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Robotech: The Masters Saga: The Southern Cross (Robotech #7-9)

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Second Generation
The Robotech Masters had come to Earth to finish the conquest their Zentraedi warrior-slaves had begun...and a battle-ravaged planet had to defend itself once more. That was when Dana Sterling, half-Human, half-Zentraedi commander of an elite Hovertank unit, stepped into
Paperback, 503 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Del Rey Books (first published March 1st 1995)
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Timothy McNeil
Team McKinney spends much of the three collected novels actively apologizing for how the adaptation of Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross does not flow particularly freely in the on-screen Robotech version. As a reader who is not interested in comparing the books and show in a scene-for-scene manner, this is mildly infuriating. Rather than expanding upon the central plot, space is dedicated to revisiting to how scenes and characters often don't make much sense. The one saving grace in rega ...more
Ethan House
Apr 10, 2008 Ethan House rated it it was amazing
An increble story of man fighting aliens, and the inevitable enslaving of a planet
Feb 20, 2008 Nathan rated it it was ok
Shelves: robotech-series
Considering that the anime Southern Cross sucked in it's original Japanese form (why they used it to form the middle story arc in the original RoboTech anime series is beyond me), so considering that, it gets props for not sucking that badly, but it still can be difficult to get through, and because of that, sours most of the rest of the series, fortunately, the Macross Saga (which occurs before this) and the Sentinels Saga (which starts before this one and ends in the Invid Saga) help to compen ...more
Edward Smith
Aug 03, 2011 Edward Smith rated it liked it
The Masters Saga is definately the least favorite part of Robotech among fans, as it unfairly had to connect two seperate tv shows which it wasn't related to itself. The books try to cement the three eras, but this means that the novels depart from the tv show quite a bit (such as the stray "dog" Dana finds is her pet, and the eccentric Professor Lazlo Zand being examples). Overall it is still decent, but definately not a continuation of Macross that most people are expecting.
Nov 29, 2014 Alexander rated it really liked it
This was yet another series of the Robotech books that was good. However, it had almost the exact same plot. Aliens come, they look like humans, Humans think they're super strong, looks like the aliens will win , some fall in love with the humans, Aliens defeated by love. It was a good book with nice action but it was the so similar I just like it.
Joshua Cash
Dec 25, 2014 Joshua Cash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great understanding, especially towards the end of how the series went. There were a few "hand wave" moments but it gave me a much deeper understanding of the Robotech universe and Protoculture in general.
Jul 24, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it
written after the one of the authors passing, continuing the series based on the robotech stories shown in the early eighty's cartoon
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