Star Kingdom Box Set (Books 1-3): A space opera adventure series Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07Z7FTRQF
- Publication date : October 16, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2104 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 983 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #84,473 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I am a great fan of Lindsay Buroker’s writing and I have read most of her other stuff (including books she published under her pen name Ruby Lionsdrake) and I loved most of it and liked the rest well enough. I think I was not really all that keen on this series as sci-fi/space opera is not really my preferred genre; I am more into UF (see her Death Before Dragon series). Also, I wasn’t really convinced by her lead characters, a geeky robotics professor with an unimpressive physique and health issues and his neurodivergent bacteriologist room-mate/best friend, or the hodgepodge of other characters, including a sentient spaceship and its aging, sarcastic captain. But I finally broke down and gave the series a try and then couldn’t stop reading every free minute until I had finished the whole saga. I not only loved all the characters despite (or rather because of) their short-comings, especially antagonist/anti-hero Tenebris Rache, who remains quite an ambiguous character throughout, but I was kept on the edge of my seat by all the plot twists and unexpected events. The series combines different genres like Sci-Fi, adventure story, revenge tale (even romance) and draws on and references popular culture icons such as Star Wars and Terminator.
The story is told from the perspectives of different characters, and I loved how dexterously the author wove the various narrative strands together. I was also impressed on how Lindsay Buroker unobtrusively raises and debates philosophical questions like nature vs. nurture, diversity, good leadership/good government, the role/importance of science, etc.; I am going to explore some of those themes more in depth in reviews for some of the individual books…
Note: The narration by Fred Berman is really great; I loved how he gave all the characters a different voice!
I really enjoyed reading this story. Such a good cast of characters that I really got to know. I appreciate the author's creativity , I kind of fell right into the story and had a hard time putting down
,. I highly recommend!
Top reviews from other countries
Very interesting characters, the 2 main characters are very unusual and keep the story fresh as they handle situations differently than a more mainstream ‘hero’. A good plot that develops well over the course of the series and keeps the reader engaged. Some of the books are quite long which is good, especially as these are on KU at the time of writing this review and KU books are often quite short.
I have read loads of Lindsays other stuff and I really enjoyed it all. However Lindsay generally has a little too much focus on the ‘romance’ parts of the story for my personal taste. I am sure loads of people enjoy the romance but it is a bit much for me. I usually get through the romance with a few eye-rolls and enjoy the rest of the book, but I would definitely prefer less.
This set of books lay off the romance a quite a bit. There is some romance but it feels balanced and in context and I didn’t end up rolling my eyes and skipping a few pages as has happened in the past. I usually strongly recommend Lindsays stuff, but with a bit less romance this series gets an even stronger recommendation.
If you like your sci-fi without the romance – this is definitely for you.