“Conclusions are always a difficult thing to manage. … It is this seeming impossibility to craft a completely satisfying ending that has left me completely in awe of what David Mack has managed to accomplish. In Storming Heaven, we have a story that is the perfect finish to the wonderful ride that Vanguard has been.”
“Amazing, amazing story. David Mack has managed the almost impossible. He has crafted a conclusion to an amazing series that is on par and in some ways even exceeds the quality of the build-up. Highly emotional ending to a series that has brought me great joy to read over the past couple of years.”
“Final score for Storming Heaven: 10/10. It doesn’t get much better than this.”
Not too shabby, right?
“Mack has been nicknamed ‘the Angel of Death’ for his ability to kill off large swaths of his characters…. Here he’s perhaps more restrained than some might have expected. Not everyone dies. Not everyone who should die, dies. Some people who deserve better get dealt a bad hand. Others even get what, anywhere else, might be considered a hackneyed happy ending — but in the context of the Vanguard saga is tinged with a sadness of the memories of what has led the characters to this point.”
“Utterly fucking brilliant. 10/10“
So, if you were waiting for someone else to taste-test this morsel of original-series-flavored goodness, there you go.