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Stargate Atlantis: Angelus: SGA-11 Mass Market Paperback – January 25, 2009
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But there were two things that quite didn't click for me:
a) All the technical jargon. Sometimes dumbing it down serves the story better. Some parts were a bit hard to follow for someone without a background in physics.
b) Sam Carter was without any doubt the main character of the whole story. John and Rodney were reduced to supporting characters, Teyla had one big scene and Ronon was background material (even the author's original characters had bigger parts). I missed the team terribly, the interaction between the main four: John, Rodney, Teyla and Ronon.
To sum it up, a very good, action-filled tie-in. But I miss the female touch of the previous books, the focus on the relationships between the characters.
Also, my two favorite characters, McKay and Sheppard, were relegated to bit parts, and had very little interaction when they did appear. The story was told mostly from the alternating viewpoints of Samantha Carter and Colonel Ellis of the Apollo.
And all of it in that oddly-sized font used in all of the Fandemonium Stargate novels, which is just a little too small. Or maybe the lines are spaced a little too closely together. Whatever. Maybe some of their books are worth getting eyestrain over; it's not this one.
The story was interesting, but wasn't really "stargate-like" to me. Change the names of the key player and the city, and you have any other sci-fi/horror book off the shelf.
A golden mask is focused on early in the book and made to seem as a very important item, and then never mentioned again.
A highly technical stranger is in Atlantis that is not trusted, yet Carter sends Sheppard and McKay off on a mission that could have been handled by just about anyone else?
At one point the book gives a view of the replicators disgust for non-replicator kind, yet they create the protagonist in this storyline?
Atlantis is portrayed to be damaged almost to the point of being condemned, yet everyone acts like 2-3 weeks and it'll be as is nothing ever happened to the city.
Where do they get the supplies to rebuild what was apparently at least a quarter of the city. A city made from some special kind of metal and embedded with all sorts of ancients technology. Not really believable.
Ronon Dex. Based on the other reviews, I'm the only one who was really bugged that the author referred to Ronon as "Dex" through-out the whole book.
At first, I figured, "Okay.. he's using everyone's last names, but c'mon, he's always called Ronon in the show", and then he calls Teyla... Teyla...
Every time I read something like "Dex said this" or "she could hear Dex" I wanted to cross out Dex and write in Ronon.
What I did like, Dr. Radek Zelenka had a good appearance in this book, I always wanted to see him come out of McKay's shadow a bit.
Also, like I said earlier, the story was interesting.
I've read worse.
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this book wasn't as exciting as the others I have read. but I do love Stargate Atlantis and SG-1Published 21 months ago by Teri Carlson
Really enjoyed this story. I had a tough time putting it down. It did remind me of some horror/scifi movies and books but it was well written and enjoyable.Published on July 19, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I've read the book twice since I received the Kindle version and I thought it was pretty good both times, The characterizations were what one might expect after seeing the show and... Read morePublished on June 17, 2014 by newsgirl
easy read it followed tv characters well. I could visualize the storyline easily. Was especially a page Turner at the endPublished on March 14, 2014 by mrsc
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I enjoyed this book. If you're a fan of Stargate you won't be disappointed picking this book up. Try it out.Published on February 27, 2013 by Darin
BAD BOOK. Characters were not even close to what was in the show. So much profanity. Very offensive. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by deborah j baize
The author is great - he builds the scene so perfectly with his words. You can see, hear, feel everything that he wants you to. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by amyg