Friday, April 18, 2014

Book #23 - The Nelson Touch

51kXGO2IHkL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_The Nelson Touch is a sequel to Ark Royal, which I enjoyed a few months back. This one takes place a few months after the other one, with the Ark Royal being outfitted to head back into the fight against the aliens.

Ted is an admiral now, losing command of the ship, but James has moved up to captain. They leave with a mixed force, a couple US carriers, along with French, Chinese, Japanese, and maybe another one. They head to a system that is suspected of being an important one for the aliens as far as infrastructure matters. Their plan is to wreck havoc and try to turn the war.

It's an interesting journey, once again with challenges. The Prince, an heir to the throne, is on board as a pilot anonymously. There are many new members, some of whom haven't fought, and lots of rookie pilots. It almost seems as though the humans are at a disadvantage here.

I enjoyed it, and it's a nice follow on to the first one, though predictably, the Ark Royal survives as some other ships don't. We also start to see the introduction of how planet based battles might take place. A good read, but read the other one first.

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