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Title: Of Limited Loyalty
Series: Crown Colonies
Author: Michael Stackpole
Rating: of 5 Battle Axes
Several years after the events in the previous book, the Crown sends another agent to investigate a splinter group that has gone its own way and is looking to establish itself as an autonomous town.
What that agent, along with Owen Strake and the rest of the gang, find is Cthulhu'ic and a menace to the whole world. Can an understaffed,under-dragon'ed and under-magic'd group of people survive?
I knocked off 2 stars because this is NOT a duology. It is a series that has apparently been abandoned.
Good story, lots of action, magic, intrigue and stuff. But the ending is a cliffhanger and not a wrapping up of the story. Considering book 1 was released in '10, book 2 in '11 [this book] and nothing has been made mention, that I could see, on Stackpole's site about a continuation, I am forced to accept the fact that Stackpole bailed out, again.
I think I shall have to be done with Stackpole's books until such a time as he finishes a series or goes back to writing stand alone novels. That I could handle.