on May 4, 2012 :
Great read, loved the style, loved the characters.
Left me quite wanting for more, in a good way.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on May 2, 2012 :
This is best read after playing the game that these stories revolve around but I'm sure even if you have not played the game's you will understand it quite well. The supposed 'ending' is interesting but leaves room for more content so by all means...WRITE MORE!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Jan. 24, 2012 :
First off great read. Lots of good story angles. Second the last story is a perfect prolog. Third, please tell us that your gonna continue with this!
(reviewed 62 days after purchase)
on Jan. 14, 2012 :
I unfortunatly have nothing to add that has not been said in other reviews.
very nice book.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
on Jan. 2, 2012 :
From the same author that brought you the 'Flexible Survival' game. David goes further in-depth on both the three factions and how the world became what it was.
Four Characters, three of which are the ideal personalities for the three factions. Zephyr Inc, Rsx, and the Prometheans.
Every character was portrayed differently, with emotions that created a bond between the reader. You feel what they felt.
Very well written as a whole, an easy, yet interesting and exciting read. You can't put this book 'down'!
The implementation of familiar faces from the game to the supporting characters is a pleasant surprise as well, further aiding in the reader's immersion.
The backgrounds/ideals of all three factions shine through brilliantly with each individual. Something that is not easily done with switching points of view between multiple, and quite different, characters.
The only reason I give a 4/5, is because I believe David could have gone more in depth on certain details, such as the 'visual' aspects in this novel. Though it is a minor deduction, it doesn't deter from the feel and overall quality of this novel.
Worth every penny, and then some. I recommend this book for both those who play the game, and those fresh to the series as well. Either way, you are sure to fully enjoy the read.
Two thumbs - way up!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 26, 2011 :
Got the book as a gift for christmas, and I have to say it's worth every penny that anyone spends on it.
The whole novel stays firmly in the unique tone of FS. It reads fast and easy, it flows well, and each character has its own unique voice and attitude. I never got mixed up, even with three transitions between POVs, and even in rapid dialogue.
The violence and other rating-getting details were charmingly understated in a way that teased me just enough with a good taste, but stayed appropriate for casual reading.
It's a wonderful treat for folks who are already familiar with the FS world, and I think it could be a valuable tool for newer folk who're trying to get into the lore. I'd recommend this to anyone who plays FS or is looking to get into it, or who wants a good furry read!
TL;DR review: MARP!
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)