The story centers on team interactions right after Daniel s e ascension and background on Lord Yu one of the most intriguing
Goa Uld From The Series uld from the series 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 seuel hinted at on the last page 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 What About Love depth only a book can give The author stayed true to the characters that rarely happens here 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 interestedespite only having time to read it in bite sized chunks rather than all at once like I normally would with a novel like this Disclaimer The author is a good friend of mine However I bought this book at full priceI first read this soon after it came out but it looks like I never recorded it or wrote a review Oops I Total Harmonic Distortion decided to read it again in preparation for the seuel THE DRIFTI ve heard the critiue that media tie in novels are basically just episodes of the show I like to offer FOUR DRAGONS as a counter to that critiue This novel is than just a random episode It s a feature length movie that expands upon the plot arc of the show Johnny Morris Reads More Bedtime Stories develops the characters creates characterepth that is Coltons Covert Baby difficult in the visual medium and gives us special effects that today s computers can onlyream of producingHowever 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 the show I got bored with the Goa uld after a at least until I realized exactly how bonkers Anubis backstory was For the most part the snakeheads were cheesy and two The Solitary Twist dimensional So it was awesome to read a book about a Goa uld System Lord withepth character motivation and history The book slowly reveals that Yu #S RELATIONSHIP WITH ANCIENT CHINA IS # relationship with ancient China is Cowboy Daddy (A Chair at the Hawkins Table different than that the Egyptian system lords had I also appreciate that the authoroes 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 DRIFTStylistically another major source of enjoyment I All Pepped Up (Pepper Jones, 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 too with Chinese and Jamaican charactersI ve read most of the official SG 1 novels and I ve read a metric ton of Stargate fanfic over the years Between bo. War gamesIt was meant to be a soft mission something to ease Doctor Daniel Jackson back into things after his time among the Ancients after all what could possibly go wrong on a simple survey of ancient Chinese ruins As it turns out a whole lotAfter accidentally activating a Goa’uld transport ring Daniel finds himself the prisoner of Lord Yu the capricious Goa’uld System Lord Meanwhile SG1’s efforts to rescue their friend are hampered by a representative of the Chinese government with an agenda of his own to follow and a ee.
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emperor The ambassador also insists team carry a Goa uld communications evice so that he can monitor the mission and ensure his ttyl (Internet Girls, demands are followed from the safety of headuarters Jack s irritation and subseuent mounting rebellion and sarcasm add to the story s background humor again and again But little by little the command staff at SG headuarters and the team in the field snuff out the complex layers of mystery surrounding the kidnapping until the final surprisingly philosophical answer is revealedAll 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 threeimensional 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 wordThe plot is sound Broken Heart (David Raker, deep and robust with a considered and logically satisfying ending that thankfully screams SEUEL Not all mysteries are solved with just enough leftangling 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 seuel in Antarctica A good premise but the story falls apart well before the end I found a book that I hate than Death Game Wow Just wow Reading this book causes me physical pain it is so idioticFirst the characterization isFAMOUS EMPEROR THE AMBASSADOR ALSO INSISTS
all over the place I can barely recognize them Daniel is wobbified to no end the rest fare only marginally betterThenover the place I can barely recognize them Daniel is wobbified to no end the rest fare only marginally betterThen characters are amazed at the photonic energy generator A The New Existentialism device to harvest the energy of photons My god can you imagine a contraption that absorbs light and produces energy in the process That is just completely unheard of My that would well be just bloody revolutionary sigh We had solar panels forecades It is still a technology that is constantly The Gentlemans Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, developing and improving but it s not that new that it needs such a complete amazementAlsoid you know that Lord Yu is from China I never would have guessed No other Goa uld have ever even visited Earth let alone interacted with humans and Roxelane dictated their cultures What will Io with myself at this revelation Look we have proof Not the pyramids no that would be too pedestrian we have a shiny necklace that we found in China with Yu s symbol on it The symbol that is used for his Jaffa The character The character that is part of aka the name of China in Chinese I am tired of faking the outrage Not that the Chinese origins of Lord Yu were ever in any oubt no matter how amazed the author seems to be by the fact but the proof of it was asinineWhat else The go tutorials are stupid Seeing Daniel bumbling through it made me want to curl in a corner and cry And the Chinese ambassador s ultimatum lacked even a modicum of any shred of sense And The author wanted to seem
clever but seemed to fail at basic research regarding the content I was seething with anger at the beginningbut seemed to fail at basic research regarding the content I was seething with anger at the beginning I just got tired just waiting for it to finish. Soners After a few ays the victim’s legs would become swollen In severe cases necrosis can happen to feet ankles and legs Usually the cages were set outdoors exposing the prisoner to the elementsIn Daniel’s case the cage was set just outside the oor to Yu’s throne roomSo much for scoping out an escape routeHe closed his eyes exhausted Other than a short nap in a cell on Yu’s mothership he hadn’t slept inDaniel wasn’t sure how long it’d been More importantly he had no idea if Jack Sam or Teal’c had any idea where he ,
Th sources FOUR DRAGONS easily makes my top ten Look the story itself wasn t too bad uite 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 Diana Dru Botsford is a master at visual storytelling Reading this book was just like watching an extended SG 1 episode I could see everything perfectly Not only that but she nails the voice of the SG 1 franchise The character ialogue was so spot on that I could hear the actors voices in my head saying the lines If you re looking for an authentic SG 1 experience this book is itThis is set in the seventh season a favorite of mine in an especially poignant time for team Healing Hearts (Hill Creek Texas, dynamics with Daniel s recent return from Ascension laying the backdrop The authorelves Unbreakable Bond The Missing Twin deep into the characters psyches and really explores the relationship between Daniel and Jack and the strong emotions Jack has for each of his team membersSheoes a great job of balancing edge of your seat action with character Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy, driven storytelling and creates something greater than the sum of its parts This book is a MUST for any SG 1 fans Highly recommended After spending than aecade 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 rag 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 compellingSo 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 intricaciestotal loss while reading but the intricacies she oubtless crafted into this
Work Very Likely Escapedvery likely escaped More importantly I never felt lost The characters particularly Sam s blissful technobabble guided me through the plotline s scientific and philosophical Reign of Madness (Kings Dark Tidings, depths without missteps Casual viewers of the series should not consider themselves underualified to enjoy Four DragonsIn the earlyays of the seventh season Daniel has just returned from his ascended state and is etermined to resume his Place On The SG1 Team on the SG1 team Jack isn t so certain and he s just as etermined to sort out his teammember s status on his own terms At the site of a new archeological Rumah Mungil di Lereng Bukit 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 thanig 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 themAs 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. P secret to hide But Colonel Jack O’Neill is in no mood for Sheikh Without a Heart delay He’ll go to any lengths to get Daniel back even if it means ignoring protocol and taking matters into his own hands FOUR DRAGONSUnable to stand unable to sit Daniel hung from handcuffs latched to the top and side of a barely four foot high cage He tried to shift his weight crouching in an awkward position thatid little to stop the aches in his shoulders and thighs He’d heard about cages like this one Communist China allegedly used them to torture political pri.