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Price of Admiralty (Battlecruiser Alamo, #1)…

Price of Admiralty (Battlecruiser Alamo, #1)

by Richard Tongue

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This book was really a mixed bag for me. There are a lot to like in this book. The characters, especially Daniel Marshall himself but also the mildly crazy shuttle pilot, Orlova, and quite a few of the other characters as well are very enjoyable. The concept of Captain Marshall taking over a battle cruiser and whipping it into shape despite quite a few of the personnel having a few “issues” to say the least is a good start of any book. So far so good.

Unfortunately the book rather quickly digs itself down in politics, internal strife, sabotage and backstabbing. This takes place not only on the planet they visit but also on the ship itself. These kind of story elements are really not my cup of tea. Quite large parts of the book take place down on the planet as well. With a book titled “Battlecruiser Alamo” I would have expected the majority of the book to be about the battlecruiser itself.

Speaking of the battlecruiser, I do have a big gripe with the fact that, according to the book, two measly frigates should be able to take on this battlecruiser and have a better than average chance of winning. What the f…? A battlecruiser should swat two frigates with relative ease.

As I said, for me this was a bit of a mixed bag and I ended up feeling this book was neither good nor bad. It is not a very long book and it is quite easy reading so, given that it is the first book in a series and the second one is already out, I am going to give the series another shot before I decide whether this series is for me or not.
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  perjonsson | Oct 28, 2017 |
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