I received this book free to read and review. This is a series that I am thoroughly enjoying but it does really need reading in the order published as it is difficult to jump in half way and have any real understanding of what is going on. For the last of the series we are back in space for the final conflict. This is much more the science fiction aspects than some of the previous books and brings everything together nicely with Earth united in making the resources available to try and defeat the coming Meme destroyer. There is still time spent on further character development and more time is spent with the aliens which I found fascination particularly the interplay between one, two and three very non-human but human at the same time. At the end there is a long and detailed space battle with the outcome in doubt and the ending came a bit as a surprise. Although this is the end of the series I don't think this is going to be the end of either the Meme or the characters left in this book and I hope it is not. I would like to read much more about all of it. An exciting end to an imaginative series.
Probably the best of the 'Alien Invasion' part of the plague wars series. The forces of Earth combine to defeat a seriously superior foe. Despite all the advances made in the ten years leading up to the arrival of the Destroyer, together with the great loss of life and expenditure of resources involved, its defeat is only made possible by the timely arrival of another alien adapted space ship controlled by a human who only exists courtesy of the same Alien tech. Where does that leave the human race now? On to the next book to find out!
Get ready for some sleepless nights with this one - "Comes the Destroyer" is positioned as the final book in the Plague Wars series and takes the reader through 10 years of Earth's preparations for the arrival of the Meme species' "Destroyer" - a spacecraft that can wipe out an entire planet. All the usual suspects are present and correct, and we get to see how Earth's inhabitants must learn to work together to earn their survival.
The book is space opera at its finest - fully-formed characters and thrilling action scenes help further establish VanDyke's position as a first-rate sci-fi novelist. A rich and vibrant universe populated with exciting characters, some truly tear-jerking moments and first-rate suspense help make this a truly fitting end to a fanstastic series - and despite the 500+ pages, the story never slows.
Its a few weeks since I read this book, it rocks the meme are an incredible foe and the author is excellent with superb grasp of science and the military aspects, cannot wait for the next in the series, loved all the books in this series enjoy ....
Fantastic book. I really enjoyed reading the Stellar Conquest and look forward to the next story. David has created a very rich and complex universe with strong themes and highly plausible technologies. Recommended to any Sci-Fi fan.
Brilliant, the plot, action, the bravery , brought tears. I was cheering on the characters and laughing along with their humour. I feel the best one yet in series can't wait to start next book. Thanks David .