The Wound

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
The Wound continues the story started in The Edge. We follow the path of one of the survivors of the Unity’s desperate victory against an unknown and formidable foe. Winning the battle has cost almost everything. And the enemy is not waiting though. War is coming. The survivor must heal and become something more if final victory is possible at all. More

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Hannes Birnbacher reviewed on Oct. 7, 2016
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I just had to have "The Wound", the sequel to "The Edge", and did not regret buying it.
The author, however, somewhat lost me towards the end of the story. This is the third novel of Leslie Lee which focuses on a real power woman and I enjoyed all three of them very much. It is very interesting and even touching how the author, for example, does master the topic of interspecies love (not sex). Lee even makes superhuman power plausible in the central female figure but to concentrate on the capability to form spaceships out of asteroids and rocks overstrained my goodwill to follow the story a little bit.
If I would award ratings to SF novels (which I don't), I would have deducted approximately a half one.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Molly McIntyre reviewed on May 22, 2016

I just want to know one thing. Please, when is the 3rd book due? Pure anticipation. This is excellent science fiction. His ability to deliver such an in-depth study on an Alien culture is sublime. Excellent story.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Ian Hutson reviewed on Feb. 25, 2014

'The Wound' follows on from 'The Edge', and you will need to have read the earlier book to fully appreciate this one.

Both books feature solid, well-developed characters underpinned with flash-backs of their lives, and both books feature epic peril and epic space-based science fiction action. I read the earlier 'The Edge' as military sci-fi adventure where the focus seemed to me to be at the level of the humans and aliens involved, but all acted out in the course of enormous events. 'The Wound' kept that spotlight on the individual characters but also opened the focus more onto wider themes, bigger threats and dangers. From reading within the confines of my "pod" or my crew bunk or place on the bridge 'The Wound' led me more around other worlds, new worlds, wider space and bigger timescales. From enormous events affecting thousands we have been moved on to vast events affecting entire species. Splendid stuff.

My psyche includes trypophobia and an automatic physical recoil and pain reaction at anything squelchy or crunchy in the line of living tissue so a couple of points of the action had me pausing in my reading (to give me time to think about bunny rabbits and summer meadows, and to stop my own limbs from aching in sympathy and my flesh from itching on the inside). Even if you're not a mal-adjusted wuss like me these brief points will leave you with after-images.

'The Wound' includes the same neatly-described elements of space-opera as the earlier book, and it adds to those a talent for world-building and the description of alien daily domestic life. As I read these I couldn't help but skip back to my favourite Heinlein alien worlds, and the similar ways that the old Grand Master handled his human-alien interactions.

Highly recommended, and I'm very pleased to hear that there is to be a third book.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
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