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- Print Length: 381 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B005GHQ9IY
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 677 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,270 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Phoenix Conspiracy (The Phoenix Conspiracy Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Science Fiction is my first love in literature, and this book really is a fine piece of science fiction! At almost 9000 Kindle locations long, this is a long read, but the time flew by as I found myself turning page after page to find out the next twist in the plot.
Another review mentions that this book would be enjoyed by Star Trek fans, and I have to agree. In fact it reminded me quite a lot of the original Captain Kirk era Star Trek. The technology is not over done and there are no long descriptions of equipment or machines. The technology is really just the backdrop for a great story of command and duty. Characters are strong and believable and the interplay between them is one of the strengths of the book. It's not perfect and in some places the writing seems slightly flat, but I have read far worse by some of the top names in the field.
Kindle presentation is very good throughout with only one or two very minor formatting errors, which I have to say is a great achievement in such a long story.
Overall: I would like to give this story 4 and a half stars, but as I can't do that it will have to be 5 stars.Read more ›
I should point out that I found this book to be quite badly written. The book was full of clichés, the good looking captain, who although young has made it so far and always gets the job done even though he struggles to follow rules. The amazingly good looking, but uptight female lead, who you all know at some point will take off her glasses and take the band out of her hair to reveal she is every man's dream and not as tight as first perceived. We have mentions of vampires and werewolves, who at the end of the current story bear little relevance to the story.
Everything about this screams stop reading, but every time I heard that voice, I ignored it. There was something about this book that made me want to finish it. As badly written and predictable as it was, I liked it. The plot is good, if not obvious, and the characters, for all their obvious traits - were likeable. For a first book, this does show promise. I would hope that the author works hard on his style of writing for the future episodes, but for the price - it's worth a go.
Will I read the next in the series? At this point, I really don't know. I'd like to see how the story progresses, but I suspect that unless the preview of the next book shows serious improvement in the writing then I'll leave it alone.
Only issue being that the sequel is not ready - however the opener packs a good punch.
In the 50's they were priced at 10 cents, so free is okay for this book.
The tale could easily have been based on a current day ship travelling around the globe. Why would I say this? Well the plot is a standard conspiracy with an enemy, to over thrown the empire. What it lacks is the advance science that a true Sci-fi book deserves. Bullets on a spaceship .. come on! cells with iron bars, computer hard drives...these are even old hat today!!! The Author has forgot Frank Herbert, Arthur C Clark etc The beauty of a good Sci-fi is you can twist the story by the advanced technology, theory's and alien ideas. If he had used some of these unique tools open to a sci-fi writer, the tale could have been more adventurous and unpredictable. Then the book might truly reach the stars!
so sorry only three stars and half of those are for the cover of the book - typical of a pulp Sci-fi book, good cover mediocre read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the story and the characters, although this book ends a little quickly and doesn't quite feel complete. Read morePublished 4 months ago by GeeSter
Absolutely gripping from start to finish. Richard Sanders is totally wonderful and makes you instantly connect with every single character. You will not regret reading this.Published 6 months ago by Rachael HB
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