on 16 August 2014
Love Jethro and the others in his squad. The writing is very good and the story is great. The only reason it isn't 5 stars is because of the editing: then/than, where/were, do/due and many others - mostly not so bad that it detracts from the story, but enough that when they cropped up, I noticed them and it took my attention away from the story.
I loved the Wandering Engineer books and the Jethro stories. Hope there will be more.
on 29 May 2014
This parallel story line complements the main wandering engineer line, giving extra depth and background, and you find out what happened back at the station with the corrupt politicians while the engineer looks for another base to build his fleet. A good read, these could be read without the main story.
on 1 June 2015
i initially found it pretty hard to get into but am soooo glad i percevered. As a squaddie i really enjoyed it. it got basic right and i really felt for the protagonists when it hit the fan and friends dont come home, the author pretty much encapsulated the way we feel and how we deal with it. looking forward to the rest of the series