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If the military behave and acted like this it w ould be gone within a few years. Way to childish, way to much disrespect, disregard of basic and I mean basic military command. The rest of the story is kinda childish with it's interaction. Something you expect with 12 year old who are snobs
This was one of the weakest books I've read cover to cover. I have bought other books that were so bad I couldn't (even come close) to finishing, so this book WAS better than that. I did read the entire thing on a weekend getaway to Sacramento, but I won't be reading the rest of the series. Weak characters, cliched character relationships, and an over arching story line that seemed to be hastily patched together for some resolution at the end. One bright spot was the idea of the LuMan character. The IDEA was good, but the character's development seemed rushed. It might've been a better book all around if (and this is shocking) if the author actually finished the entire story in one book instead of dragging it out over the course of multiple installments. Recommendation: avoid.
Downloaded the space-opera book based on supposed good reviews & then realised a quarter of the way in what was niggling me - & why I was thinking this is crap - the same author as the Junkyard Spaceship series ...
There were times - as per the previous books mentioned - where you just think a 10 year old would write a better story
Whilst it follows a storyline, it’s predictable but at the same time you think why would they do / say / carry that out! It’s really hard to put into words, but it just doesn’t work for adults. Kids & teenagers would love this though!
The characters & storyline has lots of cliches from other sci-fi. You can also tell the author has no real military background for some of the stuff the characters would say or do.
Wont be finishing this series & in future will make more effort to avoid the author. Better than the junkyard series but instead of absolute crap, it’s just crap.
Review is for the 3 book series. At first I was happy enough with it, even though Quintos was slightly annoying. Then things started to go all star trek/captain kirk. Some of the aliens had too human characteristics and ship battles were unbelievable. Worse still... year 2170 and humans can't even prevent their computers from being remote hacked by aliens on a daily basis. Not just the main computer either, magically all the robots on the ship can be taken control over remotely. Lets not even get on to the american revolutionary war aspect, something that would have been 400 years in the past for the characters. Then, when things couldn't get any more ridiculous, lets bring in a scientist from the past and transporter technology. Best be sure to keep that tech safe, and keep the research data on a computer system that might as well have an open port without firewall and root/root for the login credentials. Overall a disappointing read.
The storyline was intriguing and the developing characters interesting so I pushed on through the multiple battles and ongoing slaughter not realizing it just never gets better. I eventually tired of the excessive destruction and left for more entertaining and enjoyable books.
The original storyline had a good premise. An XO who didn’t want the big chair, suddenly forced into it…
But soo many mini stories that didn’t drive anything other than just happening, were thrown into the story. At times no setup provided, but things just happen, with side stories that end up being a slog to get through without any impact to anything.
The serial killer bit was extremely unnecessary, with no build up, or even pay off. The killers backstory was weak and the reason for his murder spree even weaker.
Too much packed into one story. The author needs help with editing, as well. It was a struggle, but I managed to finish the book. Characters are shallow and predictable, scenes are confused, and... it's just not worth it.