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Addictive like candy
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2020
I hovered between 3 or 4 stars. On the 3-star side, these books have simple plots, equally simple characters (mostly good people), numerous info dumps, and everything, just everything is explained in laborious detail - a bit like Nathan Lowell's books - so things move slowly. I could sum up the entire plot of the first book in a couple of sentences. The MC is heroic in terms of his brilliant strategic thinking; invention of innovative ways to tackle problems; adoption/adaption of new technology (courtesy of the Meridiens) at super-fast speed, way beyond its original purpose; plus he's strong and handsome and of course, he gets the beautiful girl. And all that may be exasperating for readers who like more sophistication/depth in characterisation, Machiavellian plot twists and faster pacing. But these books are very readable (thus 4 stars), I was cheering for the good guys to beat the murderous aliens, and I'm engaged enough to want to buy the next one especially as they end on cliff hangers and they are, so far, relatively inexpensive. I'm going to keep going - I'm on my 3rd - I may burn out along the way...