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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Apocalypse Troll  by David Weber

A solid sci-fi story saddled with a fantasy genre name

Just seeing the title of this book you would assume that David Weber's first solo novel is all about ogres, witches and elves. The cover shows differently, of course. The Apocalypse Troll is an action-packed bit of sci-fi that includes time travel, a threat to planet earth and a lovely lady.
David Weber

Here are the plot basics: an alien race from the future lands on earth in an effort to destroy it and humans from the future arrive in an effort to stop them. But, their defense was less than successful so current day humans are left to fight on with the advice of a surviving human from the future.  l

And this story works.

Mind you, this is not "great" literature - but it is a romp through space and time with plenty of military action, a truly evil villain and lots of snappy dialogue. Be warned, there is not a lot of character development and the reader really doesn't know the entire backstory until about 1/3 of the way through the book, but it's still a worthwhile read.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Apocalypse Troll  

Reviewed on August 9, 2009.

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