Broken Angels

A Takeshi Kovacs Novel

Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages

English language

Published Oct. 30, 2007 by Del Rey.

ISBN:
9780345457721
OCLC Number:
150337012

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4 stars (10 reviews)

Welcome back to the brash, brutal new world of the twenty-fifth century: where global politics isn't just for planet Earth anymore; and where death is just a break in the action, thanks to the techno-miracle that can preserve human consciousness and download it into one new body after another. Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more . . . trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire, and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.But when it comes to taking sides, the only one Kovacs is ever really on is his own. So when a rogue pilot and a sleazy corporate fat cat offer him a lucrative role in a treacherous treasure hunt, he's only too happy to go AWOL with a band of resurrected soldiers of fortune. All that stands between them and the ancient alien spacecraft …

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Review of 'Broken Angels' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

I thought this book had a totally different tone than the first one. It totally feels like military sci-fi. The pace is kinda slow until half of the book and then it's action-packed till the end. There is a lot of worldbuilding when Takeshi remembers his childhood and the wars he has fought in. There is an interesting group of characters that are put together to fulfill a mission. Alien ruins, old artifacts, soldiers, war, archeology, mental illness.

Review of 'Broken angels' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Like isn't the right word. The book was interesting and engaging in a way I don't usually find, but where in the first of the series, I found some sympathy with the various characters, this time around... not so much. An understanding of the whys and wherefores, certainly. Some lovely pacing, and even better world building. But not a lot of like.

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Subjects

  • Science Fiction And Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Espionage / Thriller
  • Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction - High Tech
  • Thrillers
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / High Tech
  • Espionage/Intrigue
  • War & Military