We Will Build (Kurtherian Gambit #8) ★★★☆½

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Title: We Will Build
Series: Kurtherian Gambit #8
Author: Michael Anderle
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF
Pages: 356
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

Things are REALLY starting to move. A Forsaken from Asia pops her head up to cause problems and Bethany Ann and her Chosen smack her down so hard it’s not even funny. Michael and BA hook up. The Analyst woman from the previous book realizes she is the dupe for a super black agency and asks BA and Company for help. Said Black Agency realizes something is going on at the former military base and sends in a spy. Who gets captured by some vamp guards and everything he knows is dragged out of him.

The scientists are planning for a moon base and buy some land in a South American country that never participated in any legal agreements about Space. Therefore the shell company doesn’t have to worry about any superpowers making legal claims. They send a bunch of sealed containers into space to make the first Moon base and televise it. BA’s way of letting the world know her Company exists. Also a way to draw in more manpower. BA is also thinking about making more vamps as regular humans just can’t handle everything she needs handled.

ADAM begins taking down malicious hackers and working on a way to stop the Chinese dead in the water, as they have backdoors all over the world.

 

My Thoughts:

Much better than the previous book. No crap at the end of the book.

This wasn’t so much a book as I think of it, with a beginning, middle and end like a traditional novel. This was a very long chapter in the saga of Bethany Ann. It’s what happens when writers go “serial”. Not necessarily a bad thing but something to be aware of.

Time is something that I did notice that wasn’t handled real well. A character makes a reference about something that happened early and uses the words “years ago”. While it was true, almost no thought is given to how time passes and so it becomes a non-starter for the reader. It does make it feel like everything is happening within a month, even as you know it is physically impossible.

My final complain, before I start on the positives, is how BA is gathering power to herself and the author excuses her tyranny (and trust me, it IS tyranny) is how good and wonderful she is. There are no checks and balances. BA is the ultimate Mary Sue and she’ll never have a bad day or kill people wrongly or do anything wrong, thus it is ok that she’s the End and All for any decision. I realize this is fiction, but ignoring human nature so blatantly is a bit off putting. I would certainly oppose her if she was a real person with that kind of power. Every imperfect Power needs a Check of equal power. And since she’s sexing it up with Michael, no one else is even close to being able to keep her accountable.

On to the good stuff.

I really liked the whole space/moonbase side of things. Showing the world they exist and are making a run to colonize the moon was great. It also opens up writing options for Anderle. He can now use shadow’y government agencies from the world over to be the new bad guys since BA has basically taken down every Forsaken. I hope we get some more creditable bad guys, as the Forsaken have been steamrolled in every instance.

Speaking of steamrolling, the action scenes were once again pretty good. Anderle might not write the best fighting scenes ever, but he writes what people who are reading this kind of book are looking for. I was satisfied.

After the last book where I questioned if I could continue the series this book brought me back on track and I foresee no problems as long as things stay at this level.

★★★☆½

 

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18 thoughts on “We Will Build (Kurtherian Gambit #8) ★★★☆½

  1. savageddt says:

    Glad you are still finding this oke to read so deep in.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wait. Space vampires? That could be interesting.

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  3. Ola G says:

    I’m glad you still enjoy them. To me everything about these books screams STAY AWAY!! 😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bookstooge says:

      😀
      If I hadn’t already been following someone who’d read and reviewed them all, so I knew what I was getting into, I’m not sure what my feelings would be to be honest.

      If it says stay away to you, listen to your gut. While I’m enjoying these, I’d not recommend them to anyone else.

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  4. This sounds pretty decent and it’s nice to see how it saved you from abandoning it all too. I also find it interesting that you would have liked an equal but opposite force to challenge her here. I find that there are more stories out there that puts a “lesser and not equal” being up against a tyrant to challenge her more often than an equal. 😮

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    • Bookstooge says:

      The “underdog” has really become the way writers make a hero. In all honesty, it makes for a much better story than 2 massive behemoths clashing 😀

      I’m pretty sure that the aliens humanity is going to run up against are pretty “equal” but that is a ways off and I might be remembering the reviews wrong.

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  5. Oh gosh I’m instantly put off by any mention of a Mary Sue- it’s one of the most irritating things to read!!

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