on Dec. 13, 2017 :
J.P. Jackson knows how to write a very exciting style. There is action throughout the novel. On the other hand, his characters and their fate are not plausible. Twice in my life I broke a collarbone and it lasted years until I could use that shoulder for work. Twice my nose was broken and I still can't breathe freely and never will. The heroes of that story have to endure such injuries, also loss of a finger etc. practically every day and continue figthing, flying (clambered to the outside of a space shuttle to where there is no oxygen they could breathe) and other nonsense.
If you love excessive violence, this book is for you. On a day-to-day-basis, there are heads crushed and the brains flying out of the ears, the hero is eaten by huge worms and coming out undamaged, tongues are ripped out at a mass basis etc.
The author is gifted and able to write a exciting story. He's not so able to write correct spelling. It's always somethin like "most of the ghouls where startled" instead of "were", "as he past Taylor a glass of scotch" instead of "passed", "The straining priests pushed sacks passed Bull's woman" instead of "past", "The general senses a lack of disrespect" (instead either "lack of respect" or "senses disrespect"), "in a cue of slaves" instead of "queue", "General Apophis ... wants you to bare witness to the death of everyone" ("bear witness"), so some parts are not understandable unless the reader is able to imagine what is the sound of the wrong written word and which words sound alike and make sense. Knowing one's own mother language is a matter of quality for an author who wants to sell his work.
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on May 7, 2017 :
Book started off well but then got a bit silly, and I almost stopped reading it because the villains were a bit unbelievable and it was just too 'over the top'. However, I did like the lead character and I like time travel SF, and I wanted to know how it ended so I persevered. I was glad I did. Whilst still not my cup of tea, the story did grip me and I did enjoy it. If you like SF with time travel and unbelievable villains, then this will be right up your street. If you like believable aliens then this won't be for you, but if you can put that prejudice to one side then the book is a really good read.
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