- File Size: 1551 KB
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Publication Date: September 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F4MHDWM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,361,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is the second in the series and the reader is dropped right into the action. Although the author says it can be read as a standalone, I believe a reader would be much more comfortable with the work if she had more of the background and got to know them a little first.
The story is told in first person from Clark's point of view, and so we get to see and know what he does. There's no backstory to ease you into who these people are and there are times he's switching from place to place without any transition--which got a little confusing.
I did manage to figure out what was going on, although I never felt as connected to the characters as I could have--again, I think, due to the fact that I have not read the first book.
Even with that, though, I became interested enough in the action that I wanted to continue to read the book. I enjoyed learning about the two different races Clark encountered and the lessons he learned in that. The space battle scenes were full of action--and I could actually see this as a movie, filmed from the hero's POV.
There are some surprising developments that I did not see coming, and there's another book coming. I'm interested enough in the series, even with the difficulties caused by not having read the first book, to want to know what happens next. And, I will make sure I've read the first one before that time comes.
The worlds in these tales are imaginative and well detailed, with a sort of Lost in Space feel and old fashioned innocence. "That sounds so cool, a galactic war," Clark thinks to himself during a Twins/White Sox game, but cool may be in the eye of the beholder.
Story and characters have the feel of those early-days adventure games, when computers were young. Characters collect resources, persuade allies, solve a mystery or two... It's all fairly light hearted with visually detailed environments, informative dialog, plenty of humor, and a main character who simultaneously amuses and annoys. And there’s sure to be more.
Disclosure: I was given an early free copy and I offer my honest review