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Ura towers in search of the four remaining relics But time is running out the team learn that the next Builder event will b First of all I feel bad for The Plague Forge because this particular book had the dubious honor of competing for my time and energy with Dark Souls II Ouch Even my beloved Packers would have a hard time competing with Dark Souls II soAnyway I digress I often make fun of Baen book covers but who hasn t Secretly however any time I pass one in the bookstore I linger on it because it just looks so damn interesting The amount of lasers monsters explosions and scantily clad space heroines does its thing it gets my attention These goofy covers work so well that inevitably once a year I pick up a Baen book with the hope of being taken away on such ludicrous adventures And each year about a hundred pages in I put the book down never to be picked up again The reason I bring up covers is because well just look at the cover of this book Guns grit explosions pyramids overly groomed action heroes and it s all tinted in red RED I tell you Just in case you thought this was going to be a book of peace and harmony well it s red And so just as you d expect this book take the action from the previous two novels and cranks it all the way up Fortunately unlike the Baen books I ve attempted the kitschy covers for the Dire Earth Cycle are gateways to highly entertaining gun toting space romps around the world If these covers appeal to you admit it they do then you should read these books The plot of The Plague Forge explosion riddled as it is follows a variety of character and teams from the previous novels on their global uest to find the remaining Builder Keys and return them to the Builder ship parked in orbit Naturally things explode along the way Of all the plot threads by far my favorite was that of Sam and Prumble busting into the Nightcliff complex Even though the SUBS are interesting the chapters that pit the teams against other normal people are developed much better and have a lot punch If you ve read this far into the series you should know what to expect and this book does not disappoint A word about the ending I can see why some readers wanted Hough leaves a lot of uestions without answers but I really like that the plot revolved around the people rather than around the world building does that make sense It makes sense to me I can t imagine how Hough could have revealed too much about the Builders without a major info dump or without strangling the plot both of those options are bad btw The story is about the characters and their many explosions not about the Builders Besides because the ending is so nebulous Hough has opened many doors for other books in the universe He could write about Skyler and what happens after he ships out or he could introduce totally new characters who explore Builder related places ships events etc These ideas would make for great books and I would read them allI have thoroughly enjoyed this series and 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The Plague Forge

E the last and one of the objects has already fallen into dangerous handsWill the survivors finally reveal the Builders' pl Potboiler only sparingly dispensing bits of the sci in sci fi The conclusion seemed tacked on at the end It seems that the author feels confident in his skills for describing nonstop violent action over the course of three substantial volumes leaving only 18 pages at the end for the meaning of the invasion The explanation provided in these 18 pages seems like a set up for the next volume When Alan Cheuse first reviewed The Darwin Elevator on NPR he claimed that it was the first of a projected nine volumes Plague Forge concludes I guess the first trilogy in his series The Dire Earth Cycle Having worked through these first three I don t think I m up for any of this

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After discovering the first key in the wreckage of a crashed Builder ship Skyler Luiken and his crew follow the migrating a It sucked Horribly the writingThe writing didn t improve an inch It remained excessively detailed I swear if a character went to the restroom to take a dump the scene would have lasted FIVE full pages Then in the next chapter the character would still be shitting and it wouldn t be because of constipation It didn t matter if there was action which the book had a lot the pace moved like molasses I had less patience for book 3 than for book 2 so I skimmed I skimmed a lot You know it s a bad book when you re skimming the action scenes the charactersI ceased caring for Skyler He did improve from book 1 He did less angsting and doing Nevertheless the character growth was nowhere enough for me to give a fuck whether the protag lived or died Tania the second protag improved a lot from the annoying as fuck damsel in distress she was in book 1 However she regressed a bunch in book 3 by obsessing over Skyler It was annoying enough to watch unreuited love from Skyler s side towards Tania it was doubly annoying to watch it from Tania s side towards Skyler The non communication suffocated me Add in Ana Skyler s current girlfriend and a stinky love triangle exploded in my face I felt bad for Ana because she loved Skyler but Skyler didn t love her as much not as much as he secretly loved Tania Honestly the only reason I believe the two women loved Skyler was because he was the hero of the story and it s standard for heroes to have than one love interest In other words the romance was forced and superficialThe love triangle grated on my nerves Tania and Ana seemed to be defined by their love for Skyler At least with Tania she was a protag of her own and had a life outside of Skyler Though Ana was promoted from a minor character in book 2 to a major character in book 3 she existed solely as Skyler s sidekick Without Skyler she would have faded completely to the background Thankfully relief came in the middle of the big book when shit was so important that they couldn t afford the luxury of even a minute to obsess over Skyler It was also depressing that it took that long and that much Samantha the one major female character who wasn t a love interest of Skyler s ceased to be my favorite character I still liked her which is hugely than I feel for Skyler but she wasn t doing anything that I thought was important shit All she did was run hide and fight It was pretty entertaining in book 1 But as the series progressed it became boring She didn t really serve a big role except to be one of the good guys for Skyler to save As for the villains one of them disappointed me greatly Blackfield broke character by performing a heroic act After all that animosity and fighting against our good guys suddenly he decided to help them towards the end because of ew altruism No I didn t buy it I didn t buy the reason given that Blackfield was varying the pattern his motto of acting unpredictably to win There s a thick line between acting unpredictably and acting altruistically forgetting the fact that you re a despicable villain What he should have done was backstab our good guys and survive like the cockroach of a person that he was As for Grillo the other villain he frustrated me but it was in the sense that he was a great villain and he was kicking our good guys ass He didn t disappoint me as it was the good guys who disappointed me because they couldn t match him in war What few victories the good guys gained were by luck in my opinion the endingThe ending was the worst offender of the book and overall the series It was rushed It had dei ex machina To add insult to injury the epilogue was a letter addressed to the reader telling the reader everything in one fat infodump By everything I mean all the things the book withheld from the reader The reader learned about the reasons behind the apocalypse on Earth the apocalypse in a galactic empire the aliens mission and the characters next adventure The epilogue revealed the entire series as a prelude to the real story where the characters will fight supposedly evil aliens in a galactic war A FUCKING PRELUDE Why the fuck was this series not that storyMy feelings were confirmed in a Goodreads review which said that this trilogy was the first of three trilogies facepalm I doubt that will happen if I have learned anything about series sales and publishers ConclusionI rate The Plague Forge 1 star for I didn t like it My only consolation was that I skimmed and the books were free courtesy of the very nice publisher humoring my reuests This series was essentially an unnecessarily expanded to the extreme version of those preuel short stories you often see in Young Adult seriesIf you read book 1 and didn t care for it but have a compulsion like me to know what happen at the end read book 3 s epilogue It s the only chapter that matters Review of book 1 The Darwin ElevatorReview of book 2 The Exodus Towers


10 thoughts on “The Plague Forge

  1. says:

    It sucked Horribly the writingThe writing didn't improve an inch It remained excessively detailed I swear if a character went to the restroom to take a dump the scene would have lasted FIVE full pages Then in the next chapter the character would still be shitting and it wouldn't be because of constipation It didn't matter

  2. says:

    Here's the thing about the entire series If you've ever been a fan of sci fi movies or video games the pacing and plot development will be very familiar to you In the hands of a writer like Neal Stephenson this material would have been a million word saga And that's okay he does that really well Jason Hough writes the whole thing in damn near teleplay format he knows how to write visually how to set up light and sound and does i

  3. says:

    Click Picture to Enter Giveaway Post Tome Tender GiveawayEnter to winThe Dire Earth Cycle Trilogy includes1 Printed copy of The Darwin Elevator by Jason M Hough1 Printed copy of The Exodus Towers by Jason M Hough1 Printed copy of The Plague

  4. says:

    The second book of the Dire Earth Cycle The Exodus Towers ended with a slow tense burn that continues into The Plague Forge Skyler

  5. says:

    First of all I feel bad for The Plague Forge because this particular book had the dubious honor of competing for my time and energy with Dark Souls II Ouch Even my beloved Packers would have a hard time competing

  6. says:

    I'm trying to think of an analogy that encompasses all of the great things this book brings to the reader First and foremost while it falls firmly within the sci fi genre it draws liberally from many others There are strong mystery and adventure elements here that make the story almost ache with tension It is not a book that is easy to put

  7. says:

    Potboiler only sparingly dispensing bits of the sci in sci fi The conclusion seemed tacked on at the end It seems that the author feels confide

  8. says:

    Still hesitating about the rating Would have been a solid four for most of the book but some of the parts before the end started to drag a little and I'm trying to decide whether the ending was fitting a bit disappointing

  9. says:

    is still shaken from the events in The Exodus Towers and he’s also still a little conflicted about his feelings for Tania who risked her life to save his It turns out that the alien Builders have something else up their sleeves but what Skyler and Tania do know that they must find the remaining keys and they’re hoping that the towers will lead them to the artifacts needed to complete the Builder puzzle They decide th

  10. says:

    July 2013 Review on hold And don't think it isn't killing meSeptember 2013 Signed sealed and delivered beyond expectations The Plague Forge by Jason Hough brings his Dire Earth Cycle to a brilliant conclusion Intense detailed and flying by at breakneck speed in a race against time and an unknown alien faction

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