Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Tuesday 27th September 2016 - 01:13:32

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Sci-Fi > Orbus review

« The New Space Opera - 2 reviewThe New Space Opera - 2The 39 Clues - 7 - The Viper's Nest reviewThe 39 Clues - 7 - The Viper »

Advertising...

Bosslevel.nz
Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 2442 - Orbus
Written by Neal Asher

Orbus
Price:
$59.99 (hardcover)
Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by MacMillan Publishers Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
September 2009
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

Orbus product reviews

In charge of an old cargo spaceship, the Old Captain Orbus flees a violent and sadistic past, but he doesn't know that the lethal war drone, Sniper, is a stowaway, and that the past is rapidly catching up with him. His old enemy the Prador Vrell, mutated by the Spatterjay virus into something powerful and dangerous, has seized control of a Prador dreadnought, murdering its crew, and is now seeking to exact vengeance on those who tried to have him killed.

Their courses inexorably converge in the Graveyard, the border realm lying between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom, a place filled with the ruins left by past genocides and interplanetary war. But this is the home of the Golgoloth, monster to a race of monsters, the place where a centuries-long cold war is being fought.

Meanwhile, the terrifying Prador King is coming, prepared to do anything to ensure Vrell's death and keep certain deadly secrets buried ...and somewhere out there something that has annihilated civilizations is stirring from a slumber of five million years.

The cold war is heating up, fast.

Check out MacMillan Publishers Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for MacMillan Publishers Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account They do not have a Facebook page They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board



Tags:
hooper   jain   nanotech   neal asher   old captain   polity   prador   sniper   spatterjay
Other listings you may be interested in:
Prador MoonPrador Moon
Rating: 6.8
Not a StickNot a Stick
Rating: 8.6
Kissing SinKissing SinMELUMELU
Rating: 9.3
Polity AgentPolity Agent
Rating: 9.8
The Gabble - and other storiesThe Gabble - and other stories
Rating: 9.8
Shadow of the ScorpionShadow of the Scorpion
Rating: 9.0
Brass ManBrass Man
Rating: 9.3
HilldiggersHilldiggers
Rating: 9.8
Peter Jackson : From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the RingsPeter Jackson : From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the Rings
Rating: 8.3
The Voyage of the Sable KeechThe Voyage of the Sable Keech
Rating: 9.8
Line WarLine War
Rating: 9.8
River's BendRiver's Bend
Rating: 6.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 20th of January, 2010

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

-woot- but I do *love* Asher's 'Polity' stories! Especially those that involve remains of the 'old three' civilizations: the Atheter (now known to be the Gabbleducks' original form), the insectile Csorians, and of course the Jain... those bionanotech gurus who created weapons so devastating, it is still able to wipe out entire worlds in a matter of hours, 5 million years after the source race vanished.

In this tale we are given a real treat... we find out the true nature and history of the Spatterjay Virus, we see a vicious Old Captain get an eye-opening rveleation into his own heart, and we see a changing of the highest guard in more ways than one. A real noodle-bender, and as absorbing as any of Asher's best yet.

The only thing that left me feeling a bit sad was the realisation that by the end of this book, the three greatest mysteries of Asher's 'Polity' universe - the three 'old races' are now utterly out in the open... so it will be of great interest to see where Asher takes the next book.

Overall, this book is utterly packed to the bulkheads with action, intrigue, revelations, machinations, the usual mix of assorted violences (though thankfully, very few scenes of abject bloody gore, so a slight deviation from Asher's usual Prador-Human interactions) and quite a lot of space battle... just the thing to keep you tucked up out of the burning sun, nose stuck between pages soaking up escapism at it's finest. If you have encountered any previous Asher books, you're going to want this one too... if you don't know who Neal Asher is yet... time to find out! But you may want to wait until August 2010 for the paperback, or go make good use of your local library!

Guest comments...

comments powered by Disqus

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.9
Product reviews for listing 6828: Geronimo Stilton Heromice #5: The Invisible Thief -  Author: Geronimo Stilton

Product image for Geronimo Stilton Heromice #5: The Invisible ThiefThe jewelers of Muskrat City are in trouble. A thief has been stealing precious diamonds, and the thief is invisible! Can the Heromice protect Duchess Marilyn Mousekovia and her precious gemstone during her visit to Muskrat City? And more importantly, will they catch the elusive Invisible Thief?

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names."
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream