- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982611927
- ISBN-13: 978-0982611920
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,721,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions Paperback – June 1, 2010
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Blood of the Millions is the first book where Molly and Cole are not together. They each have their own story line. Molly is still on the planet Lok where Bern invasion has started. She is searching for her parents' friends who supposed to help her find special fusion fuel that will make it possible for her to jump to hyperspace and find Cole and her father. Cole is in hyperspace where he has to escape brutal captors and for the first time meets Mortimer, Molly's father. There is also a third story line involving Anlyn and Edison, who have adventure of their own and inadvertently become part of the Bern fleet.
I've reviewed previous two books in the series Parasona Rescue and Land Of Light. I rated them 5 stars. Unfortunately for this one I'll have to go with 4 stars. Over all it's still a great and exciting read. However there were three points that were very different from previous two books and just to be fair I had to lower my rating.
First off, in previous books the actions would start right off the bat. In Blood of the Millions however it didn't start up until a third into the book.Read more ›
I'm not sure exactly why I am having such a hard time with this one. It might just be the pacing. All of the characters are split up, and we're jumping between them frequently. As soon as I start to get into what one person is doing, it skips to a different character. It makes it hard to get invested in their struggles. The characters are also having abuse constantly being heaped upon them through the whole thing. While I often enjoy the "give the hero a really really bad day, and see how they overcome their hardships" type of story, there needs to be at least some positive and triumph. So far it's just more and more crap being dumped on them, with no positive or humor to lighten it up. It gets depressing after a time. When the characters are all with each other, I think they can give each other, and thus me, a bit of levity and positive lift. Without that, it becomes overwhelmingly negative.
All of that said, I have hopes that things will get better. People will get back together, and the story will pick up again. I'll put the book down for a bit longer, and then come back and pick up the story. I do really like Molly, and want to see how she resolves the situation.
I believe these books we actually written for a slightly younger audience, but that didn't really detract from my enjoyment of them. They feature a young brave heroine, a love interest, a quest, and space flight, thereby meeting all of the requirements for a good classic space opera.
I really enjoyed this series, though it is very different than Wool, and am very happy to see that Mr. Howey's style of writing is just as entertaining and interesting outside of the silos.
As for as criticism, there are few things that could be improved. One is there are some misspellings and once the the wrong character's name appears in dialog, which is a very minor point and did not really detract from the book too much since the mistakes were few. In addition, the world seems a bit far fetched that their computing technology seems about the level of present day with talk of 'flash drives'. Nobody even has cellphones or other devices except Walter which seemed odd. The ship's computer has a keyboard. I also felt that there were a few places where pages that need to be shortened, like the wadi-thoughts parts. I tended to skim those to get onto the next part where something happens. I really didn't understand the point of Riggs except to add to the overall misery - maybe there will more about that later?
None of these criticisms mean that the book is not worth it - it certainly is and I've already purchased and downloaded the Fight for Peace and am looking forward to it. There are many series by very famous writers that I lost interest in, but no so with this one!
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This book tells us more about hyperspace, and how it is connected to realspace. We learm more of the insides of major characters. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Josh (Xaminmo) Davis
The third in the series just makes you want more. It is filled with many different directions and introduces characters you have only heard of in books 1 and 2. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David W. Holder
story is engrossing, although they get into so many deadly altercations it's almost too hard to read.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love the Molly Fyde series. Hugh Howey is able to deliver teen fantasy and science fiction without that cheesiness you find in many teen fantasies. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Molly Fyde series was amazing. A lot of backstory was told in the later books, that Mr. Howey wove into the current story making it relevant and bringing more character depth,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome, as all of Hugh Howey's writing is. The story is excelent and the writing is amazing.Published 5 months ago by Danny Henderson