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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Amalgam Of His Body Of Work To Date, May 24, 2001
This review is from: Warrior Class (Hardcover)
"Chains Of Command, Flight Of The Night Hawk, And The Tin Man", all lend past events and technology to Mr. Brown's newest work, "Warrior Class". The balance of the content is what I believe his readers have always enjoyed in his books, and further, this latest work also diverges a bit from those that came before. It adds uncertainty and questions the most fundamental reasons why the wizards from Nevada exist and what justifies their conduct. This book is a departure from previous works, not because the previous work had become stale, rather Mr. Brown appears to be giving a new direction and extending the life, legitimacy, and reader interest for the characters in his previous 12 Novels. I think the integrity he shows and the respect he demonstrates to his readers is something that many other Novelists who just turn out repetitive modifications of their previous work should take note of.
My personal issue with this book is the reappearance of, "Tin Man Technology". The original book was my least favorite, and this time all was well until they literally started jumping. The technology used in the book is fascinating, and fun even when it gets a bit outrageous, but the Tin Man stills really strains credulity. The same can be said for some of the other technology, however there performance is more plausible.
It would be interesting to know how far ahead Mr. Brown plans these books for they neither have continuity issues, nor do they resort to outrageous filler to make the stories work. The next book should be very interesting if it continues this time line, for as I mentioned Mr. Brown has radically altered some fundamental premises going back to, "The Flight Of The Old Dog".
If you have enjoyed any of his previous books you will find much to like with his latest. The Tin Man is an aspect I could do without, but I'm sure other readers love it. Some of the past masters of this genre are either gone or have just become imitators of their early and best work. Mr. Brown has reached a, "Baker's Dozen", and he shows no sign of letting his readers down.
The reason for the 4.5 star rating is that blasted Tin Trooper, and the initials of a new political player!
Enjoy, well worth the time!
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