on March 10, 2017 :
I saw on Goodreads that Lokians 2 had just been re-released and the cover was super cool, so I went looking for the first title, Beyond the end of the World, Lokians 1. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was quite impressed. Beyond the End of the World reads like a Mass Effect video game, and being a gamer girl, I loved every minute of it, from the smexy Riley O'Hara to the gruesome, drool dripping Lokians, I was hooked.
There's a ton of action, and at times there's a ton of dialogue and exploration. It's the kind of balance you want in a book. From frozen, inhospitable, alien planets to sterile ships with freaky aliens, everything in the book was balanced.
In short, the Navy discovers some alien beacons. Then, they make contact with a race known as Thewls. The Thewls tell the Humans that there are dangerous aliens called Lokians, and the Thewls want to help the Humans in case of an impending Lokian attack, only thing is, the Thewls want something from earth.
They think that their old benefactors have something to do with Humans, but O'Hara and the crew talks the Thewls into searching elsewhere, and what they find is something both amazing and astonishing. If you like scifi, or if you just like to read period, I recommend Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1. Awesome.
(review of free book)
on Jan. 23, 2017 :
Let my start off by saying that I already read and reviewd a Lokians story, but now that story makes more sense. Apparently there's a Lokians novel, which should probably be read first.
Captain O'Hara of Earth Navy leads a team to a planet, an alien planet the military wants to colonize. First the crew finds some old alien tech. The tech leads them to make first contact with a race called Thewls, which are unlike any aliens I've ever heard of. Really good job there.
Then these guys from The Bureau show up, which I guess they're supposed to be the MIB? Anyway, O'Hara and the crew team up with the Thewls because the humans are scared the Lokians, the Star Ship Trooper type aliens, are going to attack, and the Thewls want some help in finding a race called the travelers, which reminded my of Star Trek. So everyone gets together and when they search for the travelers on planet which happens to be in Earth's solar system, think Nibiru or PLanetX, they find something, but they run into the Lokians, which aren't just big nasty bugs, they're also spliced with other alien tech, so they like obliterate any opposition.
So, O'Hara and crew manage to kill off some of the Lokians, recover some alien tech that points to where the travelers went, and off they go again in search of the travelers.
Basically, it's a lot of run and gun type action. If you played Mass Effect, I think you'll like Lokians. It was really well written, and one thing I've noticed since reading books by Dennis is that all of his characters are completely different people, it's like they have their own mannerisms and ways of speaking. This isn't something I;ve run across too much before, which leads me to question why this book was self published.
Anyway, loved it, looking forward to the next, and I'll be going back to check out some of the other Lokian short stories.
(review of free book)