Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award -- it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store -- and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation. Look for WOOL in hardback in 2013 from Random House UK and keep your fingers crossed that Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian will do something exciting with the film rights!
Hugh lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. When he isn't writing, he's reading or taking a photograph.
I'd like to begin a review on a very positive note. I'm very happy that I've discovered Hugh Howey. He is truly a very good writer. I think I like this author because of how easy his prose is. I'm not a native English speaker so for me reading sometimes doesn't come easy. And as I'm a fan of hard sci-fi, with those books I have to concentrate really hard to grasp everything, and sometimes because the story is so captivating it is very frustrating for me that I can't read it fast enough. This is not the case with Hugh Howey's writing. Most of his books are very fast and light reads. And I enjoy them immensely.
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 ›
Like many others, I read Mr. Howey's Wool books, and cast about for other things he had written while waiting for the next installment. And found Molly Fyde.
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.
While I was a bit dis-tracted by the formating issues others have point-ed out, I enjoyed this book immensely. The concepts introduced are mind blowing, fun, twisted, and fascinating. There are a lot of plot-lines going on at once, but I think the author does a nice job of keeping them tied together. His characters are endearing and it's I like that we're never sure who the bad guys really are. I would caution parents that this probably isn't for young readers. The violence and gore are pretty intense.
If you have not read anything by Mr. Hugh Howey, run to that computer and buy everything... Fast!! You won't regret it. Molly and her companions are lively, spunky and simply a joy to read about. Her adventures will whisk you away to other galaxies and planets that are amazing to behold. The writing style will place you right there with them and have you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
great adventure tale, especially the cole story, the molly story and walter stories are riveting but not quite as much so. i could not care less about anlyn and edison, i just can't make myself interested.
while i enjoy howey's very descriptive writing i got tired of the phrase "honey" and "red hair" which were used too often. we get it.
that being said its still a great story and i'm going to read the last one right now.
Excellent continuation of book 2. These Hugh Howey books have sorta taken place of TV for me. Enjoyed another great epilogue--got another "AHA!" moment! Onward to book 4, so I can get going on Wool 6. Keep 'em coming, Hugh!