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The Ember War by Richard Fox
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A thoroughly adequate and by the numbers military sci-fi book that doesn't really bring anything new to the table, stretch any bounds, clear any hurdles, or really do anything that I haven't read in a dozen and one military sci-fi books I can name just off the top of my head right now. Not bad, just kind of generic. If you really want me to sing your praises, you've got to do something a bit more original with the genre than this. I felt like I was reading a novelization of the first episode of the Battlestar Galactica remake through most of the book. So, uh, instead of reading this book, go Netflix Battlestar Galactica, because that series was awesome, despite it's non-ending. This one, eh, I'll give it another book to get its act together and pull itself out of Mehsville. Audible is selling both books as a single audiobook atm, so I might as well.
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Sterling Woods I dont know why people hated the end of BSG. It was perfect in my eyes.

message 2: by Eric (last edited Aug 09, 2016 11:21PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Eric Allen I didn't hate the ending, it had a lot of good parts in it, but as the resolution of the entire series, it fell a little short in my eyes. Such an incredible series needed an incredible ending, and the ending it got was just sort of adequate. Like Lost, it had so many mysteries, unanswered questions, and loose plot threads that it just couldn't address them all in a satisfactory manner, and it just sort of felt like the show-runners hand-waved a lot of the resolution away and hoped we wouldn't notice what they were doing.

message 3: by Hamzah (new)

Hamzah Shafiq Yeah. Ending was okay, but it didn't do justice to the show it had preceded. Still, could've been worse *cough*dexter

Eric Allen No joke, the end of Dexter was baaaaaaad.

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