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on 24 March 2006
I bought this book the day it was published. As a long term fan of all things Stargate I was on the edge of my seat to see what they were going to do with the bright, hilarious Rodney Mckay, feisty Teyla, youthful soldier Ford and the laid back hero John Shepherd. I opened the book as soon as it arrived, cleared the decks of anything that might annoy me whilst I tucked into my feast and, well, found that there wasn't enough for a starter!
I liked the idea that the team found heliopolis 2, and after they ran into the survivor (avoiding spoilers) it got kind of interesting but all in all the book was disappointingly written. The language used by Rodney, apart from the occasional flash is just not him, there is no character development for anyone else, Ford, Teyla, Elizabeth are just add ons with no depth or feeling which is the real strength of the show.
Also FANS buy these books and yet every 2 lines we were having references to plots from the entire first season of Stargate Atlantis, give us some credit,we are geeks, we know what happened!
Generally it was frustrating, I think that if I didn't have an idea of the characters then I might have liked this book more because the idea and the action are good, it's just the execution that's off.