Review: The Serrano Legacy Series by Elizabeth Moon

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Book Reviews | Posted on 26-09-2018

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Against the Odds (The Serrano Legacy, #7)

Against the Odds by Eliz­a­beth Moon

My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars


I just fin­ished read­ing the entire Ser­ra­no Lega­cy series by Eliz­a­beth Moon, and I’m expe­ri­enc­ing fic­tion let­down syn­drome. You know, when you’ve been total­ly engaged in a mar­velous world that’s so believ­able, and then sud­den­ly, it’s over! It’s hard to come back to this world after­wards.

Moon mix­es space­ships, hors­es, high-tech med­i­cine, fenc­ing, space bat­tles, and reli­gious fanati­cism to cre­ate an amaz­ing­ly believ­able uni­verse. The Famil­ias Reg­nant is a far-flung enti­ty whose cit­i­zens fol­low many dif­fer­ent belief sys­tems. Its plan­ets are tied togeth­er by ansi­bles and FTL ships, and pro­tect­ed by the Reg­u­lar Space Ser­vice (aka the Fleet). Oth­er soci­eties mix more or less peace­ful­ly with the peo­ples of the Famil­ias — Alti­plano, The Benig­ni­ty of the Com­pas­sion­ate Hand, var­i­ous com­pet­ing Tex­an worlds, and more. There are pirates, muti­neers, assas­sins, and more, giv­ing our heroes plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to shine.

Give this series a read. You will not be dis­ap­point­ed!



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Comments (1)

Yes, I too have read the whole series of the Ser­ra­no adven­tures. I have always believed that no author can suc­cess­ful­ly write more than three books. Even Arthur C Clarke’s four book Rama series had me des­per­ate to reach the end. How­ev­er, Eliz­a­beth Moon suc­cess­ful­ly avoid­ed this prob­lem by intro­duc­ing the Suiza ele­ment, half way through the series. What a fan­tas­tic series of sto­ries, devel­op­ing the traits of the cur­rent soci­eties on Earth.

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