Thursday, May 30
Book Review: The Inheritors
Author: Jo Graham, Melissa Scott, and Amy Griswold
Pages: EBook 296
Summary: End game. The battle lines are drawn.
Queen Death is mustering her fleet. But who will stand against her? As conflicts and betrayal threaten to shatter Atlantis's fragile alliances with Guide's Wraith and the Genii, humanity's only hope of survival rests on the fate of an Ancient device - a weapon too terrible to use but too powerful to cast aside. A weapon capable of exterminating every Wraith in the galaxy, and with them every human carrying Wraith DNA.
With Queen Death's fleet fast approaching, Colonel Sheppard and his team must make their final choice. In the sixth and concluding installment of the STARGATE ATLANTIS Legacy series, the future of Atlantis will be decided - and more than one of her crew will be called upon to sacrifice everything in the fight for her survival.
My Rating: 9/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: This book was very well done, and I found myself anxiously awaiting what will happen next - and despite some of the issues I had it, it was an excellent close to the miniseries. I think the authors did a good job at collaborating on this, although there were a few times I could tell when it changed writers, the narrative and story came together wonderfully. The entire story as a whole and how it wrapped up the series, was amazing. I think the authors did a great job at tying up the story, making it a fitting ending, but leaving a lot of future possibilities for more storylines and twists, if the book series continues.
One thing I didn't like was SG-1's appearance - as much as I love them it didn't fit at all they were there, they were written out of characters, they were huge continuity issues, and how they came in the story and out just didn't work. It felt like it was an afterthought, because the book series may or may not continue. But I didn't like it, if SG-1 had been written in properly, then maybe I would have been okay with it, but I didn't like it.
Otherwise, I think with the exception of some of the shipping of characters, which I've addressed throughout the series at the hints, and the end scene with Jack and Sam, the issues I normally have with the series weren't there, or at least, as noticeable. The characterization, was for the most part, fairly spot on from what you'll see in the show, and I think as a whole, the Legacy miniseries, would fit in fairly well with the show.
All in all, great final book for the Legacy series.
Would I recommend it to read: Again, it's a book that is meant more for fans of the series, although I'd say watch the series, so you can read the books.
What to read next: The other books in the series, SG-1 or Atlantis, the entire collection is worth checking out (assuming you've watched the series the book is based off.)
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge