Its been seven years since the end of the Naxid War. Sidelined for their unorthodox tactics by a rigid, tradition-bound military establishment, Captain Gareth Martinez and Captain the Lady Sula are stewing in exile, frustrated and impatient to exercise the effective and lethal skills they were born to use in fighting the enemy.Yet after the ramshackle empire left by the Shaa conquerors is shaken by a series of hammer blows that threaten the foundations of the commonwealth, the result is a war that no one planned, no one expected, and no one knows how to end.Now, Martinez, Sula, and their confederate Nikki Severin must escape the clutches of their enemies, rally the disorganized elements of the fleet, and somehow restore the fragile peaceor face annihilation at the hands of a vastly superior force....
|Title||:||The Accidental War|
|Number of Pages||:||496 pages|
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The Accidental War Reviews
Well not Williams' 's best, but still shows his flair for invention and very welcome humor. I've greatly enjoyed my other visits to the universe of the Praxis, and I look forward to me y more. I'm not a great fan of economics, but even so managed to find interesting aspects of the scenario Williams creates, combining universal greed and inter-species friction in a lively space opera.
huh. So kind of a slow moving character study wrapped around a sf version of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. I do like this author but I've actually not read the books in this series, so given that this was a book 4, it was surprisingly readable. And then it has late in the book action of various sorts. So definitely okay. But I might have liked it more if I had read the earlier books. This was from an Uncorrected Proof so basically an ARC - Advance Reader Copy.
I had very high expectations for this one and the beginning was excellent, picking up where earlier series and the novellas that continued the story of the original trilogy ended; later on the story started to scatter (the accidental of the title is really apt, though the way the author structured it didn't really excite me and it was kind of obvious very early on - without major spoilers, let's just say that the author seems to have seriously studied the financial crisis of 2008 and how it came ...more
The Accidental War kicks off a new trilogy in Walter John Williams’ Praxis universe. This time, it’s not a power vacuum that threatens the empire – now the Praxis is the victim of its own success. A financial crisis leads to a fracturing of the Empire’s coalition on racial lines, with several non-Terran member groups exploiting the nouveau riche Martinez family’s connection to the troubles to band all Terrans as criminals. As tensions boil over, military conflict ensues. Gareth Martinez ...more
In this first Novel of the Praxis, Walter Jon Williams beautifully builds the society, characters, family structure without sinking too far into significant “info dumps” that often lose a reader. This story falls comfortably into the genre of science fiction epic, stylistically reminiscent of Star Wars. While it’s a bit more linear than Tolkien, The Accidental War can sit proudly next to the Epics of Middle Earth as well.
While this is not the first book in this world created by Williams, it’s my ...more
I received this book free through the Goodreads giveaway. My son is into the sci-fi books and he said it was ok to read. Thanks for the opportunity.
Glory to the illustrious Shaa and their servants, our honored ancestors. I speak before you all today to provide you my thoughts on The Accidental War, the long-awaited fourth book in the Dread Empire's Fall series (not that our empire is dread or shall ever fall). Finally released by the Board of Censors after several years, the next adventures of Senior Captain Lord Gareth Martinez and Captain "the Lady Sula" are finally ours to peruse.
The book follows on the first three books of the series, ...more
It's book four so if you haven't read the first three you'll already be lost.
This book is a very slow burn. It's two thirds through before any real shots get fired. The first half of the book is setting the scene where a fair duplicate of the 2008 banking crisis hits the economy hard. Noble Houses fall and take everyone down with them. Yet what good is a wide ranging crisis without scapegoats to take the blame? Which is how a new civil war breaks out.