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La Saga des Sept Soleils, tome 3 : Tempêtes sur l'Horizon (original 2004; edition 2009)

by Kevin-J Anderson, Claude Mamier (Traduction)

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Title:La Saga des Sept Soleils, tome 3 : Tempêtes sur l'Horizon
Authors:Kevin-J Anderson
Other authors:Claude Mamier (Traduction)
Info:Bragelonne (2009), Broché, 522 pages
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Horizon Storms by Kevin J. Anderson (2004)

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Though this is only book 3 of 7, things are still disastrous for humanity.

That is just the worst for my ego tied to humanity. It would be as an American reading the history of WWII in real time, in the Pacific. Sometime in the middle of 42, when things looked bleak. Pearl Harbor hurt, Wake Island fallen, the Philippines lost.

But we know, living so far from the events that things will be turning around. The drama that they aren't, though is painful to watch. Painful to have seen the train wreck of one of the enemies that we know of, revealed and destroyed a very young person's world.

it is painful to watch the leader of the majority of humanity be the anti FDR, or Winston Churchill, and the leader we root for still not think of a way to usurp control. To watch this anti leader of mankind make mistakes and be an egomaniac of his own.

The book moves the plot along. The timing of scenes again is all over the place. The issues of short chapters are still a detriment to the story. The book would help with a plotted timeline by the author and longer chapters that develop scenes. Less plot lines for some new secondary characters are being fleshed out to have their own sagas.

Still a read once. But, an example taken from a true master, I read all the Palliser novel shrunk to a one volume book once. I think this would have been much better if the author followed Trollope's example. ( )
  DWWilkin | Jun 30, 2010 |
Book Three of the Saga of the Seven Suns, an ancient war has now fully rekindled in it's entirety, The heretofore unknown aliens who were disturbed when one of their planets was destroyed by a human experiment with another alien device in the first book is now REALLY mad. More information has come to light, and it seems the other human empire, the Alderans, does know something of this old war. But they have not been forthcoming with information. Meanwhile, another entity, a sentient fire being living in suns, has seemingly joined the struggle on the behalf of humans. Aligned with the trees and the water, earth, fire and water seem aligned against electricity.

The humans meanwhile have started to strike back by igniting more gas giants into small suns. However, the extinct creators of that technology left behind some evidence that suggests this tactic might not be the best idea -- they are, after all, extinct. To make matters worse he robots created by that race are now in rebellion against the humans (never trust a robot!). And if there isn't enough killin' going on for you, the human factions are splintering amongst themselves, resulting in even more battles. The politics and intrigue during this time of total ware are getting interesting. ( )
  JeffV | May 24, 2010 |
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Für Dean Koontz, der mir seit dem Beginn meiner Karriere mit Rat, Ideen und Ansporn geholfen hat. Vor langer Zeit forderte er mich auf, bei meinen Geschichten "in großen Maßstäben" zu denken. Inzwischen ist die "Saga der Sieben Sonnen" schon länger als Tolstois "Krieg und Frieden" - ich hoffe, er hat dies gemeint.
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Geschwärzt von den Flammen reckten sich die überlebenden Weltbäume nach dem Alptraum, der sie heimgesucht hatte, trotzig dem Himmel entgegen.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316003476, Mass Market Paperback)

Caught in the middle of a titanic struggle between two alien superpowers, the factions of humanity and their allies, the Ildirans, are under siege. Can they resolve their differences to fight a common threat?

For the leader of the Roamers, survival means extending a helping hand to others, while the chairman of the Terran Hansa plans to use a new, untested alien weapon regardless of the consequences. And for the new Ildiran Mage-Imperator, survival involves throwing off the choking traditions of the Empire - even if it might trigger a civil war.

As old intrigues and dark secrets come to light, a man who is believed to be long dead returns with an ally who may save mankind. But this new fragile hope will be threatened by a fresh betrayal - the most bitter and brutal of them all...

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"By deploying the Klikiss Torch to ignite a gas giant, the humans of the Hansa earned the enmity of the alien hydrogues. Taking swift revenge, the hydrogues attacked not only the Hansa, but the other humans, the independent Roamers and Therons, as well. Even the Ildirans, mankind's alien allies, were helpless to resist. Then another alien race appeared: the star-dwelling faeros who ferociously fought the hydrogues. Now caught in the middle of a titanic struggle between the two alien superpowers, the three factions of humanity and the Ildirans are desperate to survive. Can they band together to fight a common threat? Or will their differences lead to civil wars?"… (more)

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