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K. B. Wagers

Författare till Behind the Throne

9 verk 1,201 medlemmar 74 recensioner 3 favoritmärkta

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Verk av K. B. Wagers

Behind the Throne (2016) 366 exemplar
A Pale Light in the Black (2020) 193 exemplar
After the Crown (2016) 168 exemplar
Beyond the Empire (2017) 129 exemplar
There Before the Chaos (2018) 117 exemplar
Hold Fast Through the Fire (2021) 67 exemplar
The Ghosts of Trappist (2023) 39 exemplar

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Andrew Zack

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Much like the previous one this feels a little bit forced regarding the different permutations and relationships with family and friends. If you're open and tolerant though the rest of the plot remains interesting and insightful. Again a little bit rushed, and perhaps lacking in some of the details that made Hail so much fun. There is a lot going on and we only follow a few characters so many events don't seem to quite get the depth they deserve. Fortunately it looks like the Games won't be making a further appearance, but sadly they're replaced by Jenk's Doge which is gaining capabilities every page. It even has arms now. There's a also an increase in the "Interstitials" which I mostly don't like as they're cutaways to characters we don't engage with in timelines that aren't clear.

The essence is that Ships have been going missing from the Trappist system. It's unclear if humanity has managed to colonize other worlds, but the implication is that they have, and hence unclear again, why we're back on this one. Or why it's the NeoG's job to investigate and then solve the problem. They do have some Navy assistance when they ask for it. The action then skips back and forth between various character's personal problems, the ever-present (but diminishing importance) Games and a couple of different angles around the main quest. I think it's a lack of balance between the characters and the action that I didn't quite get on with. Whether you'll enjoy this depends what you like in your science fiction.

And a fundamental technology plot hole is that a space ships' 'rail gun' fired on the ground will do a lot more than just knock over a few space suits. The principle of magnetic acceleration usually applied to the term doesn't scale down to land war. Wagers has up until now avoided errors like this.

Although I enjoyed a lot of it I'm not sure I'm that interested in reading more of the NeoG, and will wait until Wagers writes in another world.
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reading_fox | 1 annan recension | Jul 20, 2023 |
Breath of fresh air to the books I've been reading set in space.
Different yet comfortably fitting in many ways. I look forward to the rest of the books in the series.
 
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untitled841 | 25 andra recensioner | Jul 3, 2023 |
I am a big KB Wagers fan yet I can't manage this book. Stilted writing. Uninteresting characters. This is not something you will likely want to read.

I received a review copy of this book through NetGalley.com.
 
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Dokfintong | 1 annan recension | Jun 11, 2023 |
I rather liked this. A thriller set in space and on Earth, the NeoG are a cross between the Coastguard and a police force. The daughter of a wealthy but dysfunctional family joins the force rather than her family’s traditional service in the Navy; the family are famous for developing a life-extension treatment. The crew of a NeoG Interceptor stumble on a smuggling ring apparently smuggling countfeit life extension…

A bit rough round the edges; I was reading an eARC but the bones of the story were there and all hung together. Some of the scene transitions were a bit abrupt, and I found the plethora of nicknames a bit confusing.

Recommended.
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Maddz | 9 andra recensioner | Mar 17, 2023 |

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Verk
9
Medlemmar
1,201
Popularitet
#21,369
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
74
ISBN
68
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
3

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