From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars, to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again. Watch the galaxy explode In the Stormy Red Sky.
©2009 David Drake; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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loved it reminds me of a classic novel the whole series has been entertainment by the ton
"A wonderful listen!"
So far this is my favorite book in the RCN series. The book is full of Drake's characteristic blend of political intrigue and edge of your seat space battles. If like me the workings of the matrix have perplexed you, this edition to the series contains an explanation of bubble universes that will have you thinking "ah I finally get it".
While listening to this book I laughed out loud and the scene when Miranda visits Adele brought tears to my eyes (personally the most powerfully emotional scene in the series thus far). With Daniel's well deserved promotion and the disgraced Senator Fobes tagging along for the ride, fans of the series won't be disappointed.
Despite David Drake's insistence to the contrary in the forwards of the previous books, I highly recommend listening or reading them in order. It's the only way to really understand the complex way the characters have grown throughout their careers in the RCN.
P.S. If you enjoy the RCN series, I think you will also like "Fire with Fire" and "Trial by Fire" by Charles Gannon. Both have are a similar well written politically driven scifi with complexly developed characters
"The rest of the series is much better"
I REALLY liked all of the other books in this series, so I was excited when Audible listed this book. It was a major disappointment. The opening chapter was good. The closing chapter was great. The rest of the book was mediocre. The reader had a very nice voice but it was poorly suited to the material. In the heat of battle, the narrator read as if he were reading a script for the History or Discovery channels.
The major problem I saw with the book is that David Drake seems to have become too enamored with the world he has created and there is too much minutia. For example, I really don't care that when a rigger comes in from the rigging that the metal connectors under the fabric of his suit show frost. I hope he gets back on track with this series because I liked the other books
"Not what I expected"
not necessarily. Characters we have come to enjoy with a moral attitude we respect are suddenly everyday humdrum like our leaders and politicians, takes the fun out of the book.
more action with less political statements
acceptable, too soft in some areas (but I'm 75 so my hearing is not what it used to be.
just not what I expected. Not sure if it was worth the money!
"Don't bother !!!"
if it were a different book by another author read by anyone else.
The drone that read it and the story itself'.
in every way possible.
all of them.
A waste even if it were free!
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