- File Size: 1383 KB
- Print Length: 579 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fictitious Fox Publishing; 1 edition (July 28, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 28, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M8JIIOG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,330,103 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Glory Kindle Edition
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What I loved the most about The Glory was the characters. It's easy for sci-fi novels to get so lost in the concept that realistic characters can be overlooked. But the characters of The Glory are reason enough to give this novel a chance. The protagonist, Adam Whitlock, stole my heart from the very first time in which he added a name to the rapidly growing list of people he needs to prove wrong (an idea that I may just have to borrow). Despite his talent and drive, Adam's character has a bit of an underdog feel, given everyone who thinks he's crazy. Most of us have dreams that seem just as unlikely, so he's very easy to relate to and impossible not to root for. But, unlike most "underdog" characters, he's got a real firecracker personality. He's hot-headed, passionate, and sure of himself. It's fantastic.
Just as much as it was enjoyable to read about him, it was enjoyable to see his friendship evolve with Nate. There's nothing better than great friendship in literature, and the relationship between Nate and Adam is one of my favorites. In addition, Omar Baptist may not be a good person, but he's a good character. Any antagonist that can make the readers hate them and want to cry for them is a good antagonist in my book. I can't think of a character that wasn't well developed or enjoyable to read about. Throughout the novel, the voice in dialogue was on-par.
On the flip side, I would have liked to see a little more world-building in this new era. A lot of information was tossed out in the beginning, which is an interesting style, but a lot to take in at once. Some of the relations between earth and other alien races seemed to be barely brushed over within the actual story, while they are a fairly major part of the concept. There also wasn't too much about the Glory itself once the plot really got kicking - although I can't complain too much, since the plot did get very engaging, despite a few disjointed scenes.
That being said, I loved the description and setting of the Academy, and not just because I'm partial to stories that take place in my home-state of Ohio. It's an interesting place, and handled beautifully. While reading, I really felt like I was growing up and moving through the Space Academy with the characters, but not in a way that dragged. It was interesting to see the growth in both characters and plot, and how everyone changed over time.
All in all, The Glory has plenty of action, a lot of fun, and unforgettable characters. It's a great read, and I look forward to getting my hands on the second book of the series.
Adam is a pretty stand up guy and wants nothing more that to be the captain of The Glory. Supposed to be this great warship and Adam is going to work at it until it all comes true. He is strong willed and a very well built character and I loved reading about him .
Despite there being those who don't believe this, it doesn't stop anything. Believing enough can prove wonders. You can get to your dreams and anything else. This book comes with a good message and a strong story that I loved. Nothing crazy or over the top, like I've seen in many books nowadays and thats was a good change. JMI has a great talent for writing and I can't wait to see what else JMI can come up with!
What was also refreshing were the often-times humorous and poignant moments with Adam (and the friends he makes) at the academy. This book mixes student drama, action, hard sci-fi space-opera, and aliens into a HUGE, and riveting book. I can already tell this is only the beginning of a much, much larger story!
The scope and detail of this book is epic. The characters are excellently developed, especially Adam Whitlock. The the relationships he builds along the way are compelling. The writing is engrossing. I couldn't put this book down once I picked it up.
This is my first book by Mister JMI and I look forward to more.