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Posted June 25, 2013
OK. I had determined in the first half of this book I really cou
OK. I had determined in the first half of this book IWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
really could not justify even a solid three star rating.
It seemed repetitive and lacking in content. There was
also profanity and I wasn't at all impressed with the
writing..there was also a lot of typographical errors.
This is a story of a cruel warring planet who is feared
by confederations and all who dwell within.
This is also a story about a young boy who repeatedly
suffers because of this planet of cruel individuals.
His life continues in chaos after being captured. He
goes through much physical and emotional pain. He, also,
evaluates and reevaluates his fate in life. He has to
decide what course he should pursue.
There is a scene with sexual content but doesn't become
I, reluctantly, had to change my rating because the last
half of the book was very profound and intense. It really
left the reader hungry for the next book of the sequel.
This novel is about survival, loyalty, honesty, honor,
love, hate, friendship, wartime, fortitude and perseverance.
This is primarily written for YA but I wouldn't recommend
it for YA reading because of profanity and sexual content.
Posted April 17, 2012
In Her Name: Empire by Michael R. Hicks was a real treat! I gob
In Her Name: Empire by Michael R. Hicks was a real treat! I gobbled it up in two sittings and read until my eyes hurt. I was captured by the story within the first three pages and felt the struggle of the Protagonist as if it was my own. When I got to the end, I discovered I was angry. Angry that I hadn't purchased the next two books! It doesn't take rocket science to know what I'm going to read next. Great work Mr Hicks!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 29, 2012
I admit it. I was sucked into the story before Chapter One ended. The Good... Although the stakes never change (life or death every time) it feels like it does. It's not a matter of if Reza will survive; it's a matter of how and who will survive alongside him. Empire is rife with tension and conflict from beginning to end, forcing the reader to keep turning pages to see what happens next. The characters feel real and demand we pay attention to them. The Not-so-good... While the overall writing is captivating, there is quite a bit of head hopping to get used to. Even so, Hicks is able to pull it off with a minimum of jarring the reader. At times the descriptions of the Kreelan homeworld were more detailed than I like and I felt they dragged the story down. However, one expects a certain amount of world building in Science Fiction and Fantasy. I don't think the descriptions in Empire were excessive. The Overall... Loved this book. I highly recommend this for anyone remotely interested in Science Fiction.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.