Review of 'A Desolation Called Peace' on 'Goodreads'
This was a satisfying continuation to the series and I hope to see more of it, though it wraps up so well I don't know if we should expect more stories in this series. Compared to the first novel, I found it a little bit more enjoyable since it has a bit more external, overt conflict, while the A Memory of Empire was very much focused on Dzmare and the internal politics. The introduction of the alien species, and how long and difficult it was to establish communications, was cleverly done in my opinion and helps spread the tension throughout the novel. And while there is political drama in the form of the various Ministries, it's balanced with the external war against the aliens.
Check out my full review at strakul.blogspot.com/2022/02/book-review-desolation-called-peace-by.html