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Semper Human (Inheritance Trilogy #3)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  542 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The final conflict

Chaos has erupted throughout the known galaxy, threatening countless colonies and orbital habitats—as the Associative struggles vainly to keep the peace. Extreme measures are called for in these times of dire crisis, and the Star Marines are awakened from their voluntary 850-year cybe-hibe sleep. But General Trevor Garroway and his warriors are about to d
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Harper Voyager (first published May 22nd 2009)
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David K
After completing the Heritage, Inheritance, and now the Legacy trilogy, I can say the series was an enjoyable experience, though I probably should have read other books between each trilogy. I gave each book 4-5 stars because of how much I enjoy the genre and each books' execution of the idea on the whole despite the flows I found in them. There are four main flaws I noticed in Douglas' writing style in this series. One of these may have been slightly more visible because I read it on a Kindle w ...more
After a thousand year “break” in the macrostory, the Marines are back. Revived from a centuries long hibernation (de facto a kind of reserve status), they wake to a radically different galactic society, with a plethora of alien races, as well as new offshoots of the human race. The reason for their awakening is that the Xul seem to be altering reality by subtly influencing human minds through the spooky effects of quantum physics.

After the breakneck action of the previous two books, this one fee
The character development was never the strong point in this series, but it has continued to go downhill from the end of the first series. The constant reuse of Garroway and Warhurst family members to be the primary'voices' of the story has become grating as well.

The strong points of the series - action, speculative science, and speculative cultural development - are pretty stagnant compared to past books. I think that Douglas reached the point where he had to fit too much speculative science an
Though this book is not a great literary work, it does have some redeeming qualities. It is a great book if all you want is some action. The whole series is a constantly increasing action that I half expect them to start throwing planets at their foes(Oh wait they did that in the last book)then start throwing galaxies at each other in the name of spiral power.(Anime joke, if you did not get it it is ok )Much like the show I just referenced this book is written to be enjoyed with a light-heart an ...more
Great conclusion to a series that extends over a thousand years :) At first, "Semper Human" started slow, but then picked up. You get to know characters from the past and new ones. The epic finale gave great closure to the series and def leaves room for more add-on stories in the future. After this, I'm going to look into more of Ian Douglas's works.
A bit heavy reading on the quantum physics-side, but nevertheless an outstanding conclusion to a remakable series.
One of my must-read recommendation for every fan of scifi who also likes a plausible techonolgy in the future. (This goes for the complete series)
Book three takes place 1100 years after the end of the last volume in this series.

I actually liked this better than the last book, but the author still has a problem of repeating things.

Don't think I'll be reading any more from this writer.
The last in the ongoing trilogy of trilogies on the Space Marine vs Xul. It appears to be the end, but we will see if Ian Douglas comes up with another tale when he finishes with his Space Navy trilogy.
All three of the books in this trioligy (ok, kinda redundant) are excellent military science fiction, and rich in Marine Corps history and culture.
Fast paced, testosterone fueled, space opera, with a cast of somewhat familiar characters...
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The series continues
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