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- File Size: 3105 KB
- Print Length: 348 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Vinnia Publishing; 1st edition (2 Feb. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004M18RTY
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The author plainly states that it is a simple fun-fest - where the good-guys win and the baddies all lose, and indeed this is true.
However, I enjoyed the first book (with it's excellent characters) enough to get all of the series, and indeed to read them all a second time. Like many other reviewers, I'm quite happy to recommend this series, and am indeed looking forward to Book 7.
The only criticism I can think of is that the author tends to repeat (in detail) explanations for some the 'things' present in his Universe, like the CT unit for example. This is both not necessary and a bit tiresome, as many people would have read the descriptions many times before, and a simple description would be adequate.
(If necessary these could be added to a Glossary at the end for those reading one of the books for the first time, but out of sequence.).
However, the writing style is generally good, the characters are excellent, the atmosphere generated is good and they are well worth the price paid.
I've given it 4 stars (because of some of the repetitious descriptions), but it's probably worth a 4.5 star.
I am not going to tell you the content, but when reading the first books it reminded me of the Honor Harington series by David Weber.
Set in the 23rd Century, with well thought out explanations for faster-than-light travel and other scientific advances, and gripping descriptions of set piece battles in space, all seven books are thoroughly entertaining.
Just going to by number 7 then I know there will be a long wait until the new ones are written. What do we read in the meantime that has the same appeal?
Thanks again to TJD for providing a "back to basics" series of scifi stories that give so much entertainment without the "bloatware" style that seems so common today.
These books are thoroughly recommended.
The author keeps up consistently with the world he has created, bringing in new worlds, species, characters, situations and solutions - some seemingly very simple for the predicament of those involved.
While you can read this book on its own, you would probably get far more enjoyment going to the first in the series (A Galaxy Unknown (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 1)) and reading forward.
And for Kindle readers (who cannot easily see to the end of the book, there is an appendix that lists characters/medals/maps etc to help understand the books).
Now I await the last (so far) in the series to be published soon on Kindle - I hope the author decides to create some more stories in this univers.
Echo other reviewers now gone through 6 books in a week and run out of something to read:)
Areas I would like to see development in are the estates owned by the main character, this being on a destroyed planet. Certainly the main character has had sufficient oppoprtunity to govern their estates as they have developed the economies in 2 space bases, seems a bit inconsistent that they would ignore the thousands of hectares of arable land and amass this huge debt when they could have driven a trader empire with access to crews from different races in a couple of months, the fact that they would have the support of this alliance, their allies, nordiakins, huge number of spare ships and potential for development of the economy.
Then there is also the potential for clone sisters to take the place of the admiral for example or for clone sisters to manage the estates or even for the development of new ships and new technologies by the nordiakins. I get that clones have not been introduced as they are still seen as against the law, though it seems when they a short of crews and they have proven that the main character could be cloned...
I like the fact that the main character does have this longevity and there is potential for a long series of books.
The one thing I find most peculiar about the author is the apparent feminine insight without a balanced male insight, peculiar with a name like Thomas almost feels like a pseudo name.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great read from Thomas DePrima. Well worth a great review. One of the best space opera series since the Lensman.Published 19 months ago by gareth
A great series of books, good on going story line and characters, looking forward to more in the series soon.Published on 31 Aug. 2013 by Texxy
Once again, good fast paced book. If you like the first few, you will like this.
I liked the Castle Vroman side story a lot and found it very interesting as it provided a... Read more
I love all the Thomas Deprima books and have read 5 so far in the galaxy unknown series,
they are a good exciting read, especially the many and varied battle tactics, so well... Read more
Picked up book 1 because it was £1.99 last weekend and I haven't stopped reading until I finished book 6. Read morePublished on 2 April 2011 by Mithren Ithil
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