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Marveryn

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hunting season
« on: 11 September 2021, 01:11:16 »
like a lot of Phillip work this was a good read with only a few issues that sour it.  First the constant use of bringing in a character only to kill them in the same chapter.  Once was fine but it seem he did it over and over again.  I understand the idea is to give us a grown view of what happen but why would we care if that is dead by the time the chapter is ended.  A lot of the action and scene was start and stop.  One moment we were in regulan and then next back in atrus so the flow could had been better to add some suspense.  Otherwise it was a good read overall just not the best novel from battletech

Templar87

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Re: hunting season
« Reply #1 on: 17 September 2021, 07:52:57 »
My own opinion;


Having read it, and not going in with high expectations - as my previous experience with Phil Lee's work was A Splinter of Hope, which for a lot of reasons I found myself utterly despising - I actually found myself liking Hunting Season quite a bit. I mean, largely a gap-filler book, sure, but it had a good mix of politics and action, a largely engaging cast of characters (even if frankly at times I found myself thinking that Nikol was getting exactly what she deserved for trusting the Capellans), and some good looks into the neo-FWL and how it works.
“Keep your feet on the ground, a spare magazine in your pocket, watch your buddy’s back and never, ever give anything but your all!”
–First Prince Andrew Davion
"He who has made no mistakes in war has never made war."
- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, 1641

five_corparty

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Re: hunting season
« Reply #2 on: 19 September 2021, 20:56:11 »
I really liked the look at the FWL, but (like above) feel this was almost a book to set up whatever comes next, a "end the dark age and be a prequel" kind of thing.  Still, that SAID, I've been waiting to see what comes next for the FWl for, gawd, a decade now?  so, it's good to see threads closing and new ones opening.

rebs

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Re: hunting season
« Reply #3 on: 18 October 2021, 09:11:38 »
I purchased this this morning based on good reviews.  I'll review it myself when I'm done.  Which might be a while because I'm busy every day this week (and for the month at that) with helping my dad take his boat from Chicago to Florida via the Mississippi River.

 

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