Warrior: En Garde
Battletech: Warrior #1
Epub, 388 Pages
I was really looking forward to Stackpole’s writing and hoping he would make this universe interesting. Unfortunately, this did nothing for me either.
I just won’t be reading any more I guess.I will probably not be reading any more in the mechwarrior series. I’ll keep them in my library, but not on my reader. The blow by blow mech fights did nothing for me, I couldn’t connect with the characters, and the multiple storylines were just wicked confusing.
The New World
Age of Discovery #3
The trilogy finishes, very quickly in my opinion. The problem I had with this series were the massive number of side characters, names/places/thing/positions in italics[which made them somehow special?] and he just wrapped everything up in 2 chapters. I was hoping for something a little more drawn out. Oh well. I’ll still be buying it.
Perchance to Dream and Other Stories
a series of short stories. Some interesting. Had one about the Dream Raids in The Dragoncrown War Cycle and one from Talion:Revenant. The 2 that stood out in a badway were one that told about the 4th Magi, who raised Judas, and one about God getting sick of everything and allowing all the other gods to make their play on earth, from the perspective of Loki and the Norse gods. Very mixed opinion.
Age of Discovery #2
sequel to A Secret Atlas. Very interesting, but crowded. Follows at least 4 different subgroups, can be a bit confusing. He took some from Eyes of Silver with names and some reincarnation ideas. Overall tho? Thoroughly enjoying it! Much better than his DragonCrownWar cycle.
89 / 5 Stars
I was reading it this time to answer specific questions from someone. Forced me to pay attention to much smaller details. It still held up like gold. This is a good book.
That “someone” turned out to be my future/now wife 😀
Once a Hero
87 / 4 Stars
it got bumped down 2 points simply because I have matured. Still an excellent story, but now that I’m a tiny bit older, and have read more, it isn’t so without blemishes as I thot at first blush.
A Secret Atlas
The Age of Discovery #1
85 / 3 stars
instead of his medieval Europe type, we get a more eastern flavor, and some south american thrown in. Very enjoyable, but why do some main characters always seem to die? I didn’t enjoy that aspect.
Eyes of Silver
85 / 4 stars
a standalone novel. Interesting mix of religion and fantasy and mecha. Engaging but not a must read at all in my opinion.
The Grand Crusade
The Dragoncrown War #3
83 / 2stars
a disappointing end to the series. It wasn’t bad or anything, but it just lacked something. It didn’t finish strong and just kind of wound down.
An Enemy Reborn
Realms of Chaos #2
Michael Stackpole & William Wu
79 / 1 Star
not originally by stackpole. he simply expanded and polished. it shows. not his style in plot, characters, etc