Thursday, March 31

Book: The Cost of Honor

Title: The Cost of Honor (SG-1 5)

Author: Sally Malcolm

Pages: 359

Summary: Paying the price . . .

In the sequel to A Matter of Honor, SG-1 embark on a desperate mission to save SG-10 from the edge of a black hole. But the price of heroism may be too high . . .

Returning to Stargate Command, Colonel Jack O’Neill and his team find more has changed in their absence than they had expected. Nonetheless, O’Neill is determined to face the consequences of their unauthorized activities, only to discover the penalty is far worse than anything he had imagined.

With the fate of Colonel O’Neill and Major Samantha Carter unknown, and the very survival of the SGC threatened, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal’c mount a rescue mission to free team-mates and reclaim the SGC.

Yet returning to the Kinahhi homeworld, they learn a startling truth about its ancient foe. And uncover a horrifying secret . . .

My Rating: 8.75/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This book was awesome, and would have made one hell of an episode. The author did fantastic job at keeping the feel of the show, and creating an action packed book, that kept you hanging, wanting more and kept the faith of the Stargate canon, both in story and characters.

The story picks up right where the last book left off, and it doesn’t really slow down, even in some of the more slow parts of the plot. There was always something of interest happening. The author even hinted at a few things that were revealed the tv show, that made those revelations a little more clean and less out of left field. It helped move a lot of the stories that I saw in the shows long, and gave a more deeper understanding and insight to different plots and subplots that are handled on the show. I think the author did a good job at ensuring that the book links to the show. The book also gave some interesting insight to some of the characters minds, emotions and character development, although some aspects were shocking, and a few times I found the characters to be out of their usual self, the author did keep the story intact.

What I didn’t like was I think the book could have been broken into three parts, rather than too. There was a lot of information in it, a lot of story telling and a lot of development of the characters. Some things weren’t explained as well as I’d like to have, and if the book had been split into three, it would have made for three fantastic, action packed books. I can say one thing, I love the ending, it was a typical Stargate ending (those who watch the show know what I mean), but it was one I always loved. Overall, it was a great read, and as the other books, just re-enforces my love for the show, and novelizations.

Would I recommend it to read: This was an awesome read. Any fan of the show should read this.

What to read next: More Stargate of course.

Challenges: 11 in 11, 100+ Challenge, 2011 Countdown Challenge, Futuristic/Sci-Fi Challenge


  1. I love that you can continue your love affair of the television show with these books, and I am glad also that this one was no slouch. It makes me want to try to go back and watch the show seeing how much you enjoy these! Great review!

  2. Ziblee - Yes, it's a fun "love affair", and do go back and watch the show, it was a great show!