Templar One (EVE #2)
“There will be neither compassion nor mercy;
Nor peace, nor solace
For those who bear witness to these Signs
And still do not believe."
Book of Reclaiming 25:10
New Eden: the celestial battleground of a catastrophic war that has claimed countless lives.
The immortal starship captains spearheading this epic conflict continue their unstoppable dominance, shaping the universe
Still, his talk about the game itself did intrigue ...more
I didn't know at first that this was a continuation of The Empyrean Age, because it's been so long since I read that one that I didn't recognize the characters. Like TEA, Templar O ...more
The starship captains who are "immortal" already take deadly amounts of lives. Why should they shy from battle, when death means nothing to them? In an instant they are in a clone body, memories intact ready to go to war for their respective home worlds once again ...more
If you like despicable characters that grow on you;
If you want multiple fleets trying to kill each other in space and on planets;
If you like technologically enhanced beings almost unrecognizable as a human;
If you like a secret group doing oversight on all the characters and controlling what they do behind the scenes you WILL LOVE THIS BOOK.
Part of the EVE series this book stands on it’s own for plot and character development. No need to read previo ...more
The opening 20 chapters were spent in outlining back story and introducing characters and I found myself wondering if there was any real plot behind all these scenes. Don’t get me wrong, I found the ...more
Templar One is a direct sequel to The Empyrean age, bringing back some recurring characters. Like any ...more
Anyway, the story is a bit confusing at first. I really didn't understand how each characters in the story has to do with each other. I didn't even know why and what they were fighting for until I got close to the middle of the book when everything clicked together. Is the book worth reading? I say yeah but please read the ...more
Although independent of each other, I highly suggest reading the first novel, The Empyrean Age ...more
But I do like a good space opera and this book appeals to my Science Fiction tastes. Very early in at this stage so no real opinion although it seems I've jumped in the second book - mention in the book of a prequel or otherwise, will see how it goes and if I need to get the other book or just jump in.
This was a ...more
My recommendation is that the reader read the previous ones before reading this one, and with the different stories, cha ...more
First part of the book was rather rough - up to a point where I've considered dropping it alltogether. The presented scenes looked like drafts for short game trailers. I've sticked with the book, and it did get better around part two. The story itself is interesting, although the characters got much flatter (IMO). If you're Eve Online player, you'll find some explanations about the Sleepers and Jove - and for ...more
A good bit of bias from me because of my interest in the game. Recent in game events got me interested in learning more about the universe and I'm glad I did. Plot is driven by very interesting characters and a very unique universe. Frequently caught myself thinking "Oh, I've been there!" and thinking about all the time I've spent in the game. It's chock full of actual things, places, technologies & etc.
I have no idea how enjoyable ...more
I hope that Mr. Gonzales will continue the series and consider prequels that expand the lore behind the game.
This book is set in the Eve universe, which is a MMORPG. I don't play the game myself, but my man does. It was enjoyable, and didn't require me knowing anything about the game. It was full of action. The plot was very well written and exucuted. A page turner worth reading, especially if you are a fan of science fiction.
The author does a great job of using the EVE world to create a complex, and engaging story. I feel like he tries to hard at times to push the complexity of the story and needed to spend more time creating action.
Additionally, I think I prefer my sci-fi a little more bright an shiny. I had a hard time with the single Warhammer 40000 title I have read, too dark. Like Alien or Blade Runner on PCP. Dark and not fun.
But I had some problems with it:
Where was Tea?
What happened that changed each character so much? Specifically, Jonas?
The book itself was great, yes, but there were some minor holes and hollows that really should have been filled.
Bravo Tony! I hope you can keep writing even if you aren't with CCP any longer.