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by Kevin J. Anderson

eBook Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns - Book #1 download ISBN: 0446616788
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Aspect; First Edition edition (June 1, 2005)
Language: English
ePub: 1517 kb
Fb2: 1813 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

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The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of seven space opera novels by American writer Kevin J. Anderson, published between 2002 and 2008. The books are set in a not-too-distant future where humans have colonized a number of other planets across the galaxy, thanks in part to technological assistance from an ancient alien race, the Ildirans.

Hidden Empire is the first book in a series, but despite its length, it seems like little more than a prologue rather than a novel. Author Kevin J. Anderson spends most of this book repetitively universe building that he forgets to drive the story forward. Chapters are presented where nothing happens. For example, several chapters involve a cultural spy and by the end of the book, he's done nothing, learned nothing, and was completely irrelevant to the overall story.

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Hidden Empire begins a dazzling space opera fit to stand with the classics of the genre, combining the . Kevin J. Anderson was born on March 27, 1962.

In the depths of space they encountered the Ildiran empire - apparently the galaxy's only other intelligent civilisation.

Title: Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1 Author(s): Kevin J Anderson Publisher: Recorded Books Availability .

Hidden EmpireHidden Empire The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 01. One such piece of technology is a device that can turn a useless gas supergiant planet into a small sun, thereby creating new living space for humans

Hidden EmpireHidden Empire The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 01. In our galaxy's far future, humans are one of three known intelligent races. We are the "new kids on the block," having had star travel for only a few centuries. One such piece of technology is a device that can turn a useless gas supergiant planet into a small sun, thereby creating new living space for humans. But when the device is tried for the first time, it awakens the ire of a hitherto unsuspected fourth race, the Hydrogues-and a galaxy-spanning war that threatens all life.

* The Enemy Unknown * Having colonized the worlds of the spiral arm, mankind's three branches-the Terran Hansa, starship-dwelling Roamers, and telepathic Green Priests-are certain the galaxy is theirs for the taking. But when scientists successfully test a device that transforms gas giant planets into new suns, humanity soon discovers the brutal, horrifying price of arrogance in deep space. For Jovian planets are the homeworlds of an undreamt-of alien species, the hydrogues. Infinitely advanced, supremely powerful, and now the victims of accidental genocide, the hydrogues don't seek apologies or reparations. Instead, incredible armadas of invincible, city-sized warships suddenly emerge from the galaxy's billions of gaseous worlds with a single mission-to annihilate every last human being in the universe...
Comments: (7)
Iriar
Hidden Empire is the first book in a series, but despite its length, it seems like little more than a prologue rather than a novel. Author Kevin J. Anderson spends most of this book repetitively universe building that he forgets to drive the story forward. Chapters are presented where nothing happens. For example, several chapters involve a cultural spy and by the end of the book, he's done nothing, learned nothing, and was completely irrelevant to the overall story. Because of the many useless chapters introducing peripheral characters doing nothing, the book and the plot move at a snail's pace. By the time interesting things happen, it's about 90% through the book. And then Anderson just breezes through those plot points with short prose.

And that's a darn shame. There's some really good, intriguing ideas in this book. This book could easily have been 1/3 of its length, and what Anderson needed was a strong editor to tell him to cut the fat from the story, while strengthening the more interesting parts. I will finish the series because I'm invested in the story now, but it's pretty clear that the rest of the series will suffer from the same problems--slow pace, useless chapters, and nothing driving the plot forward.

Worse--many of the characters seem to have names taken from other sci-fi and fantasy books and dropped in as distracting homages, particularly to Game of Thrones. Anderson may fantasize that he's creating a story as interesting and complex as George R.R. Martin, but he doesn't come close. For example an alien admiral is named Jora'h (shades of Jorah Mormont from Game of Thrones); an alien bodyguard is named Bron'n (like Bronn from Game of Thrones); a pair of Earthlings are named Colicos (like actor John Colicos from the original Battlestar Galactica), etc. It happens enough that it cannot be mere coincidence, but this really breaks up the already weak story for the well-informed science fiction fan.

Barely deserving of three stars ("It's okay"), it's really worthy only as a time-waster and not as a world-changing story. The good ideas are developed too slowly and lost in completely irrevelant chapters. Good chapters are too short and too few. One of the few times that I've wished a story was actually shorter. Someday, someone will create a more compact version of the whole saga, cutting out the useless material. There's a good story here waiting to come out, but this first book makes me feel like I'm a beta tester for a crappy author.
Mall
Is it big? Yes. Are their tons of characters? Yes. But that's one of the reasons it's so good!
The story world is massive, rich, and absolutely brilliant.
There are many of storylines to follow but this is not just some "introductory" book. There are plenty of resolutions and plot twists.
The story world that Mr. Anderson has created is amazing! Each different character lives in a world of culture extremely different than the other, so much so you get sucked into this universe.
Amazing action with great character growth, this book is a fun standalone let alone setup for a series.
My only issue with it is that I could not put it down and was ignoring people during the holidays!
Meztihn
This is indeed a large and very well written book. Unfortunately, after having read it I do not get the satisfied feeling that I would have expected. Instead I get a feeling that there was too much text and too little actual story. Actually it is not that there is no story. There is a lot of it in fact. But the author painstakingly goes on and on with details, interactions between people etc. etc. and nothing really happens for long periods of time. The entire book is more or less just an introduction to the actual story.

Each individual piece of the book is very good in itself but, surprisingly, when put the pieces together, the whole becomes…not so great. Each chapter is well written and it is actually fun to read but after a while you feel that you are eating a meal which turned into Groundhog Day while you were eating the entrée and you never get to continue to the main course.

When the book finally ends, with no less than five players with their own agenda a no qualms to promote it via deceit and treachery, the stage is set for a true space opera full of scheming, backstabbing and other such despicable activities. I cannot say that this is exactly my cup of tea. Having said that, there is also ample opportunity for action since a brutal war is looming at the horizon. If the next book is in the same style as this one I am afraid that the actual action will take a back seat though.

The story itself is quite compelling, to me at least, and holds quite a lot of promise. Thus I am quite hesitant to give up on the series even though I did not get the satisfaction out of this book as I hoped. In any case I rarely give up on a book series unless it turns out to be real crap. I will not dive into the next one right away though. I need a fix of some easier to read literature before I dig my eyes into the next on in this series.
Kerahuginn
I have been reluctant to rate only one star because the book has a enormous potential with very interesting concepts, but it seems to me that the writer or editor didn't have time to review it. More repetition of info than that you need transforms the reading into a boring exercise. It lacks suspense and looks to me rather a description of a book to write. Right now I am not considering reading the second of the series.
generation of new
So you’re wondering: what’s up with all the fierce negative reviews? This is an extremely political series: pro small business, pro independence. If you’re an international corporate drone, you’re going to hate these novels. Not to mention: reality.

If not, the story telling is below Tolkien/Herbert/Stevenson/Simmons but above everyone else. Five stars because that’s what 4.75 rounds to