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IceFlight (The Iron Altar Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B008DO6Q5S
- Publisher : Pegasus Press (December 8, 2013)
- Publication date : December 8, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1021 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 553 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,317 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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So on to my take on its strengths and weaknesses.
After reading many recent self published novels, I am tired of the endless spelling and other mistakes that seem to almost universally accompany these offerings. I'm not particularly anal regarding these matters but it does become wearisome. So what a delight it is to read a novel with an appropriate standard of grammar and spelling (I only observed the one spelling mistake). The authors writing of prose is particularly good (though not literary in tone) and the characters are well drawn. The story is imaginative and the plot engaging. All in all, this was a very professional first novel.
So why was it a 4 star and not a 5?? For me, the novel dragged a bit. There was a bit too much prose and not enough dialogue and action. I kept comparing the book with Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series and found the book somewhat lacking in pacing and slickness. I imagine the book could be edited down further.
I also found there was a relative lack of romantic development between the characters and I had the sense that there were emotional steps missing along their journey. Improving this aspect would turn a good book into a great book IMO.
Having said all this I enjoyed the book, read it cover to cover and am very much looking forward to the next instalment.
Now on the negative side; many editing and spelling errors. A couple of characters introduced but not clarified and went nowhere. Darceys' past not truly mentioned but a couple hints of pain in her past then at the end she comes up with a brother? Just saying.
Still worth reading and getting the second book.
Nightwing is a Krebs with a job that has no room for a new species
When nightwing . . . Darcy, it was . . . And then he . . . . To a . . . Who . . . eventually they are together . . . In port with . . .
Sufficient to say, there's no way these two are going to be bored ;)
Will they have friction that will save them or will it tear them apart???
Top reviews from other countries
The technology in this novel is fantastically futuristic and believable, although sometimes to the extent that I didn't understand it! In parts it often left me with the same feeling as does watching an episode of 'Star Trek' or 'A Town Called Eureka.' However, that isn't to say this was a bad thing.
The characters in the story were imaginative and likeable, with the simmering, long-to-be-realised romance between two of them predictable yet endearing. Many of the characters speak in `Bridge' - a modified and often witty version of English - which I enjoyed a lot.
To read Iceflight is to be bombarded with clashing, kaleidoscopic colour, and rich, detailed description. Sometimes there was a little too much detail, and I found myself skim-reading the intricasies of a character's every movement, keen for the story to progress. In places, however, this rich description enables the reader to vividly imagine the alien landscape of its outer planets - the picture portrayed of the planet 'Blossom' is quite stunning.
Iceflight is an epic, sparkling space romance, and I'd recommend it to fans of sci-fi, fantasy and romance alike.
"Thanks a lot. So's your face."
Sorry, I just had to start with this quote!
So this book was pretty good for a freebie! I enjoyed that!
In all it's science, intergalactic fiction with a dash of romance. It makes for an entertaining read!
It's also a clean read which made me deliriously happy, finding these books nowadays are a dime a dozen! And the romance wasn't an instant one, it built up first through friendship and trust to then blossom into love.
though it is by no means the primary focus of this story, it's actually pretty minor compared to everything else in this book.
The characters were developed quite nicely and had depth, the story was engaging.
Overall, a good read!
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