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The Lilliput Legion (Time Wars Series #9) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Book 9 in the Time wars series is lacking the brilliant characterisations that so distinguished some of the earlier titles. In fact, there is very little characterisation and the people mean almost nothing, even the main characters. I almost suspect that it was severely edited to maintain a uniform book length. It is still an interesting read, but not the delight of, say The Dracula caper. All the way through it just feels as though something important is missing, which is a real shame. The most interesting part occurrs right at the very end, which again makes me wonder if the real problem is in editing. Let's hope that in book 10 he is able to be brilliant and concise at the same time!
Book 9 of the Time Wars series is kind of weak. In addition to the cross-dimensional war and the recurring bad guy who has been wreaking havoc in the series, the Temporal Corps now has to deal with a trans-temporal mafia. Basically, General Forrester, the leader of the Corps, who has assumed leadership of the Temporal Intelligence Agency, has discovered a group within that organization called "The Network". The Network is involved in all sorts of illegal activities and Gen. Forrester tries to shut them down. The Network attempts to retaliate using infiltration, deadly weapons and six-inch commandos called, you guessed it, Lilliputians. That, and a gent named Lemuel Gulliver, are the only elements common to Swift's classic book. Instead you get lots of gun fights, explosions and some ongoing story development. Oh, well, nobody bats a thousand. The book isn't horrible, but really isn't the best of waiting room material either.--J.