Garrett Heskan isn’t sure which is worse… going to war against the Hollarans while commanding an untested starship, or reporting to Lt. Commander Durmont. Lieutenant Heskan knows his escort destroyer, BRS Kite, must protect the fleet carriers assigned to Durmont’s escort squadron, but with his ill-prepared ship, the squadron’s arrogant commander and the fledgling nature ofGarrett Heskan isn’t sure which is worse… going to war against the Hollarans while commanding an untested starship, or reporting to Lt. Commander Durmont. Lieutenant Heskan knows his escort destroyer, BRS Kite, must protect the fleet carriers assigned to Durmont’s escort squadron, but with his ill-prepared ship, the squadron’s arrogant commander and the fledgling nature of stellar aviation, Heskan’s work is cut out for him. What starts out as a simple Brevic attack into the Hollaran Commonwealth soon becomes a fight for survival in a series of battles that could alter the balance of power in the known universe. Conflicts abound in No Way to Start a War, between fleets, leaders, and cultures. This is Book 2 in the This Corner of the Universe series, continuing the story of the original crew of BRS Anelace....
|Title||:||No Way to Start a War|
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No Way to Start a War Reviews
An excellent second entry.Ringel seems to be finding his voice in the second book, and as a result his characters seem to be finding theirs as well. Looking forward to the third!
No Way to Start a War, the second book in the TCOTU series (This Corner of the Universe) by Britt Ringel is a well thought out military space opera with excellent characters. I enjoyed the first book in the series, but Now Way to Start a War is better.First of all, the conflict between the Hollaran Commonwealth and the Brevic Republic is heating up. Lt. Heskan and his crew face dangerous enemies as they become part of a new mission and learn to handle a larger ship. New and old battle tactics become important, and Heskan has decisions to make.No Way to Start a War benefits from tighter control of point of view characters, a high-stakes plots, and some serious moral dilemmas faced by various characters. But one of the biggest home runs in the book is the antagonist. I won’t put any spoilers in this review, but Ringel did an excellent job with one of the primary antagonist, an area of storytelling were many authors, even the greats, often fall short.My “job” as a book reviewer is to help readers, to tell it all, to shuck it down to the cob as we say in these here parts. I am confidently giving No Way to Start a War a five (5) star review, so keep that in mind when I share my less favorite parts.Science fiction fans love detail. I marvel at how much technical and operational detail authors like Britt Ringel can put into a book. Sometimes, for me, it is too much and slows things down. Take it for what it’s worth; the detail in this book is very thorough. On one hand, I learn a lot about how a space faring naval force might operate. I believe Ringel's bio says he was an officer in the Navy. He seems qualified to speculate on how navies would operate in the future. So if you are the type of science fiction fan that thrives on this kind of thing, the TCOTU series is definitely for you. If you have a shorter attention space and suffer from slow-reading-syndrome (I daydream as I read fiction--entering the story world as it were), then the TCOTU is still very excellent.I’ve said it before, Britt Ringel’s books remind me of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey in space. There really isn’t higher praise than that.
I love seeing an author grow and improve as their stories develop. This is especially true for Ringel in this series. The characters are still mostly one dimensional; but they are all more interesting. The action scenes and battle descriptions are where Ringel really shines. This doesn't have the swash-buckling feel of TCotU it also doesn't have the gross errors in physics that the first story had either. Overall I enjoyed the compromise. I am definitely waiting for book three...
empire of Italians but not a single Indonesian or Indian or god forbid Arabclose mindedness in sci-fi is a mortal sin,but yet most of the writers are guilty ,so where lies the problem ? most likely in them than my standards but should i stop reading the genre but there is hope friends,there is hope friendsi have encountered in my dabbling in the realm of military space opera a one or two books with some merit....therein lies hope
Realistic characters and thoroughly described scenes that made me feel as if I were actually there. Excellently written. Here is a writer that will be giving the big leagues a run for their money ! My new favorite in a series that will have it's place on my shelves. Well done, Mr. Ringel !
Suffers from twist and cliffhanger ending.Above average military SF, but suffers from the un-foreshadowed "deus ex diablo" events at the end and a cliffhanger ending. First book stood alone, but if next book repeats this style I will quit series.
Good book, space battles are explained in detail without pouring tons of information. Simple and yet elegant way to describe the ships and Characters. The characters emotions and development its slow. 4 Stars i really like this new series got my book at amazon. will surely buy the next book