Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time… but that's about to change.
In Storm Assault , the eighth book of the Star Force series, the story moves in a new direction. Massive fleets are built by both Star Force and the Imperials - but there is a third player in the game: the Blues.
A three-way battle for the known star systems breaks out, with the fates of many worlds and species hanging in the balance. Riggs realizes he must destroy his enemies before they destroy him. Seeking justice and revenge, he gathers his strength and ventures out on a mission of conquest from the Eden System. Humanity must fight to survive, and Riggs is the right man for the job.
Storm Assault is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson. To listen to the series in its entirety, start with Swarm (Book 1).
©2013 B. V. Larson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Really both story, never got old, the reading, great style, voices, constancy. Never a dull moment. Great twists and turns, great character development. I found no mistakes and very, very few errors. I binged on the series, spending many days listening. If you like this genre, you will love, love, love these books!
Star Force series, by Ian Douglas.
I like the spots with Quan, that guy was great, funny, my kind of guy.
Yes, you will not be disappointed!!!
At the end of the last book Star Force was building new massive supercarriers, no mention of that here, just Miklos' original design. Second, how on earth is photos, 13 miles in diameter, supposed to fit through the Rings, which in previous books were much smaller.
I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.
Went on binge w/ this very good series.4-4.5 stars on average. I'm catching up on reviews for books #4-11. At this point I'm ready for a break from the series, but will surely return for more. It's hard to make battle after battle interesting for this sort of space sci-fi book, but this series seems more creative than several similar books, and the overall story is good.
Half added crazy
The lead, Kyle Riggs seems to lose his focus. While his exploits have always been fantastical, they now border on "where's the cape" stuff. The real treat is the guy reading. I was and have been entralled by his interpretations. My only concern was his attempt at "ethnic characters." Some might say those potrayal might be racist, sexist and a bit dumb. Korean farmers/Marines are pretty articulate (and big). Latinas are not raging jealous sex pots and Black assassin's aren't "Urban."
BV Larson is the true heir to Edgar Rice Burroughs. Filled with action, humor, grit, credible science fiction, human insight, and touching pathos. The pacing and details flow by smoothly. Mark Boyett's performance is outstanding and mesmerizing.
Inevitable- the return to earthStrong- the storyline has perseveredQuirks- A few odd issues have started to appear
The self aware, incredibly curious, robot Marvin. He (It) is a free spirit that is driven by curiosity and often brings comic relief.
Regarding the "QUIRKS" I will try to explain without spoiling the book. Proceed with caution if you have not read the book. I could not follow why the cyborgs did not need a head. If a creature is based off of a human a head would be an integral part of the being. I could not help but think that it would be incredibly inefficient to remove the head and transpose functions of the brain and eyes elsewhere on the body. This becomes relevant in a battle scene where someone gets decapitated. I actually believe the decapitation scene may become the first flaw in the storyline that may start to unravel this series for me. No book series can go on forever. I am impressed that this series kept me going until book 8. I think I will continue with book 9 just to see if my predictions are correct.
Just a guy that likes a good story.
Marvin. That crazy robot is the best.
Resolution. Riggs finally kicked his enemies asses and one at least one side of the conflict.
Mark Boyett is great. The guy can really tell a story and he does characters well and always is able to line up his characters never straying from tone or accent. This really helps you to stay in the story.
Yes, though I had to stop, real life happens and interferes with my books all the time. :-)
I think that BV Larson is getting better at writing women. This suffered significantly in his earlier work but I think he might be more on track, though to be fair almost all of them are dead so he doesn't have a lot of female diversity to write about. P.S. I miss Sandra.... :-(
Absolutely, despite not enjoying this book as much as others in the series, I will eventually muster up the courage to read another. This is the first book that I didn't give at least 3 stars to within this series, so it deserves another go around.
I will always be into SF books. It is apart of my thought DNA.
It did have its moments. My main issue was that Kyle Riggs really came off as an idiot. He took an extraordinary amount of over the top risk that at least to me would have added up to complete disaster. It wasn't due to tactical genius or intelligence that gave humanity victory, but a continuous string of undeserved good luck that kept bailing Riggs out. You can only get lucky so many times....
"Cool Title, Cool Story"
Storm Assault is the eighth in the Star Force series and yet again B V Larson delivers the goods. I'd have to say that I enjoyed the previous book, Annihilation slightly better as that dealt with direct conflict and hand-to-hand or should that be hand-to-appendage combat with the machines in the form of the Macros. However, Storm Assault is another enthralling read from Larson and I've yet to be disappointed in any of his stories. Sure, some of them are slightly more enjoyable or action packed than others but on the whole there is not a bad book in the series at all which in itself is a testament to the authors ability to churn out these books in rapid succession and all of high quality.
Storm Assault (Cool title by the way) sees Riggs finally turn his attentions toward Earth and dealing with the megalomaniac dictator, Emperor Crow. This has been a long time coming but Larson has rightly taken his time and wove a story that has built to this point in a natural and believable way rather than rush events along too quickly. No story spoilers here but I will say that I am starting to feel a little sad to be approaching the end of this series which I think runs to 12 main books in the Star Force series discounting spin-offs and stand alone stories set within the same universe. I am waiting on Larson to publish the next in the excellent Undying Mercenaries series which I hope Audible has before I reach the end of this series. I will also have to seek out other works by Larson to try and tide me over in the meantime.
Storm Assault sees Larson bring in a new and viscerally terrifying combatant that only Larson can come up with. He has inserted something akin to what we might find in one of his Undying Mercenaries series of books. Larson has a way of coming up with highly imaginative and horrible things that strike primal fear into the average human. Many science fiction authors tend to shy away from the more nightmarish creation that this writer comes up with in favour of more cerebral constructs and this is another reason why I've come to enjoy Larson's work so much. His plots are easy to comprehend and will not leave you requiring a PhD in science and / or philosophy to understand which makes for a refreshing change to some of the heavier science fiction out there.
Any review I write wouldn't be quite complete without my mention of some errors which in this case I would have to say point toward Larson as the author slipping up. I was confused when I first heard mention in this book of the "Blues" home planet as being "Eden 11". I felt certain that I had heard this as Eden 12 in previous books and found out later in this book my feelings were correct when it was stated once more as being Eden 12 where the Blues come from. It was also stated when referring to a new nasty that Crow had made that they had found these crawling about the hull of the Defiant. The Defiant had been lost earlier in the book and I suspect the ship should've been the Relentless instead. As before, I only point these very minor errors out for the sake of completeness and to say that if Larson's publishers would like to give me a job proof reading his books that I'd be more than happy to do so!
Storm Assault leaves us at story's end with an entirely new situation for Riggs and this paves the way for the following book which I will be downloading as soon as I post this review!
Another recommended read from B V Larson.
Nothing happens till the last 5 mins. Good scrap as always, hope it gets back to more robot war..
"Great performance from Mark Boyett"
This is yet another thrilling episode of star force from B V Larson. Perfectly read by Mark, giving you the most pleasurable story every time.
"Fantastic addition to the series"
Once again another good story by B.V.Larson and very well narrated by Mark Boyett! Definitely worth listening to or reading
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