Pros: Still an intriguing world and characters
Cons: Anti-climactic and lacks resolution
Rating: 3 out of 5
Michael Todd and Michael Anderle’s novella Ghost Revolution (Soldiers of Fame and Fortune Book 12) is the final volume (book twelve) in the series Soldiers of Fame and Fortune Full Series Omnibus: 12 Book series. Billie learns that Marcus is in danger, so she heads off to rescue him. When her old employer realizes she’s still quite alive, they send fifteen agents out to the Zoo in order to kill her.
It’s particularly unfortunate, given that this is the final book in the “Soldiers of Fame and Fortune” series, that it’s so anti-climactic. Sure, Billie has to deal with fifteen agents sent to kill her, but they’re all so comically inept that she mows through them without any tension whatsoever. It’s hard to see how the agency ever commanded her loyalty when all of its people are so stupid and ridiculous. I would have much preferred for the fights to be longer and harder. There are several incidents in here that really should have been boss fights, but instead they were quick-and-done.
The series started off with Holly as its protagonist, and her new work and company should have been in the center of the close of that series. Instead, the authors seem to be so enamored of Billie that they’ve let her take over the stage almost entirely. Thus things with Holly feel unresolved. Don’t get me wrong: I love Billie as a character and think she’s great. I just think the authors fell in love with her to such an extent that it harmed the other parts of the series.
The authors have other series set in the world of the Zoo, but I’m not sure whether I’ll read any further. It’s an enjoyable series, but I was disappointed in the ending.
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