My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was the third in the series, and I enjoyed this one considerably less than the first two. I had a harder time concentrating on all the various skipping around to different people & their various plots. I did a lot more skimming that in the first two, as well.
I was mostly interested in the stories that involved the two main characters (their Imperial Majesties) and less so in the elaborate battle strategies involved in a land war vs. a naval battle.
I was really hoping that the story would wrap up for a nice trilogy, but there doesn’t seem to be any hope of that soon. Just build some spaceships & conquer the galaxy already! ACK!
I guess I’ll put #4 in my library queue. (And, as I just Wikipedia-ed it, apparently that’s not the last one, either – #5, as yet untitled – is in the works. Crap.)