Valkyrie Rising (On Silver Wings Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Conversely, there was some odd editing to these books that actually left entire words out of sentences. For instance, this is a line from book 6:
"They'd apparently able to gain ground after the Poland had thinned the defenders deeper inside the city,..."
Another weird edit was using the wrong preposition: "..as she climbed her Titan back to its feet and disgustedly tossed away the ruined pulse cannon she'd be using."
You'll find this in all the books and it can be a bit annoying but, for me, not sufficient to detract a star. Only to bemoan the degradation of the English language in the hands of millennials and social media.
There was a lot of math/physics, as well, but not so overwhelming or key to the plot that you need to either understand it or spend too much time trying to figure it out. For me, could be true I don't know, I don't need it to be but it sure would be cool if it is.
In "Valkyrie Rising", the good guys have begun to recover from the initial encounters with the aliens and send another fleet to push back. MSGT Sorilla is sent back to Hayden's World and the further information about the aliens is uncovered. On the ground and in space, mighty battles take place. I especially enjoyed the short respite at the start of the book when Sorilla is at home with her father; it humanized her character and made her more sympathetic for me.
This is a very good read, just short of being a great one. Don't miss it.
I'd like to read more by this author, but I really hope he'll take the time to polish and streamline the writing.
If you are looking for a book with a high adventure value, then this book is for you.
As with the first installment, I loved everything about this book. Master Sargent Sorilla delivered a perfect symmetry between being both wise and fierce in battle as she was intense and clever for strategy and logistics.
The plot was remarkably solid, interesting and fun, the story just seem to completely zip by. I was so thoroughly entertained, I hardly put this book down. In addition, I loved the nice treat of seeing the conflict through the aliens' perspective.
I highly recommend this book to fellow SF fans and also recommend to fellow dark urban fantasy readers who are interested in a good space-opera and not a space romance. I can't wait for the release of the next book in the series The Valhalla Call due out summer 2012.
I also recommend:
Legacy (The Mystic Saga)
Return to Dakistee (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 8)
Mech 1: The Parent (Imperium Series)
Night Veil (Indigo Court)
Space Trippers Book 1: Trippin'
In On Silver Wings, the aliens had better weapons and brushed aside the United Solarian Fleet's missiles. Hayden seemed like a lost cause- except that the colonists could not be evacuated, and if the antagonists were going to fight, it was better there. Now, the USF has better ships and new tactics. On planet, the aliens introduce new SF characters called Sentinels.
About halfway through, the forces meet. With Aida on the ground, intense action will follow. If anything, the last chapters move fastest. I like it better than other Kindle offerings I have read- it is well edited but not bogged down in technology.
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