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3.0 out of 5 stars High hopes after waiting since 1981 to discover what happened next., 28 May 2013
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This review is from: Lucifer (Blakes 7 Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
The discovery that Paul Darrow had written a new Blake's 7 story which picked up after the events of the final TV episode was too exciting a prospect to resist buying.

Whilst it's great to have the man behind Avon at the helm, the story itself left me unsatisfied. 31 years now after the show ended, it didn't quite capture the feel of the show for me. The technology seemed more aligned to modern times and less futuristic and generally was more dialogue driven rather than offering a descriptive writing style (other than some gratuitous shooting depictions).

Avon is, of course, just how you remember him but there seems to be a cold, callous disregard for the rest of the crew from the show. It's only ever Blake that's referred to by name. Maybe it's the character inhabiting the author's mind.

I believe it may be being released as an audio book in the future so may translate better to that format.
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Initial post: 21 Jun 2013 19:36:56 BDT
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Phil Walker says:
I have to agree the book left me rather disappointed too. The plot was too wordy, there was way too much politics which added little to the outcome of the story and there was far too little interaction between Avon and Servalan.

The chemistry between these two characters was what made seasons 3 and 4 of the TV series watchable, but this chemistry was totally ignored in this book and to have barely two pages of dialogue between them was an awful waste.

I personally would have finished the story with Avon admitting that Orac had been destroyed in an accident, and mindful of the fact that she lost her power within the new Federation and of her advanced age, Servalan decides to join forces with Avon, and let their adventures continue in future stories. Overall I'd give it 6.5 out of 10
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