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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 20 December 2015
I mentioned finding that Ark Royal was essentially a product based on a formula which ticked all the boxes of the space opera genre and ended up being quite a good read, although at times also a caricature. This is also true for the Nelson Touch, volume two of the trilogy.

There are however also a few additional twists, such as a very special passenger travelling incognito on board of Ark Royal and who happens to also be a rather good pilot. I could not help wandering to what extent the author was alluding to a certain helicopter pilot who served some time in Afghanistan, although the comparison should probably not be pushed too far.

A second interesting feature here is to have both the aliens and the humans adapting to each other in the interstellar war that they are fighting. A third feature is to end the story with the loss of said “incognito passenger” who makes contact with the aliens while a fourth feature is also to end this episode by showing in rather dramatic ways how badly the humans have been hit.

Again, you get plenty of space ship battles and airspace dogfights between Starfighters and their alien equivalents which somehow always seem, in both cases, to perform less well than those of Ark Royal. Again, you get the continuation of the sexual romance – with plenty of detail! - between the senior flight officer and his younger female subordinate and, as an extra treat, you get a second story involving incognito pilot officer freshly graduating from the Academy and a female navy officer.

Once again, the whole plot is rather predictable from beginning to end, except for the couple of twists that I mentioned before. However, this time also, the book makes for a good and exciting read, however formulaic the characterisation and the plot happen to be. Four somewhat generous stars essentially because this is an entertaining read.
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on 25 July 2014
I stumbled on part 1 of this series and to my surprise enjoyed it. Come on self publishing authors, mega cheap Ebooks...not always good omens. But book 1 was spot on and book 2 carried on the gripability (yes I know not a real but I like it). So excuse me book 3 is downloaded now and I have some reading to do......

P.s did notice a gradual price increase with each new volume. Is this a trend that will continue with each volume?
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on 3 August 2014
I have thoroughly enjoyed this second book in an excellent series. The first one was very good and this is better. Christopher manages to keep a good balance between telling the stories of the humans involved in the conflict with the very alien aliens, as well as enthralling and riveting action sequences. I am looking forward to the third book, which should be downloading as I write this review! Highly recommended!
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on 2 May 2014
I liked this second in the series but not quite as much as the first. My issue was the space given over to personal affairs seemed more than before and I found it distracting when I wanted to get on with working out how to take the fight to the enemy. Waiting for book 3 with anticipation.
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on 7 July 2017
Good read
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on 9 April 2014
The Sequel to the awesome Ark Royal is somewhat shorter than the first book in the series and seems to be a little rushed. But that is my only complaint as the action is awesome and nerve wracking, the characters are believable (even one unexpected character that you don't see coming) and once the again the Aliens are mysterious an sinister, looking forward to the next book!
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on 17 August 2017
Great Read
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on 30 January 2017
Enjoyable and interesting. Could do with less rehashing of subject matter and let the story flow better. Very good concept.
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on 11 June 2017
Great w
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on 19 May 2014
This was a very good read almost as good as Ark Royal the first in the series very enjoyable having british connection and I look forward to more books in this universe.
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