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Plague Wars Series:
- The Eden Plague
- Reaper's Run
- Skull's Shadows
- Eden's Exodus
- Apocalypse Austin
- The Demon Plagues
- The Reaper Plague
- The Orion Plague
- Cyborg Strike
- Comes the Destroyer
Stellar Conquest Series:
- First Conquest
- Desolator: Conquest
- Tactics of Conquest
- Conquest of Earth
- Conquest and Empire
B.V. Larson's Star Force Series with David VanDyke:
- Star Force #10: Outcast
- Star Force #11: Exile
- Star Force #12: Demon Star
The Plague Wars apocalyptic thriller series begins in the world of today with a man and a woman twined together by circumstances, destined to change the world. It leads readers into an ever-darkening future of upheaval, struggle and war marked by the depths of evil and the heights of selfless sacrifice. Plagues, secret technologies and extraterrestrial meddling provide the backdrop for heroes and villains to struggle for control of the destiny of humanity.
The Stellar Conquest series carries the central cast of Plague Wars forward a century into the future, when humanity turns to the stars to find its destiny. Follow the starship Conquest as its captain and crew take the fight to Earth's enemies, finding allies and making heroic sacrifices in order to secure the future of our solar system against a hostile universe. Read it first and then its prequel series Plague Wars, or read it in order from The Eden Plague onward if you prefer.
The Star Force Series is a sweeping space opera and military sci-fi saga of alien invasion, telling the story of one ordinary man, Professor Kyle Riggs, who rises to become Earth's most implacable defender. In book 10, Outcast, his son Cody Riggs, fresh out of Star Force academy, takes over the legacy. With more than a million copies sold, this top-rated science fiction series sweeps readers into adventure.
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Top Customer Reviews
Book 1 is about a small group of former spec ops soldiers who put their training to good use and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Book 2 really shifts gears to get more into the global politics in a rapidly changing world. I didn't mind the change in tone but I resented the stunning amount of deus ex machina he uses to get there. Here are some examples (minor spoilers!) of silly things that spring to mind: Plague carriers require massive amounts of food until lots of people are infected ("ummm, we fixed that"), the main character basically becomes the most powerful leader in the world, the former explosives expert is suddenly a nanotech expert, people continue to be religious after it is revealed that an alien created the god myth to influence humanity (well, middle eastern humans anyway). These and many other problems interfere with my enjoyment but the skillful prose with an authentic military perspective has kept me reading these books.
the premise of the book is good; a unique twist on the good zombie (for lack of a better term)/military genre. But, the principle people in the story are still flat. Mr. Vandyke needs an editor (like the majority of the ebook authors) to help punch the book up in certain places, tone down excessiveness, and point out basic writing style flaws.
Example: the first scene is great, a new approach to the "suit" recruits ex military. then everything becomes too easy, of course he falls for the girl, of course he builds a crack-shot dirty dozen in a couple of weeks, etc.
To put it another way the author falls into the classic "show me don't tell me" beginning author trap. Mr. Vandyke shows promise but he needs to work on showing grit, details beyond weapons, and better character conflicts (internal or external)
The author sets the stage for a sequel and I am ready to start book #2 in the series. I originally picked this up for free vs. its normal Kindle price of 99 cents - I certainly received a lot more than 99 cents worth of entertainment value out of this one. If you enjoy a good thriller with a little bit of a science fiction twist, I'd recommend it.
The Eden Plague: Book 1 (Plague Wars) is something like a science fiction allegory of this journey "back" to paradise. Instead of working within the confines of a religious paradigm, the story is set within the paradigm of science.
A virus of unknown origin is smuggled out of a biological weapons complex in the former Soviet Union. It can cure cancer and heal the body of all kinds of wounds. The Pentagon loves it as they're hoping to use it to make "super soldiers" with it; soldiers who can remain in a combat zone indefinitely as the fighting men / women will be able to rejuvenate from major wounds within hours and go right back to taking the fight to the enemy. The virus does not make a person invulnerable as a bullet to the brain or a puncture to a vital organ still equals death. However, it is the next best thing to producing an army of Achilles type warriors.
Of course, there is one major drawback. A side effect of the virus is its so-called "virtue effect." People who are infected become less enthusiastic about killing people & running the machinery of war.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow, I got this ebook over a year ago and just got around to reading it. I missed all that time of reading a new author and new series that I expect to really enjoy. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Patti Hall
I think this is a pretty good read. And where else can you great such a great deal as Kindle books.Published 23 days ago by Jimmy McDowell
The story was different than the normal stories that I read but was interesting and the description of the country side was goodPublished 1 month ago by Sharon Sawin
Most post-apocalyptic thrillers involve zombies. The Eden Plague by David VanDyke, while it has elements of science fiction, a bit of dystopian fiction, and lots of futuristic... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles A. Ray
Very entertaining story and good writing. I read the entire series in a couple of weeks and I still want more.Published 2 months ago by brinklreading
Thrilling and entertaining. I'm nearly done reading it, but had to write how much I enjoyed it before I forget :-)Published 2 months ago by Lomma Books
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