I gave it 3 stars because it was an easy read, coherent and was fun all together. Cut a star because it borrowed a little bit from various space operas and in particular quite a big chunk from Battlestar Galactica. Cut another star when I actually had to do research to find out the sequence of books in the series.
This is a good by-the-beach read, nothing more. I often return and re-read my favourite sci-fi a few years later. I doubt I will do this series though. But having said that I just bought the next Book. I would like to support the writer and need another beachside book soon!
p.s. huge confusion in amazon as to what is book #1 and book #2 of the series. My kindle displays "the slaver wars: alien contact (the slaver wars book1)" which is confusing if you look to amzon for a book #2. Come on! A reader shouldn't have to do research for such a simple thing. Anyway I did and here's from the author's own website:
The Slaver War series should be read in the following order.
Moon Wreck: First Contact
Moon Wreck: Revelations
Moon Wreck: Secrets of Ceres
The Slaver Wars: Alien Contact (This book can be read either before or after the three Moon Wreck stories listed above.)
Moon Wreck: Contains all of the short stories.
Moon Wreck: Fleet Academy
The Slaver Wars: First Strike
The Slaver Wars: Retaliation.
The Slaver Wars: Galactic Conflict. (Will be out May of 2014)
The Slaver Wars: Endgame! (Will be out October 2014)
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The Slaver Wars: Alien Contact (English Edition) Kindle版
まとめ買いThe Slaver Wars
- ASIN : B00CEQ9KB8
- 出版社 : Raymond L. Weil; 第4版 (2014/1/5)
- 発売日 : 2014/1/5
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 2062 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 303ページ
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 308,208位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Really strong SCIFI series2019年11月16日に英国でレビュー済み
I like this series and all the rest that follow. A few forced "oh crap need to drop in a love scene" moments that are more funny than revealing. It really is that obtuse. But aside from that minor line a good take on the good v evil and a strong waring about getting lazy
A-grade story... C-grade writing2016年2月26日に英国でレビュー済み
The second book in the series is better than the first. It is a little longer and the story is still excellent. However, it suffers from the same stylistic problems as the first book - namely that the writing is very basic. It lacks description and the characters are completely two-dimensional. However, I must stress, it is a good read. It moves quickly and the story is very exciting. So, if you can cope with the YA-ish style of the book, it's well worth a read.
and to the bad guys and their mysterious backers2014年12月7日に英国でレビュー済み
Takes us for a look at the beginnings of the human side of the story, how it all kicked off, why and how it progressed, how the ship on the moon came to be there and crashed. Gives insights to the main characters in present day and their past, and to the bad guys and their mysterious backers. Reminds me of the Battlestar Galactica Cyclons in places.. Good read!
Better than i thought2013年7月6日に英国でレビュー済み
I have to say that I downloaded this on the spur. I wasn't expecting a great read after looking at some of the reviews, but as it turned out this is a really good story. the action is fast paced and detailed, in some of the battles you can almost feel the impact on the ships. I liked the character development across the board and although the plot is a little easy to guess in places I really enjoyed reading this. I will download the next in the series.