Top positive review
Great finish to a short prequel series to The Lost Fleet books
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
I very much enjoyed this story, terrific prequel series to The Lost Fleet books. However, I find myself agreeing with some other reviewers that this has become repetitive and formulaic for those of us who have read all of the Fleet books. The navigational explanations, distance and speed and it’s effects on communications and travel time, the convenient happy circumstance that bails the protagonists out of seemingly impossible situations—it’s a great series, by all means, read them all if you haven’t, they are great stories, and as a military veteran myself, I like the leadership lessons and struggles. But I think maybe it’s time to give this series a rest?
I also thoroughly enjoyed the Pillars of Reality series, completely different genre, proving Mr. Campbell’s rich creative talents. I enjoyed his other space series, as well, especially the Paul Sinclair books. Might I be so bold as to suggest (selfishly, because I really like them) going back to The Lost Stars books? I’m really interested to see how those develop and they are different enough from the Fleet books (though spun off from them) to make me anxious for the next installment. It’s been 3 years since the last, I think, and while a parallel storyline to the Fleet stories, it would be, perhaps, a nice way to segue back into that storyline with the aliens?
Anyway, I loved the book, hence the 4 stars, but like others, I’ve had my fill for a while, hence not 5 stars. But every bit as enjoyable, exciting, and relatable as the earlier books, bravo, Mr. Campbell!