Top positive review
A great and interesting read, a shame the sequels don't measure up....
7 May 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A very cool premise, characters that are believable enough, and an alien enemy that's quite terrifying, given what they're capable of! I bought the next two books based on how enjoyable this one was, but found them less than satisfying. The battle content was massive, and I simply flicked, literally, through chapters and chapters to get back to something that wasn't a fight. If you really like space battles, told in minute detail, then go for it, but in the end, I craved the better story-telling of this first instalment, and got pretty bored with the follow-up books, apart from when it gets back to the general telling of a pretty excellent tale. The last two books could easily have been edited down to one really good book, I reckon.