Sunday, February 24, 2019

Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars #1)Aftershocks by Marko Kloos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Solid opening on two counts. The beginning of the novel was pretty strong with the whole "what are we going to do after being in a PoW" vibe going on, full of space opera MilSF goodness between two human populations.

The other solid opening was for the expectation of a full series.

Unfortunately, the actual novel does not feel all that much like a set piece. It might be fine and rather perfect as long as you're reading it along with a full set of novels to come, but since the wait time will be somewhat long, I have the distinct feeling like I'll have to re-read this one just to pick up on the other various character's viewpoints and the details leading up to the hanging plot threads. One or two is no big deal, but this opener promises a bit more complexity.

Not bad, mind you, and great for MilSF space opera fans, but it does come with that caveat. :)

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