Ps absolutely gorgeous cover Love a savage alien The most different alien book out there Scott Sigler s one of the best doing Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success it right now This was wonderful I m going to read this but come on Your putting out alien fanfic over the Earthcore seuel after all these years Shame I have pre ordered this on Kindle and also on hardcover becauset s Scott I have not yet read any of the other Aliens novels but I have read Sigler s fiction before And A Life in Two Worlds if thiss an example of the style of the other Aliens books I will be reading them Full disclosure I m a huge fan of Scott Sigler and his books I pre ordered this book and I was going to buy this book even f t sucked It was great It tied The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories intodeas that are suggested by the movies and like the movies has sections that are suspenseful and violent But t also has sections that appropriately suggest how a pre ndustrial society could discover a way to combat these creatures Also I listened to the audiobook version The reader did an excellent job voicing the different characters and I particularly enjoyed the voicing of a particular less than likeable main character To my ear there was a Beavis and Butt Head vibe giving on And Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species it fits I ve not read any of the Alien supplemental novels but I have seen all of the moviesn the franchise and I guess you could say I m a fan So when I heard Scott Sigler was writing a story Feminisms at a Millennium in the Alien universe I was very excited I know his favorite movies Aliens and he had a very well received short story that he wrote back Gwydion's Dawn in 2015 called Dangerous Prey a story written from the perspective of one of the alien xenomorphsGenerally however I m not a big fan of Space Marines stories I don t have anything particular against them I just do not find the majority of the setting uniue ornteresting enough to nvest much time n pursuing What luck This story Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung is setn a bronze age type of environment that has become overrun with xenomorphs and has to learn how to survive against The DemonsThe story s one of terrified colonists trying to eke out a meager existence while the governing class s distracted by petty suabbling jingoism and Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon isolationism Instead of working together against a common threat they are stuckn the way things have always been and are uninterested El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! in making changeSome of the younger generation have discovered a weapon they want to use to eradicate the persistent and terrifying threat of the xenomorphs but they need to convince the government to rise upnstead of hiding The story Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana is full of great character development with many compelling evenf selfish reasons to join one side of the argument or the other The world building s exuisite f A Mistaken Match isolated The scope of their worlds limited to what appears to be a continent on a planet with acknowledged outsiders to the North So the story Lodz is not really a locked room mystery but with no way out the residents seem to have no choice other than to hide or dieEnter the weapon Oncet has been discovered t has the potential to change the entire dynamic of their society But nothing can be done without the support of the government The story flips between the terror of Alien encounters and the mundanity of government But the storytelling s compelling and drags the reader along the emotional path of fear to frustrationI really enjoyed this story and would love to read by Sigler n this world or see whether there are other types of Alien stories that move away from the colonial marines that are as compelling. Eps where they eke out a meager existence When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon they see a chance to end this curse To save humanity the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain the lair of the mythical Demon Mothe.
Phalanx s a surprisingly entertaining addition to the Aliens mythologySet n bronze age civilization our protagonist Ahiliyah s a runner She contributes to her society by traversing huge distances with as a crew of three by foot to trade supplies and nformation with other outposts Living underground or n old forgotten castles they live Claimed by a Cowboy in constant fear of a demon attack and being dragged away to the Aliens stronghold the rule for runnerss to This was a father son read This was painful I love Alien and I was really looking forward to this and found myself to be really disappointed If you want to understand the political functions of a medieval society read this book It ll give you the council the margrave and all their little peons It ll show you distrust between villages It will not for the first 300 fucking pages show you a Xenomorph No that s reserved for the last 200 pages and done through battle formations with one of the most whiny leads I have ever seen I wanna be a warrior but I m a woman so my village won t let me Oh there s a woman leader Discipline in the next village who allows women to be warriors But I like my margrave who I secretly know to be an asshole so I m suspicious of anyone offering to let me ascend my current standing Stab men one of my face holes with a dirty trident All her problems could be fixed by taking a small stroll All she has to do Claim the Night (The Claiming is say bye and bounce But no Oh lol and the romance there s romance by the way Or what s being peddled as romancet s probably one of the most YA things of the book It doesn t make any sense to be there except offer something to sympathize with the lead over of which which Claimed by Desire it does poorly Ift would have just stuck with the two runner buddies Say Youll Remember Me it would have worked better As a matter of fact you could take out the romance andt Accidental Bodyguard is the same book just without the baby on the hip at the end The best part of the storys Brandun and Creen those are the two who I used to pull me along I cared what happened to them which s why this got a two over the one star for me This wasn t horroresue at all which I think s most of my gripe I expected action of course like jousting against a Xenomorph word doesn t happen sorry to tease but I also expected fear and danger These guys were Mehr als das in danger most of the book but I never felt that I felt tired and bored whichs sad because I really REALLY wanted to love this I just couldn t The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, it didn t offer anything exciting except for Brandun s climactic chargeMy sons still reading Abby and the Bachelor Cop it when he finishest I will update this review I hope he loved Eye to Eye it than me I really doTheret Accidentally Expecting is and there you havet Fast fun read I started this one at work and finished t when I got home n the morning The main core of characters are very likable even Herzrivalen if ones supposed to be a sarcastic ass I never knew that I needed a story of aliens vs medieval weapons and tactics but boy was I missing out all these years I would have liked xenomorphs early on but the end battle than made up for t My review of ALIENS PHALANX can be found at High Fever BooksI remember reading plenty of franchise crossovers with 20th Century Fox s Aliens comic book tie ns as a kid we had Aliens vs Predator and a spate of seuels which pitted two of Fox s biggest science fiction horror alien phenomenas against one another there was Judge Dredd vs Aliens too and even DC got Alaskan Nights in on the act with S I received a copy of this bookn exchange for an honest reviewI m a big fan of the alien franchise. It's Medieval carnage meets Alien as a pre ndustrial society fights against extinction brought about by a massive nfestation of XenomorphsAtaegina was an solated world of medieval castles varied cultures and conuests vibrant until the demons rose and.
And have listened to the audio dramas on audible but never read a book set n the Alien universe So when I got the chance to see how Xenomorphs and a medieval world turned out I jumped at the chanceI felt the story took a little while to get going as nothing of major conseuence happens for a good while The first part s mostly character buildingworld building etc but considering the characters suffer from a fair bit of stereotyping f you re big for your age you re super strong and want to be a warrior If you short and weak you will be the most Always Look Twice intelligent thing on two legs If you re a girln a male dominant world and just happen to be the main character you re destined to break the mould there didn t seem to be massive need for too much developmentThat wasn t necessarily a bad thing where the main characters are concerned as they are likeable and despite the above mentioned stereotyping uite All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night interesting to read about There s a lot of conflict some good natured some not between them andt really adds something to the bookCharacter work becomes a bit of a problem when the secondary characters come Any Man Of Mine into things The ones I mean than any are the rulers of the city They are just so childish that any scene with themn just feels like how I d expect a fifteen year old to write a councillor scene Far too much petty suabbles which I know do happen Annalee And The Lawman in real life but they make themselves seem so childish and pettyn front of actual children The councillors aside I didn t really have any massive The Apollonides Mistress Scandal issues with any of the characters Even liked the majority of themThere were a few moments when things got going that made me force myself to stay awake so I could keep reading When Scott wants to get the pulse going he really knows how There s nothing like feeling a part of the scene as a reader when the characters are being hunted by xenomorphs More than once I could feel my excitement rising and my pulse racingThere were a fair few time jumps Not massive ones but like at the end of a chaptert would say so and so s still two days walk from here The next chapter would be nside the gates of the city that was two days walk without any mention of what happened Anything For His Son in between Not a massivessue but Anticipation it took some getting used toThe storytself s an nteresting one and as a reader I was constantly curious as to why things were as they were and how things would pan out So I had plenty of ncentive as far as page turning goes Always a good signI did feel certain elements of the plot came a little too easily to the characters A certain weapon for nstance and just how one of the characters was so smart that no problem was unsolvable to him It also at times felt nothing like a medieval world If I m honest had the word medieval not been n the blurb there s very little that would make a reader think that was the time period being aimed forThe ending was a fairly good one even f Annie and the Outlaw it did suffer slightly from the certain things happening too easily or too conveniently aspect I mentioned earlier But as a wholet was a really fun and enjoyable read I m certainly glad I picked ANNIE AND THE PRINCE it up and the lasting feeling of having enjoyedt The Single Dad's Redemption is what s made me scoret so highlyAnyone who feels a bit put off for not having read any previous alien books you can jump A Christmas Affair in without any prior knowledge of the plot lines already established I did It feels like a stand alone that will have little to no bearing on the future of the franchise story lines Obviously I could be wrongn that. Spread relentless destruction Swarms of lethal creatures with black husks murderous claws barbed tails and dreaded tooth tongues raged through the lowlands killing ninety percent of the planet's population Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain ke.
Get Scott's free unabridged weekly audiobook episodes from iTunes by subscribing to his podcast #1 New York Times best selling author Scott Sigler is the creator of fifteen novels six novellas and dozens of short stories He gives away his stories as weekly serialized audiobooks with over 40 million episodes downloadedScott launched his career by releasin