Saturday, 30 January 2016

Stargate Atlantis: The Lost

Stargate Atlantis: The Lost (SGA, #17)Stargate Atlantis: The Lost by Jo Graham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Lost is the second book in the Stargate Atlantis Legacy series and the story quickly picks up from the first novel where McKay was captured by the Wraith. The fate of McKay was unexpected but in hindsight perfectly in sync with events as seen in the television series. The complexity of dealing with Todd and the Genii added some depth to the novel which did feel a little like a staging story, moving pieces into places ready for a more hard hitting events to come.
That said I am loving how the Wraith are being written and the creation and expansion of their world is one reason why this Legacy series needed to exist and while I've never been a fan of the Genii their presence in this story certainly gave counterpoint to dealing with Todd and the threat of the uber Wraith Queen. Overall a good addition to the series, not every book is going to be all action and suspense and the series will need to balance things out but so far the first two novels are proving well worth the time to read.

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Dark Star by Jason Halstead

Dark Star (Dark Universe Book 4)Dark Star by Jason Halstead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading the first novel in the Dark Universe series and enjoying it I kinda lost track of the release schedule, you get used to waiting considerable periods for new novels and when an author does commit to a series and releases in a timely fashion you may like me find three novels on the reading list. I have to admit and many would agree you do tend to get more out of a single book in a series when you are reading them one after the other, you remain in the world the author has created and Dark Star was no exception. We've seen Aden and Twyf thrown together and find a union that few in this universe truly understand or may even be willing to acknowledge yet it makes them a force to be reckoned with. As the Kesari and their proxies hunt down those responsible for "destabilizing" the known universe it's not going to be the size of your fleet or the power of your weapons that sets the course of life everyone but determination, courage and yes love that will be brought to bear.
Dark Star was a very entertaining addition to the Dark Universe series, the conflicts (big and small) are all being intensified and the consequences or failure are immense but our heroes continue forward with the usual flare, humour, pure luck and pleasurable diversions:)


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