This book is entertaining, but uninvolving, primarily due to the total lack of reasonably correct English grammar and the garbling of many common sayings in English. I was unable to finish reading it. After about 25% I could no longer continue reading while having to insert all the pronouns and rework the tenses of virtually every sentence. The story appears sound and interesting but the misuse of the English language and the lack of any proper editing makes it impossible to recommend this book.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly. As a space opera it is full of cliches and fun references that for me only enhance the presentation. Classic characters and well thought out strategies make it interesting and engaging to read. For those who don't like the simplicity try another genre, this is space opera in the classic manner. Can't wait for book 2!
Just finished this one and looking forward to the finale of the trilogy. Excellent characterizations seem to be the hallmark of this author. The story is strong if a little too mysterious for me at times. The only thing I could criticize is the unrelenting vicious sadistic streak that runs strongly through almost every character in the book. It just makes it a little unreal for me, though given the circumstances of the book I suppose it could actually be realistic.
Excellent work! This was all about FUN and it succeeded on a gazillion levels. Excellent editting job too, definitely a much more professional presentation than the majority of
stuff we see. Anxiously awaiting Midge's next adventure!
Great story, great characters, exciting technology, and horror elements jammed into an action-packed package. On top of that, a TRUE hero with true human qualities and concern for the effect of his actions on others, even the bad guys. Refreshing and much better than the average novel/movie where the good guys can't be distinguished from the bad guys any more. Find a publisher!
An interesting mix of traditional fantasy with a science fiction edge thrown in. The telling of the tale by a somewhat peripheral character works well. The characters quickly become people (beings?) you care about and the plot moves ahead briskly and smoothly, pulling the reader headlong into this fascinating world. Great read!