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The Dark Ascent (Dark Wing #3)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  72 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"The war with the zor is long over, and Admiral Marais, the legendary "Dark Wing" is long dead, though some of his companions on that campaign of xenocide still remain, and in the alien philosophies of the past their might exist man's hope for salvation in the very near future." "The Dark Path introduced a new alien force into the delicate balance of power [actual symbol n ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published (first published August 1st 2004)
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Per Gunnar
I would say this is another book in the series which deserves more than 3 stars but doesn’t quite cut it for 4 stars. As you probably understand from this, I liked the book. The absence of the awful politics from the first book in the series is, luckily, still gone. It has, to some extent, been replaced by these scheming, mysterious aliens that constantly lurk in the background though.

This book is really not a pure science fiction book but rather a science fiction/supernatural/fantasy hybrid. It
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Andrew
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like the idea of this series: Hard military sci-fi meets psychic warfare, with a bit of epic history thrown in... But I don't think the author is up to the task. The first book, The Dark Wing, was a good combination of these elements, but as the series goes on it has become weighed down by its own gravitas. I just can't care about ancient Zor legends as much as the story wants me to. And then there is the alien agent Stone, who now feels more like a carrot on a stick plot conveyance device tha ...more
Lance
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The series of books are not stand alone books, if you have not read the previous books do not start this one. A reaader starting the series with this book will completely be lost.

It would have been intersting to explore the interaction of the Zor and Human societies more.
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