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StarCraft: Ghost--Spectres (Starcraft: Ghost #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  287 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Dominion ghosts epitomize the height of terran evolution and physical conditioning. Augmented by technologies that harness their innate psionic potential, these lethal operatives use telepathy and other superhuman powers to isolate and destroy the enemies of the Dominion. But when the hunters become the hunted and ghosts start disappearing without a trace, even the most da ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Pocket Books (first published November 2010)
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P. Kirby
I'm a gamer, but I've never played Starcraft. Nevertheless, I found the story line accessible. Despite its origins, Spectres makes a reasonable attempt at character development, delving both into the protagonist(s)' internal and external conflicts.

Nova Terra is a Ghost, a special operative for the Dominion, highly trained and with psionically enhanced abilities. When another Ghost, Kath Toom, and a Ghost Wrangler (basically, a kind of Ghost handler) go missing on the dismal planet of Oasis, it's
Ok, well, it's clearly just like formulaic pop whatever. And it's set in the Starcraft Universe (which, if you're not aware, is a pretty popular game), so, uh, it's going to be a video-game tie-in novel.

I picked this up because someone on reddit mentioned it was "what the plot _StarCraft: Ghost_ [a canceled game] was going to be."

For what it is, I enjoyed it. I could've used a bit less gore and a bit less "we need to explain what this is in case you've never heard of Starcraft before" (which I w
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StarCraft Ghost
Spectres by Nate Kenyon

In this addition to the StarCraft Universe, Nova, part of the Ghosts Special Forces division of the Dominion army made up of powerful Humans with exceptional telepathic and telekinetic abilities, is tasked with a new mission. Her job is to track down rogue members of the Ghost program, and to discover what has occurred. However, when she is paired with an old friend, suppressed memories of her childhood appear, nearly overwhelming her. Will Nova be able
William Bentrim
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spectres by Nate Kenyon

A titanic clash of psionic powers as Ghost meet Spectres in this action packed story based on the StarCraft science-fiction real-time strategy game.

Nova Terra is a complex character who is beginning to question her allegiance to an empire of questionable value. Her own personal standards of loyalty conflict with her emotional turmoil and intellectual prowess. Combine this personal angst with enough action to satisfy the most demanding reader and you have a book that is su
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The reason I liked 'Nova' was because there was actually a story separate from the game. This one just seemed like the writer tried much too hard to tie it in to the StarCraft universe. Basically, this book steals the two protagonists from the first 'Ghost', and throws them in to a watered down version of a plot fans of the game (basically, the only people that would actively seek to read this) already know. There were no surprises, nor any development of the characters. I recommend everyone to ...more
Henry Chan
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This continues from where the first book left off. The spin off series that Blizzard intended to make to let their fans to explore the Starcraft universe even more, was canceled but the story and lore behind this universe stands true as it kind. As Nova tackle with some of the biggest problems occurring in the Dominion, she tries to find herself from her emerging forgotten past.
Ivan Leong
The book title is misleading this book dwells into Nova's missions. Nothing really big happened, her missions are not memorable and she is becoming too similar with Sarah Kerrigan which often confuse me with what the writers are intending to do in the future. Only interesting part is at the end her encounter with Gabriel Tosh
Andrius Virbičianskas
Not as good as Ghost: Nova, but still enjoyable. Felt a bit gameish (is that a word?) and was emotionally disconnected from the events in SC2 single player campaign. A must read for Starcraft universe fans, otherwise - no loss, no gain. Read it for fun.
Casey Hodges
Sep 20, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A sequel to a prequel of a cancelled spin-off game that tries to explain the back-story of a subplot in Starcraft II. Any character development is rendered pointless however, as it shares the same ending as the first book.
Debby Kean
I found this book tremendously disappointing, and ended by asking myself "what's the point?"
At the end of the book, the status is quo (probably because it has to be, because of the established timeline) but it made the whole book seem a waste of time.
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelent story, darn, now i want to play again Starcraft... i have this crave for zergs and protoss... D:
Yan Lowsong
An acceptable storyline, though not a strong one. Finishing of this book is dissapointing.
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
great story but somehow the ending is abit dissapointing
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great story using some characters from the games as a set up for some things in Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty. Enjoyed reading this story.
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nova is a bitch.
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