East of the Sun, West of the Moon (The Council Wars #4)
(Also, apparently there aren't any elves. Bah.)
The possible conclusion to the postholocaust series The Council War is a rouser in Ringo's best manner. The New Dynasty warlords are bringing in a shipload of fuel that could give them a vital edge; their opponents have planned to hijack it. Unfortunately, the first Team Icarus has been destroyed, and Herzer Herrick and Megan Travante have to improvise a new one. The sequences in which the new team trains show Ringo's military background, and since many of the new recruits are fem
However, a major mission to seize the fuel needed to run Earth's power grid becomes a mission Herzer and Megan both need to be on.
The characters do not seem as rich a novel even though it takes 408 pages to complete the mission.
Not the best of the series, but still solid. Ringo also shows his male character actually have heart and understand the difference between love an sex.
My big problem with this book was it didn't have any elves in it. I expected it given how the elf plot ended in the last book. Hopefully we'll see more in the future.
Or so I thought.
This is, sadly, the least fulfilling of the Council Wars series.
Orcs. In Space. Space Orcs. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, the shuttle launch, naturally.
In a world where the technology does indeed exist to teleport our heroes to the orbital re-fuelling ship that powers the generators allowing the Key Holders to wage their hi-tech "Wizard War" devastating a former utopia, Ringo opts to launch his gallant commando team by shuttle.
Here, Ringo's penchant for ...more
I'd say some of the more interesting characters, e.g. Joie or Daneh's son, deserve way more attention and it's a waste that they didn't get more screentime. I also found the relationship of Megan and Herzer kind of strange - it seems to be so deep yet there isn't exactly a lot of description or hints of things and bonding that co ...more
This may be the last book, but the conclusion isn’t unambiguous. The story is rather simplistic. While Ringo is always entertaining, the epic dimension is missing. If you like ...more
But that aside, this is a rollicking adventure aboard a spaceship with giant spiders and orcs and ...more
This is volume 4 in the Council Wars series, and it doesn't look like the end ...more
It's a decent yarn and the action is good, although by this 4th book I'd become slightly weary of the amateur psychology lessons.
Orcs in a space battle to capture an incoming fuel tanker.
I love this series, please write more of them.
Of all the books of the Council Wars this is just slighty better than the first.
Leaves open several plot lines from past books and adds a few more.
In 1999 he wrote and published his first novel "A Hymn Before Battle", which proved successful. ...more