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Got this the start of a new series, wish I hadn't total tosh
on 13 May 2016
Ok the biggest problem with this book is, scale, the author chucks 10,000 light year trips, with no idea of the effect on his universe.
Lets look at some facts, within 100 light years of earth we have 16,800 stars of which 512 are 'G' type i.e. Like our sun. The Kepler project shows planets in abundance. How long to colonise 50 planets if we say only 10% of the 512 are suitable.
This novel is set 400 years in the future. So Total galactic colonisation (thats 100,000,000,000) stars roughly.
No chance. Ok we give it a pass it just fiction.
The fact the main protagonist doesn't realise his helmet can record stuff. My 3 year old niece can figure that out.
Not only that, in one breath he tells us he likes to be combat ready and then doesn't even know how his equipment works.
This just destroys the credibility of the story, I lasted about 6 chapters, and had to give up.
So if you like your military SF even slightly credible give this a pass.