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Keep It Real Nick
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2016
I don’t believe Nick Webb put a lot of thought into this one. It was more of an easy laid back read with none of the perks that The Constitution book reveled . Beside another Alien encounter there’s nothing new or interesting added here to the sequel that really made this read worthwhile. In fact , there wasn’t anything clever written or Anything that actually made a whole lot of sense had this been our reality set sometime in the future. . Take the Captain Granger for instance. He should have been promoted to Real Admiral at the end of Book One. If not then , then he should have been promoted at the beginning of the Warrior Book - OR - when he leads over 150 space cruisers into enemy territory. No mere Captain would be in command of such a sizable fleet. And at the end of Book Two in The Legacy Fleet Trilogy , Granger should have been promoted again to Vice Admiral. But I guess not ..the author needs a hero , and that has to be a Captain. Speaking of which , Captain Granger was coming off like a comic book hero in the first few chapters while patting himself on the back. He wasn’t being very professional like a man wearing the Navy Uniform. And then there is the only other Admiral in this book who was taking advice from a Captain. That would be our hero - Captain Granger of course. We don’t know what kind of Admiral - Zingano was because it was not specified. His character was a blank , but he could have been a Fleet Admiral had Nick taken the time to make it more realistic. As it turns out we will never know.. He was more like an empty character who always supported the hero of the day , Captain Granger. Let me say that again -- Captain Grangerrrrr -- To The Rescue! It has a nice ring to it right?! But if he is Still a mere Captain by the time Book 3 comes out, than you can count me out.
Beyond all the hero nonsense , this book was filled with several holes that wouldn’t have actually happen in reality. Like: Once Proctor found a way to detect the alien gene , this process should have been conducted throughout the fleet before operation Battleaxe. And then Captain Granger calls the shots sending two thirds of Earths fleet into enemy territory on a whim without being properly prepared. Then when he gets there he keeps thinking he might have forgotten something.. And again all we see are Navy Cruisers , Some being heavy, some light and no mention of Space Battle Cruisers, Space Carriers or Destroy escorts , or even a single Battle Ship in sight. We also don’t get a clear picture or know much about the Alien ships , other then they are Alien Carriers that hold lots of space fighters and shoot green beams. We also got a good look at President Avery who came off like a hard bitten tramp. I could have done without the story of her holding another man’s junk in her hands , before she grew up and turned into a twisted woman. All in all.. this is a laid back read for the adolescent reader who might find it humorous from time to time. My opinion is that It’s not well thought out , not very cleaver or being clear on certain situations that should have been revealed. I say it’s time to put down whatever you been smoking Nick , and add some sense into your next science fiction book , or perhaps you can keep it juvenile and hope for the best - when you know you can do better.