I dived into this book (not literally) as soon as finished the first one and although it was not written by the same author, it still has the same style and class that made me love the first one.
Machiko Noguchi returns and she is as cool as ever.
I have never read a book by David Bischoff before and I have to say he is very similar to S.D Perry in the way he goes about telling the story, for example, frequently changing between the narratives of many people in the story. Therefore while reading this book, it wasn't really a struggle to get used to the writer's style.
The storyline, yet again is excellent. I really like the way that the story starts off all peaceful and happy and then turns upside down into a war zone. It pretty much carries on after the last book. It is very interesting to read about Noguchi's time with the Predators.
This book is let down a bit by the lack of detail in some parts. Throughout the story David Bischoff mentions that Noguchi betrayed the Predators, but it does not really explain why. (However, while writing this I'm in the middle of the third book and all is revealed there)
I was glad that the down to earth feeling of Machiko Noguchi is still present and lots of her humour and charm are also there.
Most of the book was perfect and kept me hooked all the time, but now and again there is the odd bit that drags on a bit, however this is a good book, but it is not as good as the original.
on 12 October 2010
i have started to read the avp books and quickly found out there is an order to these (which should have been obvious) and i had started the wrong way round.i read hunters planet first instead of war.i got a lot of questions i had after reading hunters planet answered in war and found hunters planet a good twist to the series (though the plot has been done before,this book is brilliantly written).the only downside i have is in the opening few chapters when the predators go on the hunt for an alien queen.i found the progression and completion of this task a bit 'havent i read this before'.and i had.the opening sequences of both war and hunters planet are so simelar,i thought Perry and Bischoff were in the same room stealing ideas off each other,trying to see who could get theirs published first.but the books are very well written.you are kept in the story and in touch with the characters throughout however there could have been a bit more alien vs predator combat,one on one,claw to claw.i still enjoyed hunters planet and am looking forward to reading the rest.
on 26 September 2009
I was reading Predator and AVP books back to back when they first came out, and neither Alien, Predator, nor sci-fi fan will be disappointed for buying this book.
It holds great suspense and edge, and delves into a believable world that Forever Midnight later attempted to destroy. You won't be sorry with this one, it is a real blast!!