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Prelude to War – Very enjoyable fast moving action adventure.

I was somewhat disappointed with the previous instalment in The Human Chronicles series. However, with this instalment the series is back in good shape. Very good shape indeed. [...]

Prelude to War (The Human Chronicles #10) by T. R. Harris
My rating: 9 out of 10 stars

Prelude To WarThe gang is back, and this time pitted against the most-dangerous enemy the galaxy has ever faced. Among the challenges our heroic trio encounters are a five-thousand-year-old mutant genius and a one-trillion-strong race of ravenous trans-dimensional invaders. Once again Adam, Riyad and Sherri find themselves neck-deep in an epic struggle to save the Milky Way from an evil that doesn’t play favorites. And uniting against the invaders are the Humans, the Juireans and even the Klin…to show just how serious the threat has become. Yet in spite of all the massive space battles, heroic deeds and daring rescues, everything to this point has only been a prelude, a Prelude to War.

I was somewhat disappointed with the previous instalment in The Human Chronicles series. However, with this instalment the series is back in good shape. Very good shape indeed.

Adam, Riyad and Sherri are back. A few other friends like the voluptuous Arieel Bol are back as well and all of them are in good shape to dish out quite a bit of Armageddon on certain, unsuspecting, trans-dimensional alien invaders.

Where the previous book felt like just a repeat of old stories this one embarks on a new fresh story with fresh enemies as well as friends. Some of these are truly enemies and some, like the five thousand year old mutant genius, are jumping all over the enemy-friend scale. I did quite like this mutant though. We are introduced to yet another race as well. One which are shown to have some very important qualities when facing these new enemies.

If you have read any of the previous books by T. R. Harris you would know by now that these are fairly straightforward, simple, action adventures as opposed to hard core, deep, science fiction. This book is no different. It starts off with a little prelude but it rather quickly embarks on one of T. R. Harris’ usual roller-coaster rides of twists and turns with a healthy dose of alien bashing during the ride. As one reviewer stated, these books would make for a good TV-show or a TV-movie mini series, provided that it received a decent enough budget and an above average scriptwriter of course (SyFy please keep your paws off this one!).

Despite the name of the book it does not end in an outright cliffhanger. It is a good adventure with both start and finish. Sure the dangers are not over and the enemy is not defeated but the reader is not left hanging. The book ends in a acceptable place in the overall story as well as in a fairly happy ending.

There are a few mishaps concerning the editing that even I noticed but not enough to spoil the enjoyment to any real degree. With this book I am back to eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the series.

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