Constitution: Book 1 of the Legacy Fleet Trilogy review

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The year is 2650 75 years ago, an alien fleet attacked Earth. Without warning. Without mercy. We were not prepared. Hundreds of millions perished. Dozens of cities burned. We nearly lost everything. Then, the aliens abruptly left. We rebuilt. We armed ourselves. We swore: never again. But the aliens never came back. Until now. With overwhelming force the aliens have returned, striking deep into our territory, sending Earth into a panic. Our new technology is useless. Our new ships burn like straw. All our careful preparations are wasted. Now, only one man, one crew, and the oldest starship in the fleet stand between the Earth and certain destruction: ISS CONSTITUTION


Stop me if you’d this one before: Humanity has survived an attack from robots aliens, we haven’t heard from them in a while, but then they return and only a rag tag group on a broken down soon to retire ship can save the species!

I do poke fun, but this is like the 5th book that I’ve read in a while that has this set up, I imagine it’s one that’s been around far longer than BSG, but not all of the implementations of the trope are as well done as Constitution.  There’s a couple obvious bread crumbs left for the next two books, but I’m satisfied with this one as a stand alone book.  There’s action, there’s adventure, there’s over the top political overtones that slap you in the face to be very very obvious!

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