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- Print Length: 328 pages
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- Publisher: Vinnia Publishing; 1st edition (December 12, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 12, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004G5Z3Z2
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Then I found Thomas DePrima (and others) who have really been some of the most entertaining writers I have followed. First let me applaud Mr. DePrima in his ability to get 8 books that are ALL enjoyable to read and have very little disconnect between them. Too many authors have a good beginning book and a good ending book but all the ones in between are full of rambling tales that don't really add to the books continuity. They also usually 'skimp' in the middle books (average book length 380 pages...middle books 220 pages)..But, not Mr. DePrima. He usually holds the same or more book length. Which I appreciate greatly !!
The series itself is a page turner.
Cons: (not many)
There are some some side stories that take up too many words but you get 'why' they're there. They also are mentioned in later books (some authors trot out teaser trips in earlier books but never use them later..DePrima does). As Jen Carver works her way through Space Command anyone who was in the real military will snicker..but hey..it's a story! The SC may not be like the real Navy. Aliens seem like their all from another state not another race (very human reactions).
Excellent series with great continuity over 8 books. Rich characters with involved backgrounds and their own agendas. There are several characters/story lines that could easily be spun off into detailed stories of their own. Ship detail and description is very good without being too 'techy'. Aliens are very humanlike but are not center of story. Plot moves you along quickly even though the books are all full length. CHEAP ($6 per kindle book). Author is very active on Amazon.
This is a great serialized story that can be read by teens to seniors. Not overly adult in tone or story (good vs. bad). Technical details inform without boring or confusing.
Go read them all !!
His characters were great, I loved following their adventures. SF has been described as Westerns in Space, maybe so, but the author has fleshed out his characters enough in the series to make them real and enjoyable. This is not a generic Space Opera, but it is a great story.
If you want a great story, a great Space Opera, then this series is for you. Well worth the cost, and well worth the time I spent over the past couple of weeks reading it with the sleepless nights because I couldn't put it down. Thank you Amazon for making it so easy to get the next book when I finished the previous one.
As a writer, I have to give Mr. DePrima a grade of a solid "C." Professional, but just barely. However this is certainly a notch higher than the "C-" grade that I would have given him up to this point. What makes his books worthwhile is his ability as a storyteller. For STORY, I would give him a strong "B+" and would even rate some of the books higher than that.
He has gradually rounded himself into being a bit better as a writer, but his characters are ALL still fairly weak. Many of them, including many of the main characters are still just cardboard cutouts. They fill the space but don't really resonate. Sometimes it seems that he believes that "characterization" is really just having ostensibly mature and brilliant people act like they were still in high school.
Despite the essential military trappings of his stories, he has NEVER been very convincing in his portrayal of most of the military details. Certainly NOT like a David Drake or Eric Flint or John Ringo or David Weber. I think a lot of this goes along with the superficiality of his characters. Being MILITARY really should affect ALL characters in ways that he never seems to grasp, so he doesn't portray it that well, through her certainly has many of the details of Military Organization down pat. And he doesn't understand the truly important concept that a military runs on its Non-Coms.
Unfortunately, many of the "genius" moves of his main characters are really things that would be blindingly obvious to any good or well trained military tacticians. And many of the other successes are simply due to artificial constraints he puts on the "enemies" or due to stupidity on their part. Sometimes things just don't seem to click. You really REALLY would have to wonder how such a big organization as the Galactic Alliance, and its enemies, the Raiders and Milori could POSSIBLY be operating in such large information vacuums. Where are their intelligence gathering skills. Really. Mr. DePrima seems to understand the essential role and function of "Intelligence" even less than he understands the military.
Still, I quibble. From the days of EE Doc Smith and others, Space Opera has never been about characters and true military might, but has been about STORY, and Mr. DePrima has mastered that quite well.
I do indeed recommend this book, and I certainly intend to read EVERYTHING that has been written in this series and that will be written in this series in the future. So, if you haven't read these, then go get them and get started.