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Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Dip Sample of The IX

Have you ever tried Dip Sampling?
It can be great fun.
Look what I found when I skipped through some of the reviews for The IX
I can definitely see the influence of Stephen Donaldson...which is a very good thing!
Pretty much epic in all ways.
Reminded me of the plot to "Forbidden Planet".
I can see this being made into a game.
This book had a cinematic feel to it. It was if I were watching all of the events and characters scroll across a giant screen, as opposed to me turning pages. Brilliant and epic tale!
The warriors of different countries and eras brought together to fight a single foe, this is fantasy, science fiction, horror, historical and military all seamlessly rolled into one great story.
The author has created a wonderfully rich universe, the characters, action and plot are all brilliantly conceived.
This is a fast-paced read with a large cast of characters each with their own agenda. I would say readers of high fantasy and epic fantasy will rate this very highly.
Wow. I wish this had not ended. The book left me wanted more. Can anyone say blockbuster film? The writer never misses a beat in keeping an entertaining and thrilling plot.
This one is a must-read for 2015.
Fans of TV shows like 'Warehouse 13' and 'Supernatural,' and the film 'Timeline' should definitely check out this book!
This would surely translate into a tremendous theatrical film. The absorbing, action-packed storyline and the vividly etched characterizations are already present in the writing in an incredibly visual way. One of the best-written science-fiction sagas to come my way in a long time.
Military science fiction in the grand tradition of Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Janet Morris, and Joe Haldeman. Old-school science fiction with a 21st century sensibility.
Within the first few pages, I understood why everyone is talking about the IX, a technical balance of history and a future so imaginative, it's almost like magic.
This is a complex combination of history and imagination and science fiction magic as is available today. It is a strong book by a solid author.
Despite being a sci-fi novel, this book is so firmly grounded in what is real that suspension-of-disbelief comes early and never lets you go. You never struggle with the reality of this piece. That dance with reality is the foundation of the book, of any science fiction story, and it is extremely strong in this one.
Bring on the Movie!
I seriously do not anticipate reading a better book in 2015.
The IX has taken me back to the books I enjoyed in my youth (Jerry Pournelle's King David's Spaceship or Gordon Dickson's Hour of the Horde) It flows wonderfully. There's constant motion and Weston takes the story in unexpected directions that are intriguing & fun.
Roman legionnaires, far from home, lost in the mists of Caledonia.
A  US cavalry company, engaged on a special mission, vital to the peace treaty proposed by Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.
A twenty-first century Special Forces unit, desperate to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
From vastly different backgrounds, these soldiers are united when they are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing. Thinking they may have been granted a reprieve, imagine their horror when they discover they have been transported to a failing planet on the far side of the galaxy, where they are given a simple ultimatum. Fight or die. Against all odds, this group of misfits manages to turn the tide against a relentless foe, only to discover the true cost of victory might exact a price they are unwilling to pay.
How far would you be willing to go to stay alive?
The IX. Sometimes, death is only the beginning of the adventure.
Experience the Fight for Yourself!
The IX 
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