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Hellhole: Awakening

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    With more action, more drama, more compelling schemes and juicy

    With more action, more drama, more compelling schemes and juicy drama, Hellhole Awakening cranks things up a notch for an explosive journey. As the second book in the trilogy, I was prepared to expect another fun adventure, but I was pleasantly surprised with how the plot moved forward with grander schemes and richer characters. There were some moments in this book where I laughed out loud, raised my first in triumph, or stared at the page in disbelief. Hellhole Awakening proves that this series is not one to be trifled with. This is a tale that not only promises great things, but delivers.

    Beyond the myriad cast of enjoyable characters, the story really pushed some plots into new territory. For starters, the war kicks into gear with several battles, thus ratcheting up the action of the book. This is further supported by several smaller plots involving murder and treachery. Then there are the alien Xayans who finally get to spring into service and show off their telemancy powers. Everything that was built up and hinted to in the first book gets to play out in this one. The end result was a book more entertaining and fun than the first.

    There were a lot of great moments in the book, but I don't want to spoil them. In short, there's drama, action and a whole lot of fun. If you haven't started reading the series yet, Hellhole Awakening may be the tipping point in your favor. It packs in space battles, assassinations, alien mysticism, moral character conflicts, dark humor and galactic strife all in one tight, interwoven tale. If you like sci-fi driven by colorful characters and a smart plot, then this may be just the book you're looking for. I give Hellhole Awakening a five out of five.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    To much for a e-book

    15 bucks is way to much for this book. The first book was so good. Too bad for Herberts fans . Looks like a trip to the libarary if they have it....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Good Read

    No let down from the first installment. Good complex plot...forsee many Hellhole books to come.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Loved it!

    Loved it!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2013

    A real page turner! Looking forward to book #3.

    A real page turner! Looking forward to book #3.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    Unsteady writing, but great storytelling

    The middle book of a planned trilogy, Hellhole Awakening, resolves a few threads, and creates more that make waiting a year or more for the third volume a bit frustrating.
    The story is written in the style of the old serials of the pulp magazine age. The frequent recaps can get repetitious, but as it is a big story with a large cast of characters, some readers may find the effort worthwhile.
    This is not his father's Dune, but it is an entertaining look inside another interstellar civilization.

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    Posted April 25, 2013

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