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The Backworlds: A Space Opera Adventure Series Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 6 in The Backworlds (6 Book Series)
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Check it out, just prepare for the fact that this story feels like a bit of a tease.
Here is an example from the first page. Apparently until 60 seconds before the book starts the hero has had a wonderful and close relationship with his father. Now his dad seems to turn on him and he wonders if his Dad has been scamming him for 20 years only pretending he cares for him. That doesn't happen to real people unless they are idiots. The whole conversation is unbelievable. People don't suddenly wonder if someone they know well is secretly totally different. After 20 years of living with someone you can't make that big a mistake judging them. Real people can't totally hide an evil side every day for that many years of intimate living. You at least get hints that make you suspicious. Even if they did it is not your first thought. If your parents do something strange either you suspected their motives all along or you wonder what bizarre thing is making them act so strange. You don't immediately suspect your own judgement.
Clearly the author is creating conflict and can't be bothered to make it seem real. I suspect Dad is kindly kicking the fledgling out of the nest so he can learn to fly but the author wants the hero to not realize this. If this was as far as it went it wouldn't be a problem. Lots of authors fumble at artificially creating conflict but tell a good story after the conflict is set up. The problem with this book is that this is a pattern.Read more ›
The protagonist was a likable fellow who seemed to flip-flop between bravery and victim. I especially enjoyed his habit of ordering bar bottles in his head (mild to strong, light rum to dark rum), as a means to calm himself. As the son of a liquor distiller and barkeep, this made a lot of sense. Very unique trait.
There is plenty of action and a plethora of shady, underworld characters, and I never knew exactly which of his friends and partners in crime to trust. Great. I like unpredictability. The Backworlds seems to be a den of thieves and conmen.
My only complaint was that the book seemed to end very suddenly. One minute they are chasing the bad guys, and then suddenly they aren't and the book comes to a screeching halt. I hope the sequel explains more, and I can't wait to start it. Good read.
Great job, M Pax. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip you took me on. I appreciated your characterization, the pacing, and how this new world was introduced without too much direct exposition and/or description. It was an easy-to-read page-turner, and I shall definitely be on the lookout for more of your works.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story has its flaws but it was entertaining. The characters and the dialogue could have been polished more but overall it was a good read.Published 6 days ago by George Cahill
Great book, read right through it, only put it down to get a drink a couple times. The writing style reminds me of "The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Z. Gallun. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GodH8sUsAll
I just read this book for the second time and was surprised to see I didn't review it the first time! I loved this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GemCaprica
An interesting storyline that keeps you reading this book. A fine cast of characters in a setting that always keeps yo u guessing what's next. I am looks forward to the next book!Published 2 months ago by rod ganzer
Boy (well sort of) leaves home (ahead of papa's foot) and lucks into friends and opportunities beyond his wildest hope along with a girl like none of those back home.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
The first installment of this series sets up a promising adventure that hopefully gets fully developed in the coming sequels. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andy Orlando
The Series was outstanding, I enjoyed the flow and tempo of the action in the books. ( I read all this series in one week) I was hope the the series will not end as it did, I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roger Daugherty
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