Among the millions born into misery, poverty, and despair under the dark and smoky haze that covers the planet, Andromeda Lafarge is unique. Pull back, try to find a way to get around the enemy and rejoin the fleet. The author is a passable storyteller and obviously the purpose of the series is simple entertainment. The intelligence agencies try to plot different schemes with the help of their soldiers, treating them as mere pawns in the great battle of controlling the space worlds. The foulest and most decrepit slum on Parsephon.
She was then to take them to the Calvus System and planet Craydon. I got this book for free on Bookbub. He never forgets to interact with his followers because he believes that a writer stops growing in his art of writing if he stops listening to his fans and readers. If you preface a chapter with a ship name I expect the point of view to from there, not from the other one. A relative generic Military Science Fiction book. But will victory come at too high a cost? They used to fight against the resource rich colonies of the world which seemed to have become very vital for improving the economic condition of the despotic and exhausted Superpowers on the Earth.
As it is, it's an unimaginative but solid, enjoyable but unremarkable military sci-fi adventure. The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. 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 unstoppable Hegemony invasion has reached the very heart of the Confederation. If it was this temperamental few militaries in a constant threat environment would refit the whole fleet to this unreliable standard. Especially in the first few chapters.
He must face the enemy, and win the victory. They will give everything they have to ensure their mission results in a victory or die trying. But the quiet frontier isn't what it seems, and when a distress call is received from one of the mining colonies on the edge of Confederation space, it falls to Captain Tyler Barron to take Dauntless forward, to find out what is happening, and to put a stop to it. Though I realize there are a limited number of plots, the similarities between Duel in the Dark and the movie and Star Trek episode seems to be more than coincidental. Neither would I call it military Sf for there is no tactics and strategy worth mentioning. The fate of the Confederation rests on Dauntless, her crew, and her captain Barron, grandson of the Confederation's great hero. Three generations of its warriors have gone off to war, held the line against the larger, more powerful enemy.
I was probably about 70 pages in when I realized how unoriginal this work is, in fact spoiler alert the scene where the two captains face each other at the end before one self-destructs is straight out of the original Star Trek series where Capt. You will also be the first to know about new realeses, receive exlusive content, special deals, and freebies. The world building is done adequately, although many I would think , would want more info on the Cataclysm and founding of the different factions. Welcome to the future, a future of war! The reader always knows just what the other side is up to. It is night, and everywhere there is darkness, but the Confederation is not beaten yet. Subtly is not Allan's strongpoint as an author, though compared to David Weber Rob S.
Jay Allan made his debut as a novelist in 2012 with the novel Marines. Fourth: A main weapon that fails as soon as someone sneezes at it? Not recommended, even if free. The book never pretends to be more than it is - a generally entertaining science fiction novel. The Crimson Worlds novel series written by author Jay Allan consists of a total of 9 books published between the years 2012 and 2014. Then she gets her new assignment.
He must face the enemy and win the victory before the Confederation is caught between two enemies and destroyed. Having said that, there is plenty of room for improvement. Over the course of the novel, Erik get involved in a number fights along with his comrades from one brutal campaign to the other in order to win the desperately increasing war. Yet, the Confederation military is just as dedicated to protecting those freedoms as is the Union or Alliance. They have one last mission planed, but even it it succeeds, it will be the end of the resistance on Dannith. The Red Alliance forces, backed by the Union and its propaganda machine, have the advantage in numbers and position, and they are pushing forward, driving relentlessly toward the final attack. Duel in the Dark is a little different in a good way from other books in this genre.
They are clearly an Empire and it is stated that they grew out from their one planet by conquest, never mentioning a second partner. It does not have a battle, but is presented the same way except the paragraphs were longer. Forgetting the primary reason an enemy might want to take a colony is pretty bad if you decide on playing scorched earth. It was good enough to spend a couple of hours on it, however not enough to convince me to buy any more books of this author. There is a second book out already so it is really not much of a spoiler when I say that Dauntless survives if only just barely. Take the reasonable long range shot while everything is working or risking further damage to patched up systems in order to get a close range shot at a time the main weapon is likely to no longer work? Kirk faces off against the Romulans Balance of Terror. Take back what the enemy has captured.
Now he must prove that he has inherited more than just a name from his famous ancestor. 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. The battleship Dauntless has spent the past 10 months patrolling the border, deployed far forward of the main fleet, a forlorn hope, an advance guard positioned to give the warning of invasion. By the end of the book my first inclination was to give one star, but that was probably unfair. The why and how come is in the book. There is also the very generic naming of the political entities. It is not as powerful as the pulsar, but it just may be enough.
I started skimming over them. The crew is exhausted, and the aging vessel needs repairs. She will fight, endure hardships unimaginable, save comrades … and lose some, too. You may not love it like me , but you will appreciate that it is a pure entry into the genre where the author gives you the perspective of multiple participants in a wide-ranging war where the perpsective of a ship captain feels real and distinct from the perspective of a marine or space jockey. There are also inconsistencies in a similar vein. Throughout his growing years, author Allan has written a number of science fiction novels based on the military themes as well as other fantasy novels. Tasked to uncover the secrets of the devastating Cataclysm and to seek and recover the advanced ancient technology that humanity had once possessed, it found something else instead.