The Last Days of Krypton
The Last Days of Krypton is the epic story of the destruction of the planet Krypton, an explosive event that sent Superman and his legacy to earth. Written by award-winning science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, author of the international bestselling Dune prequels, The Last Days of Krypton tells of the marriage of Superman's parents, their struggle to save their planet...more
A WINNING BET AND FAITH PAID OFF
I did a big bet on this novel since I didn't wait even to know much about reviews of it or even waiting for the softcover and I ordered right away the first printing hardcover edition when the novel just came out (back then in 2008).
I don't know, for some reason I had faith that the book would be a good one...
...and the faith paid off.
Since it actually was a very good book.
I had very good memo ...more
I'll list my gripes first:
Jor-El: He is supposed to be the most brilliant man on all of Krypton but this is sacrificed at the altar of "science must come first" at any cost and also at the altar of common sense. He could tell you how much water a glass can hold, b ...more
If you, like ...more
Krypton is like Rome was in its waning days of the Empire. Fat from its long, proud history, there is little cre ...more
Having said that, though, I agree that this book seems to have been written for the average 8th grader. (Unfortunately, more of what I have come to expect from Kevin Anderson novels.) Extremely light character ...more
Shadowhawk reviews the audiobook edition of Kevin J. Anderson’s novel about the fall of Superman’s world and its final moments.
“Emotionally super-charged, this is a story that is not to be missed.” ~The Founding Fields
Up until I read Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World trilogy and Adam Christopher’s Seven Wonders last year I don’t think I’ve ever read a superhero novel. Or a comics tie-in for that matter. ...more
Most of their characterizations were established by the book telling us that was the way they were. The book kept insisting that Jor-El was a genius who was well established in his community, but then he kept making idiotic decisions that didn't make any sen ...more
The flow of the book moves smoothly through each of the chapters, which are short but have a lot of action throughout. The characters are entertai ...more
And I enjoyed this story. One thing that I noticed was that I didn't really get into the story and care for the characters as much as I do in other books. I don't know if that has to do with Anderson's writing, or because I brought so much to the book, and kept imagining the opening scenes of the 1978 Superman film and super-i ...more
This was so well written that I found it hard to put it down once I started! The characters were very well developed and when the end is coming, ...more
But now I wish I hadn't, this book was truly awesome. Very rich in detail without slowing the story. All the characters were wonderful and even right up till the end I was hoping that Jor-El would find a way to save Krypton even though I knew that was not going to happen-couldn't happen.
I'd actually LOVE to see a boo ...more
The only frustration I had with the book was that Anderson seemed to be writing to a midgrade or YA market with the tone of his writing. It was very disconcerting for a book not obviously marketed to those ...more
The characters were portrayed loyal to what I’ve read and seen in the DC universe, identifying with them ...more
I was kinda bothered by the cheesy Superman references: "is it a bird? is it an airship?", "truth and justice". "Kneel before Zod" was the only one that I didn't mind and kinda hoped would make an appearance.
I have n ...more
We've all heard the stories of how Krypton met its demise. Now Anderson has created a wonderfully chaotic vision of the tragic event in full.
I was very pleased with the characters, the settings and the end result... well, it was kind of a bummer that Krypton.. well... you know.
At any rate. I have already been telling people they need to check out this book.
As alw ...more
The only reason I'm not giving it a higher rating is because there really isn't much there with any depth; it's a comic book in n ...more
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He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in coll ...more