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Jupiter War: An Owner Novel (Owner Trilogy 3)
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on 16 April 2014
Typical Asher, action and edge of seat survival stuff all the way. A continuation of the 2 books so not so stand alone as the Polity series of books but still very enjoyable and continued in The Engineer ReConditioned
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on 15 June 2015
Great ending to the series. Loved the characters and found the human and not so human interaction perfectly balanced and very intriguing. Neal Asher just cannot write in any other style than pure excellence .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2015
like the author you will like the book...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2013
I've been a Neal Asher fan for a while - loved the Polity and Spatterjay stories, so was looking forward to the Owner series.

As usual, Neal's descriptions of the world he has created bring the story to life beautifully. The characters are well written and thought out. The sci-fi ideas in the book are firmly based in our current understanding of science.

Jupiter War is fast paced and keeps you turning pages right until the end - I definitely recommend you read it - but go back and read books 1 and 2 first!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2015
A very good read, difficult to put down
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2014
Jupiter War is slower paced than both 'Departure' and 'Break Point' and the action is much less here than in the previous volumes. That said the build up is all right although it was almost boring in places, wheras the other 2 books are very fast paced with lots of action, blood and gore - both with very good plots. If you've read the other 2 installments, you'll be wanting to read this - it's good, but not as good as the others
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2015
a book that held me to very end
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2013
Really struggling to get through this one although I feel I should having managed to work through the other two - but have to admit it's getting to be more work than pleasure. The Owner trilogy doesn't compare to Asher's other work, which certainly isn't literature but is (usually) fast-moving and holds one's attention.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2014
I'm a big fan of Neal Asher and liked the series but this book had two problems that I consider pretty inexcusable, especially considering they existed in the previous book.

The first is a lot of it is quite boring, there's only going to be one or at most a couple of encounters between Earth and Saul's station/ship. Asher thus spends large sections padding things out with stuff about about changes to the ship and technologies. That stuff is dull, it'd be one thing if the technology was something tangible like the Proctors but when its just a new weapon or changes to support the new engine it quickly gets tiresome.

The second issue is Saul is supposed to be a demigod but that raises one problem for the author, how can he be put in a situation where he isn't just wiping his enemies away? The answer is we get yet more mutinies (yawn), and more annoyingly he has an inexplicable blind spot.

I mean he's a demigod but he doesn't work out they could turn the new engine into a weapon and furthermore a delivery mechanism for a weapon. That wouldn't even require a mental leap, people try to weaponise every new technology.

Even more annoying not only can Saul not work it out but neither can his weapon experts, his proctors, his other technology experts. There is literally no-one on board who has thought "hrm, wonder if this warp technology could be used as a weapon, I better ask...".

Its ridiculous, among the most annoying and ludicrous plot devices I've ever read and means the book should be reclassified as fantasy.

Anyway its been a good trilogy but this book, when judged on its own, is not that great.
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on 10 June 2014
I generally like and recommend Neal's books , especially the Cormac and Prador ones. This trilogy is a major disappointment , slow, turgid and full of two dimensional characters . I am struggling to get through the last book .Hopefully his next books will be a return to form
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