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I'm almost done with Book Two and was really anxious to see how they get out of the mess they're in...but when I went to order the third book, I read the reviews -- along with the reviews for Books Four and Five -- and think I'm going to let it end on a cliffhanger. It sounds like nothing but more battle after battle after battle -- and it sounds like it still ends with no resolution. Think I'll re-read the Red Mars series instead...
A large reason for the increase in quality is the fact that all the pesky introduction stuff is out of the way. So after an initial reintroduction and necessary "back on Earth" jibberjabber, we are thrown back 'into the black' of space. Pretty quickly the action starts in this book, and it doesn't let off until probably ten minutes from the end, maybe only five.
Not joking about that pacing either, after about 10% in, it just becomes military action with some sci fi curveballs that I don't usually see thrown in. As such, this book is a prime example of what I call a road trip novel. You can just turn it on and listen or read on and on without getting tired of it, but also not have to pay too close attention to it.
More story-wise, most of our favorites from the previous book are back, but they take more of a backseat this time around. Instead we get some new characters with character. I don't know how Currie does it, but he transitions between multiple perspectives and from old to new characters with out it being even a little deal, let alone a big deal.
I still can't believe how much I enjoyed this book and the first one, but I do recommend it to anyone wanting science fiction military action with some unique twists.
There are a few slower moments, but they just build up the suspense for the next catastrophe. The author uses them brilliantly.
I never give away spoilers, so I will just say, it's going to be fascinating to see how/if the author manages to get the human race through what is coming at them!
I have really come to like and care about these characters, which is saying a lot about the authors writing ability. There are so many of them!
There are so many different perspectives to view the situation from, and the author deftly switches from one to another smoothly. Not so often as to be annoying, but just enough to keep it interesting and informative.
When I finish this series, I will definitely be looking for more from this author!
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