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Sentinels: A Distant Star

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"The best superhuman science fiction epic I have ever read. Period." --Adrian Watts, author of Golden Age Adventures "A DISTANT STAR is Sci Fi dialed up to classic rock levels!" --RevolutionSF.com (8/10 starred review) After helping to save the world, all Esro Brachis wanted was a little peace and quiet. Then the giant robot attacked. And the alien warships landed in his b ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published April 27th 2007 by Lulu.com (first published April 1st 2007)
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Percival Constantine
Aug 26, 2012 Percival Constantine rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Van Allen Plexico's first Sentinels book, When Strikes The Warlord. So much, in fact, that once I finished, I immediately bought the second book, A Distant Star. These two books, along with Apocalypse Rising, form the first Sentinels trilogy, "The Grand Design."

In this volume, we see the return of the Sentinels -- Lyn Li/Pulsar, Ultraa, Esro Brachis and Vanadium. We also see the return of the enemy from the first book, the Warlord, albeit in a different form. There are a succ
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Feb 17, 2017 Jimbo rated it really liked it
Plexico continues his superhero series with the second instalment, A Distant Star. I am happy to report that the the wonderful balance he strikes between likeable characters saving the universe, and his tongue-in-cheek writing style that doesn't take itself too seriously yet never fails to entertain, was handsomely met. This story picks up where the last one left off, continuing marvelously with each character's development, as well as introducing us to new ones. If you like superhero stories, o ...more
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A group of nasty galactic villains are wrestling each other for the right to conquer Earth. To the rescue: The Sentinels! But what's so special about Earth? It is "a world of glorified, jumped up monkeys," says one villain. "The wisest thing would probably be to sterilize the whole planet before its inhabitants get loose into the galaxy and begin causing who knows what kinds of trouble." Amen to that.

Full review here: http://superheronovels.com/2011/02/26...
Mike
Sep 11, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it


Picking up the pace, this book gives more life to our heroes. This second book moves us ever closer to the final conflict with our forthcoming invaders. This is a must read for silver-age fans.
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Dec 16, 2013 I A rated it it was amazing
Anyone who's enjoyed the Sentinels before will enjoy this too. Takes what was good before and does even more with it. This is what superhero literature should be.
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Better than the first two.
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Van Allen Plexico has written a dozen novels and contributed to at least that many anthologies, but is best known for his popular and critically-acclaimed SENTINELS superhero novels, as well as the two-time Novel of the Year Finalist LORDS OF FIRE and its sequels in the "Shattering" space opera series. In the realm of nonfiction, he co-wrote the best-selling DECADES OF DOMINANCE and SEASON OF OUR ...more
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