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Wasn’t sure I would like this book, but I surprised myself and did, although it needs to be longer.
This looks to be a great start to what promises to be an excellent trilogy. Action is fast paced with a good mix of characters.
It always helps to have a good narrator, and Mark Boyett never disappoints.
After the first book I assumed this second one would pick from where the last one finished. Silly me. I almost put it down as I found the first few chapters confusing and I didn't quite get where this second book was going. However, I got there in the end.
The second half of the book really took off and it roller coasted all the way to the end with action coming fast and furiously.
One thing worries me, though; space operas always have good guys and bad guys. What happens when all the guys are bad? Now there's food for thought.
No Shortage of Action
A little slow to start, but once it got going all hell seemed to break loose and it was rollercoaster all the way.
Love this series, but perhaps the next book could be a little quicker coming, please.
If you're new to sci-fi and have no great expectations, then you will enjoy this. However, I found the narrator's voice OTT at times, which spoilt it for me.
I found the idiotic behaviour of Jace, the Captain, to be really annoying, especially when it took him forever to figure out that they had been tagged, which was why the Union could locate them at every turn. I would think most of us figured that one out within the first couple of minutes.
All that aside, this story did have the making of a good plot, with a few tweaks.
I don't think this book will set the world alight, but it jogs along quite nicely at a slow speed. However, this is the first book, so it might pick up. For this reason, I will purchase Book 2.
Not my usual genre, I purchased this on a whim and am glad I did. I found this book interesting, almost addictive, albeit a little reminiscent of Hunger Games. It is relatively fast paced and this first book was well worth the credit.
Having just finished the second part of this trilogy, with no date for the final part to be released yet, I am impatient to listen to the final instalment.
This, so far, has been a brilliant trilogy, helped along with the excellent narration of Mark Boyett, whose repertoire of character voices takes some beating.
The twists and turns are coming fast and furiously now and it is difficult to put down. Although there are some inconsistencies, this second book has upped the pace - so many plots; so much going on. The only frustration is Roselle's apparent naivety. It is obvious that, apart from Hawthorn, Reykin is very much in love with her; and, of course, there is Saloway. Although he has an agenda, he obviously adores her. So, who will end up with Roselle and who will (I am sure) end up dead...... or worse? That is the question.
The only real downside to this trilogy is that (I have heard) it is going to be another year before the final audio book is released. Tooooo long. People tend to lose the thread when a long time elapses between chapters and the impetus is lost.
The End ... or the Beginning?
Finally I have found a good ending to a book.
This was a pleasant series to follow.