ATLAS 3 (Atlas #3)

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Title: ATLAS 3

Series: Atlas

Author: Isaac Hooke

Rating: 2.5 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 496

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

In a last gasp move, Humanity is sending in the MOTH’s to nuke the brains of the 2 skull ships. If they don’t succeed, humanity is doomed.

And more aliens.

 

My Thoughts:

I read over my review for ATLAS 2 before writing this and felt that I could almost copy/paste that review for this book. Too long, too many acronyms explained in the moment and not worth your money.

With that being said, I think the action was better this time around even while being described blow by blow. I didn’t feel like my time was wasted, but it did get close. The ending was satisfactory but I don’t think I’ll be reading any more by Hooke as his writing just doesn’t do it for me.

If you’re looking for good military scifi, this is adequate. I would recommend Evan Currie or Marko Kloos over this though.

ATLAS 2 (Atlas #2)

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Title: ATLAS 2

Series: Atlas

Author: Isaac Hooke

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 482

 

 

Synopsis:

The Super Duper Aliens are back and they want Humanity enthralled.

How do you fight a multi-dimensional being that can take over people?

 

My Thoughts:

This was too long. That really sums things up. In many ways, the suspense, the tenseness was negated by the almost journal like writing. I much prefer reading from an omniscient narrator viewpoint instead of from the characters’ view.

Also, a glossary is so the author can use acronyms to their heart’s content without interrupting the flow of the story. If you feel that you’ll lose your audience by using acronyms and not explaining RIGHT THAT SECOND, then you’re doing it wrong.

I enjoyed the first book, this one was ok. I’ll be reading the third, but don’t have high hopes. That is sad.

And once again, WHY is this series called ATLAS when the robots called Atlas’s aren’t much of the story? This story is about the special forces known as MOTHS. While I’m nitpicking, why in the world ATLAS 2? Come on!!!!!!! Show a tiny bit of imagination.

Not a bad book or story, just needs some serious work by a professional. So worth your time if you like military SF and you can pick it up for free. Otherwise, stay clear. It’s not good enough to pay money for.

ATLAS (Atlas #1)

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Title: ATLAS

Series: Atlas #1

Author: Isaac Hooke

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 391

 

Synopsis:

The United States Military is now made up of emigrants. We follow a main character who was planning on being caught as he applies for the hardest, most hardcore of the branches. The first 2/3 of the book is about his training.

The last 1/3 is about a mission to a new galaxy to a planet that has gone silent, completely silent. The threat they find could be the last thing Humanity ever deals with.

 

My Thoughts:

Pretty good book for an indie that goes on for 200+ pages about boot camp, even if it is a kick ass boot camp. I enjoyed reading about the breaking down and building back up of the men.

The SFF adventure side of things was pretty cool too. Creatures that can just take out whole armored platoons and ghost’y things that can possess machinery? It was fun!

It should have been shortened though, simply to show that Hooke could tell this story as a master instead of just a competent.

The ATLAS that gives this book and series its name is a mech and sadly, barely gets much face time at all. Maybe in the next book? As for that, while Hooke is now on my radar, I won’t be rushing out and buying ATLAS 2 [or ATLAS 3. Sorry, but some originality for titles would have been appreciated].