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  • Hardcover
  • 252 pages
  • War of the Sky Lords
  • John Brosnan
  • English
  • 22 January 2019
  • 031207882X

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About the Author: John Brosnan

Pen names the Sky PDF ✓ Harry Adam Knight, Simon Ian Childer, James Blackstone, John RaymondJohn Raymond Brosnan was an Australian writer of both fiction and non fiction works based around the fantasy and science fiction genres He was born in Perth, Western Australia, and War of Epub / died in South Harrow, London, from acute pancreatitis He sometimes published under the pseudonyms Harry Adam Knight, Simon Ian Childer both sometimes used together with Leroy Kettle , James Blackstone used together with John Baxter , and John Raymond Three not very of the Sky PDF ↠ successful movies were based on his novels Beyond Bedlam aka Nightscare , Proteus based on Slimer , and Carnosaur In addition to science fiction, he also wrote a number of books about cinema and was a regular columnist with the popular UK magazine Starburst.


10 thoughts on “War of the Sky Lords

  1. says:

    I loved this book when I was thirteen.This tells me something embarrassing about my younger self Despite some serious internal cringing while I type this I am forced to admit that I was obviously a rampantly horny teenager who loved gratuitous T A and Mary Stu protagonists who get sucked from obscurity and boredom hello, 1990 s Wellington, New Zealand into a world where they are meet a series of ridiculously willing women while having grand adventures.Yep, I was a pretty stock standard thirt I loved this book when I was thirteen.This tells me something embarrassing about my younger self Despite some serious internal cringing while I type this I am forced to admit that I was obviously a rampantly horny teenager who loved gratuitous TA and Mary Stu protagonists who get sucked from obscurity and boredom hello, 1990 s Wellington, New Zealand into a world where they are meet a series of ridiculously willing women while having grand adventures.Yep, I was a pretty stock standard thirteen year old boy, and The War of The Sky Lords is pretty standard pulpy SF That s not to say it s a terrible book it isn t but it s sure as hell no Dune Following on from Brosnan s first book in this trilogy The Sky Lords, The War of The Sky Lords begins with warrior woman Jan Dorvin in control of a Sky Angel a brand new, massively powerful airship in a world that has suffered centuries of decay In a shaky partnership with a near psychotic AI who runs her ships she rules over a fleet of Sky Lords that she is using to try and help the ground communities struggling against the ever encroaching blight that has stricken Earth.Things aren t going well The AI Jan relies upon is becominganderratic, the people in the Sky Lords she controls are rebelling against her, and her son Simon, fathered by the immortal sociopath Milo Haze, is having problems that do not bode well for his future.Circumstances are turning against Jan, and the vast power at her disposal is in danger of being turned against her and the ground communities that desperately need her help.Pretty cool stuff huh Well, it isn t perhaps told as well as it could have been For starters, The War of The Sky Lords doesn t spend as much time with Jan as I would have liked Instead, a large part of the story concerns Ryn the Mary Stu of the story , a young man from an undersea habitat in Antarctica Ryn has spent his life in a boring, controlled environment, has never even met a live woman, and is full of his own importance he s basically thirteen year old me, but in a post apocalyptic future Ryn manages to circumvent his imprisonment and land on a nearby Sky Lord that has come to Antarctica as part of an expedition looking for Ryn s habitat Ryn convinces Duke du Lucent the leader of the airship that he will assist him in destroying Jan and her fleet In return he asks for some clothes and someone to have sex with The someone he is given is du Lucent s daughter, Andrea, a beautiful but dangerous princess who despite her tempestuous nature sigh It isn t quite as cheesy as it sounds, but it s pretty cheesy, and typical of the treatment women get in these novels.Once again, Jan, despite herpedigree as a warrior and general ass kicker, plays second fiddle to a bunch of not very inspiring men, and never really kicks ass like I felt she should She constantly seems to be at the mercy of men, much like in Brosnan s first book.There s also some rather nasty sadism, which gets tiresome quickly, and reduces one interesting character returning from the first book to a tedious and irritating caricature of a villain.Still, despite all this, thirty eight year old me enjoyed The War of The Sky Lords in the manner I would enjoy a donut and hot chocolate binge right after skipping my gym workout This isn t a great work of SF, or even a particularly good one, but there s some junk food reading pleasure to be had here as Brosnan whips the story along from tense encounter to tense encounter.It s very pacy almost farcically so at times, with characters bed hopping, getting over major traumas, and falling madly in love in what seems like a day or two at most, but it s action packed too, which kept me from dwelling on the narrative s numerous flaws.So, despite its many weaknesses I still rate this book as an enjoyable read at least, even if it is pretty pulpy Perhaps thirteen year old me is still buried somewhere in my inner reader, occasionally craving a pacy, racy story that goes from A to Z at a rapid clip without too much thinky thinky.Three weakly portrayed female stars out of five

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    M s pulp G nero Ciencia Ficci n.Lo que nos cuenta Ryn vive en un asentamiento bajo la Ant rtida con moderna tecnolog a de tiempos pasados, antes de las Guerras Gen ticas, en el que no acaba de encajar por la diferencia evolutiva artificial que tiene con el resto de sus diletantes pobladores Varios se ores del cielo han hecho una alianza un poco antinatural para enfrentarse a la amenaza de Jan Dorvin y sus seis aeronaves, que en realidad s lo trata de traer un poco de orden y esperanza a los M s pulp G nero Ciencia Ficci n.Lo que nos cuenta Ryn vive en un asentamiento bajo la Ant rtida con moderna tecnolog a de tiempos pasados, antes de las Guerras Gen ticas, en el que no acaba de encajar por la diferencia evolutiva artificial que tiene con el resto de sus diletantes pobladores Varios se ores del cielo han hecho una alianza un poco antinatural para enfrentarse a la amenaza de Jan Dorvin y sus seis aeronaves, que en realidad s lo trata de traer un poco de orden y esperanza a los que viven en el suelo, por lo que se dirigen hacia la Ant rtida, donde hay rus de un viejo h bitat con tecnolog a que puede permitirles destruir a Jan Segundo libro de la trilog a Los Se ores del Cielo Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite

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    Look this was not a good book I m slightly ashamed to have read it, although that feeling is a learning opportunity Refer to my review of part 1 foron the setting if you must.Rather I want to explain myself I read and LOVED this trilogy when I was around 12 This was around the time I enjoying books like Heinlein s Number of the Beast and Philip Jos Farmer s Riverworld series Loved them all at the time, but I would not recommend these books to a 12 year old now I m 40 There s a Look this was not a good book I m slightly ashamed to have read it, although that feeling is a learning opportunity Refer to my review of part 1 foron the setting if you must.Rather I want to explain myself I read and LOVED this trilogy when I was around 12 This was around the time I enjoying books like Heinlein s Number of the Beast and Philip Jos Farmer s Riverworld series Loved them all at the time, but I would not recommend these books to a 12 year old now I m 40 There s a fare bit of graphic violence, and a hell of a lot of adult themes sex.The thing I see now is that a lot most, but not quite all the sex in these books is really really rapey And the cool antihero character that runs through the series in various incarnations through some seriously hand wavey cloning bullshit is not only ridiculous, but the source of much of that rapiness He is presented as a psycho, selfish, and part of the cause of the apocalypse the world is set after, but in that cool psycho way that shit male authors are enamoured of This one top of the constant point proving about gender roles and the evils of feminism that Brosnan likes to trot out.It s a long time ago, so I don t remember if I was aware of the awfulness of these elements, and willing to look past them for the swashbuckling setting Or whether I was sucked in by the patriarchal crap this is papered over with Worse, most of that swashbuckling is deux ex machina and racism.Sadly I will be reading the third book, they re a couple of quid each and you can read them when you re half asleep without missing anything ButI m morbidly curious Is the third book this bad Will the cool, interesting ending I remember be actually kind of hacky Probably

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Much better than the first book Not really sure why, but I enjoyed Milo s return in this one a little bit better than meeting the character in the first book he seemedvulnerable, which was less annoying.

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    7 10 Media de los 3 libros le dos del autor 7 10.En realidad solo me he le do su trilog a de Los se ores del cielo, entretenida de leer.

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    Previously I had ranked this out of print book at three stars, as I remember enjoying it quite a bit Apparently my tastes have changed in twenty years or so, or perhaps my memory is just not so accurate This is a very weak sequel to Brosnan s The Sky Lords which while not a masterwork in its own right, was definitely a lot punchier and interesting than this lackluster installment of the trilogy.On the good side, I was able to finally re read it after all these years Owning Sky Lords, I have Previously I had ranked this out of print book at three stars, as I remember enjoying it quite a bit Apparently my tastes have changed in twenty years or so, or perhaps my memory is just not so accurate This is a very weak sequel to Brosnan s The Sky Lords which while not a masterwork in its own right, was definitely a lot punchier and interesting than this lackluster installment of the trilogy.On the good side, I was able to finally re read it after all these years Owning Sky Lords, I have been able to re read that book several times over the year and it has been frustrating not to have been able to get my hands on the sequels Now with Gollancz releasing a number of out of print or difficult to find titles in e format, I could get around to enjoying the conclusion of this story once again and see if it lived up to the test of time Sadly it does not, at least so far The Fall of the Sky Lords may pick things back up again, but I will not know until I re read that one too.There were two main problems which stood out with this book, and one good thing which made an impression on me The first was that the characterisation seemed incredibly flat We are introduced to a new character, Ryn, who I found it hard to care about In contrast, Jan the heroine from the first book, is dealt with very poorly and turns in a largely pathetic femme fatale whose abrupt emotional whims are either rather inexplicable or rather irritating There could be some kind of explanation for it in the third book, but I suspect it is mostly the result of sloppy writing and pulp style taking over a little too much Perhaps this is also the result of trying to tell the story from multiple different view points, a number of which we do not really care about very much.Secondly, nothing very much happens in the story in comparison with the events of the first book Most of the book could be summed up succinctly in a single sentence Rather than a volume which can be read on its own, this very much feels like the middle of something and is merely preparing us for the third book.The thing I like most was the little touches which added to the history of the world Brosnan has created, the little flourishes which help us to see the relics of the old world coming through into this new post gene war one which is slowly being strangled to death The abandoned shopping mall with semi functioning fashion manequins, a security device brought to us by Coca Cola, a huge hand monster created from genetic alteration of an African elephant and other similar things still served to deepen my enjoyment of the world.At the end of the day it was ok, but a bit of a disappointment after years of hoping to read this again My expectations for the third shall be suitably dialed down

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    Ovaj roman je bio mnogo uzbudljiviji, upoznali smo mnogo uzbudljivih likova, iako su mnogi i li na ivce Po to je Lord Pangloth uni ten i Jan je preuzela sve u svoje ruke, upoznajemo jo dva nebeska gospodara, Lord Modred i Islamska sablja, koji me usobno sura uju iako su neprijatelji U Lordu Modredu ive kr ani ve inom Rimokatolici , a u Islamskoj sablji muslimani Upoznajemo vojovodu Davina koji je edan za mo i, namjerava uni titi nebesku enu iz straha da ne zavlada zemljom, ali ipak na Ovaj roman je bio mnogo uzbudljiviji, upoznali smo mnogo uzbudljivih likova, iako su mnogi i li na ivce Po to je Lord Pangloth uni ten i Jan je preuzela sve u svoje ruke, upoznajemo jo dva nebeska gospodara, Lord Modred i Islamska sablja, koji me usobno sura uju iako su neprijatelji U Lordu Modredu ive kr ani ve inom Rimokatolici , a u Islamskoj sablji muslimani Upoznajemo vojovodu Davina koji je edan za mo i, namjerava uni titi nebesku enu iz straha da ne zavlada zemljom, ali ipak na neki na in brine za k er i sina koji ne pokazuju nimalo simpatije prema njemu Za razliku od ostalih, ini se kao vrlo opu ten tip.Njegova djeca, Andrea i Darcy su mi i li jako na ivce, pogotovo kad su tako razma eni, ali me je Darcy iznenadio kad se poku ao rtvovati za sestru.El Sharid mi se inio previ e psiho, muslimani su prikazani previ e krvolo ni i nasilni, kao da ih se podcjenjuje, iako ni kr ani nisu stavljeni na visok polo aj kao ni ateisti, budu i da je velik dio stanovni tva nenormalan, a ve ina su ateisti.Jan mi je po ela i i na ivce Pokazana je previ e savr ena, ali bila je previ e nadrkana i obvezno je bila u pravu u svakom trenutku Ovaj put su se etvorica zaljubila u nju Milo, Robin, Lamont i Kish, koji je jako prebrzo pretvoren u jadnika kojem duplo ili troduplo mla e dijete slomije vrat Moja draga Ashel je tako er po la k vragu jer se po ela kvariti, pa je samo bila tetnik u ovoj pri i.Zanimljivo je to se pojavio opet Milo u Janinom sinu Simonu i bilo je zanimljivo itati kako malo dijete nare uje, prijeti i govori ono to dje ja usta nikad ne bi izgovorila Ipak mi je drago da se misteriozni Milo vratio, iako nije imao veliku ulogu kao u prvoj knjizi.Najvi e mi je diglo ivce to su dva moja najdra a lika tako brzo postala beskorisna Ceri je na samom po etku knjige umrla, a imala sam najvi e simpatije prema njoj Mislim da je zaslu ila mnogo bolji kraj ako je trebala umrijeti.Tako er je Robin bio odli an lik, vrlo tajanstven, neovisan i vrlo lukav, a kasnije ga Kish udari u glavu, to ga u ini invalidom, i Andrea ga kastrira, to nije nimalo zaslu io Tako er bih voljela da smo upoznali Eloe kad se o njima toliko govorilo

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