hunters. Could have just called it gun enthusiasts shoot lots of mythical
stuff. Just to be clear - 'm OK with that. Itís not that I think this is bad
at all. I read it very quickly considering itís in the neighborhood of 700
pages. Having given it that praise, there are some smaller things that might
detract from the book for some folks.
The author wrote what he knows - guns. There are more weapon descriptions in
this book than I can recall in any book 've read in recent memory. 've been
told theyíre very accurate based on the authorís knowledge of the gun business.
I could have taken these as "shotgun" "pistol" and "machine gun" and filled in
the picture in my mind. I didnít need to know the muzzle velocity. Made the
action kind of bumpy for me.
The prophecy and the relationship arc were telegraphed. Saw them coming from
the introduction of each one. I donít know how I would have done it
differently, but it was not a complex plot. 'm not saying it needed to be, but
if youíre going to pick this title up donít think youíre getting something deep
and introspective. Stuff gets shot and blown up and the monsters that are being
hunted by a secret government agency and the MHI all die in a loud and splattery manner,
thank you very much.
The characters take such a physical beating it makes me wonder if that wasnít a
little over the top. 've had sprains and strains along with broken and torn
bits in the past. It takes time to overcome stuff like that and adrenaline will
only carry you so far. I know these are supposed to be "heroic" characters, but
sometimes the physical damage seemed too much to allow them to continue to
function (i.e. running, jumping, and lifting stuff). Head injuries (like when
you get knocked out) take a long time to get over.
'd still say this was a speedy page turner. I enjoyed the ride enough to head
out and buy the second one. 'm a little concerned, but 'll try it. Once
youíve saved the world and gotten the girl, what do you have left? Do it again?
Weíll see how far that goes.
Star Total: 3.5 out of 5 stars