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Earth Awakens: Book 3 of the First Formic War Kindle Edition
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The interest in this series has been finding out what happens next to all the new characters created and now well established. So of course we know what happens to Mazer, although how he came to head the fleet and what experiences prepared him are the subject of this series. But the other characters, like Victor, his family, Bingwen and the Jukkes etc. are all now a big part of why this becomes gripping and why you want to carry on reading.
This final instalment is full of cliffhangers and I loved the way you can read it in short chunks with chapters following the different characters - but often leaving them in trouble. The unifying thread is Mazer's combat unit who are also well-drawn, but inevitably suffer the most casualties.
Apart from this, we also learn more about the "Formics" and this is one of the most interesting aspects of this trilogy - we get to discover a species that is completely alien in every way - more advanced technologically, but also primitive and brutish - unconcerned for individual lives and with simplistic but effective machines/devices. This is a very good "realisation" of how we would discover an alien species and come to terms with it.
This has been a very enjoyable and well-paced trilogy and I am looking forward to more! Given that this is called the "First" war, it's no surprise that while this comes to a very satisfying conclusion and all loose ends are tied up - it hints at the next phase of the conflict and bigger battles to come. I shall certainly be reading.
Can't wait for the books on the second invasion! (Which they'd better be writing right now!)
I feel that there may still be room for one book between this one and Enders' Game to provide more context.
It seems a very boyish book. you have astronauts, aliens, marines, prince (sry, the son of the biggest corp) , a tough hot chick, a sensible (probably hot) girl. What it doesn't have from previous books are: politics, evil genius and a not-that-complex grand plan.
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A wonderful trilogy culminating in Earth Awakens. If you are an OSC fan this is a must read. If you are not an OSC fan this is a must read.Published 4 months ago by MR PHILIP J WILSON
Absolutely fantastic read - I could not put it down, well written, full of characters and action and emotions...
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I enjoyed the book but regret buying it as it turns out the author is massively homophobic and against gay marriage.Published 6 months ago by A.Student
Superb finale to an excellent trilogy! Impossible to put down and highly recommended. Also sets up nicely for the next series of books on the Formic Wars!Published 7 months ago by mr m s jones
Great ending to this prequel series and left it off on a great cliff hanger for Orion's next series of prequelsPublished 13 months ago by Ethan Anderson
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