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The Legend of Earth – Good reading but the ending was a bit…weird

The Legend of EarthThe Legend of Earth (The Human Chronicles, #5) by T.R. Harris
My rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Adam Cain is an Alien with an Attitude!

And now, as all the powerful forces in the galaxy converge on the planet Juir, Adam and his band of Human Supermen must fight to save not only their lives, but all the people on Earth! After a horrific invasion of the planet Juir by the Kracori, Adam and the Juirean leader must escape from an underground bunker in time to warn the Earth about a second attack by aliens — this time by the Kracori.

In general I have enjoyed the book in The Human Chronicles series. I thought the previous book in the series was excellent. This one was good but not as good as the previous one. It also felt like a quick read but then, the books that I have just read before this one were quite long ones so I guess everything is just a matter of perspective.

While the previous one was very much filled with action, this one was more on the slow side. Sure, the “new” bad guys, the Kracori, where indeed spreading some havoc but there was no real fleet battles like in the previous book. The human fleet spent most of its time running back and forth between Juir and Earth deciding which planet to defend and Adam was mostly holed up in the underground bunker on Juir never really getting much of an opportunity to display his human abilities. Do not worry, there are few fights to liven things up but not as much as we have perhaps been accustomed to.

Now, as I said, it was still an enjoyable book but a lot of the book felt more like wrap-up of the main story. This brings me to the ending. I will not reveal how it all ended of course but I really think the ending was weird, not to mention somewhat naive. I almost felt a bit let down. The author hints that this was the conclusion of “Part One” of The Human Chronicles saga so I guess (hope) we will se more stories in this universe and maybe the next book makes the ending of this one more logical. There were indeed enough loose ends to spin quite a few stories from.

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