As with the rest of Weber's Space Military novels, this one was a blast. The narritive is split, however, between Colin McIntyre's "typical" problems of people trying to usurp his power, and his children's inspired military campaign on a primitive world. This almost makes the story feel like two separate novels, as the effects of the storylines have no impact on each other. (This would be a bad book to read in parallel with other novels! You're already reading two with just this one!)
Despite that, however, the book is great fun, and I found myself racing to the end, wondering how things were going to be resolved. I love books that do that to me.