Book Review of “The Fortress at the End of Time”

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Book Reviews – “The Fortress at the End of Time” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by Joe M. McDermott (http://jmmcdermott.blogspot.com). Mr. McDermott has published 9 books.

I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘G’. The story is set in the far future. Military personnel are not physically transferred between the distant outposts of humanity, but their design is sent electronically and a clone is constructed for their duty assignment. The primary character in this story is Ronaldo Aldo, a recent military academy graduate.

Aldo is assigned to a very remote base, the Citadel. The Citadel is where the last battle with aliens had occurred many years previously. Now it stands as a remote outpost to warn if they return. Life at the Citadel is not easy. The planet is far from being terraformed into a pleasant space and the military unit is rife with corruption. Aldo does find love interests.

I thought that the 7+ hours I spent with this 272 page Science Fiction novel were interesting. I am not a big fan of the story as it simply plodded along for the most part telling of the years that Aldo spent at the Citadel and how he spent his life there. There was almost no action and I really did not like the way the story ended. I think that the cover art implies more than the story provides. I give this novel a 3 out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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