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 : Thursday 16th August 2018 - 16:02:17

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 > The Ethos Effect review

« Jewel of India : Lamb Kebab Korma reviewJewel of India : Lamb Kebab KormaMozilla Firefox 1.0 reviewMozilla Firefox 1.0 »

Advertising...

See your advert here!
Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 9.0/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 520 - The Ethos Effect
Written by L.E. Modesitt jr

The Ethos Effect
Price:
$25.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

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:
February 2005
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

The Ethos Effect product reviews

Following the unfortunate, yet unavoidable destruction of a civilian liner during a short but brutal space battle, Commander Van C. Albert is reassigned to commanding an older ship on dead-end missions.

After another reassignment, into the diplomatic corps, Van finds himself in hospital, then shipped home for early retirement. Suddenly things are no longer safe for Van.

But then he takes command of a starship for a private foundation and finds himself closer to the action than ever before. For this foundation, IIS, has far-reaching influence and their orders set Van and his crew in the path of a deadly interstellar battle that could spell destruction for every human world...

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
-none-
Other listings you may be interested in:
Thea Stilton and the Missing MythThea Stilton and the Missing Myth
Rating: 8.3
HuntressHuntressJudgment in DeathJudgment in Death
Rating: 8.1
Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #5: Rescue RebellionGeronimo Stilton Spacemice #5: Rescue Rebellion
Rating: 9.1
Captain Firebeard's School for PiratesCaptain Firebeard's School for PiratesTyphoon Fury - Oregon Files #12Typhoon Fury - Oregon Files #12
Rating: 9.5
White Witch, Black CurseWhite Witch, Black Curse
Rating: 10.0
Adventure MasksAdventure Masks
Rating: 8.5
Use of WeaponsUse of Weapons
Rating: 6.3
Mr Chen's EmporiumMr Chen's Emporium
Rating: 9.5
Best-Ever Barbecue RecipesBest-Ever Barbecue Recipes
Rating: 8.3
The Wonky Donkey - Platinum EditionThe Wonky Donkey - Platinum Edition
Rating: 10.0
The Three Little Pigs - Story and PlayThe Three Little Pigs - Story and Play
Rating: 9.7

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: 19th of February, 2005

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.0/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 8 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

Every ethical person has morals, but not every moral person has ethics. Ethics are a set of guidelines we impose upon ourselves, somewhat shaped by our life experiences, the governing rules of the society we live in, and the strength of will inherent in ourselves. Morals are imposed from without, by the world around us.

Is it moral to kill another person? Under the right circumstances, yes. It is morally correct to kill in defence of one's life and those under your protection such as family and friends. Is it moral to kill that person if they are not directly attacking you or your kin? Not really... in the society in which I live.

However, it COULD be ethical to kill that person if you firmly and unequivocally believe that to do so would be in the greater good, for example a serial killer on the loose, a mass-murderer or dictator-out-of-control. How would the word have been different if Hitler had been successfully assassinated earlier in his term, before the war escalated out of control? Or Napoleon? The list is almost endless really.

This story explores the dichotomy of Ethics vs Morals, Rules vs The Right Thing, in a most unusual way. Here we see one good man lost in the crowds of general scum running the military and planets of a multi-stellar human civilisation. In an environment with 4 main human factions, and a number of smaller independent planetary societies, all warring it out for domination... and the guidance of a mysterious alien species, one man can make all the difference, with the right tools.

"Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum to pivot from, and I will move the world" - it's a brilliant quote, and I leave it those interested and intellectual enough to find it's source. The man who spoke those words could not have known how long they would echo down the halls of time, and they still give rise to serious thought in the minds of many smart people. This book is a lever long enough, and when you become the fulcrum, your world will move, but only you can control in which direction.

Overall, I loved this book, but found it profoundly disturbing in places. I can't say I agree with all of the conclusions arrived at by the main characters, and I certainly don't agree that the best way to deal with a rampant religious civilisation is to nuke an entire solar system, but I will admit it has made me take a closer look at my own moral standards and the ethical ramifications of my actions in day-to-day life. If you can honestly assess your behaviour and moral code, and still stand proud, then this book will have been a success.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 8.3
Product reviews for listing 3081: The Super Hero Squad -  Author: various

Product image for The Super Hero SquadThis pack contains four titles:

Hulk Saves the Day! by Chris Strathearn and Marcelo Baez
Dr. Doom goes green when he sends his villains into Super Hero City to plant mutant flowers. Can Hulk shred the flowers fast enough to save City Hall?

Thor's Big Adventure by Ray ... more...

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.

"Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?"
unattributed

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