The Tzen, fierce warriors, master strategists, and reptiles, and the Enemy, savage conquerors, brilliant technicians, and insects, fight their fiercest battle yet.
©1979 Robert L. Asprin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I loved reading this book as a kid, and was really happy to find an audio version of it as an adult.
I really enjoy how well Asprin crafts the culture of the Tzen. You get to know how the society works through the main character's interaction, and it is a fun ride.
I enjoyed how the evolution of the Tzen was laid out. When there are Tzen introduced who can see in color, they do a good job of ensuring that the other Tzen have a difficult time understanding the concept.
Listening to this book made cutting and stacking firewood during the winter an enjoyable way to spend the evening.
"An often overlooked classic"
I have owned a print copy of this book but over the years and after so many re-reads it had fallen apart hence I was delighted to be able to acquire an audiobook replacement. This is a short book about the war between the Tzen, fierce warriors, master strategists, and reptiles, and the Insects, savage conquerors, brilliant technicians, and insects, fight their fiercest battle yet. It's a great story with a really strong, well defined character, Rahm, who almost makes you feel you are living his experiences through the telling of his career. A "Starship Troopers" for Lizard Lovers :)
"Asimov It Ain't"
This is a simple yet enjoyable story very well read by Clinton Wade.
If it's dense, technical space opera you're looking for, however, then disappointment awaits.
Quite a bit of the story actually makes no sense at all but the dialogue and interactions between the different members of the Tzen more than made up for that - for me, anyway.
Giant Lizards Vs Insects. Everyone needs a bit of that.
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