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The final book in the renamed series. Started out as Warriors Wings and then for some unknown reason was changed to Hayden War Cycle. Or maybe it was the other way around? I don’t know and I don’t really care. Right now, everything about Indies is pissing me off, even if it is just them breathing.
Basically, the humans kick the aliens’ ass and make them just about beg for peace.
I enjoyed this, but as there was actually very little fighting and very little Sgt, now Lt., Aida, it wasn’t as enjoyable as the first book.
Humanity has been playing with the Ross gravity toys and discovers stuff about time. And the end of the story wraps up so fast, with such a big Deus Ex Machina, that it practically tore my head off. The first 7/8th’s of the book seemed all setup for the action at the end: spacefleet battle, mecha taking over a ship and a gaggle of SpecOps rescuing a ship of PUC’s.
This author reminds me of Gordon Dickson and his Dragon and the George series. Solid “B” author who can churn out a decent story, but just never quite connects in a way to make it big. Currie has another space series and has started one about marines or special forces or something. I’ll probably check out his scifi series, but am expecting some potatoes instead of a restaurant meal 🙂
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Author: Evan Currie
The Valhalla Call
Hayden War Cycle #4