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The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus Book…

The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus Book 4)

by Michael G. Thomas

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This book continues the story from where the previous one left off. Most things that I liked about the previous books in the series is here. Spartan, the Jötnar, quite a bit of action and so on. I do miss Major Morato who is out of action for the duration of this book but the rest is all there. There are even a couple of capital ship actions to liven things up.

However, sadly enough, the book continues down the path that the 3rd one in the series started on. The races inhabiting Orion space appears to be, mostly, made up of political morons spending more time fighting each other than preparing for the coming of the old enemy. Not only do they engage themselves in treachery, vendettas and manipulation between the races but the Alliance is even dragged into a civil war on Helios.

To me this drags down the book tremendously since most of the fighting do not feel meaningful since it is not against the real enemy and due to political nonsense. It is even against people that should have been allies if these aliens had more than one brain cell. To top it off, thanks to the treachery of one of the previously mentioned asshole races, one of the main bad guys manages to escape at the end of the book which serves as a nice (not really) cliffhanger.

There are a lot to like in these books. It is a shame that it is wasted on all the treachery, vendettas and political nonsense. But then, that is just my personal opinion of course.
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  perjonsson | Oct 28, 2017 |
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