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).
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I own & listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & hopefully are helpful 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....
Same as the all the others. On to the next, they make you want to get on to the next one right away.
If you are into the series, then you won't be disappointed. It has new twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Didn't love how it ends with Crow but read it (listen to it) and decide.
The reading is very good. Definitely worth the money.
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