Birthright: The Complete Trilogy Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01LY3T1YT
- Publication date : October 5, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1850 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1440 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,631 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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There are many many genres, sub-genres, and sub-sub-sub genres et al of action based SF, but here's the thing to keep in mind: when created by a great writer the high quality takes on a facet all of its own which I feel one must embrace. At this high level, assorted works aren't 'better' than one another, they're just different, so enjoy them for what they are.
This trilogy is well worth your money.
Top reviews from other countries
The story writing is good, and the stories have been well edited. The characters are rounded and accessible. It's easy to care for them. The stories themselves are a cut above the usual fly/fight/win/repeat of some mil scifi and the prequel is good enough to have been Vol 1 of tetrology, starting the overall story arc off which is then developed (with a few surprises and twists and turns) over the next three books. Having said that, I read the first three main books in order and then the prequel and that worked very well. Another refreshing thing is that although the four stories are sequentially linked, each novel has a resolution - so many series nowadays have endings and starting that sometimes feel that the publishing date arrived (or the page target was achieved) so the writer stopped, published and then continued with the next book in the series
The central heroes (male and female) - the glory boys - are cyborgs in everything but name. Take away the science descriptions and they could be super heroes, but the thing that rescues it from that boring fate is that the characters have human feelings and foibles and the technology has enough limits to make them sweat for their successes. The secondary characters are equally well developed.
I enjoyed this series and would happily read more about Caleb et al if Rick decides to write more; however I suspect he's more of a David Baldacci type than a Lee Child - knowing when to more onto new characters and new stories before he grows stale and hence we grow bored
For me, the ultimate accolade is if I would happily reread a book (as I do with the Dune series, LoTR, Adam Hall's Quiller series ...) - this series has been added to that list