- File Size: 4388 KB
- Print Length: 426 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Knights Hill Publishing (January 3, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N5DSCXU
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book takes up where the last one left off (Freefall: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 1)), so I would advise you, as others have, to read the first one prior to reading this one. The characters, who were already quite developed, continue to be explored in greater depth, and new characters are added.
I am going to stop here, because I am too tempted to write spoilers, and I don't want to do that, even accidentally. A book this good deserves to be read with no spoilers!
The crew reliably behaves stupidly at all times.
The author's portrayal of the aliens is imaginative although it seemed to me that the alien home planet would be too poor to create a spaceship of the size portrayed in this novel. It sounded like a poor, marginal planet that would objectively compare very poorly to our Earth.
The author's writing is not always clear and sometimes it is hard to follow the details of the narrative. The broad strokes are clear enough though. The author's prose is not the strong point of this novel.
To correct an error in my earlier review, it now appears that there will be a third installment in this series, as this second one also ends on a cliffhanger.
I could imagine, from reading this, what it might be like, being confined in such a small space, for such a long time, with a crew that didn't trust each other. The technical aspects are quite believable.
The approach to Europa orbit and descent to the surface are quite exciting and well written.
Don't want to give away anymore, except that awful gee term, as in zero-gee, is still with us.
Both are solid offerings of space opera/military sci fi and fun, engaging reads. I look forward to the third installment!
When contact is made with the aliens, it has some weird goings on and is a bit out there, but since I am this far I might as well get book 3 to see if the author can rekindle what I felt about book 1.
Can be a bit weird at times, but is an interesting look into the human psyche.
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This is an amazing continuation from book 1 and just when you think you know what to expect the plot...Read more