Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?
In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.
©2011 B.V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I held out for a while on buying this series , but it keep coming back in my mine about the plot from book one. It was something new with a twist and finally I purchase book one and have been panicked for the next one! As my title says, it is a easy winner with all the curves and bumps most need in life to enjoy a good time. Giving just enough to keep you wanting for more and working on the second mind of pleasures most of use to enjoy.
Yet another B.V. Larson success. Although the story is short, the action is non-stop and you never know if Earth's destruction is played out in the next chapter. And although this is an relentlessly unforgiving plot, demanding you to read on lest you miss the end of the world, there is time for genuine character development, although typically (and appropriately) masculine.
The series story is good but this book is just a repetition of the action seen in the first two books.
The last couple of chapters prepares you to what it seems planned to be a very long proccession of books.
Our venerable hero, Kyle Riggs, continues to single-handedly save the world, while the ever-grey Jack Crow does his best to behave like a spoiled brat. At this point in the series, I'm sick of listening to Kyle give orders and make requests of people without explaining his full plan, only to have those people argue or disobey when, if he had just explained the full plan to them, they would have got the idea and cooperated.
I understand the author wants to keep the reader in suspense, but when in every major battle Kyle doing something crazy (again) and the story tension hinges on everyone following strictly and blindly to his orders (again), well that tension is so overplayed by Book 4, that I can't bear to listen to another word of it.
Similarly, the interaction between Riggs & Crow is exactly the same since their first meeting in Book 1. OK. I GET IT. Crow is a self-serving bastard who will only attempt to save earth if there is no risk to his own hide. I'm over it. Can he grow as a character? Can their relationship grow? Can at least Riggs acknowledge that their relationship is not in the best interests of their species, and try to figure out something new? Is that possible? Nope. Same ol' subplot.
I'm on Chapter 38 of 49 right now. Once again, the "Crazy Riggs Plan(tm)" is in play with no one else knowing his intentions, and subsequently everyone doing their best to screw it up because he can't be bothered to take one damn minute to explain it. After I finish this book, I'm putting the series aside for a while and diving into some new up-and-coming authors.
The star force series was a pretty good series to start with. I really liked it. But it just keeps getting worse with each additional book.
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