The second book in the Black Fleet trilogy was every bit as good, if not more so, than Book 1. The action kept you on the edge of your seat, which me..Show More »ant I really had a hard job putting it down, so I didn’t. I completed it in a day.
I am really glad that Mark Boyett was kept as narrator as he really brings the action to life.
My only disappointment is that I will have to wait for Book 3. Withdrawal symptoms are already setting in!
I love it when a series sticks true to from throughout and this one does just that. It’s a great fun series which evokes the original Star Trek ethos..Show More » but set in amongst a major conflict rather than an exploratory situation. Maverick captain, enigmatic aliens, an implacable enemy and lots of “all ahead full” action all set among the stars. Possibly in truth this concluding part is probably a little lighter on the action than the previous two but it brings this long story to a conclusion in fine style and with plenty of cliff-hanging tension.
The fine narration makes the story rattle along at a pleasing pace and the whole thing is wrapped up neatly at the end with possibly a slightly more subtle end game than might be expected.
As I’ve said in the reviews of the previous two this is not heavy duty sci-fi this is a good old-fashioned story of humanity attempting to survive against evil alien hordes albeit with some rather unpredictable allies “helping” out here and there.
If that’s your kind of thing then this series delivers in fine style.