Sunday, October 19
Book Review: Two Roads
Author: Geonn Cannon
Pages: EBook 235
Summary: The spoils of war The Goa’uld have been defeated, and the Jaffa are free. In the power vacuum left behind, the dark underbelly of the galaxy is fighting over the spoils.
Among these thieves and rogues is Vala Mal Doran, on the trail of the fabulous treasure left behind by the System Lord Kali. But Vala is not the only one seeking the hoard. Back at Stargate Command, Dr Daniel Jackson has made a horrifying discovery — a doomsday device designed to exterminate the Jaffa who have dared to defy their gods.
Kali’s treasure might provide SG-1 with the means to disarm the device, but only if they can steal it back from one of the galaxy’s most ruthless criminals. Of course, it’s entirely possible that Vala Mal Doran will get there first...
My Rating: 7.25/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: Parts of this were enjoyable, while other parts I didn't like as much. I was happy to see a Vala story in the Stargate books, she and Mitchell have been absent from them, and I'm one of the few who really enjoy them as characters, so finally a book with at least one of them, and to top it off, her character was well written into the story.
Having her a story in her pre-SG-1 days was interesting and I think the author did get a good grip on the character, and definitely dug deeper into Vala's character and who she really is. Which was nice to see, in the few glimpses I've seen her in other books in the series, she's written the same way her character was portrayed in the TV series on day one. Most of the time, she has been written with no character development and very, not like who she became. So, all in all, it was nice to see someone else, notice and write about the character with her potential, who is hidden under all the other traits the character has.
The storyline for this book was interesting too, I think for the most part, it fits with the rest of the Stargate universe fairly well. Although I love the SG-1 team and for the most part, the stories these novels take them, I found the team aspects of the story just didn't have the same magic as they usually do, and found myself enjoying the aspects with Vala more. Perhaps, I'm just starved for more Vala story lines. But, the SG-1 aspects, still had the classic moments and character interactions I enjoy, it just felt something was missing.
In the end, it was an enjoyable read.
Would I recommend it to read: Hmm, probably only to Stargate Fans
What to read next: More Stargate novels
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, New Author Challenge
Note: This book is part of my July Reviews