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by Van Allen Plexico

eBook Sentinels: A Distant Star download ISBN: 1934861073
Author: Van Allen Plexico
Publisher: Swarm Press (July 10, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 292
ePub: 1959 kb
Fb2: 1662 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure

I absolutely loved Van Allen Plexico's first Sentinels book, When Strikes The Warlord. So much, in fact, that once I finished, I immediately bought the second book, A Distant Star. These two books, along with Apocalypse Rising, form the first Sentinels trilogy, "The Grand Design.

I absolutely loved Van Allen Plexico's first Sentinels book, When Strikes The Warlord. In this volume, we see the return of the Sentinels - Lyn Li/Pulsar, Ultraa, Esro Brachis and Vanadium. We also see the return of the enemy from the first book, the Warlord, albeit in a different form.

Van Allen Plexico (born January 12, 1968) is an American professor of Political Science and History and a science fiction and fantasy author. He is generally considered one of the leading figures in the New Pulp movement. Born in Sylacauga, Alabama,. Born in Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, Van Allen Plexico graduated from Auburn University with Bachelor’s and master's degrees in 1990 and 1994, doing additional graduate work at Georgetown University and at Emory University

Sentinels: a Distant Star (Sentinels Superhero Novels, Vol 2. Book Two of the Greatest Superhero Novel Saga of All! Having saved the world from the sinister Warlord, Esro Brachis wanted nothing more than to relax and work on his wondrous suit of armor.

Sentinels: a Distant Star (Sentinels Superhero Novels, Vol 2). by Van Allen Plexico. We also see the return of the enemy from the first book, the Warlord, albeit in a different form

Written by Van Allen Plexico, narrated by Pete Milan. Sentinels: A Distant Star. The Sentinels, Volume 2. By: Van Allen Plexico.

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White Rocket Books presents Van Allen Plexico's. Novel Volume 2: A Distant Star. After helping to save the world, all super-scientist Esro Brachis wanted was a little peace and quiet. An epic superhero, space opera saga written by Van Allen Plexico with interior illustrations by Chris Kohler. -Ian T. Healy, author of Just Cause. But then the giant, adapting robot attacked.

2 A Distant Star (2008) by Van Allen Plexico. Sentinels: The Grand Design (2018) by Van Allen Plexico. 3 Apocalypse Rising (2007) by Van Allen Plexico. 4 The Shiva Advent (2009) by Van Allen Plexico. 5 Worldmind (2010) by Van Allen Plexico. 6 Stellarax (2011) by Van Allen Plexico. 7 Metalgod (2012) by Van Allen Plexico. 8 The Dark Crusade (2016) by Van Allen Plexico. 9 Vendetta (2017) by Van Allen Plexico. Sentinels: The Rivals (2012) by Van Allen Plexico. Sentinels: The Earth - Kur-Bai War (2018) by Van Allen Plexico. Sentinels: The Grand Design (2018) by Van Allen Plexico

After helping to save the world, all Esro Brachis wanted was a little peace and quiet. But then the giant, adapting robot attacked. And the alien warships landed in his back yard. And then things got really crazy. At least he has a beautiful alien warrior woman at his side... if only she didn't want to kill him!
Comments: (4)
monotronik
I absolutely loved Van Allen Plexico's first Sentinels book, When Strikes The Warlord. So much, in fact, that once I finished, I immediately bought the second book, A Distant Star. These two books, along with Apocalypse Rising, form the first Sentinels trilogy, "The Grand Design."

In this volume, we see the return of the Sentinels -- Lyn Li/Pulsar, Ultraa, Esro Brachis and Vanadium. We also see the return of the enemy from the first book, the Warlord, albeit in a different form. There are a succession of Warlords, and every time one dies another takes his place, and it's all part of something known as the Grand Design. Where this leads to is still something of a mystery that I assume will be the focus of the third book.

The Sentinels' universe also expands with this book, with the introduction of the Kur-Bai, an alien race coming to Earth in order to eliminate the Xorex, a planet-destroying entity that served as the master of Kabaraak from the previous volume. Upon landing on Earth, one of the Kur-Bai, a warrior named Mondrian, and Esro get swept off on an adventure of their own in space, going up against Mondrian's former shipmate in a Barsoomian setting.

There's a lot of jumping around in this book as the Sentinels are seemingly pulled apart in all directions. Ultraa is injured, Pulsar has family issues, Vanadium appears to be corrupted, and the government is prepared to cut their support for the Sentinels, especially with Esro missing. All the while, the Warlord is scheming, but it's really Esro and Mondrian's story that serve as the most interesting set-pieces here.

Where Plexico succeeds is in his characters, once more. Mondrian is every bit as intriguing and fascinating as the characters introduced in the previous volume. Her interaction with Esro is a joy to read and Esro himself steps up to the plate, becoming a much more central character than he was in the previous book. It could be said that When Strikes The Warlord was more Pulsar's story and in that case, A Distant Star is definitely Esro's. There's a grandness to this book, a sense of a larger universe outside of Earth. I know that there were aliens in the first, but this one feels more like a space opera.

That being said, one of the strengths of A Distant Star, of it feeling like a part of something greater, can also be considered a shortcoming, depending on your point of view. When Strikes The Warlord can easily be viewed as a stand-alone tale, but with A Distant Star, there's a lot of set-up for Apocalypse Rising and you know there's something else coming.
Apocalypse Rising is a book I will be reading in the very near future. So far, Plexico has not disappointed with his superhero epic, and I'm looking forward to an epic conclusion of this trilogy!
Purestone
This is the second book in the series and it shows some definite improvement in style over the first. It also focuses heavily on one of my favorite members of the group, Esro Brachis. The narrative is straightforward and features a few minor surprises to keep things fresh. It's still written in the style of Bronze Age comics -- it feels like a mid 1980s series to me, along the lines of New Teen Titans or Legion of Super-Heroes. In other words, it's fairly family friendly but with some adult themes working themselves into the plotlines. There's no excessive gore or language and the sexuality is fairly chaste. If you like superheroes and prose coming together, you really can't go wrong with this series, which is really the premiere example of its kind these days.
ladushka
This is the second in Van Allen Plexico's over-the-top trilogy. After finishing the first, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this second chapter and it was well worth that wait. Plexico amps up the thrills and action by adding new heroes and villains and sets up a plot where the Earth is about to be completely destroyed by giant killer robots. Action, adventure just doesn't get any better than this.
Jieylau
Sentinels - Book Two: A Distant Star is a fantastic sequel to the first Sentinel's novel, When Strikes the Warlord. If you can envision a mixture of the Marvel Avengers - year one, and Babylon 5, you will have some idea of what this book holds for you. More is learned about the intrepid heroes and the nasty villains, and this book introduces an even larger cast of supporting characters. A Distant Star has space travel, cosmic conflicts and tons of action and humor. Plexico's writing style has improved even more from the first book and I look forward to reading the third novel, Apocalypse Rising.