Review: IF you've gotten this far I suspect
you're on board no matter what my review says. This is the final book of The
Red trilogy. We've followed Shelley on his journey and are along for the ride as the series
comes to a dramatic, destructive conclusion.
struggle with this book (and to be honest most books like this) is the amount
of physical damage the characters take along the way and yet continue to
function at a higher than average level. I credit the author that she builds
story time for recovery and maintenance, it's more than many others do. There
are still issues of how much a man can take in my mind, but if you can get past
that you're all good.
There are lots
of excellent questions about fanaticism to be discussed in this book. I think
if Shelley were shown to be working for the best
interests of any country other than our own this book wouldn't be nearly as
successful. It's better when the fanatic is on your side, right? It was nice to
see doubts and changes in how characters acted.
This was a
really well done wrap up to an exciting series. Solid action, good characters
and a conclusion that should satisfy everyone. Once again worth the read. Fans
of military science fiction will really enjoy this one.
side note – I really appreciated the way the publisher handled the release of
these three books. I'm not as certain of the pricing scheme, but I think if I
hadn't gotten all three of these books at roughly the same time they would have
been less successful.
Star Total: 4 out of 5 stars