This was a fantastic read. I love classic science-fiction adventure (opera?) novels done well and this is a perfect example. Steve Rzasa's novels keep getting better and this is the best one yet in the series. I did not read Broken Sight which takes place prior to this story but I look forward to doing so.
Overall, the writing is excellent an awesome story and indepth plot-line that expands the created universe. I really hope this is not the end of this series. Such a unique concept for a series.
A must read!
Guesstimating the percentage, but it's twenty or a little over. I was experimenting with how easy it was to get Humble Bundle books onto iBooks. Very easy. I happen to know the comics are bears to read in iBooks so I don't; I read those as PDFs on my computer. (Which I finally named. Vin and my iPad is Viv, and now some of you will get that. I also told my dad not to drop Viv because she was the survivor, and he just stared at me, to which I responded 'obscure naming of my iPad! And references!')
Anyway, this books is amazing. I tried to read it because I've been vaguely unsatisfied with everything I've sampled after the perfect Jae Lee Transformers book. (Whatever, that's what I think of it as, so there you go.) I figured since I had this on here, I'd try.
I love the touch screen combined with the scrolling option on iBooks. You can sorta mimic it on the Kindle app with the new view that shows you pages, but it's so much easier to read on the iPad!
I took today off from things, like cleaning. Today was a 'it's for Grimlock and what she wants to do day.' I played Juice Jam, went out to lunch and a concert featuring musicians who play in the Boston Symphony Orchestra with my parents and some family friends, and read.
It was amazing. I have my week planned, too. Monday: laundry/cleaning/purging and dinner out. Also, call doctor to see about getting stuff signed for school. (It was the immunization blood work, which I knew would clear and did.) Possibly go in and get that taken care of, too.
Tuesday: work and movie at friends house.
Wednesday: comics then hair cut with my sister.
Thursday: work, then watching TV with my friend.
Friday: cleaning and sneaking in some comic book reading.
Saturday: work and sleep it off.
Sunday: take another Grimlock day for sanity's sake.
Monday: More laundry and possibly some light cleaning. Then dinner. Then kinda rinse and repeat.
I'm going to try and relax as much as I can before my life gets crazy in the best way possible this fall!
Book #1, in the DCI Brendan Moran series
“Black December” is a crime thriller that brings DCI Brendan Moran to investigate a murder at Charnford Abbey where he will discover the abbot and monks to be most uncooperative…..
This mystery is written with a wild imagination and in a very particular narrative style. The slight difference in terminology is a bit of a challenge at first till you get used to it. The pacing is fast and furious while Brendan investigates what took place at the Abbey. As he did so the body count mounts and we are in one of those convoluted mystery….. What started with one crime soon developed into two investigations: one to solve the murders and the other to deal with the apparent theft of an ancient religious artifact. We have plenty of twists and turns to keep the suspense active till we reach the final point. This story is a real melting pot of police procedural crammed into a very complicated drama and acted out by multiple players and one cranky protagonist.
“Black December” leaves me with mixed feelings: at times I was deeply bored and other times totally captivated. What more can I say……
A great second book in this series. Excellent story and writing. There were numerous formatting errors in my ebook edition (i.e. missing parts of sentences at the beginning of some chapters, etc.) that I found very distracting.
Overall a great Sci-Fi read. Looking forward to reading the next book soon...