Doc Heirs of Empire Interesting world building let down by purple prose and mediocre story telling On his way to a
Doc Heirs of Empire Interesting world-building let down by purple prose and mediocre story-telling.On his way to a secure prison General Corian escapes due to the treachery of the troops escorting him there as they betray their leader Mira Delsol. He then leads a successful rebellion against Emperor, again aided by treacherous insiders. The Emperor's younger children, teenage twins escape and eventually meet up with Mira. Loyalist forces meet up with them and then attempt to retake the Empire.The world building is the star here with the Empire existing as one square cell of what sounds an awful lot like an enormous artificial object, either a Niven Ring or a Dyson Sphere, although the people don't seem to realize this. There also seems to be aliens that have somehow interbred with the humans here and people with more alien blood have the ability to use certain alien technologies. This stuff is the redeeming parts of the book.Unfortunately, the book itself is a completely pedestrian military SF with some incredibly purple prose. Seriously, this author has never met an adjective he doesn't like. Despite that, descriptions are few and far between, and some of the more fantastic technology, particularly of the sailcraft, need to be imagined rather than pictured. There's also lots of background that gets alluded to but never appropriately explored including the twin's issues with the Cadre (which stem from an incident never explained) and the Emperor's obvious preparation for a Cadre rebellion.As to the plot? No twists. No turns. Everything I put in the paragraph above happens. No surprises. Yawn.. Heirs of Empire go inside Books The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies Now one man s machinations aim to shift the balance of power with violent and devastating consequences.When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos To secure his claim as rulerThe Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies Now one man s machinations aim to shift the balance of power with violent and devastating consequences.When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos To secure his claim as ruler, Corian will need the strength of the Scourwind name behind him, and he will stop at nothing to bring under his grasp the young Scourwind heirs, twins Lydia and Brennan Barely into adulthood, the two are thrust into the crossfire Battling new obstacles at every turn, they eventually find refuge with Mira Delsol, pirate and former member of the elite empire forces.As the stakes rise, loyalists, mercenaries, and political opportunists rally around the heirs in a desperate bid to unseat the usurper But if their risky gambit fails, will the empire crumble into oblivion. Evan Currie Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the
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. A viral Kindle Heirs of Empire So I was reading this old-style fantasy adventure with the stalwart knight picking up an protecting the young children of the rightful king who had just been deposed right in his castle. After a few cool battles and gathering together all the outcasts that this female knight could find, they rally behind the idea of the children and the empire and take on the deposing military to reinstall the monarchy.Have you heard this one before?Yeah. Me, too.I think SF is learning the wrong lessons from the recent popularity of Fantasy. We don't want the extremely tired STORIES of the old Fantasy regime. We want modern Fantasy's facile willingness to break all the rules and while enjoying awesome rule-based magic systems that harken to the days of old-tyme SF reliance on science-in-story.So what happened? Did we run out of good tales to tell?Oh, all right, this space-opera adventure did have it's good moments. The writing was comprehensible and very vivid in moments. A good deal of the high-tech was pretty damn awesome to see in action, just like a wonderful modern-fantasy magic battle, and I think I'll also say that I loved the trains a lot more than I originally did. That was some neat piece of juxtaposition for the novel.I just wish the bare-bones of the story was more original. Hell, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'd have welcomed some convoluted politics and treachery after a while, just to break up the monotony of fighting. I'm not a huge fan of MilSF. I tolerate it. This wasn't exactly bad, but it tires me out. I want meat to my stories, cleverness to the plot, depth to my characters. This novel was serviceable, but the only thing that really stood out was the tech and the glam.If you're looking for tech and glam, then I'm sure you'll love this novel! :)I'm not giving up on Currie, mind you. This is only my first shot at his work, and I promised that I'd dig into Homeworld and I will. I might just have to wait until I refill my batteries, first. :)