The year is 2650 75 years ago, an alien fleet attacked Earth. Without warning. Without mercy. We were not prepared. Hundreds of millions perished. Dozens of cities burned. We nearly lost everything. Then, the aliens abruptly left. We rebuilt. We armed ourselves. We swore: never again. But the aliens never came back. Until now. With overwhelming force the aliens have returned...
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Webb keeps you entranced in the story.
A good, fast paced read. Keeps you wondering what else they can bring into it. Keep them coming, ready to read the next one.
This is about a space ship in the future defending earth against aliens. I absolutely loved this book for so many reasons, lets see if I can name them all.
The characters were believable and relatable, I loved their interactions. I completely got lost in this book, at times I would look up and realize I wasn't on the Constitution (it was a mix of shock,and gratefulness ha). The humor, I have never laughed out load at a book before. I wish there were more books like this with this type of humor. I ...more
Perhaps not really a five star book, but it is clearly worth more than the paltry one or two stars some people have given it, so karma required I gave it five stars to redress the balance.
Webb gave me characters I really cared about, and didn't pull his punches when some of those characters don't make it to the end of the book. There is an intriguing sub-plot that works as an effective hook, but is not resolved in the first book. When I finished Constitution I immediately went looking for the n ...more
I have read many military sci-fi books in the last year, mostly from New and Up and coming authors. I found this book right near the top of my must read list because I read the 1st 3 books in the Pax Humana Saga. Mr. Webb has already proven to me that he writes an excellent sci-fi novel. The backstory is set and you can see events starting to take place then boom, the action sets in almost non stop. The pace is quick, and the science behind the action is understandable. The book h ...more
A riveting sci-fi read. Q-jumping straight to book two of the series, being careful to avoid any singularities or black holes ;)
If you like complex characters, battles with aliens, realistic world creation and scene setting, then definitely pick up this series.
Although this author clearly rips a ton of ideas right out of Battlestar Galactica's reboot it was a pretty good read. There was some cool dialogue and awesome characters. While sticking to tropes in a big way he wove an action packed story.
P.S. Check out the audio book version. At first I wasn't sure the narrator was doing a good job but a few chapters in I noticed each character had their own unique voice and he did a stellar job delivering some of the better dialogue. He delivers it all so n ...more
3,5* This was a lightning fast read for me. 1,5 days. I havent read any space sci fi in years. It was a good action packed story with decent characters. Nothing spectacular but a good easy weekend read. I am interested what happens next so I will read the second book book
Decades after a war against aliens almost destroyed the human race, the last of the old line of fleet ships who held the line against the invaders is about to be turned into a museum. And with it, the aging captain and his first officer are looking at mothballs as well. But there is a conspiracy at play, and the alien race that had mysteriously disappeared has come again, destroying all of the modern human spacecraft that had been specially prepared to meet them. It is up to the Constitution, on ...more