[Read] ♢ Stargate SG-1: Four Dragons ♷ Pb-reisen-gewusst-wie.de

The author stayed true to the characters that rarely happens here. Disclaimer The author is a good friend of mine However, I bought this book at full price I first read this soon after it came out, but it looks like I never recorded it or wrote a review Oops I decided to read it again in preparation for the sequel, THE DRIFT I ve heard the critique that media tie in novels are basically just episodes of the show I d like to offer FOUR DRAGONS as a counter to that critique This novel is than just a random episode It s a feature length movie that expands upon the plot arc of the show, develops the characters, creates character depth that is difficult in the visual medium, and gives us special effects that today s computers can only dream of producing.However, my favorite part of this novel is the villain As much as I love the show, I got bored with the Goa uld after a while at least until I realized exactly how bonkers Anubis backstory was For the most part, the snakeheads were cheesy and two dimensional So it was awesome to read a book about a Goa uld System Lord with depth, character, motivation, and history The book slowly reveals that Yu s relationship with ancient China is much different than that the Egyptian system lords had I also appreciate that the author does not try to cram in an explanation for every secret Sam Carter and Daniel Jackson are smart, but they are not omnipotent, especially not when being put through the trials Botsford throws at them I am hopeful and excited to learn in THE DRIFT.Stylistically, another major source of enjoyment I derived from this novel is Botsford s use of voice She captures all of the main team perfectly, along with other SG 1 characters that fans know and love This goes beyond sticking in familiar catchphrases, which is a cop out I ve seen in both other media tie ins and in fanfic The original characters were also well crafted without resorting to cliches of language and accent which would be easy to do with Chinese and Jamaican characters.I ve read most of the official SG 1 novels and I ve read a metric ton of Stargate fanfic over the years Between both sources, FOUR DRAGONS easily makes my top ten. [Read] ☱ Stargate SG-1: Four Dragons ♼ Shortly After Daniel Jackson Returns From His Time Among The Ascended Ancients, He Volunteers To Join An Archaeological Survey Of Chinese Ruins On PY But After Accidentally Activating A Goa Uld Transport Ring, Daniel Finds Himself The Prisoner Of The Goa Uld Lord Yu Original After spending than a decade immersed in another science fiction show s fan universe, I very carefully steered clear of Stargate, even after the original movie rocked my blocks off But honestly, if any related novel was going to drag me into the Stargate crew, it would be Four Dragons The action is non stop, the characters even the non human ones come across as vividly real, and the situations painted by Diana Dru Botsford s workmanlike writing are compelling.So readers of this review understand the situation, I revisited the original movie and watched several episodes suggested by Botsford prior to reading this novel I certainly wasn t at a total loss while reading, but the intricacies that she doubtless crafted into this work very likely escaped me More importantly, I never felt lost The characters, particularly Sam s blissful technobabble, guided me through the plotline s scientific and philosophical depths without missteps Casual viewers of the series should not consider themselves underqualified to enjoy Four Dragons.In the early days of the seventh season, Daniel has just returned from his ascended state and is determined to resume his place on the SG1 team But Jack isn t so certain, and he s just as determined to sort out his teammember s status on his own terms At the site of a new archeological dig, where Ancient writing and early Imperial Chinese artifacts are swirled into a mystifying and for Daniel, a fascinating hodgepodge, Jack forces Daniel to train rather than dig But Daniel rebels and escapes to an isolated corner of the site, where transportation rings activate and sweep him away to System Lord Yu s mothership, just as enemy gliders attack the archaeologists and the SG teams evacuating them.As the search and rescue mission for Daniel is organized, obstacle after obstacle is thrown in the SG team s path A mysterious Chinese ambassador refuses to allow the team to carry lethal weapons and endanger the life of China s most famous emperor The ambassador also insists the team carry a Goa uld communications device, so that he can monitor the mission and ensure his demands are followed from the safety of headquarters Jack s irritation and subsequent mounting rebellion and sarcasm add to the story s background humor, again and again But little by little, the command staff at SG headquarters and the team in the field snuff out the complex layers of mystery surrounding the kidnapping, until the final, surprisingly philosophical answer is revealed.All too often, the problem with fan fiction is an enthusiastic but sorrowfully incompetent writer Botsford blows that stereotype across the galaxy The characters aren t cardboard cutouts but three dimensional, with the actors voices saying their lines in my absorbed mind There are a few errant typos, common now in all published works, but they aren t intrusive as the crisp writing style invites the reader to the next word.The plot is sound, deep, and robust, with a considered and logically satisfying ending that thankfully screams SEQUEL Not all mysteries are solved, with just enough left dangling to entice the reader to continue playing Botsford s game And for those Stargate fans salivating at this review, be comforted she s currently researching that sequel in Antarctica. A good premise but the story falls apart well before the end. Great book for SG 1 fans This author nails the voices of the characters, and explores some new territory It s like watching a show in the series, but with the added depth only a book can give. Das mit Abstand beste SG 1 Buch, das Fandemonium bisher heraus gebracht hat Es liest sich wie eine Doppelfolge die Action kommt nicht zu kurz aber auch die Charakterentwicklung nicht Jack, Sam, Teal c, Daniel sie alle verhalten sich ihrer Natur entsprechend so sehr, dass man sie manchmal mit dem Kopf vorran gegen die Wand knallen m chte Genauso wie in der Serie selbst auch Gerade Jack ist perfekt getroffen.Dazu kommt noch eine Handlung die logisch ist und sich perfekt in das Gef ge der Serie einf gt Die Story ist in sich abgeschlossen, trotzdem bin ich sehr gespannt auf die Fortsetzung, The Drift Nach der Entt uschung des vorangegangenen Buches, The Power Behind the Throne, beweist Four Dragons wieder einmal, wie gut SG 1 in Romanform sein kann. Look, the story itself wasn t too bad quite easily could have been an episode However, the editing was horrendous and I felt like the author wasn t fully aware of, or really that knowledgable about, the SG 1 universe and its mythology. An awesome SG 1 story Very in character, with the team caring for each other like a family, not just as colleagues friends In fact, it was like reading a long gen fic The storyline was engaging with enough intrigue about what the Chinese ambassador was hiding and what the Goa uld Lord Yu was actually up to, to keep me very interested despite only having time to read it in bite sized chunks rather than all at once, like I normally would with a novel like this. The story centers on team interactions right after Daniel s de ascension and background on Lord Yu, one of the most intriguing Goa uld from the series Both of these are plots I would have loved to have seen of on SG1, so I m glad they were handled so well here The characterizations were excellent all around, and I m looking forward to the sequel hinted at on the last page.