Zoe’s Tale

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This is a retelling of the events of The Last Colony from the perspective of Zoe, the teenaged adopted daughter of the colony leaders. The story makes the teenaged female narrator quite believable, although that is a little annoying at times. There is a lot of introductory material, and then a relatively rapid wrap up of the story line, which is common across all of the Old Ma’s War books that I have read. Overall I enjoyed this book, but not as much as Old Man’s War or The Ghost Brigades.

[isbn: 0765356198]
[awards: nominee hugo 2009]

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The Last Colony

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All of the Old Men’s War books (Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades) have started slowly and built up to a climax. That’s been good because its given some time for background which makes the second phase of the book all the more fully formed. This book is the same, although I think the introduction is more long winded than previously, and the whole thing gets wrapped up surprisingly quickly. Overall a good book, but not as good as the previous two.

[award: nominee hugo 2008]
[isbn: 0765316978]

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