Read a synopsis for this today and it feels like he's developing a kind of style. Like meta fanservice.
Mild spoilers I guess if you don't even want to know the single line premise of this book:
A lot of anime have a similar idea - "anime fan suddenly finds himself in the scenario exactly like the ones in the shows he loves." And since RP1 also had a kind of "tent pole nerd fantasy" flavor to it, he is almost building a niche for himself in the "geek saves the world" genre haha.
I checked out this Star Runners book since I was in between other books. It's not bad, though I didn't pay attention that it was the start of a series and there is already a second book out. I usually don't do space books so I don't have much to compare it to though I expect none of it was groundbreaking. Not sure how big in scope this series will get as it currently is told through a main characters point of view. It will be interesting to see how it compares to Armada particularly if that is a one and done book.
Yeah, three is a good number, more than that feels like you are just milking it. I kind of wish I knew how many Star Runners would be, while book one ended as if it could be a one off, being that you are dealing with vast space the series could go on forever. I will probably check out the second if they release an audio book, it just came out two weeks ago.