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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Great ride

Great story, compelling, the use of female characters in unlikely situations ie socially engineered feminist influence which is pushed down authors throats, is disconcerting. But a powerful and compelling read!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-18

Fairly good but feminist narrative gets on nerves

Like I said amazing story line but the fact that this author believes men and women are the same and has gone out of his way to make sure his characters score virtue signalling points gets on my nerves.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Pretty good......

The one thing I don't like about these books is the authors make a deliberate attempt to make women look masculine... For example ones in the special forces.... In real life that would never happen... Alongsiee it, predictably the authors makes a few guys look weak... That could happen.. Men and women are different get over it. Anyway. All in all a good book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-18

Love the series

Apart from my one gripe which is in the real world pilots and special forces would be almost exclusively male and this equality of outcome thing is annoying liberal nonsense... But genuinely had some amazing moments and can't wait for next one to come out. Narrator also amazing.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Great escapism, somewhat let down by politics

Great story, took a while to get going. The author erred too much into political correctness for my liking, which somewhat compromised the credibility. Initially admitting only 15% of the military were women; every second character the protagonist encountered was female. That said, the author didn't compromise male characters, to his credit.

The characterisation of Skippy was brilliant though and makes up for it.

If the author acknowledged the differences between the sexes instead of portraying the military & spec ops as female as well as male,, this would get 5 star from me. Instead the book has a slightly 2D / artificial feel because of it. He clearly thought Clinton would win as well!

That said, i can't wait for next one. The author's onto something with Skippy & Joe loose in space and his slapstick humour has charm.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-16

Good book

Quite a nice quiet read to get lost into the world of ancient Antioch and the rest. Quite long, a bit like a midsummer murders in Syria?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-16

Heart thumping

Cannot predict each twist and turn! A very good book which built on the last!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-16

Great

It was very great audio - if you read Cato & Macro then this for you.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-15

really good

classic Bernard Cornwall - very good final battle scene at end of book - impressed

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