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Webb is Exceptional in the First of the new Legacy Series – this is a Must Read!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 4, 2016
This is the first in the series following on from the Legacy FLEET Trilogy, which saw Tim Granger and his crew battle the Swarm as they tried to destroy humanity. Eventually Granger was able to defeat them, but at the cost of billions of lives, not just human, but Alien as well. This story picks up over 50yrs later, when a new threat has been discovered.
With Granger gone, the IDF turn to Shelby, now in her 70s, but a living legend after having fought next to Granger for so long, and with her expertise on all things Xeno.
Webb has taken the image from the front cover of the magnificent starship, and given it life with his words. He has then taken it to war with a new enemy and given us a brand new and entertaining story that you will not be able to put down.
As well as Admiral Shelby Proctor being back, there are a few other old faces (the best being Ballsy, but there are a few oldies), and so I don’t give up spoilers, I won't give names, there are a lot of new characters to carry the flag.
And they do it well. Webb has done a wonderful job of transferring from his original trilogy to this series without having to drag out a retirement village like the latest Star Wars movie, or giving us a completely new cast to get used to. Instead there is a great mix, and Proctor in the middle firing curses at anybody and everybody to keep them on their toes.
Webb uses his real life Science background to provide a backing for giving us some awesome tech in these books that is realistic, well described, and not so drawn out that you start flipping ahead. He also introduces some really interesting concepts that he can actually back with real science, and again, in an understandable way. This makes his books both interesting and readable, giving them an edge over some of the others.
Overall Legacy Fleet was an exceptional Series, and was one of my favourite, and this is a brilliant addition. I can’t wait for Defiance.
If you enjoyed the Legacy Fleet series, you will love this. This is Webb at his best, and should not be missed.