Top positive review
Wooden in parts but finished well
on 28 June 2009
The penultimate book in the series and easy to see that the author has the finale in mind. I've read all of the earlier books in the series and, as many other reviewers have commented, the quality of the writing hardly knocks you out, but the author compensates with well thought out battle scenes and a decent plot. The first couple of chapters were embarrassingly wooden as Campbell tries to portray Geary as full of self doubt, depending on Desjani to shake him out of this. Once the author gets back to his strengths - away from building characters and on to space battles, the book works a whole lot better. Despite cringing a lot at the dialogue in the earlier part of the book I will be saving up my £5 for the final instalment.