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Attack of Shadows (Galaxy's Edge) (Volume 4) Paperback – September 14, 2017
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Jason Anspach and Nick Cole are a pair of west coast authors teaming up to write their science fiction dream series, Galaxy’s Edge. Jason Anspach is a best selling author living in Tacoma, Washington with his wife and their own legionnaire squad of seven (not a typo) children. In addition to science fiction, Jason is the author of the hit comedy-paranormal-historical-detective series, ‘til Death. Jason loves his family as well as hiking and camping throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest. And Star Wars. He named as many of his kids after Obi Wan as possible, and knows that Han shot first. Nick Cole is a dragon award winning author best known for The Old Man and the Wasteland, CTRL ALT Revolt!, and the Wyrd Saga. After serving in the United States Army, Nick moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting and writing. (Mostly) retired from the stage and screen, he resides with his wife, a professional opera singer, in Los Angeles, California.
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Readers of the first three: The authors jump around constantly in this novel and at first this was jarring, but it came to make perfect sense. The authors are showing multiple perspectives of two different sides in a war, and it eventually works. You don't feel like either side is one monolithic mass of good or evil, and by the end you aren't sure whom to root for. The characters feel human in the short time we get to spend with each one of them, and it works.
The problem for me was that we never got to spend enough time watching characters develop. These authors are at their best when we get to spend the whole book, or even multiple books, helping us come to know and love a small cast of genuine people. This book hints at that multiple times with some really interesting characters I'd love to follow for a novel or two. Because of the large cast and the jumping around, I just didn't get my fix.
About halfway through this book I realized: the war itself is the main character, with different views shaping out the character of the war. Taken that way, this writing decision makes sense.
This is one of those books mid-series where everything explodes and all the suspense tears wide open. It was enjoyable, but what pulls me through a novel is getting to know the characters deeper and deeper. I look forward to seeing what the actual characters of the series think and feel of this situation, and watch them react. The authors are masters there, and I hope for a return to that.
Good book, but the perspective (while probably necessary to tell this particular story) didn't have that emotional punch for me. Now that the war has started, gimme my plucky little band again so I can go back to crying over Prisma's backstory.
The frantic, dramatic, ultra- intense pace of both the starfighter and the capital ship combat in this book is INSANE. I cannot recall ever reading fighter battles that I could picture this clearly.
You can almost smell the pilot’s stress sweat; feel their desperation of trying to bend a plane to your will, so that you may win and live to fight another day. Hear the chugging of the 30mm cannons; smell the ozone as the electricity crackles across your damaged console; gasp for breath as your canopy is shattered by blaster fire.Taste the blood as your helmet cracks when you smash into another ship, and feel your flight suit begin to melt as you slip from consciousness, with your ship in flames. Simply amazing!
To say that I enjoyed the immersive experience that this book offered is a massive understatement.
The big bad takes serious action; some justice is served from unexpected quarters, and old friends reappear...or are they friends?
To those so inclined to draw comparisons between the big “baddie” here, and the cinematic one voiced by the phenomenal James Earl Jones...I say to you, beware. Your precious Vader is a weenie, compared to Goth Sullus. The closest he ever gets to being terrifying (outside of fan films) is Rogue One, and Cole and Anspach are just getting started with this character. Four books in, and no giant death basketball or whiny farm brats required. Go get your power converters, boy. There is man's work to be done in this Galaxy.
It's impossible to make it through this phase of the Galaxy’s Edge saga without feeling your allegiance stretched in multiple directions, and seething disgust at the political machinations of the self-serving scumbags in power.
I look forward to the next book, and to what I hope will be eventual triumph by those loyal to the Legion, at heart.
There is no other book series I will sacrifice sleep for, and if you knew me, you would know how serious that makes my statement. Thanks, guys, for giving me a reason to care about reading science fiction again.
I haven't enjoyed a good space battle like this in a rather long time. The ebb and flow of ships in combat its handled really well and the Black Fleet is scary in how much of a threat it is to The Republic. Sword of The Legion will cover the ground fight and promises to be every bit the fun ride this book is.
It was interesting to see where some of the characters from previous books in this series ended up. I'm also hoping to find out the fate of the kill team that makes a brief appearance during the battle.