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5.0 out of 5 starsAfter surviving the having his memories pulled from his brain by a machine that usually left the person it was used on dead
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2016
After surviving the having his memories pulled from his brain by a machine that usually left the person it was used on dead, Kra continues his recovery. But on his last checkup before being cleared to return to work, he finds that the company his memories outed as traitors to humans are still not happy about it and want him dead. After Kra is hired by Intelligence, he is sent on a mission to find other agents that have gone missing during the Capital Galactic and Crax attacks on the humans and their allies. After finding himself captured once again by human traitors interested only in the bounty Capital Galactic has placed on him, Kra finds his only hope of escape in the hands of a woman that hates him, blames him for killing her fiancee and has tried to kill him herself..
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat sci-fi meets great story telling.
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2016
I enjoyed Relic Tech's character development, fast pace and intriguing plot, but this sequel, Relic Hunted, exceeded my expectations.
Complicated by bounty hunters, a vengeful woman, and a failed false identity, Kra Keesay fights his way through layers of adversity, reuniting along the way with old friends and former enemies. His combat skill and mental toughness meet their match, but two unique adaptations help him survive. First, he carries a strange allegiance with the Chicher species, a secret pack-member status gifted to him by a dying Chicher comrade. Second, survival of the Cranalter invasion of his mind in the first book was made possible by ultra-advanced aliens, the Umbelgarri. Residual comprehension of their complex language plays a key role in this story.
I couldn’t put this book down as I waded through battles, intrigue, and relationships brought together in a fast-paced sci-fi story. Author Terry Irwin is a master of character development.
4.0 out of 5 starsVery solid four star space opera
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2016
This, the second book in the series, continues to deepen our knowledge of the universe it exists in. Characters are developing, and as with the first book, some are lost. I am particularly impressed with character and relationship development, the exploration of space and the technological aspects front and center without overwhelming. For me, the weaknesses are in too many war scenes for my taste, a few grammar and typing issues (especially errors with your vs. you're), and too little development of alien races. I believe the next book will handle that last issue well due to the set up at the end of this book. A better editor should help with the relatively minor issues, and the amount of battle tends to be very individual to each reader.
I really enjoyed Relic Tech, the first book in the series, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read an ARC (advanced reader copy) of Relic Hunted. I am pleased to say, the book does not disappoint. Relic Hunted is a worthy sequel to Relic Tech, full of non-stop action and space battles combined with characters you'll grow to love. This is classic style space opera at its best.
I really liked the first book in this series, the second book is ok but nowhere near as good. The events felt contrived, the random accidental meetings with characters from the first book on completely different planets implausible. I work in an office with 200 people split over 3 floors, I don't see some of those people for months. This guy runs into people he knows on any planet he visits. The author also turned the main character into an arrogant arse, which is fine, but I preferred it when I liked him. Having said that, I would still buy a 3rd book if it were released as the universe Terry has created is interesting and he clearly has a lot of talent, he just didn't hit the mark this time.