Neal Asher: Orbus Spatterjay #3



Of the Prador gained much needed complexity as well and I was very satisfied with the outcome Orbus was not as awesome as the first book in trilogy but it was much better than the second one Great addition to the series 3 Stars Orbus book three in the Spatterjay trilogy is a far fall from the wonders and sheer awesomeness of the first book I confess that due to my love of the genre that this was like a 4 star read to me that I get had to take away from my score because it does not compare to the start of the series I absolutely loved books one and two with the first one being a knock out The world of Spatterjay is a science fiction and technological dream The Hoopers are one of the greatest fictional characters ever created Orbus is a very narrowly scoped book that really can summed up in ust a few sentences A very large and unkillable man a sentinent war drone and a sidekick come to head against two extremely genetically mutated bugssuidsmenmachines in a bad place called the Graveyards They all find out that their is a really reallyreally big bad out there that appears to be coming back Gun fights ensue Killings maiming and mutilating also occur Orbus is an amazing larger than life Hooper that is a great addition to the series The Old Captains should have many novels written about them as they are sheer awesomeness Sniper is back and is Everwar (Cal Leandros, just as bad ass and wise cracking as before The Prador are scary gross and really freaking coolI love Neal Asher and cannot wait to read of his books as there are many The world of Spatterjay is a must read for ALL science fiction lovers Unfortunately this one is not necessary to read to appreciate the world that Asher has built Well at least it was not pirate ship stories like the other spatterjay novels This one is back to space where it belongs I wasolted out by multiple pop culture references that make no sense in context Otherwise it was a decent read but I m glad to move on from Spatterjay As always I m surprised at how much I am eventually able to get into the psychology and biology and all the weirdness of the Prador aliens I vacillate between annoyance and fascinationFortunately I got into this by the end Spatterjay s humble beginnings become very clear and the whole ultimate always alive always eating neverending replenishing food supply of everything on the planet alive even as they re digested or we are all digested transforming never dying becomes clear at lastNo spoilers but we ve met the big bad before What we have here is a huge throwdown between different Prador factions including a handful of Polity peeps and the absolutely fantastic Sniper the AI war drone The interactions going on here made this novel a good deal better than average BUT I will say that aside from the great end the rest of the novel had uite a few dull parts On the whole I enjoyed it and the cool end made up for a ton of evils Solid novel wrapping up Spatterjay Better than the last I think but not uite as good as the first in the trilogy I m happy enough. Ack and others 438 pages and has a text language like English.

Way better than The Voyage of the Sable Keech but not up to the level of The Skinner Really this book is all about following some already established characters but to say this book is a continuation of the first two books would be misleading Instead of the wildly exotic Spatterjay environment we follow an old ship captain a mutated prador and a war drone through their struggles in and around various space ships Really this book is way about the characters than the environment where as The Voyage of the SK is a lot about the events on a single large boat on Spatterjay and The Skinner is all about the various dangers of the planet itself There actually is a trend to how the series of books has been conceived I enjoyed following the three main characters and even the 5 or so important characters around them action bloodshed and transformations Fun to see bitter enemies become unwilling allies working together out of need While entertaining and worth reading I really pine for content from The Skinner The brutality and mystery of that environment is really only captured in that book and a short story or two Part of the mystery of Spatterjay becomes a crucial story element in Orbus and I didn t like the clear explanation of what the Spatterjay virus is and why it exists it s that clear explanation of how it all fits together that I don t like If there is ancient genetic code with deep secrets from super intelligences perhaps the pandora s box effect doesn t need to have such a clear explanation I d rather the Spatterjay virus had yet unexplained depth but I don t see how that is possible with how this book explores that content Just my opinion and not really a huge hit to this book but Neal seems to understand the importance of maintaining mystery so I was surprised how this was handled Of all the Neal Asher books I ve read so far this is my favourite The story is fast paced and full of gloriously grim descriptions The sardonic interplay between Old Captain Orbus and his disgustingly named crewmate Drooble are hilarious as is the strange relationship between the drones Sniper and Thirteen And over it all looms the mutating Prador Vrell being hunted by the Prador King and a mythical monster of Prador nightmares the Golgoloth Gripping chilling and entertaining Not recommended to Asher newcomers but to the seasoned veterans Perhaps the last truly excellent book by Neal Asher I am a huge fan of Asher and I had the opportunity to interview him for the Fantasy Book Club by the Suare Groot Lovely man great laugh check it out on suaregrootcom However the big negative or criticism I have of his books after this one is that its very samey in that the plot of his stories are the plan of one AI or entity spoilers kind of This worked once for a series of books he did in the past and even then everything you read that happened wasn t preordained or planned out by one thing But since 2010 EVERYTHING is and that for me spoils the booksOrbus however isn t like that There are characters that are pow. Amazing Kindle Epub, Orbus Spatterjay #3 author Neal Asher Th.

Erful and intelligent but they individually have parts of the puzzle not all of it so when pieces get put together there are surprises and tension and real stakes in that things could end up in destruction and death for all concerned The characters are great Orbus is the main character and he has a real arc he grows and changes which is excellent Sniper the war drone is back as uippy and sarcastic as ever Vrell has a massive part to play and has a great overall arc too New characters such as the Golgolgoth and the king of the prador are scary and menacing and though alien there goals and objectives are clear The one thing that makes this book for me is the battle or all out war that occurs at the end It is by and far the best space battle I have ever read It is superbly written and described Asher doesn t waste page space with boring details it is visceral hard hitting tense It is that good This battle alone tips the book into five star territory There are one or two lulls in the story before this point Asher had a habit of going into intricate details about how to solve a problem or how this character MacGyver s a situation which is tedious A couple of characters are ust there with no real personality However this all leads to this epic battle which is definitely worth the waitA brilliant book I loved this one maybe my favorite Spatterjay novel I have to say that I am done with Spatterjay This one tipped the balance where I no longer care about what happens in this story It was all a bit too much I feel like I read a story about one continuous long battle with high tech weaponry It ust didn t take a break and try to develop a story It felt like it was a battle wrapped around some characters that were exactly the same as the previous booksSo that s me done with Spatterjay More a three and a half star book Asher shading into space opera and doing so in somewhat undistinguished fashion Lots of Prador history exposition but with confused results making them a little human but inconsistently so Similarly indeterminate humanization of Orbus himself with a scattering of psychological vignettes but no real depth Maybe not three and a half after all Orbus an Old Captain from Spatterjay has left his sadistic ways after the near death experience and decided to change the climate As a captain of the trade space ship he goes go Graveyard carrying with him the two drone stowaways Soon it becomes clear that they we all manipulated by ruling AIs because the Prador runaway Vrell mutated by Spatterjay virus has gone in the same direction Both Prador king and the Polity take the interest in the situation as well as their weapons The Spatterjay virus has its own secrets and it will take the combine forces of former enemies to stop the danger to all civilized universe This was a wild ride through and through Once the action starts it continues to the very end The last part of the book is explosive and had me at the edge of my seat Did I mentioned before that I like Sniper But in this book some. Is is the best favorite book isbn 9780330457606 format Paperb.

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