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The Black Ships (The Black Ships #1)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Our planet was just one small island in the midst of a vast, empty sea. For millennia, its inhabitants thought they were alone – until they took their first tentative steps out of the cradle. As the nations of Earth struggle to establish a fragile colony on the surface of Mars, they suddenly lose all contact with their settlers.

In the days that follow, it becomes abundantl
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published January 2012
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Austin Myers
One of the most boring books I've read

So boring I found myself skipping sentences, then paragraphs, then pages and finally a few chapters and didn't miss any thing at all. Science fiction? Not much, more like the authors take on politics and how he views the world. Yawn.....
Thibaldo Manrique
A good story

This is a fine sample of a story that is just too big for just one book.

It is interesting, engaging, good characters and situations.

It is evidently a very large story and this is the first part. It does end, but opens several very interesting vistas that I am sure will be covered in the next installments of the saga.

I liked it a lot, got a little lost, because there are a lot of characters and plots, but overall it is an enjoyable book.
I liked it

Not a bad story. I liked how the author had time pass by instead of magically having ships built in no time at all. A few to many characters to keep track of and I am not sure why the terrorist was brought into the story. Maybe it was a filler character. I would recommend this book.
Apr 30, 2015 John rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
America does not give control of spaceships to the UN. They didn't even try NATO? or Select countries? It's just to unbelievable to me.
This started off well but I have to admit before halfway through it was becoming a strain to continue. The idea and opening promised much more than it finally delivers. The end battle could have been placed ten years ago on earth without the reader noticing much difference, it lacked freshness and inventive ideas. I felt also that the plot wobbled a little as the conclusion was not convincing. Pity really because AG Claymore can write.
This was a fun book. It provides an interesting lead up to the main events following a number of characters. Some of these characters could have been fleshed out a little more and some scenes were wrapped up a little quick. However, this did allow for a fast passed story which I quite enjoyed.
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I grew up on a tiny little island on the East coast. We had three channels on TV and only one of those was English. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time reading whatever I could get my hands on.
I spent eight years writing for the military as an analyst before deciding to try Engineering.
It only took me eight years to decide that I should go back to writing...
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