[Epub] ➛ End of Empires ➜ Toby Frost – Submitalink.info

[Epub] ➛ End of Empires ➜ Toby Frost – Submitalink.info This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The book starts off as Apocalypse Now and arrives at something like the climatic Battle of Minas Tirith via Carry on up the Khyber And all set in the 25th Century of the Great British Space Empire Yep, it s a must read for the puns, geek culture references and sepia tinted Victoriana Read in wonder at the cliff edge suspense that does involve lemmings.And who would have thought Space Captain Smith had a penchant for Rhianna dressed up as the Bronte Sisters Yep, all of them In this volume, e The book starts off as Apocalypse Now and arrives at something like the climatic Battle of Minas Tirith via Carry on up the Khyber And all set in the 25th Century of the Great British Space Empire Yep, it s a must read for the puns, geek culture references and sepia tinted Victoriana Read in wonder at the cliff edge suspense that does involve lemmings.And who would have thought Space Captain Smith had a penchant for Rhianna dressed up as the Bronte Sisters Yep, all of them In this volume, even the Hamster Gerald gets off the boat And as we all know from Apocalypse Now Never get off the boat I read this book on my regular London tube commute and, damn me and damn the clear breach of tube etiquette, but parts made me smile out loud I doubt any other passengers noticed though And I am home in time for tea Well coffee actually, but then I am a wild colonial boy Captain Isambard Smith And His Crew Are Back For A Fifth Adventure Fighting Alien Foe In The Th Century British Space Empire The Lemming Men Of Yullia Are Rushing Headlong Towards The Cliffs Of Destiny, And They Intend To Take The British Space Empire With Them When Moral Fiber Clashes With Lemming Spirit, Only One Thing Is Certain Surrender Is No Longer An Option In The Back Streets Of Ravnavar, Greatest Planet Of The Space Empire, Revolution Stirs Someone Will Have To Go Deep Undercover, Take On The Robot Underworld, And Reveal What Lies Behind The Mysterious Popular Front Worst Of All, Major Wainscott Commando And Nudist Has Gone Renegade In The Most Dangerous Jungle In The Galaxy Someone Will Have To Travel Upriver, Terminate Wainscott S Command, And Make Him Put Some Trousers On That Someone Is Isambard Smith Once , Smith And His Crew Must Leap Into Action, Civilize The Galaxy, And Force Legions Of Angry Rodents To Stop Their Nonsense At Once Smith Is Destined To Topple A Mighty Empire The Only Question Is Whose Empire Will It Be I think I am probably done with this series It has been steadily slipping, but the humour has been good enough to be enjoyable Here the plot was all over the place, the first part of the book being a pastiche of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness, or perhaps the film Apocalypse Now, on which it was based After that it goes all Raiders of the Lost Ark and turns into a bit of a damp squib There are still some funny bits, but the novelty factor has worn off. Smith strikes againCup of tea Space Captain Smith has repeatedly entertained since the first one nearly ten years ago This one isn t quite as bracingly funny as the original, but is a worthy addition to the series. Will the mayhem and puns never end I hope not. I am a complete sucker for Apocalypse Now and so when I saw that this the latest of Toby Frost s Space Captain Smith adventures riffed heavily on that excellent film and on Conrad s heart of Darkness which inspired it I was of course going to go and buy the book.Pleased I did His little band of adventurers plucky but slightly nonplussed Smith, Proud Warrior Race guy Suruk, Polly the biscuit loving artificial person pilot, the hippie psychic and Smith s girlfriend Rhianna, and the I am a complete sucker for Apocalypse Now and so when I saw that this the latest of Toby Frost s Space Captain Smith adventures riffed heavily on that excellent film and on Conrad s heart of Darkness which inspired it I was of course going to go and buy the book.Pleased I did His little band of adventurers plucky but slightly nonplussed Smith, Proud Warrior Race guy Suruk, Polly the biscuit loving artificial person pilot, the hippie psychic and Smith s girlfriend Rhianna, and the hamster are off to jungle enshrouded Ravnavar where half tameable dinosauroids lumber around, and the world is at war with the Yull, better known as the lemming men, a despicable race who eschew the warrior code that brings together human and M lak, in favour of an attitude best described as kill em all The humans and the M lak are former enemies who both now side with a renewed British Empire whose mission to civilise entire worlds may seem dubious but Smith at least sees it as an end to war, not a reason for it.Smith s original task here is to travel up country and terminate the command of one Major Wainscott who has gone bush and set up his own kingdom although he brings back a chastened and generally receptive Wainscott, less Kurtz than Lt Colonel Kilgore I love the smell of bacon in the morning , so who is actually the Kurtz figure This is for later in the book and is effective when it does appear Then there are the natives, the equ i yes, they are as they sound although another layer is added by reference to an infamous novel and author of the early 20th century.I have only read volumes 2 and 5 of this series and am currently embarking on the first one 3 and 4 were apparently a bit of a lull and as the Yull are fought in one of them, End of Empires must finish off that story I wonder if there will be a volume 6 A fun ripping yarn How can you not like a book that has the British Empire in space fuelled by tea a war dinosaur instead of an elephant with a castle on its back instead of a howdah, a spaceship that s seen far better days captained by Smith personification of the idiotic British colonial officer and crewed by his dreadlocked hippy girlfriend, his best friend comrade in arms who is essentially Predator and a pony loving android pilot who only shows bravery in defence of her blue pony friends This is a r How can you not like a book that has the British Empire in space fuelled by tea a war dinosaur instead of an elephant with a castle on its back instead of a howdah, a spaceship that s seen far better days captained by Smith personification of the idiotic British colonial officer and crewed by his dreadlocked hippy girlfriend, his best friend comrade in arms who is essentially Predator and a pony loving android pilot who only shows bravery in defence of her blue pony friends This is a rip roaring comedic romp that parodiesfilms than I d care to count most notably a wonderful caricature of Apocalypse Now.Just because this is comedy don t make the mistake of thinking it won t be well written It has a wonderfully comic plot and what is, for a relatively short book, a fairly large cast each of whom has their own character and distinctive voice You really can t help but like them all even the psychotic lemming man antagonist.I ve enjoyed all of Frost s wonderfully irreverent Space Captain Smith books but I think this one has nudged out in front of the others Huge fun that had me chuckling throughout and occasionally laughing out loud If you re looking for a sensible review stop reading now and go have a cup of tea instead.After a couple of slightly wobbly books, this one is getting back to form The jokes are a littlesubtle but then they d have to be by book 5, right Some of them were brilliant and made me chuckle out loud The whole business was Carveth and the E qui was brilliant Friendship is indeed Magic.The Yull are a good enemy Not as funny as Gertie, but much better than the Edenites I also liked the d If you re looking for a sensible review stop reading now and go have a cup of tea instead.After a couple of slightly wobbly books, this one is getting back to form The jokes are a littlesubtle but then they d have to be by book 5, right Some of them were brilliant and made me chuckle out loud The whole business was Carveth and the E qui was brilliant Friendship is indeed Magic.The Yull are a good enemy Not as funny as Gertie, but much better than the Edenites I also liked the dinosaurs and it s good to see Rhianna being useful.A worthy addition to the canon Certainly an entertaining read to accompany the tea and tiffin Well done, that man Another enjoyable, blood soaked odyssey through the British Space Empire with Smith and his oddball crew as they continue the fight against the Yull and other miscreants Carveth comes into her own in this novel, of course Rhianna, Suruk and Smith never fail to amuse.Plus, the mad, usually, half dressed Major Wainscott and his team of commandos going crazy adds another enjoyable element Well worth a read.

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