- File Size: 6824 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1548474878
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Phalanx Press (October 4, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 4, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LXRG0IZ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The two of them join with Gurt, a Mandulu with an incredible shooting ability, and Silent Assassin, a female humanoid who has an affinity with throwing knives, who can move like a silent wind and kill before you have realised you are dead. She is not just an Assassin though, she is also able to get in and out of places without anyone knowing.
The book starts with a lot of the introduction of the team and training, before it moves into the First Mission.
Their Mission is to rescue a rich person who has been captured by an evil ruler called the Crimson Countess.
This Countess has her own world, her own personal army, and is brutally savage with her subjects.
This book is a step up from the first, having moved past introducing the characters, the story has now moved into telling the story of the team.
This story not only covers the characters on their first Mission, we get to see a lot more of them in action, their abilities, and we get to learn more about the ‘Shadow Order’. This is also where we get to learn that Seb is more than what he appears, and that his Mother maybe gave him more than just his gift. This is not just a story about a guy that has a special fighting ability, this is a story about a guy who may be a lot more special. This is also the story about this incredible team.
This book is pretty violent in parts as the team comes up against the Countess and her forces, as well as discovers what the Countess has done to her subjects. The Countess is a brutal ruler, not just to her troops, but to the entire population of the planet she rules. To really give you a feel for this, Robertson has gone into some detail of the atrocities that have occurred on the planet. Needless to say, this does not go down well with our team of heroes.
The character work is again, exceptional, the characters are in-depth (well apart from Gurt, who is really just a large Rock Ape who likes to shoot things), with a lot of personality, and Robertson has spent a lot of time over the two books developing them. As previously stated, the brutal nature of what they encounter on their first mission is covered incredibly well, with each of the characters responding in their own way, but with properly defined emotional responses that showed a bit of effort on the part of the Author.
With each of the two books, he has also spent a lot of time creating and crafting his worlds so that they are incredibly well defined and very intricate in the details that are included. This really engages the reader, so that you feel that you are walking with the Main Characters, looking at the sights, smelling the environment, and feeling the surrounds.
Overall this is a fantastic sequel, and if you haven't picked up this series yet, you really should get into it. Whether you like Mil Sci-Fi, Action, or just a good read, this is worth it.
It's a settling in time for our agents and It's quite a mixed bag of aliens with unique and diverse talents. Seb and Sparks meet other teams they don't like, which is pretty mutual, but with the recognition that they really do need to do their job because it matters, and that the enemy is without not within, our juvenile delinquent type heroes become more real and make some better decisions.
For me this was about character development. But, at the same time, Robertson does not leave us falling short on a good story that is a bit serious and lot of fun. Science fiction spies, plucked from the dregs of society sometimes fall short and sometimes rise to the occasion, but in any event take us on an interesting romp.
I really want to read the rest of this series -
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But my favorite was Seb.
A man with a gift and desire to save a planet.