A Forest of Stars

A Forest of Stars Five years have passed since humans set fire to the gas giant planets unwittingly committing genocide of the Hydrogues an infinitely powerful species of aliens and igniting a war of epic proportions

  • Title: A Forest of Stars
  • Author: Kevin J. Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780446528719
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Five years have passed since humans set fire to the gas giant planets, unwittingly committing genocide of the Hydrogues an infinitely powerful species of aliens and igniting a war of epic proportions Meanwhile, as humans struggle to fight against increasing hostilities from the Hydrogues, they learn from the Worldforest that they have awakened an ancient, fearsome, andFive years have passed since humans set fire to the gas giant planets, unwittingly committing genocide of the Hydrogues an infinitely powerful species of aliens and igniting a war of epic proportions Meanwhile, as humans struggle to fight against increasing hostilities from the Hydrogues, they learn from the Worldforest that they have awakened an ancient, fearsome, and merciless enemy in the Hydrogues And when the water based Wentals and the sun dwelling Faeros are found, will humans finally have the allies they need Or will they be caught in the middle of a war that could break apart the galaxy.This thrilling, multi volume chronicle of a legendary war that spans the galaxy is written in the vein of the best works of Peter F Hamilton, Dan Simmons, and Frank Herbert Hidden Empire Aspect, 7 02 has won acclaim from many popular Science Fiction writers, including Margaret Weis, R.A Salvatore, and Kate Elliot Its 7 03 Aspect mass market publication will tie in with the hardcover publication of A FOREST OF STARS Kevin J Anderson has sold millions of copies of his Star Wars, Dune, and X Files novels, making him one of the best known writers in the genre today He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader s Choice Award Foreign rights to A FOREST OF STARS have already been sold in the U.K.

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    1. Did you ever read a book where you wanted to know what happened in the overall story, but frequently got bored reading the book? Well, that's exactly how I felt about A Forest of Stars, and the first Saga of Seven Suns book, Hidden Empire. There are WAY too many characters, and at least a thousand too many unimportant plot threads in the first two books. It got to the point where I was relieved to have finished this book so that I wouldn't have to read about some of the truly despicable characte [...]

    2. Again a pretty good book. The story continues to advance, though the political machinations are getting more convoluted also. The more "alien" of the aliens humans have come in contact with are lining up in a war where humans mostly need to keep their heads downd human traits, the ones we've always had, are still there. The book/story seems to be bogging down a bit in this volume but not excessively so. The ending, opening new "lines of inquiry" and not really giving a final answer to any of the [...]

    3. Yawn. I made it through the first, but I brought the second with me on a trans-pacific flight for entertainment during the 15 hours in the air. I was so uninterested in the story and characters that I gave up on it after a few hours. I haven't touched the book since and will donate this to the local library.Kevin J. Anderson seems to be a fantasy writer in a scifi world and doesn't know how to make an interesting story (by this, I refer to the seeming inability of fantasy writers to write withou [...]

    4. The second book in a series always holds a dangerous position. There is the fear of too much or not enough repetition, and also the risk of less forward action. I was concerned that A Forest of Stars would as well. I worried for nothing.The plot is much more political in nature this time. The galactic war has dangerously altered the balance of power, and current and future leaders struggle to adjust. I loved seeing Theroc take a more central role, as it is my favorite planet and culture in the s [...]

    5. This book is pretty good. Anderson begins to really focus in on his characters here, even adding a few new ones. Yet he thickens the plot by changing some of the main characters in a unique yet for-seable way. The first two books could probably have been condensed down to one, but if it were, I feel that the characters wouldn't be as strong. So far, this is one of the best examples of character development I've seen in a while. The tense seems to shift ever so slightly, but it's not hard to adju [...]

    6. Fans of Kevin J Anderson who finished the very famous and equally controversial) book one would have gone straight onto book two. I must admit that i did, but I found myself more than a little worried about how the book was shaping up. The first half was very slow, very, very political, and not very actiony. Nor was it very science-y. But kept the faith, i did, and I kept reading. And as soon as i reached the half way mark of A FOREST OF STARS, the action picked up, the chapter ending cliff hang [...]

    7. Fans of Kevin J Anderson who finished the very famous and equally controversial) book one would have gone straight onto book two. I must admit that i did, but I found myself more than a little worried about how the book was shaping up. The first half was very slow, very, very political, and not very actiony. Nor was it very science-y. But kept the faith, i did, and I kept reading. And as soon as i reached the half way mark of A FOREST OF STARS, the action picked up, the chapter ending cliff hang [...]

    8. With this book, I am doing something that I have never before done (at least not for a work of fiction): I'm reviewing it without finishing it.With that caveat in mind, let me begin by saying that I actually had no particular problems with this book. I did not leave it unfinished because I hated it, or because it had detestable writing, or because it was poorly formulated or characterized--it was none of those things. Rather, I did not finish reading it because it did not excite me.Part of the p [...]

    9. Five years after the first volume and things are going pretty much as we expect. The Hansa still think they can beat the Hydrogues if they can find a bigger stick, the Ildirans continue to plot and keep the Empire running, and the Roamers are trying new techniques to harvest the critical ekti. Anderson built the "world" in "Hidden Empire" and this book continues the plot threads started there. We get more details about the initial conflict with the hydrogues from 10000 years ago and discover the [...]

    10. I have heard a lot of glowing reviews for Mr. Anderson's works, and figured I would start with the Saga of Seven Suns anthology since the premise was right up my SciFi alley. I was severely disappointed. While the basis of the stories was interesting and held great promise, the excruciating details of people, conversations and relationships turned me off. When there was action to be had, it was limited to very little writings, and had none of the depth as in the rest of the book. I 'read' this a [...]

    11. The plot certainly moves a lot faster in A Forest of Stars than it does in its predecessor, but the story suffers for the same reasons - two-dimensional characters and constant retelling of information. In a series where worldbuilding and plot are the main selling points I can understand the writer wanting to really drive in the exposition, but I've heard about the hardiness of Roamers that many times that it's starting to feel like filler.There's nice development of the plot and many things goi [...]

    12. I like these books by Kevin Anderson because each chapter follows a character. They are great for reading in places where you have small snippets of time like the bathroom, the doctors office, the car waiting to pick up kids, on the morning train, etc. The chapters are short 3-4 pages and only follow one character at a time so it's not too confusing. The characters are also richly developed and the plot is always thickening. Just when you think you've figured it out the author throws something e [...]

    13. The Forest of Stars is the second book of the Saga of the Seven Suns series. Taking place after 5 years, the writer has thrown us into a world where the humans are struggling for survival trying to fight a war that is more than just about the decimation of their gaseous planet. Now this has exploded events into that of an elemental war were beings of fire, water and earth are fighting the Hydrogues, beings of ice and lighting. That’s just amazingFull Review here:cynsworkshop.wordpress/20

    14. Fantastic. Background story is more massive than I'd thought from Hidden Empire. Still after another entire book there's so much left to find out about the history never mind what's to come.

    15. Spoilers AheadShort Summary: Trees want to grow, Roamers want to trade, Hydrogues want to kill everything and Faeros just want to set the world on fire. And if your plan to survive an apocalypse depends on breeding a five year old super psychic you are probably boned.For this review most of it will be contained in the list of characters, once you see the list you will see why. Also part of my review is copied from my review of the previous installment. If the author can do it then I can as well. [...]

    16. Disclaimer: still at 80%First, the good: the book has enough intrigue to keep me interested, and it has a few memorable chapters. The not good: criticism in most other reviews is accurate. The constant retelling is wearisome to the extreme. This is the first time that I can remember that I feel no qualms about skipping liberally, honing on dialogue. It usually goes like this: read the beginning of a paragraph, realize it's re-exposition, skip to the next and verify I have missed nothing new.Next [...]

    17. Audio BookUff. Each character repeats the same things endlessly. You can start the book in chapter 50 and you will not miss a beat. All explanation will be repeated two, three, five, eight or eleven times. The plot advances and it is interesting (some things are just illogical/ nonsense and some characters behave like st well, illogically) but, all in all, the plot has interesting turns. But it is slow. And the book hammers you once, and again , and again with the same explanations. And again.An [...]

    18. Set five years after the first book,A Forest of Starscontinues in much a similar fashion. We revisit some characters from last book, meet some new ones & continue to see how alliances, beliefs and societies shift and change in times of war. Of particular favourite is that of Adar Kori'nh and his fascination with Earth History which is the least spoilerish thing I can say about this book. Honestly I really enjoyed it - there's a bit more momentum than last book and it's easier to follow the c [...]

    19. A very hard time obtaining a paperback, it seems it is out of print. The story continues seamlessly from Part 1. I really like the set-up of world building with a lot of characters in a lot of places adding layers to the saga. After 640 pages or so I wanted to keep on reading, so there is definitely something there, at least for me. On to Part 3. Highly recommended space opera.

    20. This was much better than the first book as tangents resolved themselves into story arcs. the first book opened and "closed" stories with no hint to importance or further development. I am interested to see what develops further in the conflicts.

    21. In the sequel to Hidden Empire, Kevin J. Anderson offers us glimpses of the galaxy's past even as we look to its future. Dark secrets of the Ildirans,the hydrogues, and even the worldforest on Theroc are revealed throughout A Forest of Stars, and soon humanity realizes it isn't alone in this galactic conflict. That's really what the second book of the Saga of Seven Suns is about: ramping up the scope.The natural question to ask would be: well, how can Anderson ramp up the scope of a novel that s [...]

    22. This series has become my reading indulgence for the year. After getting the first-in-a-series free on iBooks, I happened on the second at the local second hand bookshop and snapped it up. By rights, I should have finished other books before starting this one - but I justified beginning this for a light lunchtime read at work, and couldn't put it down thereafter. A note on series. They can be risky. Reading the first or second, enjoying them, but having to wait for the sequels Ask 'game of thron [...]

    23. I had try over and over again before I managed to keep this one from the library long enough to finish it. The fact that I stuck with it and kept trying tells you how much this series has grown on me. The strengths of this story are its ambition and scope, and as it expands in volume two to include several other titanically powerful elemental races, a conflict tens of thousands of years old, and more new viewpoint characters than you can shake a stick at. Anderson handles the expansion gracefull [...]

    24. Book 2 of Seven. That places me closer to the finish line.Looking now at what will probably be close to 4500 pages of material, and being 28% done, we should have plot twists and we do. When you thought before we had three, perhaps four combatants by the end of the last book, that number has nearly doubled.Not that the short chapters and the cast of thousands still does not detract from the book. Though I also read it several years after publication, the story line seems to echo in my memory, an [...]

    25. This book continues to do what it essentially says on the tin. It is undemanding, but nevertheless entertaining, space opera.The characters remain as two dimensional as last time, which is a common problem in SF to be fair, though more than a couple of them do die by the end of this book and at least two of the deaths I didn’t expect so early in the series, so Anderson does keep up the pace and the surprises.There is a clunking plot hole or two. Particularly regarding the Kikliss robots which [...]

    26. After two books in this series I'm starting to feel like I'm being punked by the author. Surely the editors of these books had to be asking Anderson why all the people that govern humans in this future seem to be morons. I thought at first that he was just getting warmed up in the first book but it's continued into the second book. There are just too many times throughout both books where my suspension of disbelief just gets stomped and I have to walk away from it for awhile. Just as an example [...]

    27. Вече разбирам защо след "space" има "opera"! "Гневът на хидрогите" - та то си е чиста сапунка! Не се знае кой с кого спи! Но "space"-ът който също го има е вълнуващ и увлекателен, та четеш и се правиш, че не забелязваш еФтините интриги и креватите, които са като препядствия в едно бягане с п [...]

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