- File Size: 2314 KB
- Print Length: 205 pages
- Publication Date: January 20, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B795UUS
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Omega Rising (Omega Force Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The writing of Omega Rising is surprisingly clear of Grammatical errors (I noticed only two instances in the entire novel, and they were both minor at worst), while at the same time being rich and interesting. The main characters are fully fleshed out, some of the ones we meet later in the novel seem a bit one-dimensional, however that is mostly because they are introduced late in the novel and are not given enough time to grow and evolve. As to the plot, it is definitely the strongest point of this novel, being full of action, intrigue and of course as Joss Whendon once so aptly put,"sudden but inevitable betrayal". Deetz's sarcastic humor and Jason's snarky replies serve to keep the novel light and humorous while still maintaining a serious plot. Overall Omega Rising is a surprisingly cohesive and well written novel, it is unfortunately, and lamentably, short at only about 200 pages.(Although to be honest, I consider books with fewer than 700 pages to be short)
Omega Rising takes you on an adventure much like Firefly, a trip thought the wild frontier of galactic civilization where you stay alive only by relying on your wits and carrying a big gun.
I enjoyed Omega Rising Immensely and will definitely buy the following novels in the series.
Now, with that said, I just got done reading Omega Rising and it is one of those rare books that I just could not put down and I read the darn thing in basically one reading. I greatly enjoyed this book, I really like the characters that are being formed and look forward to reading more about them as Joshua has them evolve. I gave this book a rating of 5 as I really do think this book deserves it. I highly recommend this book for an afternoon of very enjoyable reading, whether sitting by the fire in the winter or just sitting on the beach soaking in the summer sun. Do yourself a favor and read this book. Thank you sir for the enjoyable read and I look forward to reading the rest of the adventures you have in store for this crew.
I was a huge fan of ‘The Black Fleet Trilogy’ and as a result thought I should try Omega Rising, even though it is a different style of Sci-Fi, and I was not disappointed.
The main character, Jason Burke, has a somewhat interesting past, as a soldier that worked for a combat/medic insertion team, working closely with different military units. As a result, he has seen a lot of action, and this has left him with some mental scars. He is up in the mountains, recovering from these, and some other personal issues, at a cabin he was left by his parents, when a strange ship ‘crashes’ nearby. Being the inquisitive type, and someone who is trained to help, he investigates, and thus begins an incredible and amazing adventure.
I don’t want to give too much away, but needless to say, the ship did not crash, and it's not of this Earth, and it leads Jason on one amazing ride.
Dalzelle likes his action, and likes to entertain his readers, and this is what this book is all about, pure entertainment.
There are also some awesome technical designs for ships, weapons, as well as the aliens involved in the story.
Those that have read the ‘Black Fleet’ series know that Dalzelle gives some awesome descriptions of his ships, and puts real effort into the design and creation of those ships beforehand, bringing them to life for the reader. This adds a real depth to the story, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the universe he creates and add an extra layer of enjoyment. For this particular story, that level of detail carries over to his characters as well, all of which are not human. As such, we get to read about a variety of different species, all in nice detail. And it's this detail that makes a difference to the story. There are a lot of other books about that do have a similar theme, but attention to detail, a decent story line, good characters, these are the things that make Dalzelle’s books standout.
As for his characters, there are a variety of characters, each with their own distinct personality that he has taken the time to develop. This creates an amusing amount of dialogue throughout the story.
Overall, there were some parts that I could see what was coming, but I didn’t mind as this was a really enjoyable book, and I know that this is the starter for the rest of the series as well. As such, it is easy to understand why some things happened in a particular way.
I am sure there will be some criticism of a couple of points (why do they all breathe the same air?) but sometimes it's easier to just let these things go. At least Dalzelle actually took the time to address multiple of these issues, with clever answers and plot twists to a variety of these type of questions that are normally left unanswered, or just ignored by most writers, and it was both creative and a surprising change without giving too much away again.
This is a fantastic start to the series and one that I will eagerly be reading the remainder of.
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