- File Size: 853 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Publication Date: November 13, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009SZOBIA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,907,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
LYCCYX Episode 1: Collector's Edition Kindle Edition
|Length: 74 pages||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled||Page Flip: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
I agree with another reviewer, that if you approach this as a short story you will have a better experience reading it. There is almost no character development, which is unfortunate for a story that centers around a virus that alters people based on their character. Also, a major plot point which keeps the main character alive centers around some contrived circumstances that are extremely implausible. Both of those things are a little more forgivable if you assume the author has a limited number of words to work with.
There are also a couple of sections where the narration switches from past tense to present tense for a sentence or two. This was probably just overlooked in the editing, but it interrupted the flow of the reading whenever it happened as I stopped to figure out what was going on.
I had enough issues with this story that I will not be continuing the series.
Despite the brevity of the text, Lucas Xander is a fully realized character. He's a bit idealistic, a bit confused, a bit in love, a bit longing for home. Xander was injured playing sports in college and the military will fix his injury in exchange for his enlistment. The reader gets the impression that this is something Xander enjoys and something he feels is bigger than him. With so much potential it's a downright shame that the transition from conflict is darkness. I won't elaborate further because I don't want to spoil the story for readers because despite these minor issues, this is a story well worth reading.
The bad guy has incredible potential. He's Xander's best friend and second in command before the explosion and considers himself leader of the Hyans. He's ruthless and violent and torturing his own people in a bid to make them better. This character will be the highlight of future instalments.
The Collectors Edition features illustrations and an excerpt of the next instalment. I can't say the illustrations added much but the excerpt was a nice taste of what's to come and why I will certainly buy the next novel when it's released.
I recommend this book to those of you that are a reader that likes a quick book, especially if you are into sci-fi dystopian type stories. This was good for a short story and for those looking for a quick read. I think you will enjoy it even more if you are in the military or like those kinds of books.
I liked the different ways the story was told, through letters, and like a journal that the main character is keeping. I'm always open to new writing styles and I enjoyed the way Barber wrote this story.
As for the character development, there really wasn't any, except for the main character. Kate is just randomly mentioned, I think she should have been worked into the plot a little more. I guess I was just hoping for more. I wanted more descriptions of the planet and station and everything else. I know it is a shorter story and meant to move quickly, but at times I felt like it moved a little too quickly, not enough time passed before things started to get crazy. It was still a good short story, but I stand by my opinion that I think there should have been more character development and descriptions.
The writing isn't always the best, but it's still good. No one can be perfect. At times I really loved what I read, there were some really well written sentences that caught my attention, and other times I thought that it could use slight a tune up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting read. Exciting and fast-paced, it grabs your attention and holds it for the entire story. Definitely worth a look. I will be downloading the next installment.Published 1 month ago by Hubert A Batemon
The was good reading, Brought up questions for feather reading and gave me some ideas about what may work for me.Published on January 29, 2014 by jimmy ellis
It was a good beginning. Interested in seeing how it continues. I like the idea of the nanovirus enhancing who the person is. It reminds me a little of Doom in that aspects.Published on January 4, 2014 by Brian L. Knack
Poorly written and mislabeled! The writing style is choppy and childish. The characters are incredibly thin stereotypes and neither act nor speak like real human beings. Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Mary
Excellent book visually stunning in it's description of the Lunar grit underfoot & the awkwardness of trying to work in no gravity in Space suits made me feel I was right there in... Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Christy Curtis
Not much of a story, book, sample, whatever. Waste of time and very little time at that. Don't bother reading.Published on June 15, 2013 by momma lesa
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