This time the major event is the empire trying to invade Iserlohn corridor in order to win it back, but that is quite a challenge considering Yang is stationed at it and is a force to be reckoned with. of course, the alliance does a very stupid thing and call Yang away to Heinessen in order to question him for DAYS about his actions taken at the civil war, his companions etc, which was in no way pleasant - neither for him, nor for the inquisitors asking the questions - because Yang's sass usually hits way too many points. And considering the fact that the only capable military force of Alliance remains in Iserlohn, it's very very unpleasant to be called away when Empire could attack...
The empire, under Reinhard von Lohengramm's leadership, naturally wants it back, which is the main point of the book as far as empire and the fleet war are concerned. Hilda's scenes here are relatively short, but set up a lot of things for future installments, and provide a possible love interest for Reinhard - something that he seems blind to. Generally, this reflects the entire book - character development stands front and center. On the FPA's end, the novel makes it a point to get Julian, Yang's adopted war-orphan, into battle for the first time, piloting a Spartanian starfighter. But eventually Yang gets recalled to the capital of Heinessen, to stand in front of a "court of inquiry" regarding his actions from the previous book. The baggage from the previous book sadly still looms its ugly head here, but just comes to show how strong Yang's aide is. While this book is certainly slower and more reflective, giving the cast more chances to develop and grow, there of course is a big battle towards the end to look forward to. While Endurance is relatively slow on action, it definitely had a big impact on how I view the series.
Julians fighter raced through spaces filled only with death and destruction. The giant shredded hulk of a damaged battleship continued to pound the enemy with beams of energy from cannons that had escaped damage, even as it buckled on the brink of death itself.
This is a solid couple hundred pages of space opera.
Probably pointless to say in a review about book three, but calling this the "Japanese Star Wars" really does give the right feel, only it's as if it was five hundred years later, when the empire has succumbed to a weak imperial line and the alliance has become complacent and succumbed to crass cronyism and destruction.
One is the human drama - the contrasting rise of the two protagonists - Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wen-li. Wen-Li on the other hand believes that individuals are more important than a state and strives to preserve a democratic state even though the representatives are corrupt and power hungry. He has to serve power hungry demagogues who use the military's hard earned victories to stir up the people and consolidate their power base. In the most difficult of circumstances, he has to maintain faith in democracy and resist the temptation to use the military and seize power. One side you have a protagonist who believes in individual greatness and on the other a man who believes in maintaining the systems.
Endurance begins to hint at the sea change that is coming for the status quo of these characters, Yang and even Reinhard, who we have grown to love. These novels have a tremendous strength in Tanaka's aphorisms that are peppered throughout the text. Tanaka, by way of Yang, makes precise commentary on the nature of war and politics.
Askeri dehalar anlatan bir romann yazarnn da deha sahibi olmas gerekmiyor, ama roman kahramanlarnn yetenekleri ve dehalar yazarnn öngörü gücünü ne yazkki aamyor. Yoshiki o bir deha dedii için Yang' ve Reinhard' deha olarak kabul etmemiz lazm.
then it flows like the first two books. but that brother be like. they was like.
Tanaka is an avid fan of Chinese history and wrote some novels set in China.