The Naked God
Written by Peter F. Hamilton.
Narrated by John Lee.
The third installment of The Night’s Dawn Trilogy wraps up the series in kind of a ‘Let’s get it over with vibe.’ I loved the story and how Mr. Hamilton interwove the character plots. It just seemed rushed in the end.
So, Louise and Genevieve are in the London archology being used as bait to lure out Quinn Dexter for B7-Charlie to deal with but he’s not really cooperating. They destroy an entire apartment dome scraper using a Strategic Defense (SD) X-ray laser and only manage to take out a look alike.
Meanwhile, Kiera hurts Al Capone real bad by maiming and torturing Jezebella then flees in a HellHawk with Echels in possession to fly to the Orion Nebula. They are trying to stop Joshua “LaGrange” Calvert from making contact with the sleeping god thus flinging them back into the Beyond.
It has lots of action, lots of thought provoking concepts and a real keen knack for sucking me in. Five out of five for addictive qualities, three out of five for kind of rushing the endgame (What happened to Charlie or Jezebella?) and five out of five for narration. This series is well worth the time and effort!
The Unincorporated War
Written by Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin.
Narrated by Eric G. Dove.
The sequel to the Unincorporated Man picks up pretty much where the first book left off. Justin Cord, now the President of the Outer Alliance is leading in a time of war with what used to be called the Terran Confederation. Hector Sambianco has now decided as President that the real name should be United Human Federation…it has a better spin to his ear.
Battles are raging across Sol system with fleets of OA ships and UHF ships smashing each other to bits over the issue of owning a piece of each other. Or is that the reason? Meanwhile, the electronic entities in hiding have emulated their human progenitors and are waging a similar war in the virtual world. As it turns out…their weapons are way nastier.
I thoroughly enjoyed this follow up and someday I will have a chance to experience more books in this series. The ending of this one riled me up enough to get the next even if I hadn’t, well played. One thing I will mention is that switching narrators maybe hurting this product. There were several word slips an example of which was ‘chairman’ instead of ‘commodore’. That is the only kind of error that I found.
Four out of five enjoyment points awarded to the Kollins.