5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Decent read, but missing anything of real interest,
This review is from: Earth Unaware (The First Formic War) (Hardcover)
Preface: I have listened to the audio book version of Enders Game, which I enjoyed, and was looking for another book in the series.
I would have to agree with some of the other reviewers (SesameStick & Paul Calkins) comments here that gave this book 2 stars. The storyline is interesting enough, but the book should have been the first half of an entire book. Some characters aren't even introduced until the second to the last chapter and could have been easily described in a couple of paragraphs so we get the idea of what their background is. The MOPS (SWAT) team is described and discussed at length regarding its training for 'Every Contingency' but the team never sees action. We just have to guess that Mazor Rackum will be in Earth Unaware Pt 2 along with the rest of this storyline. Perhaps when the next book comes out you could read the entire thing as one and enjoy the detail and the storyline that is left hanging, but for now I'll have to go for 2 stars on this one.