Mass Market Paperback Õ Power Play eBook Ü

Mass Market Paperback  Õ Power Play eBook Ü Like a child, the sentient planet Petaybee is growing learning to respond and communicate Yanaba Maddock has appointed herself defender of her adopted planet, protecting it against outsiders who seek to plunder its resources Then Yanaba is kidnapped and the price of freedom is Petaybee itself The rousing conclusion to Powers That Be and Power Lines HC Del Rey great syfy story a must read I m guessing this is where McCaffrey checked out of this series The tone changes entirely it s a marked difference, and not a good one Suddenly there s a lot of she caught her own unspoken pun and chuckled , and you read back thinking what pun Oh, that why are we noting that There are a lotjokey slang phrases as well, which were out of date when the book was published and so now just sound totally bizarre I don t really believe that that lingo is still alive on a deep space sta I m guessing this is where McCaffrey checked out of this series The tone changes entirely it s a marked difference, and not a good one Suddenly there s a lot of she caught her own unspoken pun and chuckled , and you read back thinking what pun Oh, that why are we noting that There are a lotjokey slang phrases as well, which were out of date when the book was published and so now just sound totally bizarre I don t really believe that that lingo is still alive on a deep space station And the political maneuvering from the first two books has moved from bureaucratic in nature to some sort of high society chess game Ugh.There s this awkward attempt at comedy going through the entire book, and it s bizarre For instance there are pirates, who are dressed in some sort of frankensteined space pirate gear literally a cutoff spacesuit with bandanas and striped shirts One of them lurches around saying stuff like make them walk the plank It s community theatre in space, and even the characters note how anachronistic the behaviour is, suggesting the pirates have been watching old movies Which I find incredibly realistic, given how much of my leisure time I spend cranking up the old Gramophone and enjoying some late 19th century tunes It would be like soldiers suddenly putting on Crusades era chainmail, or me running around dressed up like Mata Hari when I feel like doing a spot of espionage And then there s the fact that multiple people from different planets and backgrounds seem to know of Gilbert and Sullivan s operettas, down to singing Model Major General Most people on Earth today cannot quote or identify Shakespeare s work, so again, this is some random authorial whim that is completely illogical These are ridiculous, contrived scenes, and they derail the whole plot not to mention they are painfully unfunny.At the heart of it, the characters just change too much Part of it is that the new style of writing Scarsborough, I assume creates muchdistance and feels superficial But a lot of it is also wholesale character alterations I liked Yana, so to see this scarred military veteran suddenly turn into someone who stands at a space station window, thinking of the man of her heart the hell and nibbling on the edge of a memo is horrifying Uh, no No She s 40 50 years old, if I m getting the too old to have kids miracle right, and she s a war veteran, and there is no way in hell she would be handed a printout and proceed to fatuously eat it Come ON It makes Yana sound incredibly dumb and that s not even getting into her sudden tingly experiences whenever she touches an aristocrat who s wearing what sounds like Spanx for Men Because that s sexy.Back on Peytabee things are not as bad, but overall it s not the same voice writing And there s no subtlety to it at all, so it doesn t feel like a natural continuation Luckily, this is not a very good series in the first place, so it doesn t hurt as much as I imagine the handover of Pern has for people reading Todd McCaffrey s books I very much love this series This is 3rd in the trilogy The ending is great and yet there are options for a 4th book in my opinion Good reading from this author as always. This is the final book in the Petaybee trilogy, and my least favorite While there is a lot to like about this book and much of the world building is fun, there are too many things that feel off or downright bizarre The book starts off with Yana, Bunny, and Diego being carted off planet to testify at a hearing on the planet s sentience Since only young people or new residents can leave the planet for any length of time without dying there isn t much choice in who goes even though Yana is pregn This is the final book in the Petaybee trilogy, and my least favorite While there is a lot to like about this book and much of the world building is fun, there are too many things that feel off or downright bizarre The book starts off with Yana, Bunny, and Diego being carted off planet to testify at a hearing on the planet s sentience Since only young people or new residents can leave the planet for any length of time without dying there isn t much choice in who goes even though Yana is pregnant with a baby that might not be entirely human so there could be some risk.But they are assured that it won t take long, and they ll be back in a few weeks As usually life doesn t go as planned and there is one delay after another Before the hearing can actually happen the whole group are kidnapped and stolen away In the meantime down on the planet there are also problems Someone is sabotaging Petaybee by sending tons of people,than can be supported by the few resources on the frozen planet Spoilers The bad guys from earlier books Young Captain Fiske, and Mathew Luzon are behind all of the problems They are responsible for the Pirates kidnapping Yana and co, and also for the planet being overloaded by new visitors who are causing damage left and right The planet, of course, can deal with the interlopers and does but that leaves Yana to deal with the pirate who seems to think Sean will be able to ransom them with ore from the surface, even though that was the reason the planet rebelled against the company in book one The pirates are convinced to bring Yana home before she gets sicker than she already is and, predictably the planet has its way with them The dread alien pirate Louchard turns out to be the little human woman Dinah which was no surprise at all to be honest And one of the things that bothers me a lot is at the end she is let off entirely even though she s been pirating for years and broken who knows how many crimes Mathew and Captain Fiske are arrested for their part in the crime, but we don t see what happens to them.The book wraps up with the planet being accept as it is There s talk about how it s just a baby planet and it s still learning Apparently, it s able to communicate much better now But then there is a weird scene where it blows warm air up the pant s leg of the judge and it hits his crotch and he s relieved I had no clue what the point of that was at all Even though there was much mention about how the people on the planet didn t want any newfangled stuff modernizing their life in previous books there is much joy over all the prefab buildings they are given, and the modern plumbing, and a spaceship So, I guess they changed their minds about being modern There s mention that now lots of Petaybee natives are being welcomed home which I also didn t get because none of them had been forced to leave or barred from returning in the first place.Natives usually left to join the military and mostly returned when they were tired of traveling the universe and ready to settle down At least that was the understanding I had from pervious books The epilogue has Yana delivering healthy twins, which of course were predictably a boy and girl Easy, fast labor, no problem because the planet helps her and then it welcomes her children which are selkies like their dad So there were really no surprises, everything followed in predictable lines and it seemed like it had gone off canon from earlier books.It s still worth reading because as always McCaffrey has a great way with words and it s fun to catch up on the characters you like but it s definitely not the best in the series

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