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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 10 Sept. 2013
This review is from: The Imperialists: Balance of Power (Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Amazing futuristic writing. I started literally imagining a world as described by the author and wondered what it would be like to live in such an environment. The wars, plots and sub-plots are brilliantly portrayed and I found a great underlying connect of 'human desire and greed' through these.

The author has obviously immense imagination and the right talent to put it down in words. I am looking forward to buy the next in series already.

Overall, Top read !!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I found the story innovative and for me personally thought-provoking, 30 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Imperialists: Balance of Power (Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
A Review of "The Imperialists Book 1: Balance of Power" by H. T. Kofruk
Review by: John H Glen
Date; 30-Aug-13
Format: E-Book
ASIN: B008MOP4WK
Publisher: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
My rating: 4 stars

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The Imperialists: Balance of Power (Book 1)

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I really enjoy getting the free or very inexpensive books from Amazon and I do go on to buy other books from the authors. But like many of these free books there are problems with the proof reading and there is a much needed service from Amazon to make sure that this is done as sometimes the lack of punctuation, good spelling and grammar make many of these books virtually unreadable.

Though there were a few errors in this story there were far less than I expected (sorry H. T.)
This well woven tale establishes a prediction of the universe in a couple of hundred years' time. It's a dramatic representation of interstellar rivalry, the unending hostilities between the many empires, and the killing of millions in the name of religion I thought to myself not so different from the actual history of the earth this is very good move from a talented story-weaver.

So on with the theme of basic mankind 101; the colonists from Earth (or the Rendens as they are called by the story-weaver) act as colonists have always acted in the name of their God, and with the imperialistic aim of conquering and enslaving every planet they come across.

Still what stands out for me, apart from the story-weaver's ability in weaving the diverse threads of the story together and constructing a concept of a complete universe in turmoil, is the intense assessment of mankind's pervasive nature.

To conclude I found the story innovative and for me personally thought-provoking, I am looking forward to the next installment from this very talented story-weaver, this was a sci-fi tale for the times we live in and I trust that there will be many more.

Friday, 30 August 2013
John H Glen
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE FUTURE: WAR AND SLAUGHTER, 1 May 2013
This review is from: The Imperialists: Balance of Power (Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This well-constructed novel creates a vision of the universe in a few hundred years' time. It's a vivid image of inter-stellar strife, endless wars between competing empires and the slaughter of countless millions in the name of religion. Basically, not so different from the world of the last few hundred years. The colonisers from Planet Earth (or the Rendens as they are called by their 'alien' victims) behave as they have always behaved: in the name of their one true God, and with the imperialistic aim of conquering and enslaving every planet they come across, they are willing to sacrifice any number of peoples. There are many inter-weaving plots and sub-plots: the rivalries between the Pacific, Atlantic, Orthodox and Chinese Empires; the love story between First Lieutenant Terry Southend and Heera; and the enslavement and cruel exploitation of the Nikruk people, with their callous transformation into mindless killing-machines, and their ultimate revenge on their oppressors. But what stands out, apart from the author's skill in spinning the various threads of the story together and creating a viable vision of a whole universe in tumult, is the searing critique throughout of mankind's endemic nature, as exhibited by the twin evils of colonialism and religion, in effect the desire to spread the perceived Truth, which has blighted our own times, and, it would seem, the future.
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