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LibertyPrimeWasRight 6 points ago +6 / -0

I refrained from participating in this until now because, well, I wasn’t able to stick to the schedule and I’ve now read the whole series. Mea culpa. (I liked them, by the way, if that wasn’t clear).

I did see a comment in a previous thread about the characters being simple, and I think that’s true, but they do get more depth as the books go on. Nothing that really breaks them out of or twists their archetypes, but more. I certainly enjoyed them enough. I think the setting itself definitely gets deeper and cooler.

If anyone in this thread is looking to continue reading, I’d personally read the main 8 currently out (Guardian, despite being a collaboration with Sarah A. Hoyt is book 7 in the main storyline), then Files, which is a short story compilation, then the 3 that are collaborations with John Ringo, which go in the order of: Grunge, Sinners, Saints.

As to next book, can we put something by John Ringo in the vote? I discovered him because of his collaboration books with Larry Correia set in this universe (John Ringo apparently binged the series, wrote them as fanfiction, then handed them off to Larry Correia to edit any lore inconsistencies out of). I haven’t read anything of his that fully original, just the collabs, but judging from those:

a) his writing is good

b) he’s incredibly based

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MassivePecorino 4 points ago +4 / -0

As to next book, can we put something by John Ringo in the vote?

The Last Centurion, maybe?

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LibertyPrimeWasRight 2 points ago +2 / -0

Maybe. Honestly, the only things of his I've read are the three MHI side-series books and I have no idea what's considered the best place to start with his own original stuff; I just know I liked what he wrote enough to want to read more of his writing. If you think The Last Centurion is a good starting point, then by all means.

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MassivePecorino 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Last Centurion is where I picked up his books. I would say either that, or the Troy Rising series.

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GoldenPlains [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hey u/DomitiusOfMassilia can I get a sticky please, thanks

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DomitiusOfMassilia [M] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes

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subbookkeeper 1 point ago +1 / -0

Unfortunately my book arrived only last week so I missed this entire thing. Hope everyone enjoyed it though.