- File Size: 481 KB
- Print Length: 170 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J.R. Smith; 1 edition (September 7, 2008)
- Publication Date: September 7, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001FB6IL8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #2883 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Olympus Prime - Return of the Titans Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Pros: Good story, well told but with a slow background buildup, exceptional lead in to the next in his series.
Cons: Really needs someone to proof read before publication to eliminate typographical errors. This was quite distracting for me. As stated above, it was a little slow in getting started. This is understandable when introducing a completely new series and hopefully will not hinder future works.
Overall this was a book well worth buying and reading. I look forward to future books by this author.
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I managed to breeze through it over 2 days during work breaks(I was reading on my Laptop as I got the PDF version). The writing style was very "easy" to read and not too techie. It almost felt similar in vein to an episode of Star Trek, not exactly but I got that vibe.
I like how the author mixed some Greek Mythology into his Sci-Fi universe as well as mixing in Present Day/Near Future earth with the technilogically advanced Olympian/Titan Races. Very creative and well thought out.
This book has made me want to look into more Sci-Fi now. Great Book! Can't wait for the next installments.
The introduction and description of some of the technologies initially felt a little contrived but actually worked really well as you got into the book as you could visualise what the author was thinking about from the initial description and the acronyms and abbreviations became almost second nature.
At times it felt a little like a script for a new Star Trek movie but still managed to keep itself different enough from that 'universe' to stand on its own.
There are a number of typographical errors that were somewhat distracting.
Overall, if you a looking for an enjoyable, easy read then pick this up - it's worth it. The cliff-hangar at the end is sufficient to keep you looking out for the sequel...
WHERE has the author gone? He seemingly has disappeared and not answering any of my Emails/attempted contacts. Just some news on a sequel, if any, would be gratefully accepted.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
I was out of reading material. I own a Kindle2 and feeding my narrow reading range is TOUGH. I'd cleaned out my favorite authors: Jeffrey A. Carver, Alastair Reynolds, John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, etc. I was searching for SOMETHING to read... and then I saw this one. The price was low and the premise was interesting, so I took a shot.
BULLSEYE. I loved this book. As others before have mentioned, ad nauseum, there were a few typos and grammatical errors. I say, "So what?" looking deeper into the author I find he's a fellow Arizonan (1 point), this is his first Sci-Fi book (1 point) AND he's self-publishing! (Mega-points) Mr. Smith wins.
I read a LOT - ask Momma and my Amazon Account. But I'm no expert by any means. What I like will not be what you like and vice-versa.
Go get this book, read it while leaving all your preconceptions behind and I believe you'll enjoy it. I know I did.
The plot, while a bit of a stretch to me at first, indeed worked after setting itself up and working for a while. The characters were believable and yet there were a few surprises. I love the tech as it didn't go over the top trying to impress me and left me to fill in any blanks if needed; a good technique.
I REALLY look forward to the next book in the series. I just wish all my favorite authors published 5 books a year! <grin>
The book itself was well paced, with enough suspense to gently pull you through the whole story to a cliff-hanger ending; thankfully the main conflict was resolved and it appears that each installment will be able to stand on its own. There were few surprises in the story, which lacked a fair amount of intensity giving it more of a history book or clinical feel to it (especially in the beginning). I would have liked to see more grit when the story moved out of the more Spartan military settings (the potential power struggle on Olympus Prime could have been a story unto itself). Over all, the book is a quick, feel-good story that most will enjoy before fading from memory as it takes its place among other pleasant afternoons.
Finally, there were a few distracting editorial mistakes (where the wrong word spelled correctly appears), but not too bad.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a good book like the story line was fast pace like the out come will be waiting on the sequel.Published on May 1, 2014 by william Washington
I got this piece of dreck while desperate for reading material for a flight and from Amazon suggestion. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Story is a twist on a old plot and fun to read but full of easy to catch grammatical and sentence errors with repetitios story lines.Published on June 1, 2013 by R. Coffel
I really enjoyed the book and want to read the sequel when it comes out. On the other hand, I kept on feeling that if the book had been edited beforehand, it would have been even... Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by J. Westfall
Great concept, but I was unable to read past the first chapter due to the abysmal grammar and sentence structure.
I'd like my money back, please.
The idea is interesting, and I was hoping for a good read, but the book reads like a 10 year old's homework. Read morePublished on June 23, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I read this novel in its entirety so i can honestly say it is rotten all the way through. The author's writing style reminds me of third grade english class, but even then the... Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Robert A. Brahier
The plot for this book was very linear despite an interesting idea. The writing style was also pretty terrible. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Frank
Good plot, however frequent mistakes in grammar, tense, and spelling were quite distracting. Combination of author's mistakes and poor editing took reader's attention away from... Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by K. Wischhusen
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