• Title: The Enemy of an Enemy
  • Author: Vincent Trigili
  • ISBN: 2940011145001
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Nook
  • The Enemy of an Enemy Everything seemed to be going Vydor s way until the Dragon Claw was sent on a rather unusual assignment to investigate a minor incident deep within the Empire s space That would send Vydor down a pat
    Everything seemed to be going Vydor s way, until the Dragon Claw was sent on a rather unusual assignment to investigate a minor incident deep within the Empire s space That would send Vydor down a path filled with fantastically powerful enemies and extraordinary friends that would obliterate everything he ever understood to be true and threaten the very foundations of theEverything seemed to be going Vydor s way, until the Dragon Claw was sent on a rather unusual assignment to investigate a minor incident deep within the Empire s space That would send Vydor down a path filled with fantastically powerful enemies and extraordinary friends that would obliterate everything he ever understood to be true and threaten the very foundations of the Empire itself.

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    1. 4.5 starsSo I admit, I was a little scared off by the first page of reviews for this book. I kept passing over this repeatedly because I was just not up to taking a gamble on it.Boy am I glad I finally decided to take the plunge.Right from the start The Enemy of an Enemy gripped me. The start shows a man racing to warn the Empire as his final move in a losing battle. Instead we see him fail to get there and instead appear to be mind-controlled by one of the attackers into reporting a message of [...]

    2. This book is the 1st of a series. The author seems to be a new one with some published work.To be brutally honest, I can use just one word for this book -- pretentious.It may seem absurd to call a book that, but, well, this word kept knocking inside my head again and again and again while I was reading this book.The author has tried hard - very hard - to make his protagonist Perfect. He has gone overboard with his compulsion, which has in turn, affected the smoothness or the flow of the story. T [...]

    3. Ever wondered what would result from a crossover between the Star Trek and Star Wars universes? In the e-book novel The Enemy of an Enemy, Vincent Trigili provides his own unfortunately unsatisfying answer to this question. While I admire Mr. Trigili's bravery in submitting this work for public consumption and criticism, my overall impression was of a work resulting more from passion than skill. Specifically, the characterization was thin and the various conflicts presented by the plot lacked an [...]

    4. 3.5 StarsScience fiction and fantasy does not usualy fits well for me. But in this one it did not bother me much. To be honest this is the first book as both sci-fi and fantasy that I managed to finish. I would have liked more explanation with how magic works and all but still not bad.I was expecting that to be the major weakness of the book but on the contrary I must say the characters and the storytelling bothered me more.It is certainly not boring but storytelling is not masterclass and makes [...]

    5. Read this book as part of the Future Tense collection. I really enjoyed this - I would call it a spin on the Dune series, which are some of my favorite books. Vydor is an interesting character who displays the correct amount of confusion and decisiveness, and I think there will be interesting adventures with him to come. Will definitely read the next one.

    6. This story got my attention immediately with the battle scene where a hostile telepath takes over a soldier's mind and forces him to send a distress call that is actually a trap. Then you move on to meet Vydor and the rest of the crew on the ship destined to engage the enemy. A mystery develops and I can't resist a good mystery. After establishing the mystery the story becomes rather fast paced to the end. The author did a good job of showing that psionics are the basis of magic. And I approved [...]

    7. This is not a good book. Characters are paper thin. The protagonist always makes the right decision, and has a childish 'boy's own adventure' approach to leadership. There is no real tension as everything works out so smoothly for the protagonist.Personally I disliked the sharp transition from sci fi to fantasy halfway through, but others may not be troubled by that.There is also a problem with female roles (or lack thereof). Right from the beginning I was annoyed by a story set in the distant f [...]

    8. Don't normally write negative reviews but having paid good moneyI have tried repeatedly to get into this book, but the writing is so turgid that I have to put it down every time. I generally read for ideas as much as the elegance of the writing but this needs so much work. The conversations are so stilted they sound like two pedants having a conversation about mixing cement. I have been unable to finish the book, which is rare for me. I only hope this (prolific) author has improved as he has wri [...]

    9. I always enjoy a combi of sci fy with fantasy, especially when it has to do with mental powers, telekinesis, telepathy, empathy than magic stuff, and this book is full of this, loaded with action, the development of mental abilities of the protagonist with the help of other humans he had to rescue from a planet. These characters are the good guys, too good, perfect humans it seems. I like the story line, the in depth of the characters, the easy to understand technical description. A promising se [...]

    10. Not quite believableThis book started off with a slightly unbelievable premise and ended up being more unbelievable. The middle of the book was full of action and the psi abilities acceptable but that didn't make up for the lack of credibility throughout. Vydor seems to have been fast tracked in his career. The Captain should be an Admiral from the size of the fleet Nevis controlling. Vydor is a Commander and is supposed to have only two steps above him! One as an advisor to the Emperor and only [...]

    11. Excellent read!I actually thought about putting it down while I was reading the Prologue. Several times!I'm glad I didn't.I enjoyed it immensely. The 'hero' had to work at proving his value to his peers and even more importantly, to himself.He stumbled, he fumbled, he learned. But isn't that what life is? Stumbling, learning and growing, and then repeating the process over and over; but at ever higher levels each time through.I'm not going to give you more than this; you'll just have to read it [...]

    12. I didn't think the premise of sci-fi plus 'magic' would work, but this book did manage to hold my attention right through to the end.The character development was a little thin and the dialog between characters was somewhat unusual, e.g. not the way people normally speak, but the pacing was good enough to keep me engaged as a reader.I'll probably read the next book in this series and see how it goes

    13. This book started out great. Just what I was looking for--a fun sci-fi space war story. And then, all of a sudden it was about space wizards and casting spells. What!? Totally ruined the story (and enjoyment) for me. I did read the whole book, but I am still looking for that fun/great sci-fi space opera/war book that tells the story of strictly human courage and perseverance. If you know of any of those kinds of books, please shoot the titles to me.

    14. this one I won it but it left me satisfied, it's really a great tale, it has romance, power war, likable characters. I do want more of this tale, Vydor was an interesting protagonist and the unlikely hero in this story I really liked that and the power struggles he overcome with all his friends absolutely on point. the plot had a good pace and it keep getting better every second I heard. i'm hoping to get more of trigili's tales he is a master storyteller.

    15. This book took off and kept me reading throughout, could not put it down. Read it in one sitting. The characters are ones that you'll root for and want to win. Great writing and story telling keeps you reading til the end, you'll not regret picking this up, reading it through. Great Reading Everyone!!!

    16. A nice read, well thought out with a lot of clues and innuendos to remember for future stories. In spite of the other books of the series being available, some of which I have. I keep re-reading b one. Even if you don't like series, this is a good read by itself. Nice twists and turns solves the issues of this book, and plants the seeds for the future.

    17. A bit of a stretchThis book started out fine, although somewhat wordy. The pace is good, even if the dialogue is a little stilted. By the middle of the book, however, the hero becomes a wizard, and everyone he meets turns out, chooses to become one as well. The plot flowed well enough, I'm just not into magic wands.

    18. Starts of as a scifi battle in space kind of story and evolves into a fantasy mage battle.Which sounds like a strange mix, but it works well here I think.The narrator does a good job too!I am tempted to continue the series, but the number of books scares me a little, so we will have to see.

    19. 3.5 stars. This sci-fi/fantasy mash-up worked slightly better than you’d expect; the plot was interesting. The prose, unfortunately, was simplistic and utilitarian. The magic system was poorly explained.

    20. Not a new story. A combination of inter-galactic tale of battle evolving into tale of a battle between wizards. I like the writing of the author. If the story line was more unique I would give it four stars.

    21. Rather interesting, actually, though I kept waiting for something bad to happen to Vydor. I saw bits of classic quest fantasy, some Miles Vorkosigan and some Marty Stu in him. I don't know if I will follow along to the next book in the series, but I was pleasantly entertained by this one.

    22. The Enemy of an Enemy This was a very good story, not completely what I was expecting. It started out as a sci-fi story, then melded into a fantasy story, and then managed to keep both aspects going strong for the rest of the book. Looks like an interesting series.

    23. OkayThe plot is okay with good characters, however, the writing is stilted and wooden. The action slows with too much detail. It could, perhaps, be four or even five stars, if rewritten to flow smoothly with some less detail.

    24. The story is ok but week. Written as a very basic first person. The characters have no depth. I won't be reading any more of this series.

    25. Awesome Story This was a very good story. I have already used awesome so. I won't again. But this book is going to be in my keeper section so I can read it again.

    26. A very good start to a series, I hope it continues to grow better. It is kind of like star wars.

    27. Lord of the Rings in SpaceTitle really sums up this book. Not a lot of originality and lots of copied ideas. Not sure can recommend really

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