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Great Space Opera
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2017
Great Space Opera. The plot is good. Attack by unknown enemy. Attempt to annihilate the human race. Space battles. Intrigue, mysteries, backstabbing, double-crosses. All great. Mr. Ellis knows how to tell a story that will keep his audience glued to the page, or screen, monitor, whatever.
There are a couple of irritating faults in the writing, though. Constantly writing that the doors open vertically is not necessary, once we know that a door on the star ship opens vertically we can take that as a given. And which way is vertically? Do they open up, or down, with a horizontal opening? Or sideways, with a vertical opening? I thought I had it until a flat rock balanced vertically on two other rocks was described as providing a roof. Really? A vertical roof? How's that work? Ending sentences with at, for, etc. is simply bad grammar. Have someone proofread the work that is not grammatically challenged, please.
I have seen grammar in books that is much worse, so this wasn't too bad. I have also seen repetition that is much worse, so I can accept that, too. But a vertical roof? Okay, I can let that one slide, too. But all together? The cost is one star.
Fix those minor faults and this will be a five star book.
One other good thing, no DRM.
I recommend this book.