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War in Heaven (Veteran #2)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  234 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
The sequel to 'Veteran' sees an unlikely hero make an even more unlikely return to take the reader back into a vividly rendered bleak future. But a bleak future where there are still wonders: man travelling out into the universe, Bladerunneresque cities hanging from the ceilings of vast caverns, aliens that we can barely comprehend.
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Gollancz
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Христо Блажев
Jun 11, 2016 Христо Блажев rated it really liked it
Война в небесата за контрол над Земята:

През юни 2013 г. писах за страхотната милитаристична фантастика “Ветеран”, чието продължение “Война в небесата” очаквах с огромно нетърпение и най-сетне то излезе в края на май. В първата книга глобалната конспирация на Кликата бе разкрита, войната с извънземните приключи безславно, но зловещите кукловоди успяха да избягат с мощна флота към земните колонии край други звезди. За кратко време те се развиват изключителн
Sep 21, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Matrix or Call of Duty, Anyone who likes gritty books.
Really good book. Left me a bit confused at parts, and perhaps not so much action as there was in Veteran. At times seems to be a bit slow but it's not long until something is happening again. Bit of a surprise ending. So yeah, not quite as good as Veteran, but certainly left me anticipating 20/09/2012 when Gavin's next book is out.
Ivan Bogdanov
Идеята от предната книга продължава добре, но да беше поредактирана, поизрязани излишни части, несвързани с действието и като цяло да не беше писана толкова за пари...
Само втората половина на книгата е долу-горе на нивото на първата книга... а и тя не беше чак цвете... Добър боевик и до там. Идеи - малко.
Radi Radev

Според мен най-добрите книги в жанр военна фантастика са „Звездните рейнджъри” от Робърт Хайнлайн и „Вечната война” от Джо Холдеман. В ревюто си за „Ветеран” вече споменах „Хиперион” на Дан Симънс и трябва да отбележа, че там също има наистина впечатляващи бойни сцени.
„Война в небесата” е един непрестанен екшън. Освен това в нея има нови изобретения и догми, създадени от въображението на автора. Технологиите и религиите понякога се преплитат, а самите бое
John Salzberg
Feb 25, 2014 John Salzberg rated it really liked it
If you've ever seen "Blade Runner" and enjoyed the scene with the following quote, then you'll want to read this two-part series by Gavin Smith:

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."

Smith incorporates concepts and storylines from some of the great science fiction writing of the past 30 years. Some sub
Jan 04, 2012 Paul rated it liked it
A decent read, but not as good as 'Veteran'. By the end of it I'd grown tired of the characters and their constant dysfunctional arguments, seemingly none of which could be resolved without someone pulling a gun. I ran out of concern for any of the characters fairly early on, as they are pretty much indestructible, which rather prevents any emotional connection with them when they're in peril (which is often).

I hope his next book deals with entirely different characters in a different universe,
Feb 11, 2013 Jay rated it liked it
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Marek Pawelec
Nov 26, 2011 Marek Pawelec rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really liked the "Veteran" - although I thing the beginning is a bit over the top, it develops nicely. But the "War in Heaven" is excellent. The characters are being developed much deeper, the plot is really good and the ending kick ass. For some reason I expected this to be part of trilogy, so I was surprised the story ends here, but it was a good kind of surprise.
I really recommend this to all fans of hard SF, especially if you like guns and/or cyberpunk.
Dec 29, 2012 Rebekah rated it liked it
I love Gavin Smith's first two books! I think the plot is very well done and the characters are also very well built on and I found myself actually care g about them. I know that the bad language goes hand in hand with this apocalyptic world but the only reason I've marked it down is because I just can't handle it in such large volumes. That's just me though a d will definitely recommend these books :)
Oct 16, 2012 Cliff rated it it was ok
Interesting - a sci fi novel set in the future with a member of the SAS!

However, I had to give this up 3/4 of the way through. To my mind, totally overwritten, to full of quasi philosophizing,most of the time I was baffled by what was going on
Nov 19, 2015 Dantegideon rated it liked it
Half cool adventure, half sitting in caves whining. It's half meant to be a running joke but is much too much. Plus the ending really snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. Five for the good bits; one for the rest.
Michael O'Donnell
Nov 03, 2015 Michael O'Donnell rated it liked it
A good read. A ripping yarn. Weapons platforms. Mech. Cyborgs. Nano. Religion. Sarcasm and sex. Mostly violence. Characters were too angry all the time. They could never die regardless. Theme followed through with a flourish. Warhammer 40K
Mar 02, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yep I read the sequel. And I likes the first one so much I have no idea if the halo effect was in place for this one. The twists where in place the story was driven at a breakneck pace and then when it seemed to be over it kept driving. A smashing follow up.
Eurico Cabral
Aug 07, 2012 Eurico Cabral rated it really liked it
I really liked Veteran and I was actually quite pleased when I found out it had a sequel. It holds up.
If you're in to fast paced space violence with overlong descriptions of guns and ammo, this is a book for you.
And gore, tons of gore.
Blake Walker
Oct 30, 2012 Blake Walker rated it it was amazing
awesome book, well worth it for the biotechnology/nanotechnology bit. Character development was extremely well done.
Apr 26, 2015 John rated it it was amazing
Rare to find something I'd rate five stars right now, it's a bit derivative (from pretty much every credible author I can think of), but very readable.
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Gavin Smith was born in Dundee in the same year that Iron Butterfly recorded Inna-Gadda-da-Vida. He has also lived in Camberley, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Hull, Leamington Spa and is currently living a near feral existence in Leicester (if you see him in the streets he will write science fiction for sweeties). Anyone who has been to any of these places will understand why his fiction is like it ...more
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