Trial by Fire (Tales of the Terran Republic, #2)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read from June 09 to 13, 2015
By Charles E. Gannon
Incredible book, as enjoyable as the first book in this series was this installment is exponentially better than the previous. The main characters filled out helping the reader feel a connection to them, which often made what came later difficult to read, yet it made the reading more enjoyable long-term. When it comes to the action sequences, one must admit that for Science Fiction both it and the strategy on all levels was within reason to include the author’s “warts and all” vision of humanity.
The plot twists were well done and not heavy handed, Mr. Gannon appears to have a touch of G.R.R. Martin or Robert Kirkman in him in that no character seems truly safe from the Reaper. The ending was satisfying, yet left the road open to a continuing line of stories in this universe.
While in different Sci-Fi categories this book is right there with “The Martian” as some of the best Sci-Fi that we have read this year. Now to await further installments in this series, I would recommend this book to fans of Science Fiction without reservation.