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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2011
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The Stargate Atlantis Legacy series seems to be following the same trend as the recent Star Wars multi-author, multi-book series; by that I mean there is perhaps enough main story for about three books and the rest is padded with filler material and similar situations that repeat themselves time and again through the books without any real resolution. Which is a sad situation because the best scenes in ALLEGIENCE were those that moved the plot on to the next book; unfortunately, those scenes were few and interspersed with much padding (mainly scenes in which two or more characters gathered and talked about other characters).

My main complaints about the series (the out-of-left-field Wraith names/culture that doesn't mesh with the Atlantis of the TV show, random original characters, etc.) are the same from my reviews of the first two books of the series and I won't rehash them again here. Speaking of the original characters, though, I wouldn't characterize them as Mary Sue's; however, the fact that more than one has the Ancient gene (whether natural or from the gene therapy) and/or has some previous background with a member of Atlantis, I feel the authors are walking a mighty thin line in that respect.

The Ancient artifact museum wasn't a bad idea but I wouldn't have had it located on the homeworld of an Atlantis team member. I feel it would have felt less contrived if it had been stumbled upon on a random world. In all the seasons of Atlantis and all the problems that happened along the way, you'd think said team member would say "Hey, there's this whole museum of Ancient artifacts here."

The biggest balldrop in my opinion was the underuse of Jeanne Miller. Why bring her all the way to Atlantis and then use her in only three scenes? I'd like to see Teyla in more than a negotiator/woman-between-worlds role as well. I miss the kick-butt Teyla of old. Yes, she's a mother now but she can still throw down with the best of 'em. There was also a short mention of Amelia Banks talking to Ronon that if you squinted just right and stood on your head could be taken as a reference to their canon relationship (a lack of which was a complaint of mine of the first two books). Perhaps something more overt will show in Book 5 or 6.

But what I really hope for in both Books 5 and 6 is less padding and more forward plot movement/resolution.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2012
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Many words, a cast of thousands, not much happening, and just when you think something might happen... nothing happens. This is probably the curse of a series hump book, but seriously, why oh why all the people? Also, surprised (but not in a good way) that pinch hitters were brought in to write this one. This installment is mostly filler but sadly must be read to stay out of the story blind spot in upcoming books. BONUS: The McKay storyline advancement was refreshing and does make the book somewhat enjoyable. This is the weakest attempt in the arc. 3 stars because it's SGA man! Looking forward to Book 4!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2013
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This Legacy series of books was AMAZING! I will admit that some books weren't 5-star, but the story arc that runs through all 6 books is quite top-notch. The writers for the series would have had just as much critical acclaim for this story arc and the way it all wrapped up a very good TV series.

As opposed to many official books, this book strayed into new relationships, ended old ones, and kept 100% in the spirit and the feelings of the show without so much as a blink. It read a like a well-developed fan-fiction, while keeping the pace and restrictions (no, not everyone ascended & used their God-like powers to destroy everything they didn't like) that the TV series was known for. This series did not overreach what the show was about any more than a final season would, it tied up a lot of little things quite nicely as well as leaving many other things open-ended. It reminded me quite a bit of the 8th season of SG-1.

This book was OK. It had some slow points that I knew I just needed to plow through to get back to the story arc that was ongoing in the series. Think of your not-so-favorite episodes of Stargate: Atlantis. They kinda dragged, but they all move the story of our favorite characters in the Pegasus galaxy along.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2011
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I was pleasantly surprised by this latest book in the Legacy series. Everytime i thought i knew what was going to happen something else happened to change it all. Rodney's tale just keeps getting more tangled until its difficult to see how things can ever go back to normal (relatively speaking, of course). The amount of action packed in just pushed me to read it even faster, it felt like not a single page went by without something happening. Of course, the ending is another thing entirely, i kept hitting the next page button on my kindle but there was no more. It was a suitable place to end and it certainly left me wanting more. Bring on the next book!
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on March 17, 2014
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I read this book in one sitting. It left me wanting more which, to me, is a good thing. Dam them wraith.
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on January 21, 2014
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I had to get these the moment I realized they were the follow up to the season 5 cliffhanger. Stick with them, all 6 books are great.
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on January 15, 2014
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I miss the stargate shows but I am getting my fix with these books. This one in particular was awesome. I like where this story is going.
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on October 30, 2013
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Not the best of the bunch. Still not too bad. Had to order it on kindle. Now I am hooked on kindle. ao something good came of il.
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on October 24, 2013
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Especially when they enga5ge you with every book! A good , fast paced continuation of the "legacy" series.for all SG-1 fans.
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on September 21, 2013
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This is one of my favorite books in the Legacy Series. I especially enjoyed the Queen Death and Rodney story line. All of the characters are true to form with growth that comes with experience. I don't want to give away any spoilers. I enjoyed this one so much that I have read it twice (so far).
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