The Cole Protocol (Halo #6) Review

The Cole Protocol (Halo #6) is a 2008 science fiction military novel written by Tobias S. Buckell and published by Tor Books.  Set in the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its inner colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Positives: Great characters Complex story Good writing Good pacing Good setup Negatives: Too many characters Too many subplots Plot:  There are four basic storylines.  One is the Spartan Gray Team sent to the Rubble to destroy any data concerning…

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Relic (Pendergast #1) Review

Relic (Pendergast #1) is a 1995 science fiction horror thriller novel written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and published by Tor Books.  As the first installment in the Agent Pendergast Series, the plot follows NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, and graduate student Dr. Margo Green who hunt a mythical creature that is killing people in a New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. Positives: Fantastic main characters Mbwun is freakin’ awesome Great atmosphere Well-written story Great dialogue Intense, brutal scenes Great pacing Very educational…

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The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) Review

The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) is a 1990 fantasy adventure novel written by Robert Jordan, published by Tor Books and Orbit Books, serving as the second installment in The Wheel of Time series.  For centuries, gleeman have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of…Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And…

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Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) Review

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) is a 1990 fantasy adventure novel written by Robert Jordan and published by tor Books.  Set as the book of The Wheel of Time series the story picks up when The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs-a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts–five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light. Positives: Good characters Good story Terrific world building Good dialogue Good writing Negatives: Unlikable characters Unoriginal plot Overly…

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