Deathstalker Honor (Deathstalker #4)

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Title: Deathstalker Honor

Series: Deathstalker

Author: Simon Green

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 532

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

Lionstone has been deposed and now all the factions must decide how to proceed.

The Maze group keep getting sent off on missions to keep them out of the way because politicians are always politicians and act like slime no matter what.

Owen still believes he can make a difference without taking over.

“Something” is in the Darkzone and is making even the AI’s afraid.

 

My Thoughts:

This book is where I stop reading this series. I will not read books that depict homosexuality as good and normal. God calls it a sin and hence, so do I.

Besides that, this was tedious. I felt like I was reading a Dragon Ball Z novel with the characters constantly groaning and reaching new Power Levels and doing new and amazing things. And Owen still whines. I mean whines like a dog that has been hit with a roll of paper. Whine, whine, whine, whine.

Deathstalker War (Deathstalker #3)

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Title: Deathstalker War

Series: Deathstalker

Author: Simon Green

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 532

Format: Kindle

 

 

Synopsis:

The time for Rebellion is NOW! With 2 more missions under their belt, the Rebellion moves things into high gear and begins its assault on the Empress herself.

Owen must decide if he will be a Force to be Reckoned With after the dust settles or just a historian again.

 

My Thoughts:

This was a lot of fun. 2 battles where the Empire is attacking its enemies and 1 battle right on Golgotha [the home asteroid/planet of the Imperial Court] between the Empire and the Rebellion.

That is a lot of fighting, and it was good.

This book wraps up the rebellion against the Empire and is a good place to stop if you’ve been on the line about these books. You get some resolution and a clear cut ending. For those of us who want to keep going, there are still all the Aliens, AI of Shub, Hadenmen and other boogly-wooglies to keep us interested.

This series has been a good pulp read more than anything so far. Nothing excellent stands out but on the flipside, nothing bad or negative sticks out as well. I am ok with the majority of my reads being like that.

 

Deathstalker Rebellion (Deathstalker #2)

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Title: Deathstalker Rebellion

Series: Deathstalker

Author: Simon Green

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 510

 

 

 

Synopsis:

The first crack in the Empire has appeared. Now it is up to Owen Deathstalker and Company to turn that crack into a full blown crumbling.

And the aliens are wicked bad ass.

Can, and Should, Owen and Co. start a rebellion now? But how can they not?

 

My Thoughts:

Owen Deathstalker was a very small part of this book. He was the pinky in the handful of characters. Everyone else seemed to play a bigger part than him.

I enjoyed this, but the never ending succession of seat of your pants adventures actually got tiring, as I followed Character 1 through a harrowing adventure and then before I could catch my breath, I was swept up into Character 2’s adventure, times 5. It just felt too long.

Whatever.

 

Deathstalker (Deathstalker #1)

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Title: Deathstalker

Series: Deathstalker

Author: Simon Green

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 531

 

 

Synopsis:

Took this from the book page itself:

Owen Deathstalker, last of his line, is a quiet man, a historian, remote from the stench of corruption and intrigue surrounding the Iron Throne at the head of the galaxy-spanning, tyrannical Empire. And then, inexplicably, Deathstalker is outlawed, forced to flee from one end of the Empire to the other. And as he does so, he discovers that resistance is growing, everywhere, to the Iron Bitch on the Iron Throne.

That is actually a really good summary.

 

My Thoughts:

Space Opera! Pure, unalloyed, unadulterated, unashamed, Space Opera!

Corrupt Human Empire. Telepaths, other ESP’ers, clones, all without rights. Feuding lords. Rebels and Rebellion. Laser guns AND swords.

And just to make sure this was completely over the top, a spaceship that was also a stone castle. A Castle, In Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

This was just fun to read. I did have to laugh, as the cover said something like “huge novel” or something [this was originally published in ’95] and it was just over 500 pages.

Story-wise, this moved along very nicely from viewpoint to viewpoint and kept things fresh. Solid writing and good ideas made for a very good start to this series. And the revelations along the way promise to make the future books interesting as well.

I’m very satisfied with my read of this.