Book I was interesting enough to buy Book II, but that will be the end. I found there was too much going on, almost like the author wanted a cliff-hanger to end each chapter. Too many "boy loses girl, boy gets girl" twists to be believable. Not enough alien races, you say? Well, just keep reading and the author will introduce another.
Anyway, just my two cents worth.
I got hooked on this series when Kevin J. Anderson was giving away free signed hardcover editions of the first book in the series, Hidden Empire. I really like his writing style and his Saga of Seven Suns universe is incredibly imaginative. The third book, Horizon Storms, has been released so I hope Audible gets it soon.
The entire book is good characters getting beat up on, all the bad guys win, win, and keep winning over and over again. After 18hrs of that it gets tiring I had to stop listening for a month before I could bring myself to finish it. This book needs some harmony or melody after all the discord.
There are inconsistencies and nonsensical plot threads throughout this book.
This is book two of this series and it was written and read as well as the first book, but in the first book the focus was on the story and in the second we seem a bit more focused on the sexual lives of the characters and addition of more profanity. Maybe the writer thought that would spice the story up. Throwing refuse in a well made dish does not make the dish taste better.
I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
Action, suspense, anticipation
The story of Jess Tamblin, the story of Neera.
He is very animated. I like that his voice gets excited when the story is exciting
Yes, but I don't want to spoil the story.
As I said in my title, you won't want to stop. This series is addicting.
And so the Saga continues and I remain enthralled. This book picks up the pace just a bit for those desiring a little more action and/or destruction as hostilities increase.
More players enter the fray as well as more races come from hiding or are made known, bringing the true extent of the battle into sharper focus. Plots thicken, as they are often wont to do, and character development marches forward.
There's not too much else to say without trying to summarize the book in some way. You should have read the first one by this point, this is another part of the journey toward the conclusion and for my party I continue to enjoy nearly every step.
I'm a BIG science fiction fan, and I can truthfully say that this is one of the best books that I've come across. Kevin Anderson has an interesting writing style with VERY long books, but short chapters. (I haven't read any other books by Kevin Anderson, so I don't know if all of his books are so large or if was specific to this series.) The short chapters keep the action going and keep things interesting.
I've gone through every audio book in the series and have the next one on order. Kevin Anderson has created a wonderful universe full of intrigue, plot twists, romance, interspecies conflict and cooperation, and adventure. It has been fun to hear, and that is part of what any fiction is all about. These are all fun books which are well worth reading if you like science fiction. I highly recommend the Saga of Seven Sun series to all who love science fiction. Its not hard science based, but it is very entertaining.
I have to say that i'm supper happy with with this book... my inital thoughts were that book one was an great setup for great things to come.. so far book 2 has not been dissapointing... i'm looking forward to the third book!!!