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View Poll Results: Rate Storming Heaven.
Outstanding 59 69.41%
Above Average 23 27.06%
Average 2 2.35%
Below Average 0 0%
Poor 1 1.18%
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Old April 8 2012, 06:56 PM   #106
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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I've just been informed that there's been a delay in shipping me my copy of Storming Heaven. Evidently they had a lot of orders. I hope it'll be sent my way soon.
This is when a kindle comes in handy Nice to know the book is doing well.

What is your best selling book of all time Dave?
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Old April 8 2012, 07:44 PM   #107
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^ Probably book one of the Destiny trilogy, though all three volumes have done very well over the last three years.
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Old April 8 2012, 08:29 PM   #108
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Wow.

Just... wow.

Words fail me honestly. SUCH a incredible ending, it really lived up to the high quality of the rest of the series. Great book. I also hope we'll see more stories with these characters.
I don't know if any of the Vanguard characters appear in it, but Dayton Ward has announced that his upcoming e-book, In Tempest's Wake does tie into the Vanguard story.
I don't much like ebooks, but I may have to break down and buy it.
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Old April 8 2012, 09:23 PM   #109
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I've just been informed that there's been a delay in shipping me my copy of Storming Heaven. Evidently they had a lot of orders. I hope it'll be sent my way soon.
Yep - and had mine on order since October - thanks Amazon !
I ordered my copy through The Book Depository about a month ago, got it on the 27th March and finished it on Monday/Tuesday just gone.

I thought it was brilliant, most of what I would have to say has been said, although, I loved the Firefly/Serenity reference/shout out towards the end.
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Old April 9 2012, 12:03 AM   #110
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I loved the Firefly/Serenity reference/shout out towards the end.
Refresh my memory, please?
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Old April 9 2012, 04:25 PM   #111
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

*amused*

Is it wrong that Quinn kinda reminds me of Wolverine at times?
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Old April 9 2012, 07:57 PM   #112
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^ In what way? Tortured by lost loves? Drunken mess? Because he sure lacks the fighting ability and healing factor...
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Old April 9 2012, 08:02 PM   #113
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I loved the Firefly/Serenity reference/shout out towards the end.
Refresh my memory, please?
I think it's when:


Edit: Whoops, thats so long as we're still on the Destiny novel discussion up-page, if not then ignore.
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Old April 9 2012, 08:03 PM   #114
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

^ Wrong series — that's the Destiny trilogy. We're talking about Storming Heaven, the last book in the Vanguard series.
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Old April 9 2012, 08:04 PM   #115
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I realise now, was just reading a couple of the Destony comments further up the page and got confused, sorry.
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Old April 9 2012, 08:07 PM   #116
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Oh man..... I see this topic growing and growing, and my copy still hasn't arrived. I started reading Vanguard a year ago. I've actually read the series twice. And now I'm still waiting for the last book to arrive! I can't take it anymore!!!
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Old April 9 2012, 08:09 PM   #117
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^ In what way? Tortured by lost loves? Drunken mess? Because he sure lacks the fighting ability and healing factor...
He DID kick some ass when Bridy was alive.
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Old April 9 2012, 08:15 PM   #118
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

A lot of his personality and character. And I admit, when Quinn called T'Prynn Darlin'. *lol*
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Old April 9 2012, 08:16 PM   #119
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Well, that was mostly just Quinn channeling his inner Billy Bob Thornton.
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Old April 9 2012, 11:45 PM   #120
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Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I'd like to echo the sentiments of pretty much everyone by saying WOW. That was a fitting ending to an incredible epic - one worthy of mainstream science fiction series from the likes of Weber, Niven, Hamilton, Bujold, etc.

In addition to the scenes previously mentioned, I also the nice foreshadowing of the Battle of Narendra III, with Gorkon telling Jetanien that when the Federation performs an act of honor no Klingon could ignore, there would be peace between them. I assume it was Narendra III since even Khitomer didn't solve all the problems.

I also liked the "It's the Enterprise" scenes. The one with the Klingons made me smile but the one aboard the Endeavor was even sweeter with Kirk arriving in literally the nick of time but not overshadowing the real heroes, the characters we've grown to love over the last seven years.

I voted outstanding and I hope that one day we will see another series of a similar caliber from the current pantheon of great writers.
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