Official Review: Solar Knights by Adam Moymy

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Official Review: Solar Knights by Adam Moymy

Post by pricklypurple » 05 Nov 2019, 11:25

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Solar Knights" by Adam Moymy.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Solar Knights by Adam Moymy follows the story of Lucian and his friends, a team of treasure hunters, who travel the universe collecting artifacts. It is on one of their missions that they are discovered and caught by Grandmaster Kairos, the leader of the Solar Knights. The Solar Knights are charged with maintaining order in the universe and creating a better world for mankind. The treasure hunters are forced to join up with the Solar Knights as punishment. This leads Lucian and his friends across space, participating in battles, fighting zombies and traitorous rulers in order to protect the empire.

This book is extremely interesting and unique. It takes readers on a space chase through different empires. It has plagues, zombies, monsters, and rival rulers. The author did a great job of putting together an action-packed and entertaining tale. However, there were lots of characters in this book, and I found it difficult to keep track of all the story lines at times. I can see how a second read-through of this novel would be beneficial. A key with character names and descriptions could have been helpful as well.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I was invested in the main characters and cared what happened to them. My favorite part of this book was the dynamic of the rogue team of quasi-criminals. I found their group to be comical and authentic. The characters worked well together and created an interesting story line. My biggest complaint about this book is the editing. There were so many spelling errors and missing apostrophes. I found it extremely distracting.

I think fans of science fiction and space action novels will really enjoy this book. It did get a bit violent at times. There were a few battle scenes, and some blood and gore was described. For that reason, it would not be suitable for very young readers.

I give this book 3 out of 4 stars. It is an original story line with a very detailed plot. However, there were far too many editing errors. Also, the large cast of characters made for a tiring read at times. I understand that this is the first book in a series and likely served as an introduction of the cast for future novels. I might continue reading the series. I only hope future books are edited more thoroughly. Still, I would recommend science fiction fans give this book a try. I think you'll be pleased.

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Post by Miller56 » 06 Nov 2019, 15:13

It sounds like there is a lot going on in this story with lots of characters. It may be a book I would enjoy, but I may wait for an updated, better edited version. Thanks for your review.

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Post by tristenb » 06 Nov 2019, 16:31

Perhaps this wouldn't be so bad if the author would have taken more time to develop the characters so they were easy to keep track of. But, like you said, it was likely a base for what is to come in the rest of the series. The plot doesn't seem that interesting to me, so I don't think I will read it. However, thanks for the review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 06 Nov 2019, 21:08

I read this one as well. I found it needed a bit of work. I'm glad you found it to your liking. Your review was interesting to read. Thanks.
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Post by Jyockel08 » 07 Nov 2019, 15:35

My biggest struggle with science fiction is usually tying to keep track of all the character, places and new terminology they introduce. I usually have to make myself a cheat sheet and start over again.
Great Review!

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Post by Falconcrest » 10 Nov 2019, 01:34

The theme sounds provocative and intriguing. I enjoy a good science fiction story. This sounds like a story I can really sink my teeth into. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by Sandra K Pearson » 10 Nov 2019, 16:10

Zombies and space travel seem a little strange together. Its sounds like the author pulled it off though, I'd like to read this one.
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Post by kdstrack » 14 Nov 2019, 21:43

This sounds like an interesting premise. The overload of characters and the spelling mistakes would frustrate me, though. I enjoyed your insights on this book. Great review.

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