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War Eternal: The Complete Series (Books 1-7) (M.R. Forbes Box Sets) Kindle Edition
300,000+ copies sold. 2000+ reviews. 2500+ pages. Get all seven books of the bestselling War Eternal series for one low price.
They are coming. Find the Goliath or be destroyed.
The chilling words are the first thing Mitchell hears after an assassin’s bullet nearly ends his life. He tries to ignore them, convinced the voice in his head is a side-effect of his injuries.
The warning is only the beginning. A glimpse into a struggle against an enemy older than time.
An enemy that’s very real and much closer than he ever imagined.
An enemy that will do whatever it takes to keep him from finding the centuries-lost starship and ending not only the fight but their very existence.
Narrowly escaping capture, Mitchell falls into the hands of the Riggers — a ragtag crew of black-ops commandos who patrol the outer reaches of the galaxy. Guided by a captain with a reputation for murder, they’re dangerous, immoral, and possibly insane.
They may also be humanity’s last hope for survival in a war that has raged beyond eternity.
1. Starship Eternal
2. The End of Liberty
3. The Knife's Edge
4. Point of Origin
5. Forever Until Tomorrow
6. Eternal Return
7. The Edge of Infinity
- ASIN : B083LBFPJ3
- Publication date : January 13, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2944 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 2135 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,894 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is a palpable sense of the infinite in these books. That’s not that easy to convey but the idea that time travel is possible through the many recursions as the universe expands to its limit and then contracts to another Big Bang where it all starts over again is enough to give you the willies! The good news in these novels is that it is just possible to learn something new even has history repeats itself infinitely.
Even apart from making it hard to keep reading when you feel so hopeless, it cheapens the ending to pointlessness. Because after all of it, it came down to one thing. There was never a turning of the tide, never any real climax. Just constant defeat, and then suddenly victory.
There was a lot of good potential here. It did not reach the final product, and for that I am disappointed.
I hope you choose to continue the series. Failing that I would relish another line of them.
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I must say in all my years of being an avid reader, yet again I have come across another author/set of books that break the mould in what is thought to be be great science fiction and actually IS great science fiction.
Back in the day I read L Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth decalogy (10 book set). The prior 9 books were captivating and brilliant and kept me buying them to the end, yet the 10th and last one was so disappointing I felt let down and deflated for weeks after (even all of these years later, I still feel it).
M.R. Forbes has a brilliant mind which is clear in this series, not just in the way he builds his characters, but where he can leave you hanging by a thread, thinking it's all over, only to have that thread be a wire rope that will hold you tight and safe.
This is also the problem that said wire rope keeps you stuck in place, you feel he has bogged you down in repeating history (no pun intended or you will understand if you read the series) as it should be 4 maybe 5 books and not 7. I skipped so many pages to just move on from what seemed liked repeated fight scenes, dialogue or repeated story line and I'm sorry for this, but blah blah, blah blahhhhhhhhh.
How many times can you kill MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of people (even a whole planet) the same way, where the pain sits on the main character's shoulders, over so many 'recursions', only to have it repeated in book after book... it got boring after a while.
SPOILER ALERT...DO NOT READ ON:
So, the last book, which could have been 6 slapdash pages long going on how you wrote it. An ending so gob smackingly frustrating, that it left me with WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED, back tracking several pages, re-reading, going back, re-reading again just to be sure, really just to be sure before saying out loud WHAT THE FRIG, FRIGGING HELL........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo.
Really M.R. Forbes REALLY, that was your best shot at ending what was a great story. You covered several topics that most would authors wouldn't touch with a space ship, let alone a barge pole.
A lot of readers will cringe at the 'Riggers' backgrounds (well done to you for approaching their stories like that) but to rush the ending and come up with such a lame, LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME last couple of pages, well, if I wasn't reading the series on my Kindle I would have hurled the book in to the wall, and if owning the new version of the S-17 (read the books to get the reference) I'd have shot the s..t out of it and then dismounted and pee'd on what was left.
Anyone who has read this to this point, I'd still say buy the set, for £0.99p you certainly can not grumble price wise, but be prepared... For me, if an author has taken his/her time to write 7 books in a series then
A) well done to you/them.
B) I get it, even if a main character needs to die, or everyone does, or it's just a bloody great happy ending...whatever, make the reader believe it was for the best, but don't leave the reader deflated and frustrated. Think 'have I repeated this or that action/comment LOTS of times before' and 'is this ending great and will finish the series with the reader wanting to go and read my other work'.
I feel sure that even you M.R. Forbes has read a book in the past that left you gritting your teeth and growling...maybe!!!!
So I’ll do the good and the bad here.
Good: Great read; entertaining throughout; great believable characters; hugely imaginative plot and storylines; an immense work and achievement; epic in scale across space and time; cliffhangers galore; a real page turner if ever there was one; nice references to Asimov and other sci-fi writers. I could go on but you get the idea - it’s brilliant.
Bad: a little repetitive at times (I’m not referring to the time loops either); a few typos creep in as the volumes progress as well as a few grammatical issues that you have to work around but only in the last couple of books; some of the theories on space time are not easy to accept but that’s sci-fi; the ending may be a bit tame and unsatisfying compared to the rest of the books as the number of cliffhanger set pieces mount up but that can’t detract from the sheer brilliance in play here.
From start to finish never a full moment.
Well written, fantastic characters, and a spellbinding story.