Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Archangel - A Review From Denmark

I just wanted to share with you another review for my Blake's 7 novel that has popped up online recently, this time from an awesome reader over in Denmark called Dawn Christoffersen, who not only tweeted me a link to her review, but also a picture of her holding a copy of the book. Thanks Dawn.

"Somewhere in space, a grissling project is being brought back to life. What is it, and why is a cybernetics engineer so intent on putting a stop to it? Blake and his crew take up uncovering the terrible truth about Archangel, a project that should never have existed.

When you read books based on tv shows, there's always the danger that it's going to be a generic story with characters that happen to share the names of those you know from the show in question. If you're lucky, though, you'll get an author who knows the universe and the characters very well and who can write within those perimeters. Archangel is a perfect example of the latter. Not only is it an engaging read, a real page turner, but Scott Harrison has the characters's voices down *perfectly*. Imagining Avon, Vila and Blake speaking was no effort at all, and the snark and the humor was spot on as well. Since Vila is my favorite character, I was glad to see him feature quite a lot. The horror elements of the story are very fitting and gives the story a dark edge which I quite enjoyed. If you love Blake's 7, don't miss out on this one!

4 / 5 stars."

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