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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very good read and not short on action. Would recommend it to Honor Harrington fans.

As previous reviewer said it needs better proof reading but its so good I would happily review future works for free.

Nice work Mr Van Aulen.

PS I didn't mind the history lessons but they seem a bit long winded, keep doing them but tighten them up.
Published on 11 Dec. 2012 by Demos

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts... alas not always
Great premise, interesting story, indeed good characters. But too much of a lack of imagination in naming craft and classes. Followed by a page expander where the author copies verbatim from somewhere to explain the history of the name or product.

Having said that, I'd buy book two... possibly.
Published 6 months ago by B. Doswell


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3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts... alas not always, 18 Oct. 2014
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Great premise, interesting story, indeed good characters. But too much of a lack of imagination in naming craft and classes. Followed by a page expander where the author copies verbatim from somewhere to explain the history of the name or product.

Having said that, I'd buy book two... possibly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 11 Dec. 2012
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A very good read and not short on action. Would recommend it to Honor Harrington fans.

As previous reviewer said it needs better proof reading but its so good I would happily review future works for free.

Nice work Mr Van Aulen.

PS I didn't mind the history lessons but they seem a bit long winded, keep doing them but tighten them up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flawed, but a great read., 14 July 2012
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Apart from the unneccessary (and sometimes annoying) history lessons which seemed to crop up whenever a historical reference appeared, this was a great read. The presentation was poor, the spelling was appalling and, in spite of this, I have to give it 5 stars for sheer enjoyment. Hopefully there will be another in this series along soon.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a good editor and far less historical name references, 13 Nov. 2014
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Seriously needs a editor to have a proof read of this, added to every single ship name having a page stating it's historical use I found myself constantly skipping un needed sections which added nothing to the storyline. And a major dislike for me was the appalling lack of description a Alien race at war and the only reference to them is their skin colour? Are they humanoid? I want to know more instead of constant shallow descriptions!

Overall the story had potential was interesting but desperately needed more depth added, as political structures, past events, how the humans defeated their previous conquerors and even things such as weapons/ship systems descriptions are seriously lacking.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gray Wolf review, 30 Oct. 2014
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This is probably a book for teenage readers, although it is fairly good, it is not in the class of authors such as Asimov, Heinlein or modern SF writers like Doug Dandridge, Jack Campbell, Jay Allen et al.
Good points: Interesting story line with developing characters, will probably develop into a reasonable series.
Bad points: Author spends half a page at a time explaining every historical reference. Naming convention for starships derived soley from U.S warships. The good guys always win and never have a set back.

Summary - not too bad, potential to get much better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs editing., 25 Mar. 2014
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Had trouble deciding between two and three stars. In the end decided to be generous. The concept is promising and occasionally the story comes alive. However I felt nothing for the main character, and empathy is important for this type of space opera. There were also long sections of detail about repairs and the frequent historical asides got a bit annoying. There were also plenty of missed opportunities to develop other characters. Then there were the typos and grammatical errors.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good story but in need of editing, 17 Feb. 2014
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The story in General is good, but the writing is poor. The characters are not developed, the point of view keeps changing, some events occur out of sequence. Overall a very frustrating read. A good story let down by poor writing. That said the fact that it is a good story overcomes the poor writing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cracking holiday read., 21 Mar. 2015
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Entertaining with some nice twists, however a good proof reader would have avoided the many grammatical and spelling mistakes. Other than this, and the annoying habit of referring to some characters in different ways (given name / family name), it's a cracking read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 11 April 2015
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Enjoyed most of this book and would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the unnecessary history notes about ship names and battles from history.
Apart from that it is a good read and flowed nicely.
Look forward to a follow-up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different angle, 9 Jan. 2015
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Makes a change from the usual run of the mill Si fi. This could be the start of a series, trilogy only though please some writers milk it with far to many in the series.
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