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A readable, if somewhat predictable, tale,
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This review is from: Lacuna (Kindle Edition)
This was an enjoyable yarn, although there are several holes in the plot. I think this is the author's first published novel, so it isn't a bad effort. The story line is described elsewhere, so I won't go into that (you'll have to read it).
I like SF, but I also like to try and base it on what may be possible in the future. The author describes the jump drive, and also the Toralii home system, as being millions of light years away. This puts it in another galaxy (Andromeda is approx 2 million light years distance), which makes the tale a bit fanciful, even within the bounds of SF.
I also think the relationship between the commanders of two of the mammoth space dreadnoughts is somewhat over the top, and I doubt would be tolerated within a military organisation. However, that's just my opinion.
On the plus side, the story flows quite well, and is an easy read. There is little in the way of superfluous waffle and padding, something I am keen on. Some very well established authors are guilty of that, especially later on in their writing careers (probably to fulfil publishing contracts).
I have rated this as three stars, but it should really be three and a half. Also, I have reviewed this as if I had paid for it, rather than being a freebie from Amazon. I think the author would prefer that to be the case. Will I buy the next in the series? Perhaps.