I found Brad Thor's The Athena Project an enjoyable quick read. His characters are interesting and his plot moves forward quickly. He states on the page before the first page of text, that "the science in this novel is based on reality". I find that a frightening prospect after finishing the book. The research and experiments used in the plot are from World War II and the Nazis. Mr. Thor writes in the manner of Vince Flynn and Brian Haig. I believe Mr. Flynn was the best writer of this type of thriller genre and has no equals and I enjoy Brain Haig's smart mouth main character, Sean Drummond immensely. Still I enjoyed the rapport between Mr. Thor's main characters; Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes and Alex Cooper.
Now Richard and Kahlan's struggles continue, against a new and equally dire foe. A group of fanatical anti-magic zealots have joined forces to thwart Richard and Kahlan. They are the unwitting pawns of a sorcerous evil from the old world, a realm that has been magically sealed for thousands of years. Richard, Kahlan and their allies face the combined might of the two worlds--the old and the new. This stunning confrontation threatens an armaggeddon of unimaginable proportions unless Richard and Kahlan can believe the power of their love and their faith in the truth.
I enjoyed this book especially it being an omnibus of the first three novels. The author states at the beginning that the editors made the decision of the order of the books. I would have preferred that they had been in chronological order myself. The second novel is actually (within the time frame) the first. I enjoyed it enough that I have placed the omnibus of the fourth and fifth novels on my wish list.
I enjoyed Maya Bank's Darkest Before Dawn. But I found that the first two thirds of the book, was the main two characters' inner dialogue. It made the storyline a little slow reading. In the final third of the book, the action happens and there is more dialogue between the characters. Not one of my favorites of the KGI series.
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
The Eye of the World, Book One of The Wheel of Time series.
Another good read by David Weber. The previous Honor Harrington novel by hi, The Short Victorious War and this one, Field of Dishonor are the best in the series that I have read so far. Good character development and plenty of action to keep you reading.
Commissar Ciaphas Cain -- hero of the Imperium and renowned across the sector for his bravery and valour -- is sent to help maintain order on an outpost world on the borders of Tau space. But when the alien ambassador is murdered and the situation quckly sprials out of control, Cain and his regiment of Valhallans find themselves in the middle of a war.
It started out slow but this may be due to the fact that it is the third book in the series. It is the first one of the series that I have read and that may be what influenced how I felt as I was beginning to read the novel.
Once again David Weber has written an entertaining and totally believable book about Honor Harrington and her experiences. I enjoy the characters he has fleshed out in this series and look forward to reading the next installment.