In the not so distant future, flight culture has replaced car culture. Two of Earth’s largest corporations now supply the planet with the technology and fuel to make air and space flight available to everyone.
Taft Gaurdia spends his weekends at an abandoned flying field, racing through the skies with his three best friends and the girl he longs to be with, Kaytha Morrow....more
I stopped reading before the 50% mark. The writing is substandard but the use of "crafts" to refer to multiple spaceships broke me after the sixtieth use. It had to feel wrong and a quick internet lookup would have at least eliminated one big poke to the reader's eyes. That still leaves "interstellar" being used a number of times to describe intrasystem trips. There were so many ways to sidestep "interstellar", if intrasystem was unfamiliar and he had to realize interstellar was the wro ...more
Wow umm, ok the obvious editing and sentence structure mistakes throughout. Beyond bad science as our group of young people set out to expose and stop the evil industrialist.
Teenagers who own custom vehicles (you are told this about every third sentence) loaded down with military grade weapons. All of the main characters are awesome pilots and consummate computer hackers. Their own air field loaded with every supply imaginable. Bad guys who are bumbling idiots and plot twists that ...more
While not my genre of choice, the space opera Embark, was a fun read. While a mad man destroys Earth, a band of friends plot to stop him with little more than their T Crafts and resolve.....oh, and a handy device which can change warfare forever. A sweet love story plays against the rising mayhem, giving one more reason to cheer for the good guys. The science of Atmodomes and space crafts is well thought out and believable. I'd like to see a little more fleshing ...more
JJ. has Penned A SYFY. Action Adventure About one company that becomes two that continue building the same product. A flying craft capable of flying inside and outside Earth's atmosphere with relative ease. When the first of these craft were sold it began the ending of the automobiles. The ventures into space became more and more complicated as the two companies attempted new ways to be the best. This is an above average read for the genre.....DEHS ...more
The author would do well to review basic physics - behavior of gases, acceleration, orbital mechanics et al. An interesting storyline is hidden by obvious physical impossibilities such as air bubbles on Mars and the moon,extremely energetic rocket fuel capable of destroying the moon, and people willing to go along with a nut case in the complete destruction of the world.
Even if you're not a regular sci-fi reader I definitely recommend Embark. It takes a few chapters to really get going (something I find common in this genre) but the story is interesting and I really want to know what happens next. Looking forward to the next installment. ...more
A space opera adventure that will take your breath away. This fast-paced, action packed novel is impossible to put down. I really like the author's writing style, developing a storyline that is easy to get into. The characters were great and also easy to identify with. I really liked this book and I highly recommend it. ...more
father’s voice, a voice she hadn’t heard since the message that started the chain of events that changed everyone’s future, played over the sound of the ship’s thrusters coming to life in the background. Kaytha pulled her seat belts tight one last time as her T-Craft launched at top speed towards Taft and the future.
This was a fun read, kept my attention and moved right along. T-craft kept hitting my brain like quasi X-wings. And like them I can’t figure out where the O2 comes from in space. I am really looking forward to reading the next installment.