"Buckle up - this is another crazy ride!"
The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi "cliff-hanger" adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series.
Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf.
Jason's been informed that three powerful Craing warships, having similar technology as the Lilly, will soon be en route to Earth. The Alliance must destroy the Craing's wormhole means of distant space travel to avert Earth's total annihilation. Unfortunately, there's no way to reach the Craing worlds in time, at least not through conventional means.
It's up to Jason and his hand-picked assault team to traverse, by advanced phase-shifting means, through the hazardous environment of HAB 12. This is an adventure fraught with carnivores of a Jurassic Age magnitude, and a terrain so deadly that turning back may be their only hope of survival.
©2013 Mark Wayne McGinnis (P)2014 Mark Wayne McGinnis
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"Wait for the entire series to come out"
I would have given this book a 4 star rating and maybe a 4.5 if that existed if it wasn't for the ending of this book. Granted, I know the author wanted to leave the reader with a cliffhanger but to stop mid action and declare end of story? If you are like me and need some sort of resolution, then wait for the series to be completed. At this writing there is a second book but ends in the same manner. I really did enjoy the story but to be honest, I feel a bit cheated - like the author lacked the confidence I would buy his next book unless he left the reader hanging mid air. That way he could be assured I'd buy the next book just so I could get resolution to the story.
"Nonsensical tactical decisions"
I couldn't finish because I was getting too irritated by the decisions the main character made, especially during the action. I had this problem with the first book, but wanted to give this series another chance. It was like a Michael Bay movie, action sequences strung together with little focus on plot and slim on things that make sense. It has its place, but if you are looking for military sci-fi that is more substantive this series is not it.
"predictable. Jumping the Shark repeatedly. Not wel"
not well thought-out, continuously just throwing things in there to make the story have one crisis to the next.
I can not recommend, the plot is nonsensical. Also tooo many sub plots to follow
This books is not up to the standard of the first of the series. It like McGinnis is just throwing words to keep his publisher off his back
"Absolutely no back up in this crew!"
Okay. So I'm still trying to figure out how Jason 'n crew went thru the zoo in the basement to travel cross universe and pick up a couple of the Craing's newest warships in the process. But no matter how, this book fully draws a very vivid picture of all the Craing's short comings especially their preference for some unique foods. This #2 book doesn't drop the ball; it shows more characteristics of the crew and of the Earth's own inhabitants. Many of these are recognizable in today's leaders..... Gasner, as usual, makes us part of the story as it unfolds. Spend a credit and pretend you're at the Matinee!i
"Potential is there but no recomendation."
I really wanted to like this book (series) but after finishing Scrapyard Ship and Hab 12 I simply can't recommend them. Simply put the story has way too many improbable if not impossible scenarios in quick succession with last second rescues or eureka moments.
I liked the original tech and weaponry introduced in this series but it was too overwhelming in it's implementation. Also it became too predictable with the realization that EVERYTHING discovered or that was brought up in a conversation became fact much too soon.
Nothing wrong with the performance at all. Probably the only reason I actually finished the books. But I won't be finishing the series.
Easy choice...Alice ! Obvious story padding or a marketing character if the books are ever made into a movie. Highly unlikely!
I'm enjoying this series fast paced good narration and characters , suspenseful , but same as first book you have to read the next book as no ending , in my view the books in this series could have been longer and less books in series but I suppose the author wants to make as much money as they can.. But enjoyable would recommend
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