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
"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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