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Plentiful action packed
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2021
There’s plenty of action scenes, and more action scenes packed with huge space battles and a relentless foe hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in the book, but even with everything going for them they fail and the main characters keeps on trucking.
There were quite a bit of references to earlier books/stories, perhaps if I had read them first it’d have been better, but as it was I found it to be (unusually) too much action. There are characters that develop and some interactions that are interesting and educational, but they’re continually interrupted by more action, big battles, things going supernova and immense losses of people and equipment…so much so that they all blurred into a huge chunk and left me wondering how the protagonists even survive past the first 100 pages…too many close calls and almost-but-not-dead-this-time-either incidents showed plot armor several yards thick.
To me it was an OK read, but I didn’t get curious about the universe. Some of the characters yes, but not the rest. Usually I’m not a 3-star reviewer, but I can’t give this more unfortunately as it didn’t engage me much beyond finishing it. If you like action and huge space battles against overwhelming odds/foes this is a good buy, to me it was too much action and not enough story.