I read this book with high expectation consider the series I already read and I must say i was disappointed by the story. The mystery, riddle or high-I read this book with high expectation consider the series I already read and I must say i was disappointed by the story. The mystery, riddle or high-tech equipment is still there what is lack is pace of story. The story is so boring specially in Lisa and Monk side, to much technical term and for casual reader it maybe will stop them to read, i do stop several time when this segment came. Story getting better in the last third part, when the story near the end. Oh yeah, there's no twist ending in this book the only moment that importance in end of the book it's also true or false info which mean need more story to cover with it.
I'm a fan of Rollins book but sorry for this book I only give 2.7 from 5. Hope it's better in the next books....more
Second book from The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson. After freed the Newcago from high epic, now the team moved to other city to face another Second book from The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson. After freed the Newcago from high epic, now the team moved to other city to face another high epic. Like previous book, action and epic will be the interesting part. Also, this book will bring other character into the frame, Reckoners team and EPIC in New York or now it’s named Babylon Restored. Little secret about Calamity also will be appear here and further background about Prof will be surface within the story. If at first book we may be getting let down because the pace is decreasing when they planning to trap Steelheart, now in this second book the romance part became the bad part. It’s like I read a book about some high school loser falling love with cool girl and the girl finally notice him. In other word it’s lame. Another thing that I notice is less humor part than the first, the tone is more depressing. The good thing is Sanderson keep the story at high or medium pace, it better than the first book.
The title itself will give a bit spoiler if you haven’t read the first book because this book will be explained all things about that epic. So if you can, I recommend you to read the first book before. The ending become more appealing than the previous book, it gives us mix felling about one character (stop about the spoiler here :D). Sanderson give us the ending that will make us to wait impatiently to read the next book, he’s very good with this. Aside the romance things, this book will rank high in my fantasy book list.
I give score for this book 4 out of 5.
Can’t wait for final book of this series next year....more
What a book !!!! It's like marvel/DC comics books turned into full text book, added all the superhero is bad villains.
Ours hero is a young man whose haWhat a book !!!! It's like marvel/DC comics books turned into full text book, added all the superhero is bad villains.
Ours hero is a young man whose has a bad (or worse) incident involving EPIC. We called them EPIC, cause they had epic power beyond normal human. EPIC spread all over the US and seized the State with their power, they became the "Governor" of the State. David, our hero, was aided by group of rebel with goal to overthrow the EPIC.
Second book from Mr. Sanderson that i read. Like other books of him, it have unique magic elements - all EPIC is magicians :D. Good story line and strong main character with sole purpose, the story is rather straight almost no flash back taken place. Supporting character also given a good back ground, leader of reckoners has the best story for me. The pace of the book is little slow, i gave 1 star down when the story came to moment when they planning to trap Steelheart it's very slow for my taste. If you also looking for twist you will get one in this book.
But, still i will give this book high appreciation. It's give us nice and different story about fantasy, there's no prodigy child, no dragon, no urban legend story or so. Just normal a teenager with his pals, trying to kicking bad EPIC ass.
Waiting for second book that will come January 2015....more
First book by Wesley Chu, and it's was a great one. Meet with Tao an alien who crush to earth centuries ago, even before human is exist. Tao and his rFirst book by Wesley Chu, and it's was a great one. Meet with Tao an alien who crush to earth centuries ago, even before human is exist. Tao and his races must attached to the brain of earth original creatures due unfriendly condition of earth atmosphere if they want to live. Now, Tao is attached to a man named Roen, a average guy-bit below average, who complaint all the time about his life.
List as science fiction genre, this book doesn't offer many hi-tech gadgets just an alien and his long age wisdom - who need more gadgets if you have a famous person wisdom. Story pace is little bit fast, with many time skip for sake of Roen progress. Chemistry between the duo will often make you smiled or even laughed, lives for centuries didn't make Tao sound like a old man he just sound like a man (or alien) who fitted to modern culture. It's like two best friend hang or argue each other, only they have one body. Beside main story we also meet with Roen love story which is tragic is the end (..Opppsss !!).
So this book have everything you need, action, secret agent, love, little bit history, and of course an alien. Don't doubt this book or the author, it will exceed your expectation to the top, okay i over do it but i promise you will never be disappointing.
Ready for the sequel, death of Tao (WHAATT !!!!).......more
Not so tense as previously books, but the mystery is good... Payne and Jones delivered an usual joke like before, and it's the good thing to loose theNot so tense as previously books, but the mystery is good... Payne and Jones delivered an usual joke like before, and it's the good thing to loose the tempo...Don't forget about Nick, the Interpol agent, he bring another side of the story so it's like read two different story in one book that will came together at the end... Speaking of the conclusion, i prefer another ending (if i can change it :D) specially for what happened to main antagonist...It's end very simple, just one long chapter and then he vanished, for good...And for least i find the title is bit a spoiler :D...
Another good book from the author, i will give 3 1/2 of 5 for this...Cause there's no half point in GR I give 4 star :D......more