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Incremental progress

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-19

I really do enjoy Craig Alanson's writing style and ideas, and I enjoyed the book overall. However the formulaic nature of the plot has not changed i.e. impossible odds followed by the usual creative solutions implemented by the 'awesomeness of Skippy'. It is getting a bit tired but the harder than usual ending might mean we will get some progress in the next book. Recommended if you are following the series.

Good in parts

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-19

There is a lot to like in the background painted in the novel, but the writing is very un-polished and the characters are rather two-dimensional. It might fill a gap in your Audible listening experience but do not expect too much more than that.

Satisfying

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I enjoyed the series immensely, and this book managed to bring the plot lines to a satisfying end, or will it just an interlude? Highly recommended if you have been following the storyline. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's narration is outstanding.

Read it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Actually, read the first book before this one but you know what I mean. They are both grade A fantasy novels. If you haven't read the Age of Iron trilogy, spend three Audible credits and treat yourself. Roll on book 3.

Awesome trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Well written, great characterisation, interesting story with some real historical knowledge woven into the mix. Read all three!

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Not for me

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Interesting but a rather tedious and immature central character.ruined it for me.I prefer a bit of empathy for the hero.

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Standard Jack Campbell delivery

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I enjoy novels set in Jack Campbell's space opera universe, and this is no exception. To be fair, the story is not that exciting but it move along at a good pace. Recommended if you have read the previous novels.

More of the same, but not in a good way

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-18

To be clear, I think I have read, and re-read, all of Modesitt's. I'm a fan but this book seems to reflect the worst of his writing habits. Heaps of anxious introspection without enough balancing action to make it worthwhile. Don’t read if you are not a fan, nor if you have not read the proceeding book. Even if you have read the last book, I would just wait for the next one, which is bound to be along soon.

Paradox Enjoyed

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I like Peter Clines writting style. He always seems to deliver a straightforward book, well written with an intriquing idea that comes to a satisfactory conclusion. This book is no exception.

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Enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-18

Interesting, well written story with good narration. Fairly simple to listen to, so good for the daily commute. Recommended to SF fans.