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I am shocked. Fans who've been following the series know that Krowe needs to be taken down and now it's about to happen. But it's not JUST Emperor Krowe and the Imperialists Kyle has to worry about. The Blues have been up to no good and show their hand before Kyle and crew can even make it out of the Eden system to return to earth.
What new abomination has The Blues created this time. How can they possible return to Earth and overthrow Krowe? What kinds of traps has Krowe laid for them along the journey back? What new creatures will we meet? What woman will Kyle choose? What's Marvin going to get into?
This is what we've all been waiting for and it isn't predictable and doesn't disappoint. I can't wait for more. I missed Sandra though. What a loss.
As always Mark Boyett does a phenomenal job narrating. I really enjoy his voice for Marvin and The Blues. He really brings out the humor.
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I know this book isn't the last one in the series. I have kindle unlimited and I have 12 already downloaded. you can pay just $2 to ADD the audio book if you get the book (free) with kindle unlimited but it says you can't borrow the audio book for free as part of your Kindle unlimited. I think 2 of the 12 series will cost you $2. I paid $17 each for the first 4 so that's ok with me.
The story was kind of monotonous for the last couple books but it gets interesting in this book. If the author were to end it here it would be perfect. This seems very much to he the end. I wish I could tell everyone about BV Larson. Mark Boyett is the best narrator I've EVER listened to.
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The adventure continues in its own high energy way, but somehow it didn't match the previous books. Perhaps because they return to the well trodden theme of Earth and Jack Crow and they've done that too much already. I much prefer it when they're off discovering new world and species.
Storm Assault is the eighth in the Star Force series and yet again B V Larson delivers the goods. I'd have to say that I enjoyed the previous book, Annihilation slightly better as that dealt with direct conflict and hand-to-hand or should that be hand-to-appendage combat with the machines in the form of the Macros. However, Storm Assault is another enthralling read from Larson and I've yet to be disappointed in any of his stories. Sure, some of them are slightly more enjoyable or action packed than others but on the whole there is not a bad book in the series at all which in itself is a testament to the authors ability to churn out these books in rapid succession and all of high quality.
Storm Assault (Cool title by the way) sees Riggs finally turn his attentions toward Earth and dealing with the megalomaniac dictator, Emperor Crow. This has been a long time coming but Larson has rightly taken his time and wove a story that has built to this point in a natural and believable way rather than rush events along too quickly. No story spoilers here but I will say that I am starting to feel a little sad to be approaching the end of this series which I think runs to 12 main books in the Star Force series discounting spin-offs and stand alone stories set within the same universe. I am waiting on Larson to publish the next in the excellent Undying Mercenaries series which I hope Audible has before I reach the end of this series. I will also have to seek out other works by Larson to try and tide me over in the meantime.
Storm Assault sees Larson bring in a new and viscerally terrifying combatant that only Larson can come up with. He has inserted something akin to what we might find in one of his Undying Mercenaries series of books. Larson has a way of coming up with highly imaginative and horrible things that strike primal fear into the average human. Many science fiction authors tend to shy away from the more nightmarish creation that this writer comes up with in favour of more cerebral constructs and this is another reason why I've come to enjoy Larson's work so much. His plots are easy to comprehend and will not leave you requiring a PhD in science and / or philosophy to understand which makes for a refreshing change to some of the heavier science fiction out there.
Any review I write wouldn't be quite complete without my mention of some errors which in this case I would have to say point toward Larson as the author slipping up. I was confused when I first heard mention in this book of the "Blues" home planet as being "Eden 11". I felt certain that I had heard this as Eden 12 in previous books and found out later in this book my feelings were correct when it was stated once more as being Eden 12 where the Blues come from. It was also stated when referring to a new nasty that Crow had made that they had found these crawling about the hull of the Defiant. The Defiant had been lost earlier in the book and I suspect the ship should've been the Relentless instead. As before, I only point these very minor errors out for the sake of completeness and to say that if Larson's publishers would like to give me a job proof reading his books that I'd be more than happy to do so!
Storm Assault leaves us at story's end with an entirely new situation for Riggs and this paves the way for the following book which I will be downloading as soon as I post this review!
Another recommended read from B V Larson.