Review: Resolution by Brian Libby

Title: Resolution
Author: Brian Libby
Publisher: Avid Readers Publishing Group
Published: December 6, 2010
Paperback, 542 pages

ISBN13: 9781935105817
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Author

Goodreads Summary:
The third volume in the Mercenaries seriesThe storm arrives: the Calamian Islands are invaded by powerful forces of an alien civilization abetted by suborned mercenaries. The Pelicans Mercenary Regiment, part of the outnumbered troops available to resist the onslaught, must try to stem the tide until the New Empire can intervene-if, indeed, the Empire itself is not overrun.

My thoughts:
Resolution is the third book in the Mercenaries series and picks up right around the time that Gold and Glory left off. The Saris have invaded the Calamian Islands and the Pelicans have joined the forces opposing them. The main cast of characters are back. Although in this installment you really get to know many of the commanders from the other regiments. I really like the character of Andiriel/Anashla, while she grows in her abilities and confidence as leader of the Pelicans; she never wavers in her convictions. There is action, kindness, ruthlessness, and spirit in this book. There is great detail in the descriptions of the battles, but it flows in a way that it is a natural part of the story. It doesn’t read like a textbook battle, it is a great storyteller presenting it to you. I have completely fallen in love with this series. I really liked the first book Storm Approaching, then Gold and Glory was even better, now the final installment is by far the best of the lot. Libby’s character development, world building, and storytelling are excellent. I have become a big fan of his work and cannot wait to read more from this outstanding author.

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Other books in this series:
Storm Approaching (1)
Gold and Glory (2)