Demons of the Void

Demons of the Void Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran Sydney and Beijing Fifty million people die and nothin

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  • Title: Demons of the Void
  • Author: DavidAdams
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing Fifty million people die and nothing is ever the same again.Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy She is given command of one of th Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing Fifty million people die and nothing is ever the same again.Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the demons , the TFR Beijing.Her task is simple Find who attacked Earth and why then stop them.

    One thought on “Demons of the Void”

    1. I finished it, its OK. I can't give it more than that, but I tried to. David Adams writes this story with energy and conviction. Lacuna: Demons of the Void is space opera through and through. Spoilers below!Here's where things fall flat for me however. The main character makes decisions that commit the entire human race to a war of extinction with a powerful alliance of aliens. Let me set that up. At first they come and bloody our nose and say 'stop developing THAT technology' (they don't say wh [...]

    2. Lacuna: Demons of the Void by David Adams starts with a bang. Literally. One day in the year 2029, three Earth cities -- Beijing, Tehran, and Sydney -- are destroyed in a sudden and vicious alien attack. Accompanying the attack is a brief transmission from the aliens: “Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology.”Fast-forward eight years. Earth has ignored the alien threat and used its naughty technologies to build three massive starships, each armed to the teeth with nukes, rail [...]

    3. This book isn't the usual genre for me, but I still enjoyed it. That says something. I'm anxious to read the sequel since the book ends abruptly and leaves you hanging (a la Lord of the Rings). It does contain some swearing and sex, so be warned (for those of you that don't appreciate that sort of thing.) Typical space-age story.

    4. Overall, I found the book alright. I love sci-fi and I thought it would be interesting. The description of the appearance of the aliens was interesting and I did like reading about the technology. I liked it, but I didn't love it. There were so many plot issues that I had with this book. The big one being that I did not like the main character at all. In fact, I found I could not care about her at all. I found her personality incredibly abrasive and really immature. For me, it's a bad sign when [...]

    5. I picked this up cause the blurb pulled me in. The book started out so slowly that I almost put it down and walked away from it several times. I am glad that I stuck with it though because the story did eventually find its legs. However, it did take half the book to get there. A few other things that bothered me was the constant use of underlining certain words throughout the book tended to take away from the story. At first I thought it was to apply emphasis but after the first twenty times it [...]

    6. Have no idea how this got on my kindle, it was probably a free download. Any way I was having lazy Sunday and started reading at about 11am this morning. I finished reading it about 6pm this evening. I thought it was really good, I loved the layout and the formatting though there was a change in font size at one point but it didn't really matter. The story flowed nicely and I really enjoyed it. It brought to mind old movies set in space and the author did a great job of setting the scene. With a [...]

    7. I couldn't put it down. It started with international 'war games', continued by introducing some 'new' technology, then locked me in with the unwarranted and unexpected destruction of three major cities by aliens. Why did they do it? Why can't we use the technology? How did they even know we had it?This author has certainly got my attention and will be added to my reading list.

    8. This is the third book I've read by David Adams, and to be honest, I found both Magnet and Faith to be better books.Whilst there is an interesting premise here, there are too many detracting factors and technical problems that irritated the factual and scientificky side of me to make me want to rate it higher, and worse still, maybe make me not want to read the rest of the series. Even if I did pick this one up as a freebie.First thing that bugged me: the story is way, wayyyy, too compressed to [...]

    9. I chose a half dozen new releases by unknown (to me any way) authors who had recently released ebooks in the SF genre, mostly with a lean towards military/space opera, and this was one. I read the prologue and had a doubt or two because in this world the three most top=level research sites are Sydney, Beijing, and Tehran Uh, what? Somehow, the US, Russia, and all of Europe have dropped off the map - and who is funding this? I could believe Beijing (I guess) but Sydney and Tehran - don't be silly [...]

    10. Who the heck is David Adams? I didn't have a clue. "Lacuna: Demons of the Void" was sent by via algorithmic email encouraging me to buy and read. "Hmm. OK." I clicked the one-click purchase option and let the title sit in my Kindle queue for several weeks. Then I started reading. Lacuna means "unfilled space or gap," but the book doesn't go overboard explaining the connection or the reason why by author Adams. He's a right there kind of writer. He doesn't bandy about with irrelevant story lines [...]

    11. I just whipped through this near-future military SF space opera book so fast, the heat sinks cooling my Kobo are still radiating into space. Look, it's lightweight stuff. But a really fast, thrilling, funny, yet terrifying ride. It is the first of a series, and it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger both large and small-scale. Yet reasonably self-contained, at least enough so that I feel ok about switching to one of my many other to-read books next. Though likely to buy the next 2 installments soon.I [...]

    12. I started this book so long after I procured it, I wasn't sure what to expect. Since I only had the vaguest idea of what I was getting into, I was blown away by the fast-paced, action-filled adventure I got.Adams dropped me straight into the action and kept me wanting to know what was next – even when things were relatively slow. Not that things ever got slow. Deep tensions permeated the quieter moments, preventing them from slowing down the story. That mix of action and tense moments of quiet [...]

    13. I became aware of this author after finding a slashdot posting a few months ago where he engaged in a shameless plug for the book (which was okay because the post was on subject). The first 3 chapters were available online and I read them that night. I was hooked, and put his website in my feed reader so I'd know when the book was released.Fast forward to today, the book is available and I bought a copy for my kindle. It's not particularly long and the plot moves along quite well. The premise is [...]

    14. Lacuna is a well written and fast paced novel. I especially like the female protagonist, Melissa Liao, who is a strong, capable, intelligent woman. Best of all, she’s likable. I wouldn’t mind working under her command, because she is a determined and inspiring leader. In fact, most of the characters in this novel are people you can well relate to, even Summer Rowe, the intelligent yet foul mouthed (and often annoying) Engineer. They have their quirks, but when it comes right down to it, thes [...]

    15. I wish I could like this book more'Lacuna: Demons of the void' Reminds me in some ways of the old pulp fiction novels of John W. Campbell. Alas, the book has many failings, the most serious of which is a lack of editing. David, (may I call you David?) If you're unwilling to pay an editor, AT LEAST have a couple of close friends proofread the book before you publish!Another problem I had with this book was the inappropriate use of profanity. I'm not offended, but most of the characters are suppos [...]

    16. This is an interesting account of a alien attack and the Earth's response in 2037. While it was a quick read, along the lines of a good summer beach book, I though it only rated 3 stars. The character development was superficial and some of the situations a bit unlikely, such as placing the civilian scientist on board the starship. Also the continual references to contemporary cultural references such as movie quotes seems to be a bit out of lime given that this is more than 25 years in the futu [...]

    17. True rating would be 3.5 stars. II was not sure what to expect when I started this except another space opera. It turned out to be a little more than that. The protagonist is a woman, Melissa Liao, who has dedicated her life to the Chinese Navy. When the earth is attacked and multiple cities destroyed and millions killed she is tapped to command one of three new warships being built on the moon. She takes to this mission and goes to face the enemy with an iron will.This story also has a romance [...]

    18. For me, this was not a very compelling read, with weakness across the board in character development, story, use of language, and (IMO) an unrealistic portrayal of military culture. I was never tempted to give up on the book, but it never really grabbed me.

    19. Pretty good story, and great characters. Ends in a real cliffhanger. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

    20. I got this book free. I understand why it was free. Meh. One of the few times I've read the first in a series of books and not cared to read the follow on books.

    21. “Lacuna: Demons of the Void” is a very entertaining Space Opera. You Don’t want to stop reading this Tale. It Starts out with the Destruction of Sydney, Bejing, and Tehran. Then all the survivors of these cities are killed. Then a voice warns the world to never again attempt some kind of Development. Survivor of this attack Chinese Naval Commander Mellissa Liao is put in command of one of three Space battleships that have been built since the Disaster. Her Comrades, life and Career are wha [...]

    22. I don't recommend this book or series.The plot was far too predictable. I could virtually always tell what was coming next. This is rare for me, because the way I read I don't TRY to anticipate. The characters tended to annoy me, another bad sigh. Enough.

    23. Very good space yarn really enjoyed itA quite different take on space tales,with the whole lot in the mix,race,colour,sex,age and aliens,there's something for everyone i enjoyed it,wish I could afford the next books!

    24. AWESOME SCI-FI THRILLERReally, no words will express the feeling of how much I enjoyed this book. Great storyline and characters that are just too much! Thank you, Danny Scott.

    25. I enjoyed this book. I'm not ready to buy the next in the series just now, but may at a later date. Contains some swearing, but not too much and it did seem realistic.

    26. It started a bit slow, but quickly picked up the pace, and didn’t let up. Well-written characters in an acceptably convincing science fiction background made it pretty engaging.

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