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No superheroes nor anything supernatural (thus far, at least.) Expect merely ordinary people - you and me, as it were - caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Plots are character-driven, and the characters themselves are complex and often contradictory.
I aim to appeal to the reader who has an ample sense of humor and an appreciation for irony. You can expect adventure and romance, but graphic violence and sex are at a minimum - think PG or PG-13 at most - and suitable for mature youths as well as adults.
on Feb. 21, 2016 :
Very enjoyable read
Enjoyed the mystery and the chemistry between two main characters at the beginning of it, and the adrenaline rush you get from reading the action scenes, and the dialogue.
The writing is so good ,so engaging that you end up fearing for the lives of our heroes and heroines. It was amazing how the author takes you from the fighting mode and struggling to survive situations, to settling down and romantic mode, just to take us back to some more action. The action scenes as well as the semi quiet scenes back at the village were very well written, same with the dialogue, it makes you want to read on just to see what will happen next.
In this book, as in all of Alanye's books, there is always something new to learn and to know more about , whether it's about weaponry, hunting, mining or even some enjoyable history and astronomy lessons. I really like it and can't wait for the sequel for more adventures and sweet romance. Highly recommended.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
on Aug. 30, 2015 :
The thing that stands out about this book is that it doesn't beat you over the head with the bizarre - you could be on the Yorkshire moors or somewhere until the goblins come along. The characters (very believable) have all the ordinary human failings as well as virtues. The technical bits, especially the spaceship, convinced me, though admittedly I can't even drive a car. The point is, the story interests because the characters do - you care about what happens to them as you don't with many lesser fantasy novels. I'm sure if we ever found ourselves in space it would be like this and this is how we'd react to it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)