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Quite good but relies too much on pure violence for me,
This review is from: The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies) (Hardcover)
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It is an interesting premise for a story - aliens from a dying planet, with super powers, coming down to Earth to save both us and themselves. The trouble with this story is the almost complete lack of any intellectual 'powers' being used to defeat the enemy.
There is a constant string of killing throughout the story, which just becomes a bit boring after a while.
You just find yourself wishing that someone would come up with a more cunning and intelligent way of getting the job done.
The author does try to temper the bloodlust a little by making the enemy (Mogs) simply dissolve to a pile of ash after they are killed (I suppose this is to dehumanise (dealienise?) the enemy sufficiently to make it less alarming for any adult readers who happen on their youngsters' reading material.
There is some attempt to flesh out the characters, which makes it more interesting to read, but the overall picture is one of killing, rather than saving, so leaving me able to muster only a 3 star review for this one.