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- Print Length: 313 pages
- Publication Date: September 20, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FC1JT86
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I really love that there aren't three or four parallel plots, the story always remains focused on the main character with just a few very short diversions to a different point of view. This makes it much easier to get fully immersed in the story.
Also, this is a very cleanly edited novel with very few typos. As a dyslexic reader, hitting a typo often feels like hitting a wall -- full stop. Many writers publish their books with horrific typos. This one is almost perfectly clean (just a few typos here and there). To me, this means a lot, as the story just flows and flows. Thanks, Joshua, for taking the time to focus on this.
I really hope the series continues and I look forward to the next one.
This book has decided to wrap up and give us a clear break between Jason, the Phoenix, their crew and their past. Jason has successfully returned to earth and wrapped up all lingering ties. The successful conclusion between the Phoenix and Deetz means that the series is now looking ahead rather than worrying about items behind them. It seems that the Phoenix and Omega Force will successfully move into the galactic stage together with Cristoff's group.
I will say that we have quite a bit of clues as to how important the Phoenix and Omega Force might start to become and I for one can't wait for the ride.
I will say that in general I'm a little disappointed in the galactic community as a whole that in general we constantly seethe ConFed on the defensive. The initial story left me with the impression that the ConFed was quite a powerful entity but it seems more and more like a paper tiger. While that is quite good for generating possible story-lines and its understandable that multiple alien civilizations wouldn't merge and coordinate all that successfully I still would think that certain parts of it would be quite dedicated to "law and order" or "stability" and they would be the core faction that gives the ConFed their momentum. I think that we haven't quite seen everything that the ConFed might be or has in reserve because the Phoenix operates more on the fringes than anything and I for one want a glimpse of the juggernaut.
I think we now have a glimpse of everyone's backstory except for Lucky but I expect that we will continue to learn that the crew might just be quite exceptional.
Once again I can't wait for more and will be eagerly await book 4 and so on.
The only gripes I have at this point are relatively minor. In Savage Homecoming we meet Jason's girlfriend, who is whisked away from Earth to the relative safety of The Phoenix (Jason's ship). She doesn't add much to the story; Jason and her have plenty of sex (not graphic or badly written, credit to Joshua Dalzelle), they argue, she pouts, flouts his authority as captain and eventually goes away; though may return if Earth is brought back into the series again which is likely. She's a fairly one dimensional character, she seems fairly clueless, I imagine she speaks with a valley girl inflection making everything she says a question. The story wouldn't have been hugely affected without her in it. She didn't prompt any changes in Jason's character, he supposedly was more cautious while she was aboard but you wouldn't know it from the way he goes in guns blazing during their every hostile encounter. This is the only other gripe I have; that Jason, despite being Captain of a massively powerful ship, responsible for the lives of his crew and whoever he's working to save, doesn't seem to be very good at his job and hasn't matured or developed much at all since the start of the series. He gets by with dumb luck and the support of others, without them he'd be very, very dead by now. He rushes headlong into every engagement and either breaks the ship, nearly killing everyone in the process or comes out of it badly damaged but victorious. He doesn't stop and think before acting, after 3 books it's wearing a little thin. I'd like to see him become a more mature, competent commander who relies on his crew but isn't totally dependent on them.
These are 2 little gripes which shouldn't deter you from reading this, or any of the other books in the Omega Force series, they don't get in the way of enjoying the books. They're are all excellent, well written and totally engaging. You'll get through them quite quickly and want to get the others in the series, huge kudos to Joshua Dalzelle for creating such a fun, fast paced sci-fi series. All 3 books are highly recommended reads, for YA through to OAP readers!
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I'm on my second read through the series and it's still as enjoyable as the first.