The Weak and the Innocent by Ryk Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Episode #14 of the Frontiers Saga proved to be somewhat of a transition story. While it does contain some action scenes (which I’ve come to expect & really appreciate in this series), they are small in comparison to previous books, thus is was a much slower read. That does not mean a bad one, as the story continues to grow and branch into a much larger sphere with many potential tangent stories and character lines to follow. The tech continues to hold sway over the events of the story, and new ships and weapons are in development. One drawback I did see was the somewhat repetitions explanation for why one particular ship was being redesigned… once or twice is fine, but I don’t need to read about it four times. “She explained why they wanted to make the changes yet again.” would have saved much time and boredom in spots. I also have found myself skimming the back and fourth dialogue of command… repeat command… aye. It gets old. But, those are really my only complaints. The book was good, and I’m ready for a hopefully much more exciting Episode #15. This one was a Good Read.