Original Title. The Antares Series 2.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 19, Alex Shrugged rated it really liked it Shelves: alien-contact , military-science-fiction , reviewed-books , science-fiction. This book is written in the classic SciFy style when men were men and women were Doris Day. Compared to modern SciFy novels I would rate it as 3 stars but compared to novels of the time, I rate it as a 4. The story continues with the human Altans and Sandars joining forces to find a path to Earth to combine their forces against the alien Ryall.
For over years the Altans have been cut off from the rest of human space after the star Antares went supernova. Now that Antares had settled down it s This book is written in the classic SciFy style when men were men and women were Doris Day. Now that Antares had settled down it seems possible that they might be able to pass through fold-space through Antares without being destroyed. Once reaching Earth they must convince them to join the Altans and Sanders in a coordinated attack on the Ryall.
Any problems with the story? Any complaints I have are the same as for the previous novel "Antares Dawn".
Beyond that is the plan to keep a certain secret from Earth in order to obtain better leverage. But it is difficult to use a secret as leverage until the other side knows that you have a secret they might want to know, and a general idea of what it might be. There is an additional logic problem in keeping this secret that makes no sense, but I can't tell you what it is because it will give away a small spoiler. By oath, she is a representative of Earth She is pressured to sign what amounts to a non-disclosure agreement, but she could have avoided signing and maintaining her oath, but refusing to provide the jump codes for the Earth-Fleet ships which were still under control of the Altan hereditary ambassador of Earth.
It is clear in the first few pages that Bethany and Richard are sleeping together. They have promised to marry, and this seems normal to all the character involved if somewhat embarrassing to mention. The narrative talks about Richard stroking her back, and later, other parts of her body, but the description of these actions is no more detailed than what I have just done. This is my second reading of this book. I've been looking forward to the third book in the series Antares Victory.
I wonder how it will end? Jan 28, Jeffrey rated it liked it. Some of the writing is an improvement, but most of this book is just shuffling characters around. Could be skipped in the series.
Glad that the author's later works are less cringe inducing when talking about women, this one and the third book could have benefitted from a critical beta-reader. Jul 21, Bryan Ewert rated it liked it Shelves: series , sci-fi. This pace of this book suffers from characters discussing what we already know.
As the Altan and Sandarian view spoiler [meet up with earth hide spoiler ] they relay their story from the beginning. As the Ryall view spoiler [meet up with other Ryall, and other humans, hide spoiler ] they each tell their story from the first book. Fleets relay their story to other fleets. Military relays their story to politicians.
We get to hear the events from the first book at least four times.
The second This pace of this book suffers from characters discussing what we already know. The second entry in this trilogy could be half its length if it were trimmed to only new events. More generic space opera. I bought this after finishing the first book in the series Antares Dawn , which I enjoyed despite its genre stereotypes and simplistic characterizations.
The plot in this book is a bit better and a little less generic but not by much. The space combat is still pretty well done and its an easy read which suits the platform I am reading it on just about perfectly I'm reading it using Kindle on my Android phone. Cut off from Earth for more than a century after the explosion of the star Antares, the Altan System is disturbed by the arrival of a Terran battleship--a battered hulk carrying a dead crew after a battle with an unknown enemy Trade paperback version of science fiction novel.
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Clouds of Saturn. While Khan was committed to going around the maelstrom if necessary, some impatient spacefarers plan to take a fabled shortcut through it in hopes of getting to the frontier planet quicker. And tensions are rising in the colony as both the new settlers and longstanding citizens vie for the coveted pergium. So the Federation dispatches Captain Kirk and his crew aboard the U. Enterprise to the area to do all they can to help.
I mean, who can resist finally finding out the secrets of the Antares Maelstrom?
Not me! The focus of the story is actually divided more amongst the events in the surrounding locations, with the main characters getting their moments in the spotlight in some well-paced adventures. But not everyone got to have a shining moment — sadly, Bones was barely present. And while the Enterprise officers are, of course, always the heroes, some of their tasks were a bit more mundane than others as far as space adventuring goes — providing disaster relief, mediating lower-level disputes, making sure no starships skipped the entry line.