Into the Maelstrom

Into the Maelstrom ENTRY IN CITIZEN SERIES SEQUEL TO INTO THE HINTERLANDS Science fiction adventure on the frontier realms of empire written by biological scientist Dr John Lambshead and nationally best selling write

  • Title: Into the Maelstrom
  • Author: David Drake John Lambshead
  • ISBN: 9781476780283
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ENTRY 2 IN CITIZEN SERIES, SEQUEL TO INTO THE HINTERLANDS Science fiction adventure on the frontier realms of empire written by biological scientist Dr John Lambshead and nationally best selling writer David DrakeE RIGHT MAN FOR A VERY BAD JOBThe Cutter Stream colonies were at peace If everybody behaved reasonably, that peace could last a thousand years.Allen AllensENTRY 2 IN CITIZEN SERIES, SEQUEL TO INTO THE HINTERLANDS Science fiction adventure on the frontier realms of empire written by biological scientist Dr John Lambshead and nationally best selling writer David DrakeE RIGHT MAN FOR A VERY BAD JOBThe Cutter Stream colonies were at peace If everybody behaved reasonably, that peace could last a thousand years.Allen Allenson had known war it had made him peaceful and reasonable He was far too experienced to believe the same was true of all his fellow colonists, however, let alone the government of the distant homeworld across the Bight.War was coming, a war that the colonies had to win if they were ever to be than prison camps and a dumping ground for incompetent noblemen The experience that had caused Allenson to hate war made him the only man who could lead the colonial army.Allenson knew that he wasn t really a general, but he understood his fellow colonists better than any homeworld general could He would free the Cutter Stream, or he would die trying.What Allen Allenson would not do, what he would never do, was quit.About Into the Maelstrom The authors neatly adapt real history to a science fiction framework in the second novel of the Citizen trilogy Drake and Lambshead are telling the story of George Washington as a space opera I ngeniously structured retelling Publishers WeeklyAbout Into the Hinterlands Drake and Lambshead combine politics, military expeditions, and deep space exploration into an intriguing taleRecommended for all SF collections BooklistAbout David Drake s RCN series R ousing old fashioned space opera Publishers Weekly on the RCN series The fun is in the telling, and Mr Drake has a strong voice I want Philadelphia Weekly Press S pace opera is alive and well This series is getting better as the author goes alongaracter development combined with first rate action and memorable world designs SFReaderAbout David Drake P rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tankrivals Crane and Remarque Chicago Sun Times Drake couldn t write a bad action scene at gunpoint Booklist

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    1. I generally like anything with the David Drake brand on it. I was surprised how many books already have this title. But the book is a fun version of George Washington in Space. I especially enjoy Col Buller and his bloviation. He adds a lot of comic relief to each scene that he's in. There was just enough space travel and military sci-fi to make it into that pleasant genre. It's a fun quick read and I can't wait to see what comes next. But here's one quibble. Apparently these guys ride around on [...]

    2. The George Washington in space saga continues in this volume which chronicles the outbreak of the Independence war, the creation of the continental army, the first victory and then reverses and ends with the equivalent of the win at Trentonthe book starts some decades after the events chronicled in Into the Hinterlands (young George Washington and the colonial war against the Riders and the Terrans or the Indians and the French if you want where the English are called Brasilians)the human civili [...]

    3. Not Drakes bestVerified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Into the Maelstrom (Citizen series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)This is not a HAMMER'S SLAMMERS type of book which is information not criticism. Drake bases many of his books on historical events which are usually very old, obscure or both. This time the story is loosely based on the American War of Independence and the main character on George Washington. The outcomes of the siege of Oxford abd the battles of Port Trent and Teneyk a [...]

    4. I really enjoy David Drake's Leary books which is why I wanted to read this ARC. I had not read the first book in this series but it turns out it wasn't necessary to get into the story. That being said, I was somewhat underwhelmed by this story. Allen Allenson is a rich farmer (make that owner of a demesne, which is what the large plantation owners call their property) on a colony world of Brasilia. Apparently in the first book he becomes the general of an army that wins a war and that brings hi [...]

    5. Intriguing space opera!War is on the horizon for the Cutter Stream colonies and Allen Allenson is the right man in the right place at the right time. If war is going to happen it might as well be more than a debacle.The writing contains the same wry understatement that is so indicative of Drake, filled with outrageous characters who know how to get the job done, led by a mindful yet reluctant leader. Allenson doesn't want war but if war it is then do it right! Allenson collects a colorful (in mo [...]

    6. “Into the Maelstrom” was published in 2015 (February) and was written by David Drake (david-drake) and John Lambshead. David Drake has authored or co-authored more than 30 novels and John Lambshead has authored or co-authored another half dozen or so. This is the second book of their “Citizen” series. I obtained a galley of this novel for review through netgalley. I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there are instances of Mature Language and Violence. This Military Science Fictio [...]

    7. David Drake and John Lambshead continue their tale of a future in which bicycle powered starships can move from planet to planet. Full warships are limited in size and attacking a colony is difficult. The Cutter Stream colonies are tired of being under control of Brazalia Allen Allenson had proved himself in the battles that led Into the Hinterlands (paper) in which Brazalia fought Terra for control of the colonies. It’s time for a George Washington and a new congress. Into the Maelstrom(hard [...]

    8. I want to like this book more than I do. All of the things that made the first book in this series clever - the novel way and restrictions of traveling through space - become mundane. It somehow becomes nothing more than another science fiction version of the American Revolution, albeit with a few twists. The characters feel pretty two dimensional and the plot just sort of plods along. Neither Drake or Lambshead shine in this one, though the series holds promise. I will pick up the next book in [...]

    9. Others have written plot summaries so let me just say I enjoyed the book and its predecessor, into the Hinterlands. I wish I enjoyed it more. John Lambshead's "Lucy's Blade" was great and David Drake is one of my favorite authors and the one I reread most often. I just haven't been able to suspend my disbelief for this particular universe the two of them have combined to write. The technology feels contrived and keeps taking me out of the story.

    10. This is an SF version of George Washington's life. The science has been forced a bit so that it can be loosely the 18th century in space. George has been whitewashed, he owns indentured servants and not slaves and the Riders are much more primitive and savage than NA Indians, so it's OK to kill them.He's done this before with Patriots which was a fictional Ethan Allen, who in my mind is a much more interesting and sympathetic character than a Southern Aristocratic Planter.

    11. Good readEnjoyable story, lots of action. However, there were a few missteps in the presentation of the action. Very jarring changes of scene, with no indicators that a major scene change was occurring. This made it difficult to change gears or trains of thought. Annoying.

    12. I would actually give it 3.5 stars if possible. Nice story and interesting. A retelling of the American revolution in a science fiction framework. Interesting technology and worlds. The characters are a little flat.

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