An awesome look at Naval Space warfare. Humans and their alien allies face off against a foe with seemingly endless reserves. From tiny starfighters to super-dreadnoughts, a constant fight for survival against an unstoppable foe. This is what I would call book two in a 4 book series. Start with "Crusade", then this book, followed by "The Shiva Option" and then "Insurrection". This book and "The Shiva Option" are really two halves of the same (huge) book, so be prepared to spend another credit on that one. This one ends in a cliffhanger.