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This book is waited sixteen years to publish and was hidden in my drawer. So I achieved my dream and I published my book. I want to thank everyone who helped me on the way to finalizing the book. I leave it to readers to share opinions and enjoy the world that I've created. I just found the story in my head, and with pleasure, I leave the story for all who want to read. :)
With all due respect to my future readers
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Ok, would correcting these errors make the book better, well no, but it would make it easier to read.
All of that aside, it is an enjoyable, roller coaster of a book. It moves along at a very fast pace and you soon get caught up in Brigadier Br ...more
This novel was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Major Henry Broncon was the only survivor at the Fields of Death in a battle with the Ansker. Now as a Brigadier, he's commanding a mission to the planet Godeena to find out why everyone sent there has been killed by some mysterious force.
The most obvious issue with the book? It was clearly written by someone that does not speak native English. Grammar errors, awkward sentence structures, and p
This wasn't even that bad.
I was quite surprised with this book.
It took me a while but in the end this was solid read.
I wasn't disappointed.
Godeena is SF novel written by Croatian author and this was first book that I've read in a while written by our Croatian authors.
It probably helped that this was translated in English so it catch my curiosity.
This novel is situated in galaxy far far away on the planet called Godeena.
Plot is fast developed, full of suspense, ac ...more
If you tried it before and gave up give it another shot. You might change you'r mind.
Book received from the author for an honest overview. ...more
I was quite surprised with this book. It took me a while but in the end this was solid read. I wasn't disappointed.
The author showed off a great imagination in this story, making the world-building by far it’s strongest point. Really good sci-fi. High-action, fast paced, great characters development. I’d recommend this book if you enjoy classic Sci-Fi novels. ...more
A cyber war hero-general is sent to Hades, a planet used only to house the worst-of-the-worst criminals, and from which there is no escape. If one ends up there, one dies there. Period. No exceptions. He must get 15 prisoners with skills he needs for a dangerous mission. A mission that has proved fatal to others sent to a mysterious planet, in order to try to rescue one lone survivor, his boss's granddaughter, who is a sc ...more
Henry was an interesting character. A little underdeveloped but interesting. The biggest problem with this book was the point of view (POV) shifts. Within one chapter there would be between 2-6 POV shifts. There was no logic or reason and it was jarring. I did like Diana though, she was the reason I kept reading.
Maria/Kir was the best character but she didn’t really fit in the book. She felt like a fantasy character in a sci-fi novel. I would have liked to know more about her but I may ...more
If I were to divide this novel into three parts, I’d say that I liked the second and the third part much better than the first one (let’s just say that the introduction wasn’t terribly interesting, and that the plot and the finale were much better in comparison). Once the story develops, it connects well but ...more
I got this book in exchange for an honest review, so here it is.
Godeena reads like an 80s action movie, full of cheesy cliche oneliners the likes of which you'd encounter in a bodycount-packer starring Gubernator or JCVD. On its own, this isn't bad, and it's quite entertaining.
The problem is, there's little consistency or depth to the characters. Somewhat Dirty Dozen like, Major Henry goes to a max. security prison planet to get a bunch of murderers f ...more
Unfortunately, it’s full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, which makes reading and understanding difficult. However, I did enjoy the story and found the plot interesting.
With the current state of editing, I would give the book a two, but because I like stories like this I will upgrade that to a three. I recommend the author release the new pr ...more
We open with a battle scene. Our main character is Major Henry Broncon, and alt ...more
3.5 stars to be exact.
The author showed off a great imagination in this story, making the world-building by far it’s strongest point. The way several planets were described in this book’s galaxy were so inventive. I particularly enjoyed the prison planet Hades, and Godeena itself was cool too.
The numerous characters and action scenes were also high points of the novel. I could imagine all the plasma weapons battles as if they were high-budget movie scenes.
The awkward way it was written made G ...more
As others have remarked in previous reviews, English is not the author ...more
Plus, aside from the occasional reference, I didn't get much of a fla ...more
The novel starts out fine, with Henry losing his squad in an ambush against a hostile force and having to confront his survivor's guilt over their deaths. The action scene at the beginning is good and helps to engross the reader in the story. Henry's characterization, ...more
The characters are well developed and continue, in most cases, to develop further. Those that don't become obvious that they never would because of who they are.
Challenges are faced and dealt with and the story develops in some surprising ways. It's not terribly long, and reads well, keeping you engaged all the while. It has some violent situations, but doesn't get gory and overly descriptive of the violence. Strong language, but nothing you don't hear on Netflix or ...more
However, the book is marred by poor plotting, poor English usage, a significant amount of the chee ...more
The only survivor of a major future battle with beings called the Anskers is literally dug out of the pile of bodies in the wake of the fight.
The spoils of war after the fight leave the humans with a world called Godeena, a mysterious planet that the Anskers seem all too eager to give away. The survivor, Major Broncon, is charged with gathering a group of inmates from a prison world and shaping th ...more
The author obviously speaks two languages and writes in two, so he certainly has my admiration. The challenge is always going to be in the translation (i.e. the devil is in the details).
I give a lot of credit to the time and effort that went into creating the world building, backstory and how to use weapons, but less went into a unique plot, pacing, character development, and believable dialogue.
There are numerous human characters, includi ...more
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I was born on September 12, 1965, in Split, Croatia.
At a very young age, I started reading. I loved it because, through books, I traveled to places I could never visit in person. As a child, I loved fairy tales and adventure, but later I discovered other genres. When I found a Jules Verne book in the library, I became fascinated by science fiction. I’ve written poetry for fifte ...more