Sgt. Aida comes back to Hayden to push out the remnant of the elite alien soldiers. At the same time, Space Fleet Valkyrie must deal with another space based alien invasion. Poor Hayden, it just can’t catch a break.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Aida is a kickass sergeant and man, with her implants, she does a lot of damage. In many ways it reminds me of Neal Asher’s Polity universe, with it’s integration of humanity and A.I.
The space battle was meh, as are most space battle that I read now. After reading Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet and his in-depth explanation of space maneuvers, time, timing, communications etc, I find these simpler battles kind of like kindergarten.
Now the fight between Aida and the alien soldier, that was good! And if you ever think of elevators as boring, with sleep inducing muzak, then you need to read this book, it’ll change your view, REAL QUICK.
Overall, I’m really liking Currie’s works. He could use a good editor to polish him up, but the mechanics are all good and the foundations are solid. Kind of like Dean’s old muscle car from Supernatural.
Author: Evan Currie
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Hayden War Cycle #3
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