Points of Impact - mostly filler this time around.

  • Posted on: 2 November 2018
  • By: Lore

Points of Impact Book CoverThis book starts a few years after the last one and despite the jump forward in time the planet Mars remains a stalemate between the human and Lanky forces. Humanity has established control of the skies above Mars but no matter how many Lankies are killed there always seems to be more of them. The human forces on Mars are wearing down every day as both ships and personnel are succumbing to battle fatigue and Andrew Grayson knows that humanity will not win this war of attrition. We continually rush new recruits into service aboard ships that are well past their prime but eventually the Lankies will get reinforcements and the house of cards will come tumbling down. This is unless we find a way to change the game...

So far we have been fighting the Lankies in ships designed to fight other human ships and killing them with weapons designed to kill other humans but that is finally going to change. A new class of ship designed specifically for taking out Lanky siege ships is on the horizon and it may finally be time for us to go on the offensive. Of course the lack of veteran soldiers to man any new ship is still an issue but beggars can't be choosers. Andrew and Haley have both earned the right to be at the forefront of this new endeavor but they are also both carrying a lot of mental baggage that threatens to push them over the edge.

I think if I was binge reading this series I would be disappointed in what Marko Kloos is offering up here but since it has been a while for me since I read the last book I enjoyed getting to spend more time with the main characters. Even so I will admit it just doesn't advance the main storyline enough to be considered one of the better books in the series. So if you are a fan of the series and it has been a while for you as well then pick this one up; however, if you just finished the prior book then I would hold off on this one. Just wait until the next book comes out and then start back up with this one and I bet you will be happier that you did. According to Marko there will be three more books in the series after this one and I am still excited to see how it all ends.

For audiobook fans Luke Daniels is back at the mic and his excellent narration instantly pulls you right back into the battle just like you never left.