Saturday, April 27

Book Review: Four Dragons

Title: Four Dragons (SG-1 16)

Author: Diana Dru Botsford

Pages: EBook - 320

Summary: War games…

It was meant to be a soft mission, something to ease Doctor Daniel Jackson back into things after his time among the Ancients - after all, what could possibly go wrong on a simple survey of ancient Chinese ruins? As it turns out, a whole lot. After accidentally activating a Goa'uld transport ring, Daniel finds himself the prisoner of Lord Yu, the capricious Goa'uld System Lord. Meanwhile, SG1's efforts to rescue their friend are hampered by a representative of the Chinese government with an agenda of his own to follow - and a deep secret to hide.

But Colonel Jack O'Neill is in no mood for delay. He'll go to any lengths to get Daniel back - even if it means ignoring protocol and taking matters into his own hands…

My Rating: 7/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: There were times the book worked for me and other times that it didn't, for the most part it was well written, but it didn't work out for me in the end.

Some of the character were done okay, others just weren't up to par. Had this taken place a few seasons earlier, I think the author would have had the team dynamics, individual character quirks and supporting characters spot on. Unfortunately for me, they just weren't working for me during this particular time period in the Stargateverse, and it had a big effect on the book for me, because I felt that it didn't match up well enough for the timeline.

I enjoyed the plot, and the historical background the author put into it. But, it didn't work with what we already know about the series - think had this been a historical-speculative fiction book, that wasn't based on Stargate this book would have been fantastic. There was a lot of potential in it, but when you have a solid base to build on - with both characters and plot and going into the direction the author went in, I didn't come together strong enough for me.

The writing was well done, and the author is very imaginative, but this was another Stargate book that just missed the mark for me.

Would I recommend it to read: Hmm, I would to fellow Stargate fans. The book worked in the end, it wouldn't be the first Stargate book I'd recommend, but I'd still recommend it.

What to read next: The Drift

Challenges: 100+ Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge, New Author Challenge

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