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This is not book 3 of Poor Man s fight While it does feature characters from the series, it is a separate story, one I did not really enjoy, which is probably the first time I can say that about an Elliott Kay book. [[ E-PUB ]] ↝ No Medals for Secrets ☠ The Union of Humanity exists only because the aliens demanded it After a hundred different treaties and countless broken promises, mankind s powerful neighbors forced humanity into a common defense and a single diplomatic voice Yet within the Union s borders, the human race is as fractious as ever When the star system of Archangel is invaded by the three greatest corporations in human space, the Union is powerless to intervene Corporal Alicia Wong thrives on the front lines She doesn t like the war, but she likes the challenges and the clear cut goals She likes knowing who her friends and enemies are, too Yet after uncovering evidence of alien contact in violation of Union laws, Alicia finds herself in a world of espionage and covert missions Before it s all over, her choices may change the course of Archangel s war and humanity s future This fourth installment of Poor man s fight is detached from the main plot It only involves secondary characters from the series Alicia Wong, Janeka, Ravenell and is located chronologically before the third installment of the series.It returns to an event in the series that was not explained This event being the consequence of actions of a small secret commando, mixed unit of secret agents and marines.On paper, this book had everything to seduce me the plot finally puts in scene the aliens This fourth installment of Poor man s fight is detached from the main plot It only involves secondary characters from the series Alicia Wong, Janeka, Ravenell and is located chronologically before the third installment of the series.It returns to an event in the series that was not explained This event being the consequence of actions of a small secret commando, mixed unit of secret agents and marines.On paper, this book had everything to seduce me the plot finally puts in scene the aliens of this universe, it is full of action, it is relatively short.Except that not at all I was bored all along this reading, without really understanding why While it is predictable, it lacks stakes because we know at the beginning of the adventure that the heroes will not die , the action scenes are repetitive, but logically, it should have pleased me.So what Mystery and boule de gomme Short review a very quick filler story lacking in a lot of character but patching a couple of gaps in the Poor Man s Fight universe.Longer review I loved the original 3 stories in the Poor Man s Fight story arc A few mechanical issues but otherwise solid, romping, original space adventure Unfortunately, this installment, which is less than 300 pages, lacks most of the wit and charm of the previous stories In fact, I felt myself starting to zone out a bit at times because the writing jus Short review a very quick filler story lacking in a lot of character but patching a couple of gaps in the Poor Man s Fight universe.Longer review I loved the original 3 stories in the Poor Man s Fight story arc A few mechanical issues but otherwise solid, romping, original space adventure Unfortunately, this installment, which is less than 300 pages, lacks most of the wit and charm of the previous stories In fact, I felt myself starting to zone out a bit at times because the writing just sounded too hollow, too procedural I hate to give a 3 star review to one of these books, but this was definitely not a work on par with Kay s previous novels This story does provide some background context for events leading into Dead Man s Debt It also provides material on the previously absent alien species that have been mentioned several times in passing during the Poor Man s Fight arc That said, the reveal of these aliens is largely flat and the nature of the aliens themselves is bizarre and stretching the bounds of believability The Nyuyanaro are painted as basically superheroes and the Krokinthians are enormous and weird Neither seem to be biologically practical or of a design that would lend itself to sapience.Despite my lackluster feelings on this novel, I would like to see additional stories in this universe A jump back on the timeline, and not in the Tanner sequence Not what I was expecting after waitingthan a year for this next part of the Archangel Saga The dude keeps getting better and betterKay is turning into a solid author.This piece started off with energy and kept it up throughout The protagonist changed away from that of the last three works to a still familiar character.I wasn t able to care about it forthan a few moments and then I quickly forgot about it.For those that care about the author s politics yes, they re crap but so far he s one of the very few that doesn t ruin his work with infantile preaching And when he does thr The dude keeps getting better and betterKay is turning into a solid author.This piece started off with energy and kept it up throughout The protagonist changed away from that of the last three works to a still familiar character.I wasn t able to care about it forthan a few moments and then I quickly forgot about it.For those that care about the author s politics yes, they re crap but so far he s one of the very few that doesn t ruin his work with infantile preaching And when he does throw in something it tends to fit within the world, is well written and or is a throw away line quick enough not to hamper the reader s immersion.There is one obvious reference that s eyeroll worthy but was smooth enough to work.The book in total is a fun sci fi action affair It s shorter than I d have liked what reader isn t a gready reader, though yet I still feel I underpaid for it.This will be an easy buy for those that have followed this author.If you re new, he has this series plus an urban fantasy risque as all hell that you really should treat yourself to I m a bit torn on this book On the one hand, once you get into it, the pace is the same gripping pace of earlier books, and I literally finished it the same day Plus you get to follow along Alicia Wong instead of Tanner Malone, which makes this a great addition to the series Would love to hear some back story from the other characters in the series like the Gunny, Admiral Yeogh, or Baldwin.On the other hand, this book poses some issues for the timeline Book 3 wrapped things up pretty final I m a bit torn on this book On the one hand, once you get into it, the pace is the same gripping pace of earlier books, and I literally finished it the same day Plus you get to follow along Alicia Wong instead of Tanner Malone, which makes this a great addition to the series Would love to hear some back story from the other characters in the series like the Gunny, Admiral Yeogh, or Baldwin.On the other hand, this book poses some issues for the timeline Book 3 wrapped things up pretty finally, with some characters riding off into the sunset but Book 4 jarringly puts us in a different timeline, where that ending doesn t exist This was my biggest frustration, and the reason I couldn t give it 5 stars I d ve liked to have either seen this clearly addresses the change in the timeline which could have been done , or had the book clear that it was taking place before the end of book 3 which also would have been good.Still, if you re a fan of the series, definitely worth a read even if it adds a bit of confusion I think I finally settled on my mind that it s an alternate ending D This is really, really good I like this series very much and now, that this one introduced a new perspective this story is from the point of view of Alicia Wong, Tanner has some little part in the beginning only it refreshed the whole storyline again I really liked Tanner as the protagonist in the previous three, but sometimes it s good to have some change and still stay in the same universe I really liked this book Maybe better than the previous in the series Or the previous two It was This is really, really good I like this series very much and now, that this one introduced a new perspective this story is from the point of view of Alicia Wong, Tanner has some little part in the beginning only it refreshed the whole storyline again I really liked Tanner as the protagonist in the previous three, but sometimes it s good to have some change and still stay in the same universe I really liked this book Maybe better than the previous in the series Or the previous two It was at least as good as the first one.So to everybody who has read the first trilogy Don t abandon the saga It just gets better.P.s It was so good, that even though I have a strict list what to read next planned in advance for at least 2 or 3 months, I inserted the other series by Eliot Key Good Intentions just to read somefrom him It doesn t happen ver often I have read the other books in this military science fiction series and they definitely keep you reading Although the main characters change the author uses many of the same characters but moves them around into supporting or main character point of view you get familiar with this world Set in the future where Earth has colonized other worlds and paid for it by basically indenturing all of their citizens into paying for much of it by making them pay dearly for ALL of their education, this I have read the other books in this military science fiction series and they definitely keep you reading Although the main characters change the author uses many of the same characters but moves them around into supporting or main character point of view you get familiar with this world Set in the future where Earth has colonized other worlds and paid for it by basically indenturing all of their citizens into paying for much of it by making them pay dearly for ALL of their education, this book takes up the story of the planet of Archangel which has broken with the 3 main debt collecting companies and is now at war Alicia Wong, a Marine corporal is drawn into muchthan regular Marine operations when she and 2 others are loaned out for an intelligence operation Kay is fleshing out his characters and makes you look forward to the next installment in this series An inbetween the others book II and III in the series After a surprising evacuation of a science station Alicia Wong and Marines are seconded to an intel mission Our usual Combat Wombat Tanner gets to miss this one out after having most of a lung shot out, as you do The mission goes sideways as it appears one of the naughty corporations is doing illegal research on aliens The same aliens who really don t like humanity already and only decided not to destroy us as we re already doing an exc An inbetween the others book II and III in the series After a surprising evacuation of a science station Alicia Wong and Marines are seconded to an intel mission Our usual Combat Wombat Tanner gets to miss this one out after having most of a lung shot out, as you do The mission goes sideways as it appears one of the naughty corporations is doing illegal research on aliens The same aliens who really don t like humanity already and only decided not to destroy us as we re already doing an excellent job on that between ourselves As an example, one of the alien races only turned up at the peace talks so they could angrily storm out of them With conflicting mission priorities and less than aspirational leadership from the spooks, Alicia gets to learn the hard way about when it s time to refuse an illegal order