I might be a little bias because I’ve met the author and he was super nice to me and welcoming when I awkwardly sat with his table at a convention. He bought me rose as part of getting the group drinks. He’s also superbly friendly on twitter!
Anyways, I mention the bias in that I am rare to give out 5 stars, and this is more of a 4.5- but a very positive experience and score overall. I just want to be nice.
I really did enjoy this book once I got into it. Yes, it took a solid 10% or 15%, but once the plot and character introductions were through, I fully enjoyed it, and am excited for the sequel. I was really worried I wouldn’t like it, either!
The downside of me enjoying this book so much in a genre I don’t really read is that this is a pretty short and to the point review. Sorry.
Continue reading “Embers of War is a Humanist space opera with a lot to love”
(Book four, the last one. Book one, two, three).
I just love these characters. Enough I can easily look through various narrative/writing flaws. I love em. I want more of them.
Continue reading “This isn’t really a fair review: I love Apocalypse Array and the LINK angels series so much”
(Book 1 review, Book 2. This is the last book in the trilogy)
Ah, Kneupper. I love this series, I really do. I was so excited for this book, even if the warning signs were all there. And it didn’t suck, really. I had fun. This has always been a guilty pleasure of mine anyways.
But you nearly had it all, you bozo.
Way to blow it.
Continue reading “Adversary would have been better if Kneupper had had the balls to kill off Jesus”
(Book three. Here is two and one.)
All powerful 35-year old unlucky computer hacker, my husband
Genderless polite muslim AI clone of said hacker
Satan with a bad hairstyle
Satan’s girlfriend, a cyborg former-vatican police officer turned anti-christ with an evil AI living in her robo skeleton
Michael the insane homeless Archangel who just wants the best for his bastard daughter
Zionist lesbian criminal with PTSD
How can you not have fun, honestly?”
Continue reading “Messiah Node continues the fantastic, character-driven LINK angel series”
(Book one. Book two is here, book three is here.)
Good, well written, except for the parts where it wasn’t. Vastly better if there weren’t breaks every other chapter to spend time with four cardboard cutouts of soldiers who mission I ultimately do not care for and root against actively. The Perch is interesting though. And I really wanted Jana to mack on some vaguely evil, untrustworthy angels, so there’s that.
Continue reading “They Who Fell has major problems, but also, some pretty sick angels”
(This is about book 3 in a series. Book 1, Valhalla, can be found here. And Book 2, Ragnarök can be found here.)
Three stars is my go to for hard to place books. So, welcome Gu… Guðsríki… Welcome to book Hell.
I had a lot, lot of problems with this book. All of Ari’s ticks in the last books that I could overlook came back in full force, leading to a very long (and very negative review). Buckle in.
Continue reading “Guðsríki’s strengths cannot overcome its weaknesses”