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Slow to Start
on 27 December 2004
I like John Ringo Books - he usually has a good, adventurous story with fairly reasonable characterizations. The underlying plots gradually develop and are usually quite sophisticated - all without being too 'heavy'
This one, follows the Ringo pattern down to a T. We are introduced to the rather strange world of the future, with amazing technology based miracles - and then these miracles are snatched away from us (and the characters) - but at least we know the basis for some of the things that will happen.
We get good character development - it is not long before we know who the heros are and who are the 'baddies' and by the end of the book the heros have won some battles - but the war is definately still in the balance.
The book itself was fairly enjoyable, but I got the feeling that really a lot of the writer's effort in this book, was to set the scene for the rest of the books in the series (this is why it only got 4 stars from me).
Howwever I enjoyed reading it, and I'm looking forward to the rest in the set. (not enough to buy the hardback though!).