We repelled the Swarm - for now. But they won't stop: They're inhuman. They have no inhibitions. No conscience. And no mercy. But from the crucible of battle has risen an unlikely hero. Captain Timothy Granger, at the helm of another time-tested battleship, will take the fight to the enemy. He'll discover their secrets. Find their homeworld. Destroy it before they destroy ours. He will save us all. He must. Or we'll die.
©2015 Nick Webb (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!
Yes, I would highly recommend it to anyone, I couldn't turn it off which in my job was hard work as it's multidrop. lol But, I really enjoyed listening. :)
I have to admit, I'm really torn here. I adore Tim Granger, with his attitude and sense of humanity. But then I really fell for Ballsy (sp) Even the president grew on me!
Following on from Book 1, Greg kept all the characters voices the same, they were distinct, and as soon as you heard them, you knew who they were. From the sadness of losing people, to the full on excitement of battle, there was time to get to know everyone and enjoy the full story.
I would love to! script writing is my passion, but yeah digressing here. Tag line. Mmm. Probably something along the lines of 'One man leads the fight against total annihilation, while everyone else is fighting amongst themselves.' I hate tag lines... lol
I will admit, I first listened to Greg to hear the sound of his voice for my own work, but that in no way has made me rate this book or story any higher that it truly deserves.
For some extra comments, I can say the short chapters didn't bother me as much this time around. I'd settled into the style of the story and the narration and found it much easier to flick from one side of the galaxy and character to another.
Some other parts that I really enjoyed,
I found I was left guessing all the time, who was responsible for each plot point. Issacson and Aivary, (sp sorry) were great characters pitted against each other, not knowing who to trust, then everything came to a head, well played by the President here, loved that she faked her own death to get him to talk.
The Dolmassy, I kinda had a feeling that they had something to do with Tim's healing, but wasn't totally sure. In the midst of the final battle, I was floored when they turned on the Swarm, and then it all fell into place. :) Kudos to the writer, Nick. Awesome job with deception there.
Some of my fav other moments though, were in the realizations that when Ballsy went into the singularity that he might actually come back, before then with ZacZac and afterwards when he came out with Fishtail. I have to admit I was a little concerned with his obsessing over her in the start of the novel because I didn't think they'd gotten that close, even with their combat and experience throughout the first book, even with him going to visit her parents and her son. But, it did grow on me, and I think he was just being a friend, where it felt a little creepy at first.
Bringing her back to life as a 'swam conduit' mmm now that I'm not so sure about. :)
Excited for book 3 though! When? Please let me know!
"Hard time following"
The story is so tangled with deception and misdirection it is hard to follow it.
I was drawn in from the beginning and couldn't stop! I've listened to the whole trilogy and still want more!
"As strong as the first (Constitution)"
This book masterfully expands the story in The first book and is a page turner hard to put down.
the age old usa vs russia, but in space, with aliens... nothing new, same old...
"The story line with the Vice President...."
The story line with the Vice President was almost painful. It was almost total deus ex machina that saves the end of the book.
"Warrior has too many sub plots that distract theme"
Not so long as these authors attempt to lengthen the book to get wood count up
"More! love these books"
Very good follow up to Constitution. Glad certain plot points weren't drawn out over more books and I really enjoy the story flow. also at least this book didn't have 15 chapters in a row stating the exact same location every time. :-)
Already anticipating the next book and seeing where this story goes.
"I think this second book is better than the first"
Really enjoyable book can't wait for the next one. I like this second book more than book 1.
"Mimicking voices sounds terrible"
Mr Tremblay is trying to mimic the different characters voices and it sounds horrible. I was so frustrating that I stopped listening and continued reading instead.
Greg is fine if he stopped sounding so strange with the different characters
love where the story is going. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
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