- File Size: 1297 KB
- Print Length: 826 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475129149
- Publication Date: April 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007PG4H60
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,549,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The love story I found got more ridiculous as the pages went on. The need to express their love for one another every couple of pages does not add to the book. This was just so repetitive it became very annoying. It gets worse the further into the novel you get. I found myself just flipping the pages to find a way back to the storyline.
The ending was a major disappointment. I found the ending rushed, inconclusive and half-baked. Hard to believe after 800+ pages.
There were A LOT of commas. Seriously. That many commas are simply not necessary. Some of the dialog between characters was stilted and really hard to believe. No one, and I mean no one, says their 'sweetie's' name (or calls them sweetie, honey, baby, whatever) that many times! I was about sick to death of David & Tulip's love story by 3/4 of the way through the story. I really wanted them to just shut up already. These two things are what kept this from being my new favorite book. I just couldn't get past all those commas.
The story was absolutely fabulous though; that made this book well worth the money.
The author has built a wonderful culture and lore with the Isisian people and their wonderful Oarcana and Vortakai. There is enough technology and science to make all fans of the genre happy. Whilst not so much that the story is lost to just long descriptions of technology.
I hope we get to meet with the Isisians again soon, as there is great potential for more tales from this world.
I would have to put this book up there with other Sci-Fi books the likes of Clarke's Rama series, Bear's Thistledown, Scott Cards Ender Saga and for the culture and character development, alongside Feist's Midkemia books.
I have read books where a lot of bad things happen to the main characters and the bad guy gets away with bad things. These stories always made me angry and wish that someone would write a story where everything went right for the good guys and nothing bad ever happened to them. After reading this book I realize now I was so wrong. NOTHING bad ever really happens to the main characters. At least nothing lasting. There really arent any bad guys in this book. The visitors are invincible and religious and millions of year more advanced than Earth.
Here's where I kinda contradict myself. I really enjoyed reading this book and would like for there to be a part 2. However, I really really really recommend cutting the use of the word "sweetie" to maybe 20% of the time instead of 90%. Or dont use it at all. Second, get some bad guys in there that challenge the visitors and maybe have some characters die and stay dead.
I wont recommend this book only because you have to make the decision for yourself. These are my opinions. Make up your own mind.
full of fun and with a sense of humor that is second to none in this or
any other universe, The story was well written and the charters really come to life,
when your not Reading about them, you will find your self wondering what thy are doing now,
this is a exultant book and I am proud to have it in my SUFI collection
I look forward to meeting the ASIANS on many more of there adventures in our sol
as they are a wonderful race and should nor be forgotten after after just one novel
I can not think of a book that has captured my attention more in resent years then Abu Bis simply a must red
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fast moving story, The powers of the characters need to be developed a little more. I would read the next to come.Published 14 months ago by Sid Young
Can you imagine ultra intellegent evolved aliens who jump into dance routines to human music?
He can and he can keep it. Read more
Nice concept, but needlessly long and repetitive. The dialogue and story line was endlessly repetitive and I got fed up of reading the Isisians saying "Gosh aren't they doing... Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Dr Steve
A benevolent alien race called the Isisians make 1st contact with Earth. They are an ancient 1.5 million year old space traveling race, who have mastered faster then light... Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Robin K
I loved this book, it was very smartly written. I have to agree with some of the other comments, the Love Story even though cool, got too ridiculous at times, it was too much; its... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by ErickThor
Never explained the name of the space ship. Good SF may have impossible tech but should have believable people. You never for a moment think people would act or think like this. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Gashrink
This book was awesome from start to finish,every page keep you wanting more ,one he'll of a story looking for more from this authorPublished on December 14, 2012 by Ronald Joe Miurphy
Great take on the non-typical "First Contact" from aliens. Totally unexpected twists and turns make it worth the read. Highly recommend!Published on December 5, 2012 by Kimberly Beebe