The Union fleets continue inexorably forward, seemingly immune to the supply constraints that have bogged down past invasions. Black Dawn is an excellent mix of political drama, battle action - ground and in space - and has so many tense moments I was chewing my lips wondering how and if Barron, Holstein and Van Striker were going to be rescued or if the Senate would get past its own stupidity and realise it and every power in the Rim was in danger from the Hegemony. And this book is really aimed at that target. The Hegemony is coming to impose its brutal system of genetic supremacy on the Confederation and the other nations on the Rim, to make its elite Masters the unchallenged rulers of all human habitation in the galaxy. He is also a master at creating space battle scenes. But, it was still men and their blood under those high-tech armors that used to win the battle. Andi felt that Tyler was just giving her a mission to keep her out of the coming battles and he was, but this was something that needed to be done.
With the fleet mobilized and the forward bases overloaded beyond capacity, she is sent clear across the Confederation, to a planet along the quiet and peaceful far frontier. The inner worlds closest to Earth all fell to catastrophes over the centuries. If it fails, they'll deny everything. I truly enjoy your writing and characters. But, there is still hope. Rather, I focus on what my personal feelings are about the book. He is also a master at creating space battle scenes.
Take the shot that is likely to destroy the enemy? Not recommended, even if free. So if you are a fan of very well written and professionally and cleanly edited military sci-fi books, this book is for you. Any book that can cause sleep deprivation and has me trying to figure out times when I can get back to reading. They are small compared the other two super powers but have global domination on their minds and as soon as they pick off a planet, they subjugate the population into slavery and make them work to build more military products. Again two forces of humans against each other: the good guys are nice, the bad ones are sleezy and backstabbing assassins. He is particularly famous for writing down the Crimson Worlds series. I got the idea the first 5 times.
A pseudo Roman, though it's mostly in the naming conventions than anything else, completely militarized society. They must sneak around the vast forces of the Union fleet, into the heart of the massively-defended system, and somehow destroy the pulsar. A New Adventure by the Author of the Bestselling Crimson Worlds and Far Stars series… The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. She will make her way, blade and pistol in hand, from one dead and ancient world to another. I just don't believe the spy plot in the last two books: somehow one agent manages to collapse the Confederation and no one notices anything? And this series needed to come to a close, especially after the events in the last few books.
Instead the Alliance goes in blind. And, even if Barron and his people succeed in their mission, they will be trapped behind the enemy fleet, cut off and alone. So here goes: There are three super powers: The Alliance, a warrior breed who escaped slavery 2 generations ago and have been doing nothing but building war ships and training everyone to become a cog in the great war machine. Overall this was a outstanding entry in a great series. The Marines on the ground shouldn't have to make up plans on the fly, they should have preplanned such a scenario. The very premise is odd.
She is the perfect product of an extremely militant society that only knows duty and country. The author tricked me by using Alliance, Union and Confederation as the names of his worlds. Overall, I enjoyed the book enough to continue reading the series and am on the third book as I write this review. I guess anyone reading this review of book 6 is not new to the series anyway. Great read, really enjoyed this continuation of the Blood on the Stars series. A few centuries after the cataclysm powers vie for dominance on the rim of the galaxy, the democratic Confederation and the totalitarian Union have fought three wars already each won by the confederation but the union is once again ready for another assault but first the A human empire which spanned the galaxy fell, worlds and systems were left orphaned, blasted to their bedrock or wiped from memory but far on the rim a few worlds retained some of their technology and new societies began to form.
The final battle seems to be fought on the sands of one of the backwater worlds. For some reason, I was reluctant to get started on this new series. Unfortunately, I am quite addicted so will persist. The Confederation fleet is outnumbered and outmatched, but they will fight nevertheless, struggling and dying to hold back the onslaught any way they can, even as the Marines they leave behind dig in and prepare to defend worlds swallowed up by the advancing battle lines. Preventing a two front war depends upon Tyler and his old, tired ship out fighting a superior vessel from the Sparta-like Alliance.
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series : I have come to believe that no series should last more than 3 or 4 books, and this book is my evidence. Here it seems to boil down to all-or-nothing instead of do what we can to avoid casualties and damage while maximizing it for the enemy. Author Allan also likes to answer to the queries and doubts of his fans and readers. There are still plenty of 'forlorn hope', 'last ditch' fighter battles so many in fact that they go from extraordinary to commonplace by the end of the book. Black Dawn is the latest book in the Blood on the Stars series and oh my goodness it is worth the read! You may not get a large audience of women but I, for one, will continue to read and support your writing! It was hard to determine without was the good guy and who was the bad guy at first. We get to know Captain Barron and the enemy captain in pretty much equal parts. When I finish a book I start missing the characters.
Such an explosive action packed book as Dauntless is just too hard to put down. Then she gets her new assignment. This latest novel in the series continues the story of the three main powers out on the rim with a good pace and further world building but I am not really invested in the political machinations again because quite frankly the real world makes anything Jay can write seem tame. And the beauty of this series is that all the characters have plenty of nuanced shortcomings and also bits of brilliance. Fleet actions and fighter combat have been a staple of this series and this entry is no exception. Who are in the middle of the two hell bent on domination.