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Oh No! More Macros!
on 13 August 2015
I have been borrowing these books via my Amazon Prime membership and I am currently on this one (book 4: "Conquest") ... now I feel it is time for a review.
To summarise this series of books (so far) is about Earth (notably the hero, Kyle Riggs) discovering advanced technology and using it to defend against aliens called Macros. Four books in it seems to me I've now got the gist of the series with each tale having Riggs discover Macros (once again) up to their logically deceitful tricks and come up with ways of defending against the dastardly creatures so saving the day, the Earth and so on.
An author will usually have a given style and a series perhaps more so and I have few doubts my own novels, when I publish, them will be any exception. But in addition to writing I am an enthusiastic reader and, at book 4, I'm finding myself getting a bit bored; I want something other than Macros and it doesn't look like I'll get it. That said, I've largely enjoyed the books so far; they are competently written with few spelling mistakes or grammatical errors and I quite like the hero and his band of merry fighters. My problem is that hallway through book 4 and I'm thinking, "Oh No! More Macros!" whilst wondering if I can be truly bothered to plough through more of their cold machinations as Riggs' tries to stop them.
As I imply above, quite obviously Mr. Larson can write and write well, I will continue to read his "Undying Mercenaries" series which is, so far, absolutely superb but I am just finding each tale in the "Star Force" series to be a little too similar to the preceding one and I'm beginning to wonder if enough is enough.
Naturally, as a geek and science fiction enthusiast, I reserve the right to change my mind and can only apologise to the author if he subsequently does what I implicitly ask; it's happened before and the author certainly knows how to weave an entertaining yarn ... I'm just so damned bored with those machines.
Sadly I've begun to have some sympathy with "SlosshyDolphin's" review when he that in the end he was hoping the Macros would just finish us off.