The addition of the new character has provided me with some of the best laughs I've had in a very long time, the writing and character building is out of this world and deserves all of the awards it has garnered. Before they are executed, events end up allowing them to escape only to become prisoners of the Ruhar. Without spoiling everything completely, the de This was probably one of the most unexpected reads for me so far this year. The hero, back from serving in Nigeria, first protects his home, then distinguishes himself by attacking the invading aliens with nothing more than spitwads and rolled up newspapers. Joe is smarter than he gives himself credit for, and is masterfully narrated by R. To view it, The book starts off like a lot of military sci-fi: the world is attacked by aliens, these hamster-like beings called the Ruhar.
Without spoiling everything completely, the deus ex machina moment peaks early and then actually levels off reasonably well through the rest of the book, with the occasional blip here and there. The first third of the story is somewhat predictable, and has been handled many times. That particular day the Ruhar hit the planet on what it was supposed to be a malicious attack. The characters were adults, almost all of them were in the army, and one of them is an alien artifact. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the native Americans in 1492.
Bray Narrator , is an absolutely outstanding sci-fi novel!!! So from a possible 3 or 4 stars this one moves to the 5 out of 5 rating I don't often give. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the native Americans in 1492. There are issues with both the writing and editing. The plot includes dueling alien races of giant hamsters and lizards, faster than light travel and a snarky deus ex machina artificial Intelligence the size of a can of coke. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. Regardless, I am very much looking forward to book 3 and beyond.
The first third of the story is somewhat predictable, and has been handled many times. The author has not been able to get published, which is normal considering the first chapters of this book, but not with regard to its second half. The writing is immature, corny dangerously close to cartoonish and excessively repetitive. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other.
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. I mean, they blew the hell out of it, those soldiers must have had something against potatoes. With the galaxy in turmoil, the Legion initiates Article Nineteen, a hard reset designed to halt the corruption and ineptitude that continues to spill forth from the Galactic Core. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. If the series continues in this fashion it will be a most enjoyable ride. Many people might find the writing a bit too childish or light, but this honestly felt like the authors style and it did not end up grating me as much as I thought by the end. Even then this first installment is rough until a certain character is introduced late in the novel and carried throughout the rest of the books.
The book is irreverent and funny. Nothing is really new, but a lot of the good old stuff is used. It's roughly edited, the writing is generally a bit rough as well, but it is a hell of a fun read for the latter half. I'm not sure I read the same book as a majority of other people. Sounds ridiculous but is actually compelling, weirdly credible and wildly entertaining. At first I gave this one two stars, but in hindsight I liked it more than that.
We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Other people around him are very one-dimensional and exchangeable. It has good descriptions of different alien characters , ships, and different worlds also. The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. It was lies, all of it. The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day.
I exaggerate, of course, but you get the picture. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. He discovers Skippy the Magnificent. Now I am telling you this will be the next book to hit number one in Sci-Fi Contemporary. Looking forward to the sequels! The humans happen to be on the bottom rung of this hierarchy. We were fighting on the wrong side, of a war we couldn't win.