the sci fi plot was great....the little facts/details really got me hooked in the story.
the author weaves people's lives on other planets together. So like a soap opera, each scene has merit- it never dulls
He read the strong characters- the ones people relied on for logic (the leaders) very well.
the author really shares what is going on in the people's heads- their thoughts....emotions.
I love this sci fi series.....definitely not boring.......aliens, love, battle, blood.......could use more humor though.
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.
The first book: a LOT of characters, quickly sketched in and an interesting background premise. Kinda star warsyen. But by the end of book one the story is starting to wear thin.
A Forest of Stars continues to wear even thinner. A couple of logic gaps are too big to leap (especially when the entire story is based on you making that leap <lol>). Even MORE especially ...if you made the one or two that got the story started...somewhat reluctantly <g>. Almost one third of the way through this book, I realized that I had fallen into the soap opera trap once again. The story starts becoming: he did this to her and she did this to him and they did this to them and .... the soap opera continues for many, many books to come. If that's what you like, this is the series for you. Me, I'm stopping here.
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!!!