Excellent follow on story I particularly liked the concept of blocking the invasion for the time being this adds scope later on for future possibilities. Already looking forward to the next book. His characters stay in character throughout the series giving a consistent enjoyable read. Storyline is well paced, with relative gains and losses giving a balanced feel of reality to his universe no silliness about developing an instant magic bullet to save humanity.
i didn't think it was just as well written as the earlier books , everything was there content wise for a book as good as the earlier ones but to me it felt rushed a bit like my english homework essays many years ago and as i always did them on the bus on the way to school i think i could be called as an expert witness lol , but don't get me wrong it is still a good read and i enjoyed it almost as much as the earlier ones
Another great book in the series - more of the same as the previous, and I enjoyed it.
Looks like the end of the First Imperium saga though - and the start of some insurrection - I am less enthusiastic about the next one. I was kind of hoping for a more Pyrrhic victory, it felt a bit too much like FreeSpace 2 with the ending, where the jump node gets sealed off from the invading army.
I discovered Jay's work about 5 books previous.. I love science fiction and I have read loads of war books. These encompassed both of these genre's making them really enjoyable. The plots evolve from book to book as the characters develop and draw you in.
I won't say much more as this is just my opinion.. I will say it give it a try. I doubt you will be sorry. Phil
Although the ground and spacial battle opportunities continue relentlessly, the technical aspects start to reflect improved technology bringing new phases of catatonic conflict. This volume finishes with a timely break in the intergalactic warfare proceedings - almost. When one door closes, another opens. A very good read! Harast
The crimson world,, is by far one of the best sci-fi. Series of novels that I've ever read, full of human stories and portrayed in not so many word. Thank you jay Allan for sharing an insightful possibilities.