Wednesday, August 31

Book Review: The Lost

Title: The Lost (SGA #17)

Author: Jo Graham and Amy Griswold

Pages: 308

Summary: Finders Keepers. . .

Reeling from the terrible events of Stargate Atlantis Homecoming, the expedition team members are doing whatever it takes to find Doctor Rodney McKay - even if it means turning to their enemies for help.

While Colonel Sheppard and Teyla seek information from Ladon Radim of the Genii - and pay a high price to secure his reluctant cooperation - Ronon and Doctor Keller reopen tense negotiations with their sometime-ally, Todd. But as the balance of power begins to shift among the Wraith, Ronon and Keller struggle to ensure that they remain Todd's allies and don't become his hostages.

Meanwhile, far way, McKay is facing a fate more terrifying than anyone on Atlantis could possibly imagine. . .

My Rating: 7/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This was a good story, but not my favourite in the series. Some shocking revelations, I admit I did spoil myself, or at least try to see if I could find out the end, but I found this one veered off canon more than the other books I've read in the Stargate verse and focused a lot on characterization and relationships with others. I've never been a shipper, but I did find that this one supported the whole idea behind certain character relationships, subtly hinting at certain aspects of relationships that may mean more than meets the eye. I'd have been fine with relationships like Rodney and Dr. Keller that have already been established, but I found it to forced that the authors seemed to hint at a relationship between Teyla and John. I also found that it some characters were out of their comfort zones, from what I was used to on the show, so while I was glad for a deeper look into the characters psyche, I was also frustrated that things weren't how I'd remember them.

The story itself, especially with the Wraith was awesome! Oh I wish this was an episode, or story arch! (A rare case where the TV show would be so much better than the book). Rodney! I was in shock, absolute shock and I'm itching to get my hands on the next book in this series, which as far as I know is not out yet. Sigh!

Would I recommend it to read: Only to Stargate Fans :)

What to read next: The Alligence - the next book in the Legacy Series which isn't published yet! Hurry up!

Challenges: 11 in 11, 100+ Challenge, 2011 Countdown Challenge

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