Mark E. Cooper

Teoksen Hard Duty tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Hard Duty (2012) 85 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Rune Gate (2012) 62 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Way of the Wolf (2014) 40 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Quest: Eight Novels of Fantasy, Myth, and Magic (2015) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
The God Decrees (2003) 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
What Price Honour (2007) 30 kappaletta
Operation Breakout (2013) 24 kappaletta
Operation Oracle (2013) 20 kappaletta
Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3 (2013) 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wolf's Revenge (2005) 17 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Incursion (2016) 13 kappaletta
Chosen (2014) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shifter Legacies: Books 1-2 (2015) 3 kappaletta
The Power That Binds (2003) 3 kappaletta
The Warrior Within (2003) 2 kappaletta
Dragon Dawn (2007) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

Strange: Not Your Normal Paranormal (2016) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Galactic Empires: Eight Novels of Deep Space Adventure (2016) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Galactic Empires: Seven Novels of Deep Space Adventure (2016) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

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This was an odd feeling trilogy. First - it IS a Trilogy... perhaps in the truest sense of the word. Each of these three books could be read and enjoyed completely isolated from the others and the reader would not feel like the missed anything...
but reading them through one and then 2 and then 3... is very good. But do not expect to move from book 1 to book 2 and carry your context with you. This writer does not do little flashback scenarios to bring the last book into the current one. He writes his book - and it just happens to have some of the same characters - at different times and engrossed in different projects than what ever came before in Book one (or two if you happen to be reading book 3)...
Its a great ride.
The one thing to know is that many of the characters are very Marine... there is a military flavor for much of the book (s). I do not much care for the military obsession.. but I really enjoyed these books and so - even if you think you dont much care for military action... you might want to give it a try - its definitely worth your time.
Great story!
Well written.
Great reader (for the audio version - which is what I listened to).
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asl4u | Jul 21, 2024 |
Don't know

I've enjoyed other books in different series by this author, but for some reason I can't put a finger on, I just couldn't get into this one. Did not finish.
And now the excess words required to post this
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acb13adm | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 13, 2023 |
part of galactic empires, edited by patty jansen.
not bad overall. didn't like the ending, where a sparsely-used character went center-stage, and i had no idea why. the rest of the book was reasonably plotted, with interesting characters and a non-human species i would like to know more for their culture and abilities...
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travelgirl-fics | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 8, 2023 |
Inconsistent, repetitive words/phrases, shallow characters, a bit boring. What appears to be an effort to keep the reader guessing actually feels like a disjointed, under developed mess with a distinct lack of endearing characters. I have no idea (1/4 through the book) which character is even the main character. Still & all, truthfully I don't even care.

As of page 132 we have:

1) An uber wealthy Vamp kidnapping and/or coercing/bribing various top scientists to work on some unspecified genetics project regard immortality and Fae.

2) A doctor who refuses to discriminate against "non-humans" regarding treatment winds up getting bitten by a wolf and infected. He refuses to cooperate with the Anti Monster League (yeah, I know...lamest name EVER) and the powers that be making himself a target and has to go on the lamb, giving up his medical career and looking for revenge.

3) Is he a good guy or a bad guy super hot Vamp is trying to build an army to protect his ass-ets from the AML. He reaches out to the completely superficial and insecure daughter of the money behind the AML. She of course helps right away without question all trusting and needy.

4) Two thugs go to rip off an old lady and find a were instead. Their decapitated bodies in an alley introduce detective hard ass & her crew on the hunt for a serial killer targeting blonde hookers.

Yes, that covers the first 12 (and a bit) chapters. There is no transition between the above stories, it just abruptly shifts to a new POV. Maybe the author is a George RR Martin fan? That is the ONLY comparison to Martin's writing that can be made...

I've been reading this book for two days and only left off the cop bit a few minutes ago when I decided I simply cannot carry on any longer. And, I honestly can't remember any of the characters names apart from David; the doctor gone werewolf. Not one. They're that utterly forgettable.

In addition, this is one of those books/authors where it's all stuff you already know given stupid names and shoved off as "world building":

Stunners - tasers
Boomers - guns

I can't remember anymore, but they were there. It's like this book has a spell of forgetting on it, I swear! It might be eating my brain as I write.

Lastly, he kept talking about people's "short hairs lifting" over and over and over again. (In and of itself, that would have been repetitive phrasing which is a pet peeve.) Now, I know from context he meant the hair on the back of your neck. But, alas, I think he heard the term "short hairs" and WILDLY mistook what it meant. Short Hairs, folks, are NOT on your least I hope not. *cringes*

Unfortunately I can't think of anyone I would recommend this book to. Now that I think of it, maybe that is fortunate...for me.
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Amelia1989 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 10, 2019 |


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