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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Deathstalker War Deathstalker, 3 , Simon R Green Deathstalker War is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green Invasions of the rebel planet Mistworld and Owen s former fiefdom Virimonde by the imperial fleet result in bloody victories and defeats for the rebels, but the growing resistance movement cannot be stopped An apocalyptic struggle in the streets of Golgotha s main city, the Parade of the Endless, leads up to a final confrontation with the empress herself Deathstalker War Deathstalker, 3 , Simon R Green Deathstalker War is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green Invasions of the rebel planet Mistworld and Owen s former fiefdom Virimonde by the imperial fleet result in bloody victories and defeats for the rebels, but the growing resistance movement cannot be stopped An apocalyptic struggle in the streets of Golgotha s main city, the Parade of the Endless, leads up to a final confrontation with the empress herself 2016 3 1394 764 9786002911179 20 07 04 1399


  2. Gavin Gavin says:

    The Deathstalker series is a fast paced fun space opera in the Star Wars mould It is not thought provoking sci fi by any means but Simon R Green has an engaging writing style and despite using every sci fi clich in the book his story is still enjoyable and the characters even have a little depth to them This third third instalment of the series saw the rebellion in full swing Owen and his allies continued the battle for key planets before taking the fight to the imperial capitol Golgatha itse The Deathstalker series is a fast paced fun space opera in the Star Wars mould It is not thought provoking sci fi by any means but Simon R Green has an engaging writing style and despite using every sci fi clich in the book his story is still enjoyable and the characters even have a little depth to them This third third instalment of the series saw the rebellion in full swing Owen and his allies continued the battle for key planets before taking the fight to the imperial capitol Golgatha itself for a final showdown with Empress Lionstone and her most loyal defenders The story started a little sluggishly but did settle back into the quality of the previous books in the mid to later stages The battle for the key planets was a bit of a mixed bag The action on Viramond and Golgatha was good but the stuff on Mistworld and Shannon s World was not quite as engaging I m not sure what went wrong on Mistborn as our previous visits there have all been quite exciting I liked the idea behind the stuff on Shannon s World but felt we spent too long there and that we had no real investment in the enemies our heroes fought there which hurt that phase of the story a touch The Deathstalker series is always at its best when it throws familiar characters against each other That happened on Viramond and Golgatha and that is why I found those parts of the story the most exciting All in all I thought this was another decent entry into the Deathstalker series We got a good conclusion to the rebellion vs the Empress story arc and the promise ofpotential problems for Owen and the rest of our heroes in future instalments Rating 3.5 stars I m rounding up to 4 here on Goodreads as this was closer to a 4 star read than a 3 star read for me Audio Note The audio of this was produced by Listen Live Audio who were the proto Graphic Audio It was very well done The music and sound effects were done well and the narrators also did a great job with the characters


  3. Elden Elden says:

    It was the easiest thing to write this review I say that because I have noticed that Simon R Green uses this sentence many times in his Nightside series, and this is the book where it started to appear Beyond that this book so far is my favorite of the series as there was a ton of action happening throughout the entire book, with an ending I only partially expected.


  4. Leya Ruth Leya Ruth says:

    Ok, on to Book 3 Continuing with my reviews of this series where I explain how this series uses ideas from other books This is the final battle for the Iron Throne HmmIron Throne Sounds familiar So Game of Thrones was published in 1996, and the first Deathstalker was published in 1995 So, I guess on this one, Simon R Green was the first to use the moniker Next up, we have an absolutely crazy Empress Also sounds familiar We have Cersei and Daenerys from Game of Thrones I d say that Ok, on to Book 3 Continuing with my reviews of this series where I explain how this series uses ideas from other books This is the final battle for the Iron Throne HmmIron Throne Sounds familiar So Game of Thrones was published in 1996, and the first Deathstalker was published in 1995 So, I guess on this one, Simon R Green was the first to use the moniker Next up, we have an absolutely crazy Empress Also sounds familiar We have Cersei and Daenerys from Game of Thrones I d say that Lionstone is hands down worse than both of those ladies But similar concept nonetheless Don t even get me started on the feminist issues with portraying the single female ruler of a galactic empire as being bat shit insane.We have the all out battle for control of the galaxy between the forces of The Empire versus The Rebellion Sounds very familiar cough cough, Star Wars The Rebellion features a set of complicated, funny, and charismatic heroes bent on saving the day Star Wars The Mater Mundi reminds me a lot of the character of Oracle of Time from the Brian Herbert Dune books In this case, I think he copied from Green.Ok enough with all that I continue to read these books because they are downright funny Yes, there is untold death and destruction, especially in this one We see what all out war actually does to a galaxy spanning empire even if it is just exposition and not first hand That is something we don t really see in other series like these Star Wars shows some battles but doesn t really explain the death toll Dune speaks to the Mahdi s Jihad, but Herbert doesn t feature it on screen, so we also don t understand the death toll This book shows all of that.What I liked about this book We see certain plotlines come to a close certain deaths, etc We see certain persons unmasked not giving anything away here We see plans within plans come to fruition successfully or not Toby and Flynn still going strong and still hilarious Hazel s redemption I couldn t stand her bitchiness and addiction, at least that gets resolved What I didn t like about this book The continued use of the Deus Ex Machina plotline Over and over someone something steps in to save the day Blah Blah Blah If I have to read about the Mater Mundi onetime I m going to puke The entire plotline of Shannon s World HasselDama I have no idea why this was necessary Other than to completely destroy our childhoods I m a very useful engine AHH No point to it, no bearing on the overall plot of the story other than to develop Giles and Julian Sky s abilities The very long and drawn out ending How many duels and speeches do we really need before getting to the good part The repetitious nature of the exposition The author repeatedly states the basics of the issues of rebellion, the issues facing them in the future, etc, etc, etc Blah Blah Blah Repeat it once for each book to bring everyone up to speed and be done with it already.So, on to the next book to see how funny the author can be while explaining how our superheroes will battle the Evil Aliens and the ENEMIES OF HUMANITY AHH


  5. Rebecca May Rebecca May says:

    Well What to say about this book that I haven t said about the others To begin with, as usual, I will have to state that reading this book purely for the purpose of criticizing it, you will not be disappointed You will find oft repeated phrases, and far too many references to Hell in some cases And of course there is the fact that this bookthan any of the others so far seems to act as four separate stories the last of which brings everything together, for a brilliant finale before the Well What to say about this book that I haven t said about the others To begin with, as usual, I will have to state that reading this book purely for the purpose of criticizing it, you will not be disappointed You will find oft repeated phrases, and far too many references to Hell in some cases And of course there is the fact that this bookthan any of the others so far seems to act as four separate stories the last of which brings everything together, for a brilliant finale before the next chapter in the Deathstalker Universe However, in my not so professional but very obstinate opinion, reading this book to criticize will not get you anywhere It is farprofitable to read this for enjoyment you will greatly enjoy it, if you set out to do so Well, regarding what I see as the first story in Deathstalker War this story follows Hazel and Owen, among others, on Mistworld It is a story that I find very compelling, at times very amusing, and very exciting however it can be very horrifying If you didn t hate Investigator Razor before now, you certainly will by the time you are finished this story The particular beef that I have with Green at this point is two characters in the book who were left out of the audio version who appear for a grand total of about ten pages, and seem only to be there to cause the reader disgust Please only read the following spoiler if you will promise not to be put off the entire book, as it is only part of my rant and as previously mentioned these characters do not appear very much at all view spoiler After a killing spree by Imperials no, I m not going to tell you where two mercenary men look through the town, find a dead woman, and toss a coin to see who would get to rape her first Her head falls off when the first man goes to have his way with her, and they spend the rest of the time they have playing soccer with the woman s frozen head Then they go to rape a teenage girl later, laughing at her efforts to escape, and when they are almost caught, cut her throat without a second thought Apart from that their only contributions are being coarse and hanging people, and firing a Disrupter Cannon beam through their own comrades at the order of their superior Ugh hide spoiler Anyway this story made me laugh a lot, especially when Owen got into a temper, and his delightful dialogue and violent actions that ensue are generally vastly entertaining But the story also made me cry, at times, and at other times I was laughing with delight rather than humor for example, when a few espers were really happy about something and dancing on the ceiling I don t want to give too much away, but it is safe to say that if you have already enjoyed Green s books, there is no doubt that you will be disappointed by this first story.OK, onto the second story I can honestly say that when I first read this, I was so incredibly surprised by it Julian Skye, Finlay Campbell, Evangeline Shreck, and Giles Deathstalker, are all sent to Haceldama, the Field of Blood, to discover exactly what terrible events happened there, and to recover Vincent Harker, one of the Empress s most important military planners Whatever your theories are on what happened to the Field of Blood originally a pleasure planet, called Shannon s World you are almost certainly wrong There are some very profound moments in this book that did surprise me, and for the simple reason that this story deals with the theme of childhood If you read this part of the book, you will see why it is perhaps one of the saddest parts of the Deathstalker stories as is the next story in this book It all depends on how you look at things, I guess You learn a lot about all the characters I personally, find Giles Deathstalker to be almost distastefully hard and cold and overly honorable which makes those moments where he is profound all therefreshing Don t get me wrong, I still like him, in a way But I have come close to hating him at times, for what he does, especially in regards to Julian Skye Speaking of which, I absolutely love Julian Such a lovely young man and if you like him as much as me, you will probably cry in this part of book, as I did Julian does suffer and it is cruel that the others are aware that it is during their mission, his suffering is distracting them Finlay and Evangeline s love is wonderful as ever, though we learnabout both of them, and especially Finlay too There are also moments of beauty in this part of the story, ones that I love That s really all I ve got to say about the second story , so I guess I will move on to the third story The start of this story is, to put it simply, beautiful I have to put in a good word for the audio books here the music that they put on the beginning of the segment, well, it was a sunny day and it honestly made me want to dance with happiness It was perfect The music was accompanied with the narrative describing the start of the story a perfect day on the back water planet of Virimonde, with David Deathstalker and Kit SummerIsle, the two friends, trying to find peace in agentle, softly fun filled life than they had with the upsets and excitements of high society I honestly love these two yes, even Kit, and if you read the book you will see why He has to face the most terrible test to true friendship, and those with any scrap of empathy within them will have to feel sorry for Kit I m sorry, I need to go on another rant, but DO NOT read this spoiler unless you have already read the book, because it will certainly spoil this part for you view spoiler WHY WHY WHY Why did David have to die Oh, poor Kit He honestly was starting to become a better person, and he finally had a true friend After being mistreated by his family, his whole life being groomed as a killer, didn t he deserve some happiness Oh, Kit I m sorry you had to kill your friend I cried for you, I really did Especially when the music from the wonderfully happy start of the book came on Do it Kit Be my friend One last time bawls eyes out Kit 3 hide spoiler Right, sorry, rant over This part of the book is honestly probably my favorite in terms of the writing, the emotions it made me feel I like emotions, period D but in terms of what happened I can t help but wish it was written differently As an aside to this story, if you are like me and you are greatly amused by the redoubtable Valentine Wolfe, you will again not be disappointed He makes many appearances in Deathstalker War, but, be warned he has started to progress from those actions only just excusable due to his wonderfully entertaining temperament He has begun to move into the disturbingly psychotic and completely inexcusable So, consider yourself warned You will not be able to justify dear Valentine much longer.I guess that I ve finally arrived at the final story of the book It honestly is a worthy ending to the rebellion section of the Deathstalker Saga Some people have commented, I believe, commented that it is so drawn out as to seem almost farcical, but I think that everything Green wrote was necessary, worthy, and gives you a very good idea as to the huge struggle that was being undertaken, and how desperate it was There was one comment made in this book, left out of the audio version, that because I have readsomeof the later books made me suspect a huge twist later in the series I may be wrong but I did get that feeling that everything or, most things D clicked I don t know what to say about this last part of the book, apart from the fact that it is hugely satisfying in how everything comes together, answering so many of your questions but leaving enough to foreshadow how entertaining and amazing it will be to read on.In conclusion a worthy, emotional, wonderful ending to this part of the Deathstalker Saga It will, if you are anything like me, make you love, hate, cry, and make your heart pound with excitement I loved it


  6. Anne - Books of My Heart Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I liked Deathstalker War the best of the three in the Deathstalker series so far This is possibly because the story had Owen Deathstalker at the beginning, the middle, and the end, which iswhat I expect from the title character in an urban fantasy series.The war has arrived It only began in the previous book, D This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I liked Deathstalker War the best of the three in the Deathstalker series so far This is possibly because the story had Owen Deathstalker at the beginning, the middle, and the end, which iswhat I expect from the title character in an urban fantasy series.The war has arrived It only began in the previous book, Deathstalker Rebellion, where Owen and Hazel started things on Golgotha Then Ruby and Jack Random continued the disruption on Technos.Now we have Owen and Hazel fighting on Mistworld Giles Deathstalker, along with Finley Campbell and Evangeline Shreck, and Julian Skye go to Shandakar to find a famous battle strategist Kid Death and David Deathstalker are in Virimonde where the war takes on another cruel twist.At the end, everyone and everything come to a head in Golgotha There are many twists and surprises For all the cruelty and those who are selfish or overcome with rage and revenge, there are some with compassion and caring All along the way, we have the journalist,Toby Shreck and his cross dressing cameraman, Flynn, broadcasting everything happening live out to everyone, often raw footage, not approved by the Empire.I am happy for those who survived, saddened by many who died, and curious to see what will happen going forward in Deathstalker Honor Narration Gildart Jackson has become the voice of the series for me and for so many of the characters So many characters were given unique voices and I knew them right away I listened at 1.5x speed comfortably Listen to a clip


  7. David Palazzolo David Palazzolo says:

    When Simon R Green decides to end a war, it s over pal Lots of twists, betrayals, character deaths and a fairly plausible way for the Empire to be overthrown that sets up the next two books to get the new government up and to settle various vendettas My major complaint about this series remains that it is called Deathstalker even though it isabout the goings on in the entire galaxy rather than just a tight focus on Owen Deathstalker as one might expect Nethertheless I m looking forward When Simon R Green decides to end a war, it s over pal Lots of twists, betrayals, character deaths and a fairly plausible way for the Empire to be overthrown that sets up the next two books to get the new government up and to settle various vendettas My major complaint about this series remains that it is called Deathstalker even though it isabout the goings on in the entire galaxy rather than just a tight focus on Owen Deathstalker as one might expect Nethertheless I m looking forward to the next book anyways


  8. Chris Hayes Chris Hayes says:

    Oh wow Just wow Green did an amazing job of showing how the rebellion from the previous book grew from a grass roots effort to the culmination of all out war The death machines decimating entire planets Betrayal on all sides People dying you d never expect, and long lost family secrets revealed And the ending Didn t see that coming at all If all space operas were like this, I d readof them.


  9. Bob Hole Bob Hole says:

    I m increasingly unhappy with this series Too many magical powers popping up unexpectedly for my taste.The writing and editing seem to be deteriorating as well It s bloated with introspective, definitely not the non stop action the Locus review suggests.The second half has all the typos, like the copy editor just gave up.I m glad that this is the last of the first trilogy of the series I m not sure I ll head into the rest.


  10. Phil Kozel Phil Kozel says:

    This was my favorite one yet Surreal, funny and bloody, with a nice cliffhanger at the end.


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Deathstalker War [Read] ➵ Deathstalker War Author Simon R. Green – Polishdarling.co.uk Owen Deathstalker s rebellion continues to strike out against Imperial tyranny, taking the battle straight to the Empire s heart on the planet of Golgotha, but the cunning Empress isn t about to surre Owen Deathstalker s rebellion continues to strike out against Imperial tyranny, taking the battle straight to the Empire s heart on the planet of Golgotha, but the cunning Empress isn t about to surrender without a fight.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 523 pages
  • Deathstalker War
  • Simon R. Green
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 0451456084

About the Author: Simon R. Green

Simon Richard Green is a British science fiction and fantasy author He holds a degree in Modern English and American Literature from the University of Leicester His first publication was in His Deathstalker series is partly a parody of the usual space opera of the s, told with sovereign disregard of the rules of probability, while being at the same time extremely bloodthirsty Excerpted from Wikipedia.



10 thoughts on “Deathstalker War

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Deathstalker War Deathstalker, 3 , Simon R Green Deathstalker War is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green Invasions of the rebel planet Mistworld and Owen s former fiefdom Virimonde by the imperial fleet result in bloody victories and defeats for the rebels, but the growing resistance movement cannot be stopped An apocalyptic struggle in the streets of Golgotha s main city, the Parade of the Endless, leads up to a final confrontation with the empress herself Deathstalker War Deathstalker, 3 , Simon R Green Deathstalker War is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green Invasions of the rebel planet Mistworld and Owen s former fiefdom Virimonde by the imperial fleet result in bloody victories and defeats for the rebels, but the growing resistance movement cannot be stopped An apocalyptic struggle in the streets of Golgotha s main city, the Parade of the Endless, leads up to a final confrontation with the empress herself 2016 3 1394 764 9786002911179 20 07 04 1399


  2. Gavin Gavin says:

    The Deathstalker series is a fast paced fun space opera in the Star Wars mould It is not thought provoking sci fi by any means but Simon R Green has an engaging writing style and despite using every sci fi clich in the book his story is still enjoyable and the characters even have a little depth to them This third third instalment of the series saw the rebellion in full swing Owen and his allies continued the battle for key planets before taking the fight to the imperial capitol Golgatha itse The Deathstalker series is a fast paced fun space opera in the Star Wars mould It is not thought provoking sci fi by any means but Simon R Green has an engaging writing style and despite using every sci fi clich in the book his story is still enjoyable and the characters even have a little depth to them This third third instalment of the series saw the rebellion in full swing Owen and his allies continued the battle for key planets before taking the fight to the imperial capitol Golgatha itself for a final showdown with Empress Lionstone and her most loyal defenders The story started a little sluggishly but did settle back into the quality of the previous books in the mid to later stages The battle for the key planets was a bit of a mixed bag The action on Viramond and Golgatha was good but the stuff on Mistworld and Shannon s World was not quite as engaging I m not sure what went wrong on Mistborn as our previous visits there have all been quite exciting I liked the idea behind the stuff on Shannon s World but felt we spent too long there and that we had no real investment in the enemies our heroes fought there which hurt that phase of the story a touch The Deathstalker series is always at its best when it throws familiar characters against each other That happened on Viramond and Golgatha and that is why I found those parts of the story the most exciting All in all I thought this was another decent entry into the Deathstalker series We got a good conclusion to the rebellion vs the Empress story arc and the promise ofpotential problems for Owen and the rest of our heroes in future instalments Rating 3.5 stars I m rounding up to 4 here on Goodreads as this was closer to a 4 star read than a 3 star read for me Audio Note The audio of this was produced by Listen Live Audio who were the proto Graphic Audio It was very well done The music and sound effects were done well and the narrators also did a great job with the characters


  3. Elden Elden says:

    It was the easiest thing to write this review I say that because I have noticed that Simon R Green uses this sentence many times in his Nightside series, and this is the book where it started to appear Beyond that this book so far is my favorite of the series as there was a ton of action happening throughout the entire book, with an ending I only partially expected.


  4. Leya Ruth Leya Ruth says:

    Ok, on to Book 3 Continuing with my reviews of this series where I explain how this series uses ideas from other books This is the final battle for the Iron Throne HmmIron Throne Sounds familiar So Game of Thrones was published in 1996, and the first Deathstalker was published in 1995 So, I guess on this one, Simon R Green was the first to use the moniker Next up, we have an absolutely crazy Empress Also sounds familiar We have Cersei and Daenerys from Game of Thrones I d say that Ok, on to Book 3 Continuing with my reviews of this series where I explain how this series uses ideas from other books This is the final battle for the Iron Throne HmmIron Throne Sounds familiar So Game of Thrones was published in 1996, and the first Deathstalker was published in 1995 So, I guess on this one, Simon R Green was the first to use the moniker Next up, we have an absolutely crazy Empress Also sounds familiar We have Cersei and Daenerys from Game of Thrones I d say that Lionstone is hands down worse than both of those ladies But similar concept nonetheless Don t even get me started on the feminist issues with portraying the single female ruler of a galactic empire as being bat shit insane.We have the all out battle for control of the galaxy between the forces of The Empire versus The Rebellion Sounds very familiar cough cough, Star Wars The Rebellion features a set of complicated, funny, and charismatic heroes bent on saving the day Star Wars The Mater Mundi reminds me a lot of the character of Oracle of Time from the Brian Herbert Dune books In this case, I think he copied from Green.Ok enough with all that I continue to read these books because they are downright funny Yes, there is untold death and destruction, especially in this one We see what all out war actually does to a galaxy spanning empire even if it is just exposition and not first hand That is something we don t really see in other series like these Star Wars shows some battles but doesn t really explain the death toll Dune speaks to the Mahdi s Jihad, but Herbert doesn t feature it on screen, so we also don t understand the death toll This book shows all of that.What I liked about this book We see certain plotlines come to a close certain deaths, etc We see certain persons unmasked not giving anything away here We see plans within plans come to fruition successfully or not Toby and Flynn still going strong and still hilarious Hazel s redemption I couldn t stand her bitchiness and addiction, at least that gets resolved What I didn t like about this book The continued use of the Deus Ex Machina plotline Over and over someone something steps in to save the day Blah Blah Blah If I have to read about the Mater Mundi onetime I m going to puke The entire plotline of Shannon s World HasselDama I have no idea why this was necessary Other than to completely destroy our childhoods I m a very useful engine AHH No point to it, no bearing on the overall plot of the story other than to develop Giles and Julian Sky s abilities The very long and drawn out ending How many duels and speeches do we really need before getting to the good part The repetitious nature of the exposition The author repeatedly states the basics of the issues of rebellion, the issues facing them in the future, etc, etc, etc Blah Blah Blah Repeat it once for each book to bring everyone up to speed and be done with it already.So, on to the next book to see how funny the author can be while explaining how our superheroes will battle the Evil Aliens and the ENEMIES OF HUMANITY AHH


  5. Rebecca May Rebecca May says:

    Well What to say about this book that I haven t said about the others To begin with, as usual, I will have to state that reading this book purely for the purpose of criticizing it, you will not be disappointed You will find oft repeated phrases, and far too many references to Hell in some cases And of course there is the fact that this bookthan any of the others so far seems to act as four separate stories the last of which brings everything together, for a brilliant finale before the Well What to say about this book that I haven t said about the others To begin with, as usual, I will have to state that reading this book purely for the purpose of criticizing it, you will not be disappointed You will find oft repeated phrases, and far too many references to Hell in some cases And of course there is the fact that this bookthan any of the others so far seems to act as four separate stories the last of which brings everything together, for a brilliant finale before the next chapter in the Deathstalker Universe However, in my not so professional but very obstinate opinion, reading this book to criticize will not get you anywhere It is farprofitable to read this for enjoyment you will greatly enjoy it, if you set out to do so Well, regarding what I see as the first story in Deathstalker War this story follows Hazel and Owen, among others, on Mistworld It is a story that I find very compelling, at times very amusing, and very exciting however it can be very horrifying If you didn t hate Investigator Razor before now, you certainly will by the time you are finished this story The particular beef that I have with Green at this point is two characters in the book who were left out of the audio version who appear for a grand total of about ten pages, and seem only to be there to cause the reader disgust Please only read the following spoiler if you will promise not to be put off the entire book, as it is only part of my rant and as previously mentioned these characters do not appear very much at all view spoiler After a killing spree by Imperials no, I m not going to tell you where two mercenary men look through the town, find a dead woman, and toss a coin to see who would get to rape her first Her head falls off when the first man goes to have his way with her, and they spend the rest of the time they have playing soccer with the woman s frozen head Then they go to rape a teenage girl later, laughing at her efforts to escape, and when they are almost caught, cut her throat without a second thought Apart from that their only contributions are being coarse and hanging people, and firing a Disrupter Cannon beam through their own comrades at the order of their superior Ugh hide spoiler Anyway this story made me laugh a lot, especially when Owen got into a temper, and his delightful dialogue and violent actions that ensue are generally vastly entertaining But the story also made me cry, at times, and at other times I was laughing with delight rather than humor for example, when a few espers were really happy about something and dancing on the ceiling I don t want to give too much away, but it is safe to say that if you have already enjoyed Green s books, there is no doubt that you will be disappointed by this first story.OK, onto the second story I can honestly say that when I first read this, I was so incredibly surprised by it Julian Skye, Finlay Campbell, Evangeline Shreck, and Giles Deathstalker, are all sent to Haceldama, the Field of Blood, to discover exactly what terrible events happened there, and to recover Vincent Harker, one of the Empress s most important military planners Whatever your theories are on what happened to the Field of Blood originally a pleasure planet, called Shannon s World you are almost certainly wrong There are some very profound moments in this book that did surprise me, and for the simple reason that this story deals with the theme of childhood If you read this part of the book, you will see why it is perhaps one of the saddest parts of the Deathstalker stories as is the next story in this book It all depends on how you look at things, I guess You learn a lot about all the characters I personally, find Giles Deathstalker to be almost distastefully hard and cold and overly honorable which makes those moments where he is profound all therefreshing Don t get me wrong, I still like him, in a way But I have come close to hating him at times, for what he does, especially in regards to Julian Skye Speaking of which, I absolutely love Julian Such a lovely young man and if you like him as much as me, you will probably cry in this part of book, as I did Julian does suffer and it is cruel that the others are aware that it is during their mission, his suffering is distracting them Finlay and Evangeline s love is wonderful as ever, though we learnabout both of them, and especially Finlay too There are also moments of beauty in this part of the story, ones that I love That s really all I ve got to say about the second story , so I guess I will move on to the third story The start of this story is, to put it simply, beautiful I have to put in a good word for the audio books here the music that they put on the beginning of the segment, well, it was a sunny day and it honestly made me want to dance with happiness It was perfect The music was accompanied with the narrative describing the start of the story a perfect day on the back water planet of Virimonde, with David Deathstalker and Kit SummerIsle, the two friends, trying to find peace in agentle, softly fun filled life than they had with the upsets and excitements of high society I honestly love these two yes, even Kit, and if you read the book you will see why He has to face the most terrible test to true friendship, and those with any scrap of empathy within them will have to feel sorry for Kit I m sorry, I need to go on another rant, but DO NOT read this spoiler unless you have already read the book, because it will certainly spoil this part for you view spoiler WHY WHY WHY Why did David have to die Oh, poor Kit He honestly was starting to become a better person, and he finally had a true friend After being mistreated by his family, his whole life being groomed as a killer, didn t he deserve some happiness Oh, Kit I m sorry you had to kill your friend I cried for you, I really did Especially when the music from the wonderfully happy start of the book came on Do it Kit Be my friend One last time bawls eyes out Kit 3 hide spoiler Right, sorry, rant over This part of the book is honestly probably my favorite in terms of the writing, the emotions it made me feel I like emotions, period D but in terms of what happened I can t help but wish it was written differently As an aside to this story, if you are like me and you are greatly amused by the redoubtable Valentine Wolfe, you will again not be disappointed He makes many appearances in Deathstalker War, but, be warned he has started to progress from those actions only just excusable due to his wonderfully entertaining temperament He has begun to move into the disturbingly psychotic and completely inexcusable So, consider yourself warned You will not be able to justify dear Valentine much longer.I guess that I ve finally arrived at the final story of the book It honestly is a worthy ending to the rebellion section of the Deathstalker Saga Some people have commented, I believe, commented that it is so drawn out as to seem almost farcical, but I think that everything Green wrote was necessary, worthy, and gives you a very good idea as to the huge struggle that was being undertaken, and how desperate it was There was one comment made in this book, left out of the audio version, that because I have readsomeof the later books made me suspect a huge twist later in the series I may be wrong but I did get that feeling that everything or, most things D clicked I don t know what to say about this last part of the book, apart from the fact that it is hugely satisfying in how everything comes together, answering so many of your questions but leaving enough to foreshadow how entertaining and amazing it will be to read on.In conclusion a worthy, emotional, wonderful ending to this part of the Deathstalker Saga It will, if you are anything like me, make you love, hate, cry, and make your heart pound with excitement I loved it


  6. Anne - Books of My Heart Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I liked Deathstalker War the best of the three in the Deathstalker series so far This is possibly because the story had Owen Deathstalker at the beginning, the middle, and the end, which iswhat I expect from the title character in an urban fantasy series.The war has arrived It only began in the previous book, D This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I liked Deathstalker War the best of the three in the Deathstalker series so far This is possibly because the story had Owen Deathstalker at the beginning, the middle, and the end, which iswhat I expect from the title character in an urban fantasy series.The war has arrived It only began in the previous book, Deathstalker Rebellion, where Owen and Hazel started things on Golgotha Then Ruby and Jack Random continued the disruption on Technos.Now we have Owen and Hazel fighting on Mistworld Giles Deathstalker, along with Finley Campbell and Evangeline Shreck, and Julian Skye go to Shandakar to find a famous battle strategist Kid Death and David Deathstalker are in Virimonde where the war takes on another cruel twist.At the end, everyone and everything come to a head in Golgotha There are many twists and surprises For all the cruelty and those who are selfish or overcome with rage and revenge, there are some with compassion and caring All along the way, we have the journalist,Toby Shreck and his cross dressing cameraman, Flynn, broadcasting everything happening live out to everyone, often raw footage, not approved by the Empire.I am happy for those who survived, saddened by many who died, and curious to see what will happen going forward in Deathstalker Honor Narration Gildart Jackson has become the voice of the series for me and for so many of the characters So many characters were given unique voices and I knew them right away I listened at 1.5x speed comfortably Listen to a clip


  7. David Palazzolo David Palazzolo says:

    When Simon R Green decides to end a war, it s over pal Lots of twists, betrayals, character deaths and a fairly plausible way for the Empire to be overthrown that sets up the next two books to get the new government up and to settle various vendettas My major complaint about this series remains that it is called Deathstalker even though it isabout the goings on in the entire galaxy rather than just a tight focus on Owen Deathstalker as one might expect Nethertheless I m looking forward When Simon R Green decides to end a war, it s over pal Lots of twists, betrayals, character deaths and a fairly plausible way for the Empire to be overthrown that sets up the next two books to get the new government up and to settle various vendettas My major complaint about this series remains that it is called Deathstalker even though it isabout the goings on in the entire galaxy rather than just a tight focus on Owen Deathstalker as one might expect Nethertheless I m looking forward to the next book anyways


  8. Chris Hayes Chris Hayes says:

    Oh wow Just wow Green did an amazing job of showing how the rebellion from the previous book grew from a grass roots effort to the culmination of all out war The death machines decimating entire planets Betrayal on all sides People dying you d never expect, and long lost family secrets revealed And the ending Didn t see that coming at all If all space operas were like this, I d readof them.


  9. Bob Hole Bob Hole says:

    I m increasingly unhappy with this series Too many magical powers popping up unexpectedly for my taste.The writing and editing seem to be deteriorating as well It s bloated with introspective, definitely not the non stop action the Locus review suggests.The second half has all the typos, like the copy editor just gave up.I m glad that this is the last of the first trilogy of the series I m not sure I ll head into the rest.


  10. Phil Kozel Phil Kozel says:

    This was my favorite one yet Surreal, funny and bloody, with a nice cliffhanger at the end.


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