Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride.
In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?
Even as Riggs flies out to investigate the situation, more mysteries arise. The Blues are making vague threats, and Earth is suing for peace. Who is to be trusted, and who holds a dagger behind their backs?
Annihilation is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson. To find the first book in the series, search for Swarm. Annihilation is the longest book in the series so far....
©2013 B. V. Larson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
Yes, each book before was thought about as a new chapter, but this book did not only end a new chapter with Star Force, but it also started a new age for them.
The first few chapters started well, you have your usual saving some biotics and so on, but that doesn't take much from the book as i was fearing at first. Although the beginning was full of action, what happened next wasn't full of action, but it was still a game changer. And if that wasn't enough, what happend during the end of the book was full of action as usual, and it ended another chapter, but rather than just ending another chapter for Star Force it started a new age for them. I think the next book will be full of events and would love to know what will happen in that one.
New characters are added here, and Marvin still does his weird thing always, and you could feel him growing up this time, which was a bit weird
A good addition to the Star Force series, and lets see whats next.
BV Larson has a good story idea but he desperately needs an editor and help from someone who can write female characters. The women are all either bipolar Tweens or whores. He repeats explanations of things like the ring communication devices over and over again. Explain your scifi tech once per book. Phrases Mr. Larson can no longer use:
- crossed her arms under her breasts (just say she crossed her arms)
- too bad (used too often)
- lady love (nobody says that)
He also has turned the main character into a cartoon of itself. He's kind of a pompous buffoon at this point. Maybe this series should have been told from the point of view of multiple characters. The main character's musing on military leadership are the product of someone whose watched too many John Wayne movies. Not realistic at all.
The reader was good but mispronounced some words here and there.
I'm so sad sandras dead!!! Also major gains sounds like veteran Harris from the undying mercenaries series lol overall a good book, the first battle on the crestation homeworld kinda bored me but was still good, I wonder how well the crestations will play their roll in fighting the empire and the macros
Riggs is fourteen? Fun books, but there are limits to a single perspective and telling a fun story, these limits were obvious in this book. Still fun. Who is hungry for lobster?! :)
Love the worlds and the battles. Riggs is becoming a leader, but still remains a womanizer. Maybe he will grow up and forget about his other brain. The story line does not need that side of him.
The narrator is really good!
I can't except the protagonist, who is supposed to be a collage professor, never learns anything new. People do learn from their mistakes. And if they don't, they get replaced. This protagonists never learns anything. The books in this series are the same stupid mistakes over, and over. In each book he comes up with no significant improvements in tactics. There are SO MANY better options of attack that never get so much as a thought. I think this author is not smart enough to think of them himself. It is OK for a civilian person not to be able to think of better tactics. But, the commander has thousands of people under his command. Some would be tacticians who would be coming up with ideas, tactics, and better weapons. This story contains almost none of them. The best he seems to be able to do is bigger ships and to build macro weapons. Nothing actual new except a fighter plane that did not seam to have any new weapon on it. This author should be asking for help with ideas and tactics from others because he can not think of them himself. The protagonist's stupidity, and lack of anything but basic tactics was OK in the first couple of books. He was just a school teacher. He should be getting better and better over time, or he would be replaced by those around him. There is no way a tacticianal idiot would be allowed to continue in command forever! Since he was a professor, he would have the mental capacity to learn from his mistakes, and from the good ideas and plans of others. But, the stupidity of the commander stays the same through all the books. I can hardly keep listening to this book. There are just too many horrible stupid strategic mistakes! Not to mention, a defecting high ranking solder would be put in a cell for an interrogation period, then only later, she would be given a pension and sent someplace she could do no harm. After so many attempts on the commanders life, she would never be able to sneak a poison into the most secure fortress in the human arsenal and attack him with it. The author seems to forget they would have very good weapon scanning abilities. I think the author has had a hot looking woman try to kill the commander in every single book. Every time they almost succeed! Nobody would be so stupid to leave themselves vulnerable to every hot chick that comes along from earth where his most deadly enemies are. They always seem to bring along weapons, or bombs, or something. None of his people think they might be dangerous enough to search them for weapons, or anything dangerous.... It is just too Stupid!
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