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Steven L. Kent

Steven L. Kent


Title:The Clone Redemption
Series: Rouge Clone (7)
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 368
Size:  6.8x4.3x1 inches
Cover: Color, Digital
Illustrations: n/a

Publisher: Ace
ISBN-10: 1937007022
ISBN-13: 978-1937007027
Other Books In Series:
The Clone Republic
Rouge Clone,
The Clone Alliance
The Clone Elite
The Clone Betrayal
The Clone Empire


Steven L. Kent's The Clone Redemption reviewer: Eric Hardenbrook's Bio

Reviewed for by Eric V. Hardenbrook

Review Philosophy

I really wanted to like this book. I really, really tried. The best word I can come up with to describe it is inconsistent.

There are two stories that are woven together, but the weaving didn't seem to hold. This wanted to be two separate books. The story lines were related, but never crossed. One set of characters actions had repercussions for the other set, but they never meet each other.

The author's style was also difficult for me to latch onto. He tells us everything. I don't mean plot details or anything relating to the story itself, I mean the writing. I've heard for years and years that a writer should show and not tell - and this is a book I'd call a "tell-all".

IF the characters were meant to be written from a difficult to understand and relate to point of view, then the author was very successful. I would easily believe that clones don't have the same ideas, thoughts or feelings that I do. This made some portions of the book difficult reading.

There were other parts of the book that were real bright spots. The action was believable. The weapons and tactics all made sense. The scenario was clearly thought out. The problems come in when you realize the scope is larger than this book and the politics don't come across as well as the action with the tell don't show method. This is a later / middle book - and I haven't read the rest of the series. I'm not sure I'll track the rest of the series down. Maybe it would be better starting from book one?

I'm wavering on my rating. I'm going to say three stars, just because I think there are folks out there that will really get into this book. I'm not one of those folks. There were bright spots, but those spots were as disconnected as the story lines for me.

Star Total:                   3 out of 5 stars


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