Medusa: A Tiger by the Tail
Four Lords of the Diamond #4
4 of 5 Stars
This was a really good wrap up for the series.
Spoilers ahead, read at your own risk [I refuse to use the spoiler tag to HIDE anything]
I did feel that the Medusan agent got the short end of the literary stick, as Chalker not only had to tell his story, but also wrap up the series.
That being said, it was a great ride. I had remembered that aliens were involved [and we are told that from Book 1], but I had completely forgotten that it turns out that we are dealing with 2 alien species!
Chalkers extrapolates where humanity might go, and I could see this leading directly into Neal Asher’s Polity Universe. that would be cool 😀
Charon: A Dragon at the Gate
Four Lords of the Diamond #3
3 of 5 Stars
Well, I think it is official. I only like Chalker’s Four Lords of the Diamond, everything else of his that I’ve read has been blase to bleh.
So what makes this different? It has many of the same themes as his other books. I think part of it is that I read this back in highschool and it made an impression on me, and it has stuck.
Also, who wouldn’t want to have an idealized body made by your mate while you get to make her body to suit you?
Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold
Four Lords of the Diamond #2
Jack L. Chalker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
…Robots in disguise
That actually pretty much sums up this whole book. Ok, maybe not QUITE, but where Lilith dealt with ‘magic’, Cerberus deals with mind switching. And we get some pretty cool ideas and actions that come from that ability.
And the Agent is being affected by his clones, which makes him more than just a mouthpiece for the story to be told through. Which is good 🙂
Lilith: A Snake in the Grass
Four Lords of the Diamond #1
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Having read the paperbacks in highschool, I bought the hardcover omnibus edition in college and I must have read it then, because I KNOW I’ve read this series at least twice, but I have no record of it after 2000 [which is when I started keeping track of the books I read].
Anyway. This was a nice light, fast, action-oriented scifi novel about aliens, cloning, etc, etc.