This is the thirteenth novel in the “Destroyermen” series. I enjoy them (obviously, because I keep reading them), but I do wish Taylor would spend more time advancing the plot and a little less time enumerating everything in his world in endless detail.
I’m now going to annoy both my readers with a string of nearly empty posts. I’m trying to catch the blog up to my reading. As usual, I read a couple of dozen books without posting anything. A half dozen were from a binge read of the “Destroyermen series“. I like the series (with one exception so far). But because a) my comments about each one are mostly the same, b) I’m behind, and c) I’m lazy, I’m just going to list them in the next few posts.
This follows “Rising Tides” in the “Destroyermen” series. There’s plenty of action as the war continues on several fronts and technology advances by leaps and bounds. I only wish Anderson wasn’t so fond of endless lists: list of characters at a meeting, lists of ships in a fleet, etc. The detail can be smothering and doesn’t usually help to move the story along.
I was really looking forward to the continuation of this lost-in-time
series. Sadly, it was a disappointment compared to the last
one: slow moving with too much exposition and
not much payoff. I hope it’s just a stumble not an end to what up to
now was a high-quality series.