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The Honour of the Knights (First Edition) (The Battle for the Solar System) (The Battle for the Solar System Series Book 0) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 351 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 0 of 3 in The Battle for the Solar System Series (3 Book Series)
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The focus is on a small team of pilots who are trained up on a secret star-fighter, only to not quite make the grade for further testing, only to find circumstance will put them back in the cockpits once more.....
The environment is somewhat confusing with two space Empires at odds with each-other (one of whom is going through a civil war) and it took me a while to work out the background as to who was who.
Then we have secrets and conspiracies as we realise there is more to the secret star fighters and the bad guys then we suspected......
Not bad and one has to admire a self published novel. This works better at the sharp end with fully rounded characters who do have personalities and flaws but is weaker in conveying the bigger picture. It's a nice book, with an eye-catching cover but probably a little bit expensive for what you are getting. So overall this is okay, not spectacular page turning stuff but solid, reasonably well written and dependable SF reading.
One reviewer likened the 'world' with Babylon 5 and I would agree in one area; there are some strong similarities around stargates and spacecraft.
A few loose ends hastily tidied up at the end, however leaving the way open for the next in the series - one that I would like to read.
For Kindle readers - no typos and text to speech enabled. At this price, it is well worth reading and adding to your collection.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything in this genre and I was glad to have started with this one. It truly was an epic story, starting out small in an earth-based apple orchard, and slowly expanding out to encompass entire galaxies. It was good, old-fashioned, clean storytelling, suitable for younger adults.
It took me a while to get into it. At first it seems that the story is going to be told from the point of view of one starfighter pilot, but as the story goes on it encompasses other POVS, which is also nice, especially since the women in this book are all strong characters. There were times when I felt that the author was falling into gender stereotypes, making his women over-emotional and flaky, but he did it to the men too, big drinking and big talking guys whose arrogance occasionally makes them do stupid things, so at least it wasn’t unbalanced.
The big issue I had with the book was that the author wanted to conceal who and what the Enemy are, which occasionally made the story quite hard to follow. I understand why he wanted to do it and it says a lot about the flow of the story that you get to the end of that massive long book still without knowing who and what they are but don’t really mind.
There were elements of the book that reminded me a lot of Battlestar Galactica, so if you’re a fan of that show I think you’ll enjoy this. There were many elements of the story that seemed drawn from other classics in this genre and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It made it feel familiar.Read more ›
Its a fairly standard space opera, with galactic empires at war, lots of star ports, space ships, futuristic weapons and almost impossible to beat 'baddies' but no aliens (or not yet, anyway)
Take a very interesting story, a couple of plot twists and some fairly in depth characterisation and you have the basis for a superior book. Add a simple and direct prose with very natural sounding dialogue, together with a well fleshed out background and history and you have a great book.
It is a bit like BSG (Battle Start Galactica) which is no bad thing but the style of story telling (very matter of fact and fast moving, letting the narrative describe the setting rather than great reams of descriptive sentences) reminded me of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein , which is an even better thing!
100% recommended to anyone who likes SF, with plenty to enjoy for those who just like an exiting, well plotted adventure!
I got this as a 'free' Kindle book, but would have been very happy to pay for it as a full price paperback!
Great first book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just read this for the 3rd time!
Still love it and it has me gripped every time! So glad there are more books to read.
Really enjoyed this novel. Good well written story, with engaging characters.Published 2 months ago by S A Smith
It moves at a respectable pace is well written with characters you get to care about. The plot progresses well, it is however quite dark in places so not for the faint of heart.Published 3 months ago by Andy D.
Interesting. But those knights are too boosted. Ant-like psychology for the enemies... Not much depth in this regard. But I confess that I cringed for the heroes sometimes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Florin
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