The second original novel in an Alien vs. Predator: Rage War series, continuing from Predator: Incursion as Colonial Marines units are being wiped out - and not by the Predators. This is an attack by organized armies of Aliens.
Tim Lebbon is the New York Times best-selling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, and a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.
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Like a satellite in a decaying orbit I felt pulled back to this series despite my misgivings over the first book. I’m obviously more tuned in now because I really, really enjoyed this one. It’s classic space opera with much action and some truly macabre moments. The scene in the drainage tunnel of the Alien ship is particularly gut wrenching – you’ll know the one when you get to it! It’s scenes like that which capture some of the claustrophobic tension of the early Alien films and really raised this book up to a five star billing.
The misgivings that I mentioned reviewing the previous book didn’t completely go away but, and I have to admit this, they really didn’t stop me enjoying this one at all. The narration of the female characters seemed to pick up a little and now that I am more used to the role of the monsters I’m getting into it. The back story works well and the plot is very fast-moving with lots and lots of action.
Of course this is a series so we’re kept waiting for the conclusion until the final part. Don’t let that put you off, there is lots of action in this and the plot does develop at a cracking pace. There are a few new characters who add to the depth of the story and develop additional sub-plots of their own. We are left at the end with everything perfectly poised for a final cataclysmic war to decide humanity's fate.
So, despite my misgivings I think this is a cracker of a sci-fi action book and I shall certainly be completing this series!
Great to know the Alien saga is in such capable hands. Tim Lebbon is a wonderful storyteller and takes these stories as seriously as any of his other works. As I say it's "gripping"!
nicely follows on from first novel with the main returning characters. gripping well written with plenty of action and adds new depth to aliens/predator universe. if you enjoyed the first book in the series then you'll enjoy this one
Well developed and balanced characters. A good look into the Alien and Predator universe. A must read.
"wrong narrator hired. .."
narrator's voice portrayed strong male characters with an effeminate taint. ..this was annoying and distracting
"Stakes Are Raised in Thrilling Chapter"
The stakes are upped substantially in this second edition of the Rage War. Some of our heroes have survived only to face new challenges and new nightmares. Others meet their ends. This taut, tense thriller keeps throwing twists and turns. The weaponized Aliens are a formidable fighting force and terrifying. Humanity has hope and the company still attempts to profit from the situation. The end book of the trilogy should be exciting! While the book itself is exciting, the narration is good, not great. John Chancer doesn't give a lot of emotion and his pace is much slower. Unlike most of my synced audiobooks, it was faster for me to read than listen to.
Love all things alien and predator, VERY entertaining. Make sure and getball three books to this series.
was hard to put down, I was truly invested in the Marines that died in this book, I did not want to see them go.
"A gripping story the whole way through"
Yes, because it brings the Human expansion vision to realistic life.
When the two Marines set off the explosion and sacrificed themselves.
He keeps it moving and his voice transformations from character to character is unparalled
I was moved the whole way through.
I will be using my credit for book 3 for sure! And don't ever change the voice man "John Chancer" he brings it to life!
"More like those old school dark horse novels"
Great continuation! It's great when books are willing to kill off characters right when you think they are okay.
"great book for aliens fans"
great book for lovers of the alien movie and comic. the story is good bit dark death stalks the void of space
"Well crafted and tthought out."
Never read any of the otther Alien stories before, but have thouroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for the conclusion in Sepyember.
"Good and fresh story in the aliens universe"
Not your usual aliens story. Aliens are weaponized from start and the story explores further.
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