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- Print Length: 336 pages
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- Publication Date: October 5, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07671BNSP
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Destroyer (Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Destroyer rather nicely brings to a close most of the major arcs that had been building ever since Warship, the first book of the Black Fleet Trilogy, while still leaving the story a place to move forwards, albeit with a "new" cast.
The editing was well done and the only thing I noticed was one small continuity error between adjoining paragraphs. I've been reading a lot of self-published books on Kindle Unlimited lately, and the number of typos, grammatical errors, and continuity errors had slowly been driving me insane. It was very refreshing to read a book that has been proof-read.
With no other options left, and before they can be stopped by a weak government, Wolfe is unleashed with the newest class of Destroyer to seek and destroy this threat permanently.
This is a brilliant story, of a Captain, returning to the chair of a Warship, surrounded by crew that are not just loyal to him, but idolise him. Wolfe has grown so much through these stories, from the alcoholic misfit old Captain, bitter at his career and life, and distrusted and hated. Now he is the hero of Starfleet, revered amongst his peers, and thought of as one of their best strategical and tactical hopes against the enemy.
One of the reasons that make Dalzelle’s books such a standout in this genre is his grasp and use of concepts such as orbital mechanics, astrophysics, starship combat and the list goes on. He uses these concepts to bring his stories to life, but give the reader the feeling that they are actually immersed in a real-time simulation, sitting with the crew as they have to wait the hours to drop down or climb up the well of a star-system, move to a hyperspace point etc, giving his books such a feel of realism, but not bogging them down in pages and pages of explanations so that the reader wants to throw themselves out the nearest airlock.
The combination of exceptional characters and a skilful use of realism, added to an outstanding storyline, makes this one of the best reads in the genre.
Destroyer is the culmination of not just the Expansion War Trilogy, but also the Black Fleet Trilogy, showing us how far Wolfe and Wright have developed in their careers, from the grumpy old drunk on the outer rim and the eager young officer, too eager to please and too shiny around the edges, as they are now, 2 of the finest Officers in the fleet with more combat experience than the rest of the fleet combined. The other character that has grown, and continues to grow on you (kind of like mould in a bathroom sink), is Pike. Pike’s character is still one of the best in this book, not just for his antics and amusing commentary, but the way he shows that no government or military can operate without an efficient spy organisation. His character provided some unique story arcs, but also gave some interesting side views into what might happen behind closed doors.
This is another outstanding Sci-Fi thriller, and I can only hope that Dalzelle will continue to develop the series and give us another trilogy. This is a must read for any fan of Sci-Fi – Dalzelle is just brilliant.
Its been months since I read volume 1 and 2 so I suppose the editor thinks we will remember all the little acronyms we learned in the first two books... but I just can't access my old books to reference a very important acronym that is tossed around like a hot potato in volume 3...
What the heck is an RDS?
I thought it meant a sort of engine? Or warp drive? Or acceleration device like overdrive on a manual car transmission but maybe it really is alien tech and they just call it a very fast thingy like I do now?... but those definitions just don't shed any light to keep the story moving on the subject.
I'll finish vol 3 tonight and hope I can get some IFB from someone on this link. (IFB means important feed-back)
Thanks and keep writing, I'm a permanent fan.
In my mind I picture Wolfe played by Sam Elliott. A random thought but if you read this series I think you will see what I mean.
Looking forward to the next one.
Thank you again for another great adventure. It is always nice to see that the heroes are not perfect.
I look forward to your next series of books.
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Look forward to more like this.
Keep up the Google work, and I have joined the mailing list.
Enjoyed the battle descriptions. I wonder if sketches or diagrams would enhance visualization?
Looking forward to nex t series÷