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Homeworld: Odyssey One by Evan Currie

I've talked about Evan Currie's Odyssey One series on this blog before, and about how it's a rather straightforward space opera with a hard military sci-fi focus that makes it a lot of fun. You get these human ships, fresh from World War III, encountering aliens for the first time and discovering that we're intergalactic badasses. Kind of Man-Khzin stuff here, nothing fancy.

And that worked to make the first two books a good time. Something changed with this book, though, that really elevated the quality. I'm not sure if Currie's style is simply improving as the series goes on (though there are still definite issues here, such as how much he enjoys to rehash the same metaphors over and over), or if the story is taking it to a more interesting place. Probably both. 

I'm not going to go on at length about the pros and cons of the book. If you liked the first two entries in the series, I absolutely recommend sticking with it and picking up Homeworld . If you like military sci-fi, absolutely recommend picking this up as well. Hell, if you like Star Trek  style sci-fi and like the idea of it blended with the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, then this is absolutely your cup of tea. 

After finishing this one up, I really cannot wait for the next volume; Currie's really set the stage for an exciting fourth book in the series. 

Rating: 8/10