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Story line becoming spoiled, as saga continues.
on 6 June 2015
Of course this is fantasy, but, when real world events are introduced a little more research should be undertaken. As the saga progresses the plot is becoming very sloppy. This volume begins with the prologue describing the attack on Pearl Harbour. I don't know the author's age, but, I would have expected him to know there could have been no smell of burning jet fuel, since the jet engine had not been invented!
Moving on to the main story line. The cavern described, to become the future Alliance base, is supposedly a vacuum. Since entrance was gained through an undersea passage, this would be utterly impossible. The cavern would either be full of seawater, or, any air remaining would be at the same pressure as the sea at it's entrance depth.