[PDF] Û Starhammer | By ✓ Christopher Rowley

Starhammer By Christopher Rowley,

  • Title: Starhammer
  • Author: Christopher Rowley
  • ISBN: 9780345314901
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • For a thousand years and , The Worlds of Man had been dominated by the Laowon Imperium The aliens thought humans made good slaves and better pets, and they were fond of creating new breeds And the Laowon made sure that their playthings never grew too powerful Born one day, on the edge of Human Space, Jon Iehard was ordered to hunt Eblis Bey, a terrorist for Old EartFor a thousand years and , The Worlds of Man had been dominated by the Laowon Imperium The aliens thought humans made good slaves and better pets, and they were fond of creating new breeds And the Laowon made sure that their playthings never grew too powerful Born one day, on the edge of Human Space, Jon Iehard was ordered to hunt Eblis Bey, a terrorist for Old Earth And that was the beginning of the end for the Laowon Because Iehard had been a Laowon slave And Eblis Bey held half the key to a weapon that could destroy the Laowon tyranny and bring freedon once to Mankind
    Starhammer For a thousand years and The Worlds of Man had been dominated by the Laowon Imperium The aliens thought humans made good slaves and better pets and they were fond of creating new breeds And the Lao

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    1. Solid sci fi grimdark Humanity as a brutalized slave race to alien overlords An action packed race chase bash as one man fights the system.It s actually the 2nd book in this trilogy that stuck in my mind for decades and made me seek out the 1st book They read well as stand alones so starting with book 2 is no biggie As with much sci fi the characters are not the strong point and there s no great emotional depth to be found here, but, as with much sci fi, there s a wealth of imagination Add to th [...]

    2. In stormy midlatitudes we secured him, and laid him down,Tucked close to Nemo s Piston a million fathoms round, where we laid him down,So don t look for us in sun s light lest the laowon hunt us down,To Hope and Nemo s Piston, a million fathoms round The book is a hardcore SciFi with a lot of no nonsense violence There is quite a little character development yet I feel that the MC Jon was portrayed very well The reason must be the origin of Jon For example The mote suddenly brayed, Welcome Jon s [...]

    3. If I was the editor for a dictionary, I would put this book s cover art next to the entry for genre trash It s the kind of book that begins with a dozen paragraphs of galactic history, delivered as pure exposition from no one s perspective, before introducing an unstoppable protagonist who starts out a slave and is banging an alien princess by twenty pages in That literally happens Then in the next twenty pages he is involved in a court conspiracy to assassinate an alien duke with a gun implant [...]

    4. The Halo videogames borrowed heavily from this book, and Jason Jones of Bungie Studios was my reference for picking it up For its creativity I am grateful that Jones appreciated it and borrowed many ideas for the game series But the story itself is so dark that it gets predictable and gross Torture, torture, rape, torture, humanity keeling over without a fight, people betraying each other over and over againI am not sure Rowley realizes that when the enormity reaches that scale, it can t sustain [...]

    5. Once upon a time Way back in 1986 I read this book I lost it somewhere along the line and have been trying to find it again for many years Now that I have a copy in hand, I ve just finished reading it for the second time And, can I say it s as well written as I remembered it being.The mc is a genetically created human male His dna was tinkered with by an alien called a Laowan, a species that over 1000 years ago defeated Earth and all of its colonies and now rules with an iron fist They see all o [...]

    6. I have read this book so often I am on my 3rd copy my favourite book ever If I get caught reading it by my family they are all Oh my god are you reading Starhammer AGAIN YES I AM Need an audio version

    7. A good sci fi and a nice introduction to book 2 The author has the talent of describing a scene very vividly with a little detail The Vang are not really present except toward the end.

    8. I probably would have liked this book better if I had read it when it first came out I image that if it were written 10 years later it would have been much different The writing and editing process changed a lot in the few years after this was published.

    9. The only good thing about this book is the title and cover The writing style is so incredibly bland and flat that it s hard to read than a paragraph at a time without your eyes drooping The fight scenes are totally boring the author does not know how to convey vivid imagery through the use of sounds sights touch etc in his descriptions This is like reading a long essay, not a novel Just one factual statement of what is happening after another without any emotion or metaphors or vivid descriptor [...]

    10. A brilliant, gory, action packed science fiction epic that ended like a splash of cold water to the face The ending was as if the author suddenly decided that he got bored of the story and ended it in a anti climatic way It would ve been one of my favorite books if the ending keep up with the quality of the drama the story carries I love the background story of the laowon, human, the vangs, and the Starhammer This book has a great pace, with consistent action but not too overwhelming It is a sho [...]

    11. This book is the first in The Vang series In this book the human race, after coming into contact with a technologically superior, but morally corrupt alien race, have become their slaves The aliens modify human DNA to create genetic mutations that serve their particular needs One of these genetic slaves becomes the hero of the story and, through circumstance, travels on a path, an extremely violent path that will change the course of human history This book is a great read Why is it so good Well [...]

    12. Rich galaxy with lots of backstory Interesting aliens The first book of a very loose trilogy Starhammer, The Vang The Military Form, The Vang The Battlemaster.

    13. 1991 grade B 2015 grade BIt is a quite good story but it is smothered in obnoxious characters, gross civilizations, and sometimes verbose language The grade went up on the second read because I taught myself how to recognize and speed and even skip over that crap I can t really recommend it though.

    14. Good book Very pulpy sci fi, started off a little slow, but quickly gained my attention with it s noirish elements and world building mythos Very clearly this was an inspiration for the Halo series, as they essentially ripped off the last 100 pages for the story of the first Halo.

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