Definitely worth it if you're a Star Trek fan. It takes place just after Star Trek V (Kirk and Bones escape the Klingon prison planet, the crew show up just to foil the assassination of the Chancellor, etc). It ties much of the political upheaval that must have occurred afterwards into an interesting story. The narrator does a great job of taking you back to the original characters with inflections and pace. Strongly recommend!!! I am stingy with a "5," and this one's a strong B.
So many PART 2s are disappointing compared to the first, especially when the first was as great as THE FINAL EMPIRE. Not surprisingly, that doe not hold true here. Like Book 2 of
STORM LIGHT ARCHIVES, this #2 fulfills the promise of Book 1 and delivers a fitting and engaging sequel.
Terrific narration, complex and evolving characters, and an epic quest lure you in and keep you there. If only I didn't have to sleep!!
Yes, I'm coining a term; "SANDERSON"-terrific stories, often trilogies, that combine fantastic worlds, mystical powers, and fascinatingly complex plots with characters who inspire and motivate! What a wonderful place Sanderson's mind would be to hang out with your friends.
This book launches us into the world of the Final Empire-what an ominous name, especially for Book 1 !!! The Emperor, who has ruled for generations, tightly controls all aspects of life in all the lands through his nobility class and using some intriguing creatures he has created, all while using a slave population for the more menial tasks. What's the difference between the slave and the noble? More than blood, the use of internally burning metals to perform super-human tasks dictates who has control.
What happens when someone with these special powers reproduces with a slave? Well, sometimes you get servants with super-human abilities who evolve to a point to organize a rebellion. Could that possibly work against a 1,000+ year old master of these powers? You'll have to read to find out!
Wonderful creatures and terrific character development proliferate throughout the story. Don't pick a favorite-it's too hard!!
If you've read the first few books in this series, you've learned to love the straight-forward leader of MHI. This terrific story focuses on Earl Harbinger and his approach to isolating a monster outbreak up north. In the process, he recruits new members to his organizations, finds a new rival, and even falls in love....monster style.
A friend had to convince me to stick with the 1st of this trilogy, and I was so happy I did. This one had me going from the opening chapter !!! A marvelous realm of mystery, witchcraft, and good vs. evil....wow!!! Sanderson does it well!!
The first book of this series caught my eye because of the title; "Hard Magic." It's gripping, right? Well, the description almost discouraged me, but the name was so great, I just had to give it a run...SO glad I did !!
The stories center around the evolution of magic into mainstream society. It takes place in the early 20th century, and Larry Correia does a terrific job of tying in history with his story. Incredible talents, Good vs. Evil, action, excitement, complex characters...just a terrific job.
This is installment three of the series. My son and I debate whether it is the final book or not. He did wrap things up well, but I think there's lenity of more adventures for these terrific characters. Give it a shot...it's worth it, and it's better after the first two in the series.
I am NOT a zombie book/film/story fan. I do enjoy a good super hero movie, but not normally a book. This trilogy intrigues me, and this is book 1. It's an interesting mix of humanization, Armageddon, unnatural abilities.....weird, but it works for me. The cast does a superb job, and different cast members performing the roles really "tells" the story. Indulge yourself, and give it a shot.
I am NOT a zombie book/film/story fan. I do enjoy a good super hero movie, but not normally a book. This trilogy intrigues me, and this is book 3. It's an interesting mix of humanization, Armageddon, unnatural abilities.....weird, but it works for me. The cast does a superb job, and different cast members performing the roles really "tells" the story. Indulge yourself, and give it a shot.
No ray guns in this, but the futuristic (or maybe historic) sci-fi is classy, intriguing, and very, VERY human. You'll love the characters, e intrigued with some of the twists, and stay on the edge of your seat asking, "how...." "when...." "wha...."
If you enjoyed King's "11-22-63," you'll love this just as much. ENJOY !!
I'm not sure why I chose this book, but I'm so happy I did. Not a "perfect fit" for the mystery-thriller genre, it adds in a little fantasy and mysticism. No clear line between black and white, or should I say good and evil. The ending was a bit of a let down, but certainly didn't ruin the experience.
The title of this book intrigued me. It's a collection of interesting information, chemistry lessons, and stories of origin centered around your kitchen - cooking, baking, appliances, etc. It's also written in such a way that you don't have to be a chemist, engineer, or professional chef to understand, yet if you are a chemist, engineer or professional chef, you will not be insulted.
I have used much of the info in this book since reading it. It's enjoyable and practical.
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