As with most of Correia's stories- the characters. Well developed and draw you into the story
Great plot and tie in with book one but still able to stand on it's own.
Pinchot is an excellent narrator that does a fantastic job whit the voice of each character that draws you deeper into the story without being a distraction.
Definitely looking forward to book 3 as the ending was perfect.
Better than book 1 with all the old characters back in the thick of it with some great new additions.
Overall I enjoyed the adventure and was glad to be along for the ride. The character development was great and pulled you into the story so that you were really rooting for Dr. Doran at every twist and turn. With that said there were a few battle sequences that just seemed to make him a bit to perfect or lucky in the fight. That aside this was a fun read with the the Lovecraft mythos as the backdrop of WWII Europe.
This short story captured the mood and tone of Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the back story of Innsmouth as it fit in perfectly with the existing mythos. The ending was masterfully done and I have to give Davenport credit for allowing the reader to experience it on their own terms (I'll leave it at that so not to give away anything).
So I have never read a Stephen King novel before so thought I should. I guess there was a reason for not doing so before now. This was drawn out boring and a chore to get through. Truth be told I couldn't do it and stopped a bit more than 2/3rds through.
Great story with excellent character development. What makes this really stand out is the science behind the scenes and incredible ending.
loved the dual storyline and how everything wrapped up. here's hoping to that we hear more.
I will preface my review by saying it only covers around the first half of the book. After six 1/2 years and 162 books as hard as I tried I just could not finish it and here is why. To all you authors out there please do not go to all the effort to create an in depth fantasy world that you fill with numerous characters, an alternate history, glorious artifacts,parallel universe, and imaginary beasts and NEVER EXPLAIN ANY OF IT! It creates a reader who doesn't give two s#!ts about your story (I've moved on to the Lies of Locke Lamora so hence the reason for the language). Now maybe it's all explained later in the book but as a reader I shouldn't have to dread picking it back up to get to that point. Also the main character is impossible to connect with and the writing style and prose could have used significantly more editing, to the point that it distracted the reader from the story.
Stephenson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Reamde was awesome and Snow Crash might be even better. Loved how post apocalyptic world was never really described or how it got to be. Just a given of this is how it is. Overall very enjoyable and great read.
I think what Maberry does better than any other current author I'm reading right now is how well he captures the humanity and emotions of his characters. These are not just simple hard ass macho types because Maberry takes the time to delve into the raw emotions of how the characters feel not only in the "moment" but the after effects as well. This simple layer adds so much depth in the mastery of the delivery that it takes the story to a whole new level. With this latest addition this solidifies this series as my absolute favorite currently being written. Each one is consistently better and builds upon the characters so much that the plot; which is excellent in both delivery and research, almost becomes secondary.
Clines took a bit of a risk here by the diverging plot. Sometimes this can not go over well as Butcher found out with Ghost Story. Clines was able to pull it off with much more success as you got a glimpse of the characters in normal life, kinda like a prequel of sorts. True to my nature once I am into a series I never read anything about the plot before I read it so this was a pleasant surprise and in the end I found myself enjoying the story.
Awesome! So glad to see that book 13 was a dismal fluke as Butcher is back in true form. Once again this installation has everything you would expect; familiar characters, Harry in another impossible situation, the pending ending of the world by mysterious forces... perfect!! This is why I love this series. Great plot twists and turns that ring true and bring in tons of elements from the previous books. Now that I'm finally caught up with the series I feel the pain of having to WAIT! It was nice to start the next as soon as I finished one.
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