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Hellhole: Awakening (The Hellhole Trilogy) Hardcover – March 26, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
If you enjoyed the first book, you will no doubt have a good time with this one. And while certain secrets are revealed that were quite predictable, it was still a fun ride and I look forward to finishing the series with the last book in the trilogy, Hellhole: Inferno.
If you did not read the first book, I would advise not to start with this one, but to read from the beginning. However, with the quick back story the authors smoothly deliver, it should not be too hard to catch on to the story. They do a nice job of not treading over old ground for too long before moving forward with the adventure. Although I prefer the authors’ work on Dune, for a large-scale, easy to read space opera, this series still hits the mark.
The Diadem of the Constellation, Michella Duchenet, is of course outraged and orders a full-out attack on Hellhole. The Constellation has many more ships than Hellhole but the General is a great tactician.
In addition the General has secured the co-operation of the Xayans and the Shadow Xayans (humans who have accepted a Xayan entity from the slickwater pools). The Xayans have significant telekinetic powers which the General hopes will prove useful against the Constellation forces.
The negative: for all their appeal, the characters at times aren't allowed to act naturally in favor of more simplistic reactions that further the plot. This is compounded when the heroes get victories handed to them all too easily. This is more evident in the second book as the aliens' telekinesis starts to become powerful enough to attack targets in orbit or lightyears away. Ironically, that tendency for easy victories is also used against the heroes when it's necessary to create a dramatic death or two.
I'll still read the third book, but I'll buy it from a local used book store.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got the 1st book some time ago, finally got to read it and needed to get the 2nd book as well, was good SFPublished 3 months ago by Frank Willems
Great part of the full series. Enough twists and unknowns to keep your interst up.Published 7 months ago by Sye Keene
An excellent book. The authors did an a great job with the story. I am looking forward future collaborations with these authors.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A good mix of action and politics. The authors put together another solid story.Published 13 months ago by Jeromy