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Different but more like the old Weber
Reviewed in Australia on 28 December 2014
All I can say here (with heart felt relief) is thank goodness. This is more like the writing we've come to expect from Weber.
I must confess to being extremely disappointed with Safehold and will probably not continue with it until I know there's going to be some resolution.
Out Of The Dark goes back to the tried & true plot of aliens misjudging the drive & inventiveness of Humanity.
There is the (so called peaceful) Interstellar Council looking out for its own good despite what that means to newer races.
The only warlike race in the council being manipulated to take on Humanity. And of course, we poor humans know nothing about any of it until we are invaded!
Of course, with our backs to the wall we come out fighting but, unfortunately it's defeat all the way. How will he get a happy ending out of this we think? Well, as another reviewer said 'I didn't see that coming!'
Yes we overcame but satisfactorily?
This is why I gave it only 4 stars.
It will be interesting to see if he continues this with another book.