author: David Weber
average rating: 3.96
book published: 2008
read at: 2009/03/01
date added: 2009/03/02
shelves: fantasy, fiction, sci-fi
Big crazy scifi/fantasy/history crossover. I read the first book a while ago, and some of the particular relationships evaded my memory as I read this one, but mostly I picked it back up as I went along.
Expansive & adventurous, to be sure, and compelling enough that I spent a huge chunk of the last weekend reading it. And argh! I wish there were a sequel already, which was pretty much exactly what I said with the last one. The plot keeps rolling in fun weird directions.
I think it could have been just as good and about 20% shorter with judicious trimming of adverbs & adjectives, especially modifiers of "he said". Plus all of the characters are superlatively superlative, and my eyes glaze over on the naval battle/history of armament bits.
Still, way fun reading.