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Tony Gonzales continues the story of EVE The portal that transported humanity to another galaxy and then closed to strand them there.At once a political thriller as much as a space opera this is the story of the ongoing power struggle between the various tribes of humanity Co existance is fragile between them and although everyone is in their place everyone is not happy.Fighting amongst the various civilizations is led by immortals, a crazed trillionaire, a resurrected goddess, the founders wh Tony Gonzales continues the story of EVE The portal that transported humanity to another galaxy and then closed to strand them there.At once a political thriller as much as a space opera this is the story of the ongoing power struggle between the various tribes of humanity Co existance is fragile between them and although everyone is in their place everyone is not happy.Fighting amongst the various civilizations is led by immortals, a crazed trillionaire, a resurrected goddess, the founders who represent the original seven tribes and a down on his luck terrorist who attains vast power quickly.To those not happy with their lot in life all the factors of unhappiness are about to collide led by their respective representative.Mixed in with the political machinations is a religious over tone and zealotry.This is a rousing adventure painted on a large canvas with bigger than life evil and goodness.Recommended You can read the full review over at my blog ve long wanted to play EVE Online, a game that many friends over the years have recommended to me on various levels, but I ve never been able to get around to it The expansive scope of the game, the concept, the visuals, the mechanics, everything is very intriguing and compelling, and any time I come across something to do with EVE Online, I get a hankering to play the game But sadly, no time for a game requ You can read the full review over at my blog ve long wanted to play EVE Online, a game that many friends over the years have recommended to me on various levels, but I ve never been able to get around to it The expansive scope of the game, the concept, the visuals, the mechanics, everything is very intriguing and compelling, and any time I come across something to do with EVE Online, I get a hankering to play the game But sadly, no time for a game requiring as much investment in time and effort as EVE That s actually one of the reasons I stopped playing World of WarCraft a few years back, to my continuing regret since I still have a great amount of nostalgia for that game, which I try to get around by reading the books that are published, which is where EVE The Empyrean Age comes in.From a bit of googling I did a while back, EVE The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales is a tie in to the EVE Online expansion The Empyrean Age In it, the writer covers the rise of the Caldari Providence Directorate, the return of the Minmitari Elders, the return of Jamyl Sarum to the Amarr Empire, the fall of CONCORD in a way , and several other things besides Since I know very little of the world of EVE Online, I was initially wrong footed by the novel, but as the pages went by, I discovered a riveting tale of interstellar politics and wars and economics that really drew me in and instilled in me a fascination for all sorts of EVE lore, making it one of the best novels I ve read this year, even though it wasn t published in 2014.One of the basic concepts behind the narrative of EVE The Empyrean Age is that of the empyreans, or capsuleers These are people who have chosen immortality through cloning and genetic engineering, so that they live on long past the moment of their death In the world of EVE, many of the highest ranking officials, whether in the various governments or the militaries or private individuals, have gone for this technology, which allows them to wake up inside their CRU chambers a few moments after their death, with all their memories and personalities intact in their body As a character remarks in the final pages of the novel, the current age is that of the empyreans, for they shall hold sway over all of New Eden.Initially, I was confused by a lot of things that are happening, since we are kind of dropped in the middle of it all as a capsuleer named Falek Grange, a high ranking noble of the Amarr Empire, is systematically murdered about a military vessel, alongwith all the different copies of his clones elsewhere in New Eden This sets in motion some really big events, as we begin to see how the web of politics all across New Eden begins to fracture Falek Grange s death is the first of these cracks as, on the other side of the known space, labour riots on a Caldari manufacturing world lead to massive changes in the government of the Caldari Republic and as in another corner the Minmitari Republic itself begins to fracture.Suffice to say that Tony Gonzales has one hell of a task here, to cover all the different power players of New Eden, whether individuals or institutions alike, and he does an admirable job in the end, stringing it all together towards an awesome and exciting conclusion that really has you on the edge of your seat His pacing can be pretty brutal at times, but that is just as well since it reflects the events happening in New Eden, each of which segues into the other in a long chain of events that mark a major shift in the status quo of the known space This book is the ultimate space opera Gonzales succeeded in not only weaving an impossible to put down tale spawned from the EVE universe, but also providing us with unforgettable, painfully human characters Unimaginable calamities and hardships befall them seemingly at every turn, but the book never seems contrived, and Gonzales is a master at making these characters come to life Despite the non stop action, I kept reading because I truly cared about what happened to these people Be prepare This book is the ultimate space opera Gonzales succeeded in not only weaving an impossible to put down tale spawned from the EVE universe, but also providing us with unforgettable, painfully human characters Unimaginable calamities and hardships befall them seemingly at every turn, but the book never seems contrived, and Gonzales is a master at making these characters come to life Despite the non stop action, I kept reading because I truly cared about what happened to these people Be prepared the ending is emotional and this isn t a feel good book As for structure, it can be compared to a Clancy novel in the way that it spawns multiple, seemingly unrelated plots and somehow ties them all together in the end Gonzales has what it takes andHighly recommended I ve been playing Eve Online for a while now When you log in there is generally fiction regarding the goings on of the universe intermixed with news of player created events That and some of the character creation background info is as much attention as I payed to the mythology of the game.This book is written by the guy who helped create that mythology It was very neat reading about ships, places, and even some characters I ve encountered while playing It was also nice to get a bigger pictu I ve been playing Eve Online for a while now When you log in there is generally fiction regarding the goings on of the universe intermixed with news of player created events That and some of the character creation background info is as much attention as I payed to the mythology of the game.This book is written by the guy who helped create that mythology It was very neat reading about ships, places, and even some characters I ve encountered while playing It was also nice to get a bigger picture of the mythology of the game Was a good fast read as well ( KINDLE ) ♈ EVE: The Empyrean Age ⚑ The first novel based on the wildly popular role playing game EVE Online, EVE The Empyrean Age brings this compelling science fiction environment to life A clone with no name or past awakens to a cruel existence, hunted mercilessly for crimes he may never know yet he stands close to the pinnacle of power in New EdenA disgraced ambassador is confronted by a mysterious woman who knows everything about him, and of the sinister plot against his government his actions will one day unleash the vengeful wrath of an entire civilizationAnd among the downtrodden masses of a corporation owned world, a man named Tibus Heth is about to launch a revolution that will change the course of historyThe confluence of these dark events will lead humanity towards a tragic destiny The transcendence of man to the dream of immortality has bred a quest for power like none before it empires spanning across thousands of stars will clash in the depths of space and on the worlds within Those who stand before the tides of war, willingly or not, must face the fundamental choices that have been with man for tens of thousands of years, unchanged since the memory of Earth was lostThis is EVE, The Empyrean Age A test of our convictions and the will to survive The Urban Pagan EVE The Empyrean Age brings this compelling science fiction environment to life A clone with no name or past awakens to a cruel existence İlkel Topluluktan Uygar Topluma hunted mercilessly for crimes he may never know yet he stands close to the pinnacle of power in New EdenA disgraced ambassador is confronted by a mysterious woman who knows everything about him Invasion (Solar, and of the sinister plot against his government his actions will one day unleash the vengeful wrath of an entire civilizationAnd among the downtrodden masses of a corporation owned world Witness to Our Time a man named Tibus Heth is about to launch a revolution that will change the course of historyThe confluence of these dark events will lead humanity towards a tragic destiny The transcendence of man to the dream of immortality has bred a quest for power like none before it empires spanning across thousands of stars will clash in the depths of space and on the worlds within Those who stand before the tides of war Villainess Love willingly or not The Significance of the Father in the Destiny of the Individual must face the fundamental choices that have been with man for tens of thousands of years Saint-Etienne en 100 dates unchanged since the memory of Earth was lostThis is EVE Haydn Symphonies (BBC Music Guides) The Empyrean Age A test of our convictions and the will to survive First off if you re reading this to get a better idea of the EVE universe which is based on an MMORPG , then this book is not a bad start I d suggest that you get familiar with the basic backstory of EVE first wormhole, the collapse of the EVE gate, etc , before fully diving in As for the book itself very well written Clean, sharp, and precise in my opinion While it didn t get into all of the meatiness of EVE that I would prefer, that s a sharp bias I have because I play the actua First off if you re reading this to get a better idea of the EVE universe which is based on an MMORPG , then this book is not a bad start I d suggest that you get familiar with the basic backstory of EVE first wormhole, the collapse of the EVE gate, etc , before fully diving in As for the book itself very well written Clean, sharp, and precise in my opinion While it didn t get into all of the meatiness of EVE that I would prefer, that s a sharp bias I have because I play the actual game, and don t we all want to see things that we can personally identify with I give it four stars instead of five because while the plot, character, and elements were all good, there were certain parts that felt underserved The Gallente side of the story is one such example There also wasn t enough, in my opinion, enough exploration of some of the major movers in the EVE universe, such as the Empress Jamyl, or Tibus Heth While I enjoyed seeing Otro Gariushi in action again, I feel he was the most developed character there but again, that s a bias because I play the game and I ve read all the EVE Chronicles on the website Another issue that they didn t go into, which I wish they had and they had a great opportunity to do so, were the issues around which some of the major EVE conflicts revolve around racial discrimination, slavery, prejudice, the ethics of being a capsuleer, the trials of being a ruler so many issues that could have been looked at indepth While I appreciate that this book is supposed to be science fiction, it is set in a realm that has so muchto offer To see what I mean, check out some of the Chronicles on the website some of them are simply amazing reads, and they have almost nothing to do with the science fiction nature of the setting I just hope that the next book, written by CCP Abraxas an employee of the company that makes runs the game , can delveinto such issues.The greatest science fiction is really writing about solid issues wrapped in a veneer of science, technology, and conflict Heinlein, Herbert, Dick, et al I liked the book a lot, I also play the game EVE Online MMORPG, the world setting which the stories takes place in I also think one needs to read up a bit on the world and its canon to really understand the whole story properly Playing the actual game makes it a biteasy as well.While I enjoyed the book a lot, there were moments when the writing wasn t really up to par and bits that seemed somehow unrelated Unrelated things madesense later on, when the events in the book connected I liked the book a lot, I also play the game EVE Online MMORPG, the world setting which the stories takes place in I also think one needs to read up a bit on the world and its canon to really understand the whole story properly Playing the actual game makes it a biteasy as well.While I enjoyed the book a lot, there were moments when the writing wasn t really up to par and bits that seemed somehow unrelated Unrelated things madesense later on, when the events in the book connected with events in the game this was well AFTER the book was released, during and after the Empyrean Age expansion of the game.The big achievement here, for me, was tying the book and the game canon together, so that they coincided with the big events within the world You saw the news and read of the cataclysmic events within the game world, then realized you had read what happened behind the scenes in the book Adding several layers of depth into the world and giving the stories in the book new meanings.Some free online reading, related to the world and canon of New Eden EVE Online Backstory EVE Exodus EVE Chronicles Short StoriesOne should also see the website Navi Menu on the left, EVE ONLINE BACKSTORY Races and Organizations for eveninformation Most important thing to get it out of the way as soon as possible this is a book based on a MMO game, Eve Online.Having said that, I must also mention that it s not half bad, unlike some other, um, book like products out there in the market Yes, it helps a lot to know the basic facts about Eve Online, Yes, the wording is sometimes coarse and hard on the eyes Despite that, I think the novel captures nicely the day to day events of Eve universum wars are made, plots are being schemed, unexp Most important thing to get it out of the way as soon as possible this is a book based on a MMO game, Eve Online.Having said that, I must also mention that it s not half bad, unlike some other, um, book like products out there in the market Yes, it helps a lot to know the basic facts about Eve Online, Yes, the wording is sometimes coarse and hard on the eyes Despite that, I think the novel captures nicely the day to day events of Eve universum wars are made, plots are being schemed, unexpected happens with surprising punctuality D I enjoyed that book gave me a lot of new information on how things work behind the scenes in Eve And as a book on its own, it s not horrible either The plotline is kind of cut at the end no definitive resolution but I believe it s deliberate after all, it s seldom in world full of politics that things end up for good Being sufficiently out of the loop, I had never heard of EVE Online, an apparently popular online game So I m not sure how the novel by the company s director of intellectual property relates to the game On its own merits, it s a well realized world with nicely complex politics The characters were distinctively drawn, although sometimes their backstories were pretty sketchy and occasionally their actions felt entirely subservient to plot, rather than character Overall, a ripping space oper Being sufficiently out of the loop, I had never heard of EVE Online, an apparently popular online game So I m not sure how the novel by the company s director of intellectual property relates to the game On its own merits, it s a well realized world with nicely complex politics The characters were distinctively drawn, although sometimes their backstories were pretty sketchy and occasionally their actions felt entirely subservient to plot, rather than character Overall, a ripping space opera yarn I really enjoyed reading this book and playing the game Tony Gonzales does a great job of drawing you into the EVE Online world and making you feel like you are adventuring just as you imagined when you were in the game blasting pirates and trading goods He captures the corporation and race struggle brilliantly Five stars.