on 15 March 2013
All the books in the Star Force series are a great read. The story starts simply enough with a swarm of vacant alien spaceships coming to earth to find someone worthy of commanding each ship to fight against another alien force. However, this is just the start of things. There are plenty of twists and turns as the story unfolds.
Kyle Riggs, one of those originally picked up by The Swarm as a potential commander, must learn how to understand the alien techknowlogy and then how to develop it to fight against the greater threat known as the Macros. It is quite a rollercoaster ride as he has to develop new weapons, ships and tactics to fight against an ever increasing threat and an enemy that never stops. Not only that but he has to fight against forces from Earth who would love to see him and Star Force destroyed.
There aren't too many books that I have read where I have felt that I have to read the next chapter right away just in order to see what happens next but this series of books does just that. The story is engrossing, the characters are believable and likeable, the dialogue is good too. You never get to the point where you can guess what is going to happen next or work out how the next battle will be won.
If you have already read some of the Star Force books you will know what I mean. If not, then start reading - you won't be disappointed. I and currently reading the next book after this one. I hope B V Larson writes more books in this series.
on 31 October 2012
I've never read past a book 4 of any series before, always though authors run out of fresh ideas and entertainment, but BV Larson has a true gift of being able to engage and entertain, really exciting and immersive with some sparks of wit and humour.
His machine buddy and other creations in the books are unique and adds another layer to this grand space opera.
I will be buying the 7th as soon as the ink is dry!
Make sure you start from book 1, Swarm
on 8 December 2012
This series has been constantly enthrawling, Great characters, interesting aliens, enormous space battles written skillfully so that you always have a clear mental picture of whats going on, in these huge battle arena's.