be published
FYI: Second review - had a copy paste problem. I should know better. Sigh.
Top reviews from other countries
Standing Alone really delivered on the promise of the first novel extending plot lines along a natural path and building upon races and galactic politics only hinted at. As was expected Christopher also delivered some outstanding space battles with a nod towards ground troops as well. The technology used by both sides made a lot of sense and the cast of characters worked very well in the circumstances they were thrust into and ultimately gave this reader a few hours of great storytelling and enjoyment, looking forward to book three.