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on 26 July 2014
Once again Elliott Kay has written a stonker! After the epically brilliant Poor man's fight, how could he possibly follow it up & improve? Well it was breathtakingly awesome!! I found myself up until 4am to finish it.
This second instalment of Tanner Malone's tale, is faster paced, more action packed & has much more of an epic scale, yet still has plenty of deep character development, intelligent observations, & good old fashioned drama.
Moving on to more of a war footing the Archangel system had for months been victim of pirate attacks, corporate lawsuits, blacklisting & economic pressure. The 3 main corporations who have an absolute stranglehold over the known galaxy bring things rapidly to a head after their stock prices take a tumble following Archangels decisions back in the previous book 'Poor man's fight'. Elliot Kay has managed to weave geopolitics seamlessly into the backbone of this novel, never boring or slowing the pace of the story down.
Tanner Malone is dealing with the real consequences of his actions, & the emotional toil of life in the services, while still managing to be a major player in the galaxy. It was with real skill that Kay has put Tanner as the forefront of all the momentous battles in a plausible realistic way. I can't wait to see where the story will next go.