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Craig FTW, AGAIN!
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019
One of my favorite things about Expeditionary Force is Craig's ability to mix seat-of-the-pants nervous excitement about nearly continuous cliffhangers sprinkled throughout his books, with humor, a hint of legitimate science, and a great military Sci-fi story containing plenty of nerdy easter egg references to other famous sci-fi works. This book was my favorite of the series. I particularly loved how he defeated his own record of setting up each subsequent book with a bigger and jucier cliffhanger than the previous book in the series - Armageddon takes the cake. If he supersedes the cliffhanger in this book with one, much less each of the multiple stories left in this series, I'm not sure my emotions will be able to handle the intensity.
The ending of this book foreshadowed potential short term problems at earth from a third tier species, acknowledged pending Armageddon for the humans at the hands of one or both apex species, left us wondering what scared the most powerful species in the history of the galaxy enough to run them off to a non-corporial existence (while insinuating Skippy and the humans could do something about a threat even the Elders fled from), and mentioned the need of the MBoP to do address both senior species possessing their own Elder AIs.
The ending setup half a dozen more books with these unanswered questions.
Craig, if you read this review. I HAAAAAATE you, you stupid monkey!!! I hope the universe comes back to kick you in the a$$ for what you do to us, the fans of your books. My heart can't take much more of this.