One last thought before this review is put to bed. The author did tie in a lot of facts and technologies within the Stargate Universe quite nicely, including the minor storyline concerning whether or not there are actually fish in O’Neill’s pond.
The storyline flows along at an accelerated pace, similar to what you would expect in one of the one-hour series episodes of ‘Stargate SG-1’. A lot of action is thrown at the reader in a very short span of time, with little room between action sequences to think about what had just occurred a few pages before.
The storylines that are presented are consistent and easy to follow throughout the entire book. Even though the characters and events ‘jump’ around in both different time periods and locations on Earth, you are never left wondering where the characters are at or how they arrived there.
It is interesting how the author took certain historic events from history and represented them in an entirely new and believable event involving aliens or UFO’s as the cause of those events.
The author uses previously ‘discovered’ technologies and scientific concepts to ‘sell’ the plotline effectively to the reader. If you are unfamiliar with either the ‘Stargate SG-1’ or ‘Stargate Atlantis’ series, you could get confused when references are made to technologies that were discovered or developed within them. And there are quite a few references that fall into that category.
Although the storyline moves along at a brisk pace, it is slowed and even stopped at several points due to multiple occurrences of incomplete sentences where the middle of the sentence has magically disappeared and is clearly missing. This causes the entire section or paragraph to lose its concept and usually results in losing the reader, too. For example, in Chapter seven, page 66, in the third paragraph it states, “…picked up Laki’s signal and beamed him aboard immediately. She’d retrieved SG-1, which meant they’d already altered…” Not a very clear sentence.
What the author meant to say is just as unclear when you read the sentences preceding and following the proofreading errors. In many of the cases you are finally able to figure out what was meant after reading the section a couple of times.
There is what appears to be an inconsistency with the information provided by the author regarding an alien race called the Asgard, and the information provided to us in the Stargate Series. In the series, the Asgard race died off completely when they destroyed their own home planet to eliminate the Replicators. Somehow in the novel, the Asgard are still alive 30 years after that event.