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Legend (Far From Home Book 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Tony Healey , Laurie Laliberte

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Follow the adventures of Captain Jessica King and the crew of the Defiant as they find themselves pulled into a black hole and thrown from everything they have ever known.

If you liked Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Star Wars then you will LOVE the Far From Home Series, an epic adventure unlike anything you've ever read!

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 677 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 84 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Fringe Scientist Books; Édition : Kindle (10 août 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B008WA54BU
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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Amazon.com: 3.8 étoiles sur 5  136 commentaires
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Pulpish Action Tale 3 octobre 2012
Par Michael - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
(More of a 3 1/2 star rating than a 3 star rating. Hey, Amazon, we need 1/2 stars!)

I'm a big sci-fi fan, especially of Honor Harrington-esque type stories so, despite the unpleasantness in the comment section (now removed), I decided to give it try.

As this is the first installment of a larger work, the story is short and the plot moves at a brisk pace. We join the story in progress where Jessica King has inherited command after the ship's Captain is killed in action. Returning to port for repairs, the acting-Captain and crew have a short respite before the enemy finds them again and the ship must hastily flee before their foe's superior firepower. A random maneuver meant to out-fox their pursuers goes dramatically wrong when the ship and crew are sucked into a black hole. Instead of crushing them into nothingness, the black hole sends them and their pursuer... someplace else. And they're not alone.

The author's writing style is clean and polished which make this a quick and easy read. The newly field promoted Captain, Jessica King, is a likeable protagonist with just the right amount of vulnerability to temper her steel. Secondary characters aren't as well fleshed out but each has a reasonably unique personality. Part 1 of the series does what it needs to do - establish the characters and setting and then gets the plot moving.

There are a few negatives but how much weight a potential reader should put on them depends on what they're looking for in these type of stories.

The dialogue and character interaction are very Trek-ish. This might bother readers expecting a more traditionally military approach with the rank-aware protocol that would entail. Also, I had to suppress a giggle at a reptiliod threating to blow someone to 'smithereens."

My preference is for self-contained stories so I was bothered a bit by some of the terminology that appeared to be direct references to works mentioned in the product description. Things such as "polarized hull plating" (Star Trek Enterprise) and "Koenig-Prime" (Star Trek-TOS) while others appear to be a nod toward Star Wars ("Corellian Turn") and the ship's jump drives may be a reference to the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. I found that to be a distraction while other readers might like such shout-outs. Then again, if the product description hadn't mentioned it I might not have been 'primed' to see connections where they may have not been intended.

Finally, and this is a "flaw" present in a LOT of sci-fi that doesn't tend toward the harder end of the spectrum, there were a few tactical maneuvers and elements in the story that I found a bit incredible. The aforementioned "Corellian Turn" being the most egregious example. Readers that hew to Delbert Trew's saying, "don't let facts get in the way of a good story" might not mind but all I could think of was "but...the energy required to....but the inertia...but how close they would have to be for that to work....but...but...but.."

I deducted a half-point for each of those issues but the underlying story and it's technical execution are good so I can recommend it for anyone looking for a pulp-ish serial story.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Not bad....But 18 septembre 2013
Par Golf Guy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I have read all of the books in the series that have been released to date, and thought I'd share a couple thoughts with those of you that are thinking about picking it up.

1) Good story. Will keep you coming back for more.

2) Not scientifically accurate, but I don't usually care too much about that. (It's a fiction story after all.)

3) The books ARE insanely short! Not really worth the price for books under 100 pages.

Will I continue to read the series? Not sure yet. Something about charging almost a dollar for a 55-60 page book bothers me!
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Could have been better & too short 3 septembre 2013
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
It was a bit clunky & cliched. & then when i was starting to generate a minimal level of interest... bang its finished... hmmm i think if you're going to give the first one away, make it a full book. it gives the author a better chance to tell a story & allows us to get more engaged, if we can... it wasn't nearly good enough to make me want to actually go onto the next one.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A great adventure begins in Far From Home Legend 26 janvier 2013
Par Novel Expedition - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I've read this first book of the series and plan to read more. It is a refreshing approach to well traveled science fiction themes, and with some new ideas. Quality writing and interesting style of story telling by author Tony Healey. Fun to read. "Far from Home" would make an excellent TV series or mini-series special. The stories by Tony Healey, I've so far read, have what I refer to as "soul" in them, being more than just words on paper or in ebooks. So I recommend this book and others by Tony Healey. [This review by Jim Harwood, science fiction author, in Norman Oklahoma USA.]
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Awful mishmash of themes & ripoffs 14 février 2014
Par William N. Sargent - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Like getting drunk & stoned then watching Star Wars, all the Star Trek series & both Battlestar Galacticas simultaneously.
The Defiant, obsolete but still packing a punch, arrives at starbase six for repair after losing her captain in the latest battle of an old war. Soon the ship & it's company make a nick of time escape from the apocalyptic destruction of the base by the enemy's newest ship, triple the size of anything the good guys can field. A desperate blind jump takes Defiant millions of years of travel from home courtesy of a black hole. Throw in a sword fight between the Texan fighter jock which rips off Luke & Vader down to the "I'm full of surprises" line, a smattering of terrible cliche lines & below average ignorance of military, naval & scifi jargon clash with the loose grasp of physics to make this an experience that leaves the reader wondering if it was all deliberate.
If this was a comic book for a nine-year-old it would still be hard to swallow. Where most fiction relies on your suspension of disbelief, this wants you to launch yours into low Earth orbit.
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