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The clock is ticking in the struggle for galactic independence
Once rebels themselves facing off against the Earth Confederation, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the interstellar Sh'daar Collective. But just as the marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth's orbit. Is it mere coincidence... or a terrifying omen?
President Alexander Koenig watches with great interest as USNA forces chase the runaways down. But upon first contact, it's not apparent where - or when - the crew is headed. For this bizarre species has somehow mastered the power to manipulate time itself. Now Koenig must decide whether he's dealing with angels of astonishing technological prowess... or the agents of humanity's destruction.
©2015 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By W. M. Barber on 06-08-15

No more repeats!

He finally quit repeating the same info over and over again, not a single reference to how Sandy got his name!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Alex Millender on 05-22-18

Repetitive descriptions are annoying

This series by Douglas is AWESOME. Yes, my review title sounds like a criticism, and I gave it 4 stars overall. However, in spite of the criticism to follow, this is still one of the best, most addictive hard sci-fi literature series I've ever read.

That said, Douglas tries WAY too hard to allow each book to stand on its own outside of the series. In the attempt, he repeats explanations and back story ad nauseam- not just from one book to the next, but repeatedly within a single novel. I can see the need for some explanation of the most important concepts to the main story arcs in each novel, but not to the level of depth and repetition he takes it.

The criticisms aside, I'm anxious about there only being one more book in the series. I've flown through the first 6 books in under two weeks. I'm going to be in vacuum, searching for my next hard sci-fi fix, after finishing book seven.

I may have to take a stroll down a different literary path for a while after this series, because I have already read most of the best hard sci-fi written in the last 50 years, and not much of the new stuff compares with the quality of this epic series.

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