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5.0 out of 5 starsBudget-breaker
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2018
As thrilling and engrossing as the first two books in this epic! The conclusion of "Skyshaker" had me both happy and sad at the same time. It's so delicious to read something that immerses me as a consumer so completely. As a fan of the Dean F. Wilson's 'Coilhunter' series, reading the first three episodes of GIW is giving me a better appreciation of the world of Altadas. Curse my book budget, need Book 4! I can skip a meal, right?
5.0 out of 5 starsJacob and Whistler are by far my favorite characters and I still find myself questioning Taberah
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2015
Where do I even begin? The Resistance has shown they can wage battle and come out stronger whether by land or sea and in this installment, they take to the sky in hopes of surviving and reaching Blackout. They are in luck, because Blackout is the city in which Jacob was raised and where he conducted his business. A new battle rages in the city of Blackout. Jacob, Whistles and Sousa are sent to stabotage structures that can aid the Regime. Some things go in the favor of the Resistance while other plans go awry. You won't want to miss out on all the action and surprises this book has to offer. Jacob and Whistler are by far my favorite characters and I still find myself questioning Taberah. This time around my understanding and compassion is solidified when it comes to Rommond. My hope for the Resistance is stronger than before and I'm sure the 4th book won't disappoint!
Formulaic with stereotypes - the only mildly inventive aspect is the heroic male general being in love with another man. I give the author credit, though: he avoided the "gay" stereotype. It's fairly well written, which makes the book readable if somewhat boring.
Picking up where Lifemaker left off, this story goes through many changes. More of the back story is explained, battles are fought - both internally and externally, and there are some truly deep passages, showing the capability of the author to create a world that you genuinely care about, and yet raise questions about who the real demons are. This depth was apparent from book one but has been brought to the surface in fine form during the course of this story. There are still light-hearted frolics but the plot is a more involved web of challenged morals and beliefs.
Bring on Landquaker, I'm already getting withdrawal symptoms...