Friday, November 16, 2012

Reviews again

Review of Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione 5*

Arik has been a reoccurring character in Larissa Ione books and it was great to read his story. Not that it was his story alone! This book kept the main theme of the apocalypse on fast forward with lots of action and characters from previous books showing up.

Larissa Ione also brought a new dimension to sibling relationships with Limos having to admit to lots of stuff her brothers aren't to happy about. This is one book where it helps to have read the previous one though, as it is full on serial writing. I can't wait to read the next two in the series (even though book four isn't due until next week).

Review Of Bolos: Their Finest Hour 4*

I have been a lover of the stories about Bolos (giant war machines)since I read my first one many years ago. When I found this anthology of them by different authors I couldn't resist adding it to my collection.

Many of the stories in there can be found elsewhere but it was great having so many in one book. The foreword by David Weber summed up my own opinion about the stories and warns (for those who aren't in the know) that there is absolutely no continuity to the Bolo universe, not even by the original author Kieth Laumer. These things aside if you like military science fiction then this anthology is a must read.

Review of Knox's Irregulars by J Wesley Bush 3*

This was a well written war story placed in a slightly Science Fiction setting of another planet.However the Theological overtones throughout the book slightly spoiled my enjoyment of this over all fast paced action packed story.

The whole thing was full of wonderful technology and well written guerilla warfare and some really interesting characters. But the enemy of the Christian soldiers (who are the 'Heroes' of the story)are portrayed in a very stereotypical fashion as sadists and fanatics without any redeeming features.

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