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Nate Kenyon’s first novel, Bloodstone, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist and won the P&E Horror Novel of the Year award. His second, The Reach, also a Stoker Award finalist, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was recently optioned for film. The Bone Factory was called “masterful” by Booklist. His fourth, Sparrow Rock, was released in 2010 He is also the author of Diablo III: The Order and StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres (2011). He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.
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Product Details

  • Series: Starcraft
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439109389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439109380
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.3 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #577,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Spottiswood on October 22, 2011
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If you are interested in the personality and motivations of Gabriel Tosh and Nova Terra, this is a good character study. If you want a book with a story interesting enough to stand on its own, this is a failure.

The book opens well, with a quite good horror scene. It follows up with a good military engagement featuring Nova. After that, the dramatic tension just evaporates. On Nova's side of the story, we are given vague hints about a mysterious terrorist organisation acting against the Dominion. On Tosh's side of the story, we fairly soon get a detailed look at the character of the various Spectres, him especially. By the time the stories converge in a Spectre attack on a major Dominion facility, we have seen that the Spectres are dysfunctional enough that they won't be able to carry their plan out. When Nova shows up it just gets worse. The author has already had Tosh state that Nova is more powerful than the Spectres, and now the action confirms it. They can't stand against her.

The attack is in the middle of the book. After it follow character scenes until about two-thirds of the book, when the James Bond stereotype begins: Nova gets kidnapped and the Evil Mastermind is unveiled. The flaws in Kenyon's writing really show here. The Evil Mastermind doesn't even get a gloating monologue, his "perfect master plan" is just info-dumped on us in a block of pages. And he STILL withholds the one part of the plan that would impart some horror to it. Fortunately, the action scenes that follow are reasonably good.

Besides the action scenes, the good point of this book is the exploration of the personalities of Nova and Tosh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sally on November 2, 2012
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this was another great starcraft book.it was engrossing as all of the starcraft books.great read.i received it in a very timely manner and in good shape.
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By Feehan on May 23, 2015
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The Starcraft storyline itself is epic and the Ghost soldiers particularly are interesting characters but this book doesn't do them justice. The first November Terra book about her life on Tarsonis was very good and you really felt for her character. This book can't decide who or what Nova is and the rest of the Ghosts other than Tosh are so one dimensional that I found myself forgetting who was who. Tosh for his part is predictable and incredibly stupid and weak willed to be much of a villain. I don't expect War and Peace for a book like this but the characters were flat, the story was either predictable or wildly coincidental and I found myself not really caring who won or lost. I know this is back story to the character arc in Starcraft II where you get to choose Spectres or Ghosts but this is a boring, poorly written book with a silly plot supported by ridiculous coincidences. Read only if you really want to know why Tosh and Nova hate each other.
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By omar on November 24, 2011
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This is the second novel in the "Ghost" series. After reading Nova (StarCraft Ghost) (Starcraft (Unnumbered)) I didn't think I would even like this book. But it was dramatically better than Nova. It gave more insight into the ghost program and how the Dominion of Man under Emperor Mengsk was. This was the insight I was hoping to get in Nova but was sorely disappointed. It was a decent for a Starcraft novel. Most of Starcraft's books have been good. The one I could say I didn't like was Nova. But that was the setup for this novel. So I can't complain too much about Nova after reading this.
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A good read that provides an in-depth perspective on Gabriel Tosh, his relationship with Nova and eventual descent into madness.
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Well the book pushes more towards the ghost of a chance line in SC2 than the specters. Which is the reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Towards the end of the book, Tosh appears more and more like a nutcase, than the reasonable and powerfull character you see after allying with him.

Otherwise the book is still a very good read.
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StarCraft: Ghost--Spectres - Nate Kenyon - a great read for followers of the genre and gaming world. Gives a deeper picture into the characters.
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By Josh Phillips on May 12, 2013
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This book is full of action and a lot of background stories on many main charactors in the video game. It even gives you a good story on Ghosts in general. I couldn't put this book down and I was so excited to turn the page to see what was going to happen next.
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