Mission to Moulokin (Icerigger #2) (Project Reread #10)

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This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at WordPress, Blogspot, Booklikes & Librarything by  Bookstooge’s Exalted Permission.

 

 

Title: Mission to Moulokin

Series: Icerigger #2

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 280

Format: Kindle digital edition

 

Project Reread:

I am attempting to reread 10+ books in 2016 that I have rated highly in the past. I am not attempting to second guess or denigrate my younger self in any way but am wanting to compare how my tastes have changed and possibly matured. I am certainly much more widely read now [both in the good and bad quality sadly] than then.

I will hopefully be going into the reasons for any differences of opinions between then and now. If there is no difference of opinion, then it was a hellfire’d fine book!

Links may link to either WordPress, Booklikes or Blogspot, depending on when the original review was.

 

Synopsis: Spoilers

Having survived Tran-ky-ky for a year, Ethan Fortune isn’t that keen on going right back to his planet to planet sales job. He does refuse Collette DuKane’s proposal of marriage but more because he realizes that he’ll resent her power and constant on-the-go lifestyle than because she is fat.

This book is about Ethan, September, Milliken, Hunnar and the Slanderscree trying to put together a Trannish coalition so that Tran-Ky-Ky can be given membership into the Commonwealth. Unfortunately for them, greedy humans, self-serving tran and one particularly insane tran, stand in their way.

On their journey, they discover information that makes it imperative that Tran-Ky-Ky joins the commonwealth, for the good of all Tran the world over.

 

My Thoughts:

Well, this held up to my previous reading

and stayed at 4 stars. I used the link to my review at Booklikes because my original review on blogspot, which has been transferred to wordpress, was a Year by Month list. I wasn’t keeping track online yet and was just using a paper notebook. Once I started online, I had to copy out everything since 2000 and it was easier to do a year at a time instead of each individual book. Just goes to show how my reviewing style has changed and grown over the years:

This was much weaker than Icerigger both in terms of adventure and interesting characters. The already existing characters are pretty static and the new characters who show up are there to either cause problems, be killed off or act as allies, nothing more, nothing less.

On the adventure side of things, it just didn’t grab me the same way. There is a battle at Moulokin that wasn’t nearly as good as the battle between the Horde and the Settlement in Icerigger and the Slanderscree’s overland journey didn’t nearly match up to the journey to Brassmonkey from the previous book. There is still a lot of action, it just wasn’t as good. I can’t pin it down any further than that, sadly.

Overall, while I enjoyed this read and am glad I made it part of my Project Reread, I don’t think I’ll be reading it again. It is time to let this sit and relax with all the other books I’ve read.

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10 thoughts on “Mission to Moulokin (Icerigger #2) (Project Reread #10)

  1. Manuel Antao says:

    Man!! This book also brings back fond memories!! I loved the comparison between the two reviews. When I do this, people tell me sometimes it seems the older review came through a time portal…lol

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I like comparing new and old reviews because it helps remind me that I am not the same person as back then. That idea helps me when dealing with other people, as I have to consciously think that Person X can grow and change as well and I just need to stick around to watch that growth…

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  2. Transhaan says:

    Man, I love the idea behind Project Reread. Especially when it has been over 10 years since you’ve read said book. That’s insane, but pretty awesome. I’d totally embark on such a project in a long, long time. I feel like there’s too many books that I need to check out before starting to reread my favourites already haahha. This series sounds like a lot fun though! 🙂

    – Lashaan

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  3. Loved the early review! I recently looked back on some of my early reviews, too, from back when I thought 2 sentences was enough to make a review.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I know I used to think that I could remember the synopsis for every book, so why bother putting one in? Until I read a review of mine in which I heaped praise on a book and for the life of me I couldn’t remember a single detail about the book. That was a very odd feeling…

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