Renegades and Armageddon

Another “back-dated” post being done in August 2023. I finished these last December and early January.

My latest “read” was actually the next two books in Craig Alanson’s Expeditionary Force series. I started the series back in 2021 and then picked it back up this year. Renegades (Book 7) and Armageddon (Book 8) seemed like a good way to wrap up my reading for the year.

Expeditionary Force is a space opera about how humanity is thrust into a galactic war following an alien invasion of Earth. The chief protagonists are Joe Bishop, a soldier in the United States Army, and Skippy, an advanced artificial intelligence from an ancient civilization who befriends Joe. Alanson’s “world-building” and story arcs are well done, but the best part of the series continues to be the interaction between the two main characters. I am continuing to enjoy the series and recommend it for anyone who likes the genre.

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