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Posted May 2, 2013
What I liked about it:
the issues faced by the teenage characters:
Breyona’s struggle as Nefer’s nature took over,
Shiv & his internal battle,
the effect of Wa’s death on his friends,
the book doesn’t just focus on Danny but on all the teenagers,
a nice wrap up of the trilogy
What I didn't like:
Catching up with GorVit (who seemed unkillable) got a little tedious.
I was sorry to see this series end & I’d recommend to all readers of YA
Posted April 2, 2013
Posted March 22, 2013
The Undermountain Saga is truly a wonderful story to read. I loved the page turning that drove me to find out more! The revelations present are mind blowing from beginning to end. The story was truly cleverly crafted to make you ask questions about the choices your favorite characters made. My two favorite characters are Danny and Breyona so much happens to them from first book to the last book. I loved their character development even if I didn't always understand the why's of it. My runner up characters are Wa and Grizz because they also seem to know what is going on before everyont else does. My most hated character had to be Shaggy. He is by far the worst representative of The People. He would rather dominate someone just to prove that he's right and everyone else is flat out wrong in his eyes. I truly encourage everyone to read this series. You won't be disappointed either. I personally look forward to this author's next work wishing him all the success in writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2013
The final installment of the Undermountain Saga blows the other two out of the water. I couldn’t put this book down if I tried. Edstrom takes all of the events from the previous two novels and combines them for a conclusion that cannot be beat. And that is one thing that I must commend the author on. The saga has an actual ending. Everything is summed up and no loose ends are left hanging.
The characters that we have followed through the saga continue to grow as individuals. They face the hardest tasks and challenges so far and all rise to the challenge. Many times they have to weigh the greater good against what is best for them and (for the most part) rise to the challenge. This is true for the humans, the People, and all of the other races found in these worlds. Of course, there are individuals from each race that are “bad to the bone” but they are dealt with and everything is saved. We also learn that “unintelligent” species are not necessarily so unintelligent.
Due to Edstrom’s grasp of the English language and his amazing descriptions the worlds that we visit in this installment come to life. I feel like I have travelled the galaxy with the characters, visiting each and every stop on their travels. The intensity of the various events is also portrayed very clearly through Edstrom’s words. His story flows very fluidly from event to event and from scene to scene. This novel is so well written that you never have to stop and wonder what is going on. I thoroughly e
njoy the fact that Edstrom uses language that is fitting for a young adult novel. He never dumbs down what he is saying, assuming that his audience will not understand the vocabulary that he chooses. Neither does he revert to using vocabulary that will involve the constant use of a dictionary to decipher. He sticks to a middle road that is perfect for his chosen audience. The dialogue within the novel is also impeccable. The speech of each individual is tailored to fit them perfectly. Teenagers speak like teenagers. If English is someone’s second language that is apparent in their speech patterns.
All in all, the final installment in the Undermountain Saga was some interstellar awesomeness. It does leave me with one burning question, however. What size shoes do the People wear?
Posted January 7, 2013
Have to say that I really enjoyed this book and was very satisfied with how the Undermountain saga ended. I was totally engrossed and it really felt like I was on a ride - non-stop action from start to finish. I was also happy to see one particular character's heroic deed at the end of the story. They redeemed themselves in a spectacular way and it made me cheer. Overall, I found the Undermountain saga truly original and would love to see these characters again, if there were another great story and or stories to tell.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2013
This is a great end to a great series. Not to be outdone by the first two Undermountain books, Starkiller is full of action, adventure, mystery, and suspense from the very first chapter to the very last. While some of the bigfeet are planning on revealing themselves to the people of earth, it is up to our heroes and heroines to save the earth from certain destruction at the hands of the tangoga.
Not only do Danny and his friends have to stop the end of the world, they have many conflicts along the way, including Breyona's struggle with her new abilities, the loss of loved ones, and, though it would not seem like a conflict, the Oath. "How does peace prevail," Shiv asked, "if those who are peaceful are all dead?"
As an overview of the whole series, the books are wonderfully written with incredible attention to detail. The world Eric Edstrom created is positively unique and surprisingly complex. Throw in some very likeable characters, some humor, and a lot of adventure, and you have an amazing story.
Posted December 31, 2012
"Starkiller" is the thrilling conclusion to "The Undermountain Saga". Eric Edstrom has done a masterful job creating a wide range of characters that are multifaceted. He is also able to take you to a whole new world through his descriptive details. I enjoyed the wild ride "Starkiller" took me on and I would gladly read it again. If you are looking for a book full of action, interesting characters, a little romance and suspense then this is the book for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 23, 2012
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