Saturday, January 23, 2010

Book #14 – Helfort’s War Book 2: The Battle of the Hammer Worlds

51dzXV9tnoL._SL500_AA240_[1] Another re-read for me, and a great one as I work through the series. In Book 2, Helfort, now awarded medals for the battle near Hell, moves on to a new command as a warfare officer on another ship. It’s a bad posting, with a bad captain that accuses him of mutiny after he developers a simulation that makes her look bad.

It’s short lived as his ship is attacked by the Hammer and he becomes a prisoner of war on one of the Hammer worlds. The new chief of the Hammer, Polk, is a brutal man, and is planning on waging war on the Fed. His has quite the plan that develops  as the book continues.

It’s a good read, spanning months, with the hero, Helfort, suffering and dealing with his captivity in which he’s brutalized. He manages to escape, and return to the Fed, with promises to avenge his shipmates that died. The book ends with the Hammer having the upper hand, with a blistering attack on the Fed Fleet. Fortunately there’s hope as Helfort gets a new assignment.

Definitely a great read, but read Book 1 first.

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