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Dauntless, The Lost Fleet Book 1, Jack Campbell (aka John G. Hemry) (Ace Publishers, 2006)

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless is the first of six volumes in Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series. It is a straight Space Naval Military Science Fiction book that will appeal to those interested in space combat and issues of command, control and communications, but uses many archetypes and has background plot holes that strained my disbelief. For more information, please go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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The Pirate King: Transitions Book Two, R. A. Salvatore (Wizard’s of the Coast, 2008) {Random House Audio, 2009; Narrator: Mark Bramhall}

An epic, High Fantasy novel, The Pirate King by R.A. Salvatore is the second installment in the Transitions Trilogy. It continues the story of Drizzt Do’Urden, the drow elf ranger whose saga is told in some twenty preceding stories, as well as tying in characters from other tales – most notably Captain Deudermont and his crew of Pirate Fighters. It is an excellent addition to the Forgotten Realms Chronicles, but suffers from some of the clichés common to this genre. Additionally, while it was about Pirates it had very few elements of naval combat or high seas adventure in it. On the positive side, it did a remarkable job of mixing complex political intrigue with high action combat. It also brought to a close some of the key storylines of Salvatore’s earlier works. Continue reading

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