This entry ends the climactic Hegemony invasion story ark. The battle has raged for 6 years and like all conflicts this long enough time has passed for new weapon systems to be developed and deployed. Throw in an ancient weapon from the imperial passed and the rim forces are in real trouble. Lots of action as you can imagine. Ward saluting general Rogan on the battle front made me flinch, saluting a officer in a combat area is just pointing him out to any snipers in range. I was also a bit surprised that killing escorts wasn't made a priority for the bombers considering the casualties inflicted by the escorts. This has been a great military action series and I'll be reading the next one. It will be interesting to find out what the Others are.
I love the depth of the main characters. The unexpected tactics and changing circumstances. The courage and respect of the key people on both sides are strong points. The dimensions of the story keep growing. Gripping and exhilarating writing. Come on next book hurry up please.