Ally

Ally The worlds orbiting Cavanagh s Star are in turmoil Civil war on Umeh ignited by outsiders threatens to annihilate the teeming masses of a grossly overpopulated planet On Bezer ej the handful of nativ

  • Title: Ally
  • Author: Karen Traviss
  • ISBN: 9780060882327
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • The worlds orbiting Cavanagh s Star are in turmoil.Civil war on Umeh ignited by outsiders threatens to annihilate the teeming masses of a grossly overpopulated planet On Bezer ej, the handful of native aquatic creatures who survived extermination must take extraordinary and terrible steps to ensure the future of their kind .And the interlopers from a distant planet caThe worlds orbiting Cavanagh s Star are in turmoil.Civil war on Umeh ignited by outsiders threatens to annihilate the teeming masses of a grossly overpopulated planet On Bezer ej, the handful of native aquatic creatures who survived extermination must take extraordinary and terrible steps to ensure the future of their kind .And the interlopers from a distant planet called Earth can only watch the chaos they helped, in part, to create knowing their home world will be next to suffer.The day of reckoning is rapidly approaching when the powerful Eqbas will remake the Earth at the expense of its dominant species And Shan Frankland once a police officer, once human, now something much must decide where her loyalties truly lie among the gethes, on a planet she once called home, or here, where a dying species presents her with a new and unexpected crisis.

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    1. Unfortunately, the series probably should have ended with The World Before, or at the latest, with Matriarch. The last three books in this series (Matriarch, Ally, Judge) felt as though they'd been written to outline, or to fulfill a book contract, rather than to tell the stories of the fascinating main characters and the endlessly inventive worlds explored in the first three books. The plots wandered; the same three or four situations/plotlines (alien parasite, ecological revisionism, and roman [...]

    2. blah blah blah. Again, a novel in a series in which the first book (and even the second) are compelling, but the story takes too many twists and dilutes the original tension and themes. I am halfway through this book, and not sure I will complete it.Update: I put it down, and will sell it back to bookmans.

    3. This one seemed weaker to me than the others, somewhat repetitive and a bit boring in some of the oft repeated tropes. Now on #6 - last one - back on earth. Still excited!

    4. “Ally” is the fifth and penultimate book in Karen Traviss’ science fiction series known as the “The Wess'har Wars”. As with my previous reviews of the books in this series I once against advise people to avoid reading this review unless you have read the previous books. This is because most of my commentary on the plot will in all likelihood spoil some aspects of the previous books. If you are interested in giving this series a try however, then feel free to read my review of the first [...]

    5. The bezeri subplot was tiresome in the last book, and it's even more tiresome in this one; (view spoiler)[adding yet another morality debate to this series' already-tall pile (hide spoiler)] is unnecessary at best, and filler material at worst. Many of this book's problems, in fact, are the same as those of the last book - dragging plot, no action, out-of-character reactions - and this has now gone on for long enough that I fear Traviss has royally screwed over her own series.I've finally put a [...]

    6. Karen Traviss is another of those classically-educated British sci-fi writers that's captured my attention lately.Her series, that begins with City of Pearl, is an unusual blend of vegeterianism, ecological responsibility, mutating symbionts, and interspecies war. Humans are, for the most part, the bad guys here, though it takes a while to figure that out. And our protagonist chooses her sides very quickly, putting her at odds with her people.As with many of other female science-fiction writers, [...]

    7. Good sci-fi by a British author (and you can tell she's British from the language used). Enjoyed this book even though I haven't read the preceding 4. There's a large emphasis on environmentalism, with the most advanced species being vegan genocidal pragmatists . and the human protagonists are mutants due to bacterial contamination. Even though there was more emphasis on the interior motivations, moral dilemnas etc of the characters than I would have liked, the book stiill held my interest. Inte [...]

    8. This series is getting rather bogged down for me. A lot of the action is talking about the action they are going to take, which is rather boring. Plus, the whole bezeri and idiot Lindsay is very annoying mostly because it is completely predictable. And I for one hate books where characters do dumb things, repeatedly, and you are forced to read about it, then wait some more while people don't do what they should do to fix the problem.

    9. I'm definitely still enjoying these. This one irked me sometimes because it had a lot of errors, and I always notice those kinds of things and want to go in and fix them. At least one instance where they said someone's name but meant someone else, and several instances where they said one type of alien but meant another. Silly things, but the kind of thing that brings me out of the book for a while, which removes the immersion.

    10. The strength of this series is the alien cultures. I get a little aggravated with all of the ethical delimmas that are sprinkled through out the book. Mainly because of the inconsistent conclusions that our protagonist make. However, I began to feel that was the point I was supposed to see. The action seemed to pick up a little, but no where near the first book. Looking forward to reading the next one.

    11. I enjoyed this book (and the series) a great deal. My only complaint is that the copy editor did a horrible job. There are many errors throughout the book. The worst error I saw was at one point they were on Umeh which is the Isenj planet and there is a slip up in mentioned the Bezeri standing there which is an alien race from Bezer'ej that has no way of even getting to Umeh. That should have been caught.

    12. Wess'har War #5. Good reading. At the end of this book, I'm just not sure how the ending of this series can be a happy one I'm pretty sure it'll have to end by killing everyone off, including all the humans on earth. So, I am very interested in reading the last book of the series, just to see how it goes.

    13. The previous book in the Wess'har Wars series was my least favorite. However, this book I would easily chalk up as my favorite. This book is awesome. Very intense with lots of mind blowing images. Great book!

    14. I really enjoyed this fifth book in the series - the storyline on Bezer'ej with Lindsey is fascinating and horrifying. Shan and her husbands are fabulous as usual, and I love their relationship - all the dynamics between the characters in this series are really well done.Re-read - November 2010

    15. Way too many editing problems with this book to keep me anchored in it. Words missing from sentences. Several occurrences of the wrong species being mentioned. Grrrrrr.

    16. Traviss came back with some action in Ally. This is my favorite of the series after City of Pearl. The tension really builds and I can't wait to read Judge.

    17. Too introspective! Became boring! Author seems to have attempted to "stretch" the book to fill pages. This series will be continued by another book. Don't buy it!

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