The Spoils of War (The Damned, #3)



The Spoils of War (The Damned, #3) The Weave Was On The Verge Of Winning A Decisive Victory After A Milennia Of War, Thanks To Their New Allies From Earth But Then The Birdlike Wais Scholar Lalelang Found Evidence That Humans Might Not Adapt Well To Peace Researching Further, She Uncovered A Secret Group Of Telepathic Humans Called The Core, Who Were On The Verge Of Starting Another War, And Then Eliminating Lalelang At The Last Moment, She Was Saved By A Lone Core Commander He Took A Chance On Her Intelligence And Compassion, And Gambled The Fate Of Humanity On The Possibility That Together, They Could Find An Alternative To A Galaxy Wide Bloodbath.

10 thoughts on “The Spoils of War (The Damned, #3)

  1. says:

    Warning spoilers embedded in the review.Well it was an okay book, not a bad read, but there were issues Note that this is the third book of a series, of which at this writing I have not yet read much less have found the first two.It starts out all nice and good as we are introduced to Lalelelang, a researcher of the bird like Wais, who are members of a collection of interstellarly connected races called The Weave Her specialty humans Now, for the Weave, combat, violence, etc, is pretty fo Warning spoilers embedded in the review.Well it was an okay book, not a bad read, but there were issues Note that this is the third book of a series, of which at this writing I have not yet read much less have found the first two.It starts out all nice and good as we are introduced to Lalelelang, a researcher of the bird like Wais, who are members of a collection of interstellarly connected races called The Weave Her specialty humans Now, for the Weave, combat, violence, etc, is pretty foreign to them and for many races simply seeing acts of violence much less committing them, even in time of war has debilitating effects Lalelelang, specializing in humans for study, has developed mental and physiological techniqus For humans, not so much So when the Weave was being set upon by another race called the Amplitur, who have the telepathic power of suggestion , able to just utter some words at members of another race and basically take them over , the Weave recruit the humans to do their fig...

  2. says:

    What happens when you win a war What do you do with soldiers acclimated to violence when the rest of your society is not In his concluding volume of the series, Alan Dean Foster s focus is not on the climactic march to victory over the Amplitur, as you would ordinarily expect to be the case in a trilogy focused on an interstellar war.It is instead on the problem of re integrating the veterans of the war and the too primitive violent humans into a society that is at best uneasy with them What happens when you win a war What do you do with soldiers acclimated to violence when the rest of your society is not In his concluding volume of the series, Alan Dean Foster s focus is not on the climactic m...

  3. says:

    I finished the series and felt about this book the way I felt about the other two I keep wishing for better, or forI can really only recommend this series if you re looking for something very different and specifically, where humanity just kicks the snot out of everything else The scenario is a fun one and I ve yet to find anything that explores it better But it is lacking Characters are paper thin and there s a l...

  4. says:

    This is still a good read, but we had to come up with a way to tie the story up and I found it a little less than what it might have been Still, it s enjoyable The story here seems almost a little hurried to me he got to the end, he knew what the end was how the plot was going to be tied up and got it down Don t get me wrong, it s not a bad book, it s still based on a good idea, a good read and to use the word I used for the the others, fun It just slid a bit and as the second wasn t qu This is still a good read, but we had to come up with a way to tie the story up and I found it a little less than what it might have been Still, it s enjoyable The story here seems almost a little hurried to me he got to the end, he knew what the ...

  5. says:

    The best of the series Here, a pacifistic bird like alien sociologist embeds herself with a human regiment in a galactic war In this universe, humans are the only naturally warlike species all others are variously inept at fighting for reasons of authorial convenience This was the a terrible stumbling block for me throughout the entire series The action sequences are well done, the broader plot elements were clever, the people were interesting, the penultimate section was terrific and t The best of the series Here, a pacifistic bird ...

  6. says:

    This was the last book in the series and I enjoyed it There are some contrived twists that I think weren t baked well I appreciate a twist when an author has laid the groundwork all through the story, but if the twist is thrown in to finish a story, and then explained with awkward ties to the story that are technically possible but nonsensical, then I resent it Other than that, the story is interesting told from an alien s view, which is uncommon in sci fi, and the story line is a plausible a This was the last book in the series and I enjoyed it There are some contrived twists that I think weren t baked well I appreciate a twist when an author has laid the groundwork all through the story, but if the twist is thrown in to finish a story, an...

  7. says:

    Book three of The Damned, it scomplex, somewhat slower butambitious than its two predecessors A truly preachy paragraph on the next to last page wrecks the ending, but the rest is good enough to keep the pages turning Recommended A

  8. says:

    I found this book is a very conclusive close to the captivating series that will have you hanging on to the edge of your seats through the whole book It will make you ask yourself about how humanity acts to others of their species and the world around them.

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and or to readwithin the series.My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again.

  10. says:

    An intriguing conclusion where people often pay consequences for racism assumptions about those of other races Not everything is tied up in a bow, but it s a nice realistic place to end it.

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