Zegin's Infection (Zegin's Adventures Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : February 26, 2013
- Print length : 34 pages
- File size : 182 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Timothy Trimble; 1st edition (February 26, 2013)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B00BM87Q38
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,686,913 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I had hope for Zegin's Infection. Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying it was a miserable read or anything, cause it wasn't. So, let me clarify that statement: I had hope for it, which is rare, so perhaps I'm biased in my review. You'll have to judge for yourself, because this hope may have caused a glitch in my matrix or something.
Usually I don't have hope for new writers. I see "Introducing" or "First Venture" or anything even remotely like that and I immediately expect a long, tedious exercise of mental rewriting, eye rolling, and sighing heavily. I can't help it; it's a nasty habit I picked up while editing my first publishable novel, which has never been published for the very reason that I'm still reading and perfecting it.
All that having been said, I began Zegin's Infection with a fair amount of trepidation, but also a little bit of hope. (I warned you I was wordy.)
The Nitty Gritty:
Overall, the story was quite good. The premise was good, the character concept was good, and it progressed to it's end as realistically as a Sci-Fi story can. I don't think it would bore the pants off you, nor do I think it would drive you nuts, provided you're forgiving. I say this, not because I know you (because I don't), but because it didn't bore the pants off me. I, however, am not quite as forgiving as the average reader, so the not driving you nuts part is based on knowledge of myself as compared to other readers. Chances are, you're WAY more forgiving than I am, so you're most likely all right.
If you're not a forgiving reader, get over it or don't read it. This author, in my opinion, has serious potential, and the last thing he needs are a lot of nit-picky, armchair English professors slapping low-star ratings on him all because they lack imagination and need everything to be perfect straight out'a the box. I'm warning you, there are issues with consistency in terminology and physics; there are some typos but not gobs, and the phrasing is a little strained in parts but not many. If you can't deal with that, go read something by the same authors you've been reading for the past twenty years. At least that way all the thinking's done for you and you know just what to expect. If you can deal with it, carry on. I think in the end you'll share my opinion.
I'm looking at Zegin's Infection as a pilot episode. I'm hoping future stories will prove me right. I believe Zegin has considerable potential as a protagonist, and it will be interesting to see how Mr. Trimble builds on this endeavour. I believe with a little line editing and some uncomfortable critique this series could become fantastic. For now, it's good, and I look forward to the next installment.
I've heard it said that it takes about twenty years of preparation to become an overnight success. I don't know how long Mr. Trimble has been preparing, but I think he's well on his way to being a successful writer, whether he hits "best seller" status or not. He has the basics down, and writing skills improve with practice. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Though the book is admittedly short, this also seems to be the writer's first foray into publishing, so expect some long paragraphs and a couple of typos here and there, but its pretty clean for the most part. There's not a ton of character development as it focuses more on the situation at hand, but as the planned series goes on, I'm sure we'll hear more about Zegin and how he came to do what it is that he does.
All in all, a great, quick sci-fi read.
While it is not a genre I enjoy reading, it appears to be well written.
If you're into the fantasy of space travel, you'll love this one.