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The Spoils of War[Reading] ➻ The Spoils of War ➱ Alan Dean Foster – Varanus.us The Weave was on the verge of winning a decisive victory after a milennia of war, thanks to their new allies from earth But then the birdlike Wais scholar Lalelang found evidence that Humans might not The Weave was on the verge of winning a decisive victory after a milennia of war, thanks to their new allies from earth But then the birdlike Wais scholar Lalelang found evidence that Humans might not adapt well to peace Researching further, she uncovered a secret group of telepathic Humans called the Core, who were on the verge of starting another war, and then eliminating Lalelang At The Spoils PDF/EPUB or the last moment, she was saved by a lone Core commander He took a chance on her intelligence and compassion, and gambled the fate of Humanity on the possibility that together, they could find an alternative to a galaxy wide bloodbath.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • The Spoils of War
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • English
  • 08 February 2017
  • 0345375769

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  1. says:

    Warning spoilers embedded in the review.Well it was an okay book, not a bad read, but there were issues Note that this is the third book of a series, of which at this writing I have not yet read much less have found the first two.It starts out all nice and good as we are introduced to Lalelelang, a researcher of the bird like Wais, who are members of a collection of interstellarly connected races called The Weave Her specialty humans Now, for the Weave, combat, violence, etc, is pretty fo Warning spoilers embedded in the review.Well it was an okay book, not a bad read, but there were issues Note that this is the third book of a series, of which at this writing I have not yet read much less have found the first two.It starts out all nice and good as we are introduced to Lalelelang, a researcher of the bird like Wais, who are members of a collection of interstellarly connected races called The Weave Her specialty humans Now, for the Weave, combat, violence, etc, is pretty foreign to them and for many races simply seeing acts of violence much less committing them, even in time of war has debilitating effects Lalelelang, specializing in humans for study, has developed mental and physiological techniqus For humans, not so much So when the Weave was being set upon by another race called the Amplitur, who have the telepathic power of suggestion , able to just utter some words at members of another race and basically take them over , the Weave recruit the humans to do their fighting for them, to beat off the Amplitur At which the humans, along with one or two of the Weave who can barely stomach violence, manage to do after centuries of war.Now, it turns out that the humans are immune to the suggestive powers of the Amplitur no one of the Weave has telepathic abilities, which is why they were collectively afraid of the Amplitur see below on the Lepar And making a long side story short, have acquired the capability to suggest as well, due to a mis adventure the Amplitur attempted with humans early on This sets up the secret Core group, a society of humans who have telepathic powers they can communicate with one another and can suggest to other races such as you should jump off a very tall cliff with a rocky landing suggestion, and the member of the race so suggested will attempt to do just that post haste The humans keep their telepathic capabilities secret from the Weave, but ultimately Lalelelang discovers it, and the Core.That s where our human Core commander, so noted in the story background, comes in Nevan Straat ien enters the story a few chapters in, after we ve established Lalelelang s character and role in the story He is a commander in the human forces, and does battle with slave races of the Amplitur He is also, as we find out later, very highly ranked in the Core, and a strong telepath with strong suggestive powers He uses them infrequently, and at least once to save his and Lalelelang s life to the detriment of the being who was about to kill them Parts of his character are reasonably developed, but other parts of it are.flat, 1 dimensional, lacking There is a girl, but his interactions with her seem so very contrived in the story it would have been far better if Foster had just left that facet of Nevan out of the story Nothing would have been lost The background story basically has the humans kicking the tar out of the Amplitur and their subjugated races, and suddenly the war is over by the middle of the book The rest of the background story is the fallout and aftermath of the war and how the different races handle it.We are introduced to a number of other characters along the way, who seem to have some import to the storyline then suddenly vanish Kinda disconcerting So the bulk of the book centers around Nevan and Lalelelang However, suddenly near the end Nevan becomes a secondary character casualty, as he is killed off camera by one of the lowliest of the Weave races after he, Nevan, averts an Amplitur plot to subvert the humans to the Amplitur cause This lowliest of creatures, a Lepar, is the menial immigrant style laborer of the Weave but they are apparently immune to suggestion, and can actually SEE telepathic energies, particularly when they are being used They still abhor violence themselves and get incapacitatingly sick when they have to resort to it, but somehow one of these little Lepar manages to get the drop on combat veteran officer and battle tested Nevan after Nevan has taken care of the Amplitur to which the Lepar witnessed, and Nevan belatedly realized And then Lalelelang is able to get the drop on the same Lepar Seemed a LEETLE bit of a stretch for me to hold In the endLepar attempt to assassinate Lalelelang, but Lalelelang has brought members of the Core to her side, and manages to broker a deal between the humans well, the Core and the Lepar so the two sides can watch over humanity and the Weave and the Amplitur in the decades centuries to come And Lalelelang goes back to her research and the story ends I would have liked to have seen readabout Nevan and his exploits, and readdirectly the accounting of his death rather than have it told second hand by the Lepar who killed him I would have liked to have learnedof some of the other characters we were introduced to during the course of events of the story, but every one of them who proved to be potentially interesting was dropped from the storyline like a hot potato It was.unsatisfying.All THAT said, it wasn t a bad read otherwise I enjoyed it, despite my misgivings noted above


  2. says:

    Mini Review 4.5 Stars for Narration by Michael Nara4 Stars for Concepts3.5 Stars for CharactersThe Damned trilogy is about how contact with aliens would impact humanity I rated the first book 3 Stars the aliens were too relatable as alternate humans vs aliens A tangent of that is how a lot of readers may not enjoy a story that they cannot relate to in some fashion It takes work to create an alien, make them act alien and still humanize them enough to make it easy to process Now that I ve Mini Review 4.5 Stars for Narration by Michael Nara4 Stars for Concepts3.5 Stars for CharactersThe Damned trilogy is about how contact with aliens would impact humanity I rated the first book 3 Stars the aliens were too relatable as alternate humans vs aliens A tangent of that is how a lot of readers may not enjoy a story that they cannot relate to in some fashion It takes work to create an alien, make them act alien and still humanize them enough to make it easy to process Now that I ve reached the end of the trilogy, I m a bit sad that it s over because the potential to explorewithin this world are abundant Yet, at the same time, I m cool with this batch of exploration and adventure ending here.Psychology warfare go hand in hand Understanding the enemy can lead to better strategy and conquest The premise of the trilogy is that humans are barbaric species that always turn to violent acts over less aggressive options The series does a great job of showing both sides of the coin Two thumbs up for the variety of interesting alien human characters The False Mirror 2 and The Spoils of War 3 were great, because they were a deep dive into alien cultures and the twists of galactic politics The stories are weaker when the narrative goes into a expository prose vs character based narration.I m glad I didn t have a lot of preconceived notions or expectations before I read this series because it allowed me to beopen for what was developed within the pages The trilogy was a nice mix of galactic politics, sociology and glimpses of how individuals can change the outcome


  3. says:

    A very satisfying trilogy Each book builds on the story while being different stories and different character focuses.


  4. says:

    This book can be summed up with Get off my lawn I liked the trilogy, but the ending was definitely the highlight It gave closure to many points, plus it fleshed out the other species I enjoyed Lal s arc significantly She was written better than any other character including Ranji from book two I would have likedaction sequences, but the revelations in this book made up for their absences.


  5. says:

    As I remarked in my reviews for the previous books, I m really here to get into the aliens heads So I really enjoyed Lalelelang s perspective Was then rather disappointed when Nevan was introduced because I didn t want another boring cookie cutter human soldier.I enjoyed the various plots that came out of the woodwork among the weave species as the war effort wound down I enjoyed the twist with the Turlog but was kind of annoyed that after the reveal the aftermath was taken care of offscreen As I remarked in my reviews for the previous books, I m really here to get into the aliens heads So I really enjoyed Lalelelang s perspective Was then rather disappointed when Nevan was introduced because I didn t want another boring cookie cutter human soldier.I enjoyed the various plots that came out of the woodwork among the weave species as the war effort wound down I enjoyed the twist with the Turlog but was kind of annoyed that after the reveal the aftermath was taken care of offscreen and never bothered our heroes again.Also something which bothered me with the previous book continued to bother me here the Core don t ever seem troubled by the moral implications of using their powers on others, even though the Amplitur are considered monsters for doing so It s rather strange.The series overall was fairly enjoyable, gave me a bit to think about, but contained a few too many drawbacks to be considered truly outstanding


  6. says:

    Definitely the best of the trilogy, probably because of the non human protagonist and the way each book builds on the previous without rehashing the plot or reusing characters, but also because at one point, the story actually surprised me in that way good stories do the turn is so obvious when you read it, but you didn t think of it until it happened because you just assumed it wouldn t happen.The writing is a little too pulpy for my tastes, but great world building, and the best character deve Definitely the best of the trilogy, probably because of the non human protagonist and the way each book builds on the previous without rehashing the plot or reusing characters, but also because at one point, the story actually surprised me in that way good stories do the turn is so obvious when you read it, but you didn t think of it until it happened because you just assumed it wouldn t happen.The writing is a little too pulpy for my tastes, but great world building, and the best character development of all three I m happy to forgive almost anything if I get creative world building


  7. says:

    I m not even sure how to feel having finished the series I feel like there could be so manystories in here, so manythings to tell, and yetthere are not Truly I enjoyed every step through this series and hope that others enjoy it as much as I did.


  8. says:

    What happens when you win a war What do you do with soldiers acclimated to violence when the rest of your society is not In his concluding volume of the series, Alan Dean Foster s focus is not on the climactic march to victory over the Amplitur, as you would ordinarily expect to be the case in a trilogy focused on an interstellar war.It is instead on the problem of re integrating the veterans of the war and the too primitive violent humans into a society that is at best uneasy with them What happens when you win a war What do you do with soldiers acclimated to violence when the rest of your society is not In his concluding volume of the series, Alan Dean Foster s focus is not on the climactic march to victory over the Amplitur, as you would ordinarily expect to be the case in a trilogy focused on an interstellar war.It is instead on the problem of re integrating the veterans of the war and the too primitive violent humans into a society that is at best uneasy with them Can the diverse confederation of species that make up the good guys overcome the forces of racism, violence, and the danger of a possible human coup It s a gripping finale to a series that stays interesting from page one to the conclusion, and while it provides an emotionally satisfactory conclusion, it doesn t do so the easy way, by just saying Yay The good guys win and everybody lives happily ever after It s been a decade or so since I last read through this series and in spite of that, I remember a great deal of it quite vividly, which is unusual given the number of books I ve read Ordinarily, I have trouble remembering whether or not I read a book, let alone what was in it this is a memorable work


  9. says:

    I finished the series and felt about this book the way I felt about the other two I keep wishing for better, or forI can really only recommend this series if you re looking for something very different and specifically, where humanity just kicks the snot out of everything else The scenario is a fun one and I ve yet to find anything that explores it better But it is lacking Characters are paper thin and there s a lot of plot twists that come from nowhere I don t mind a plot twist or t I finished the series and felt about this book the way I felt about the other two I keep wishing for better, or forI can really only recommend this series if you re looking for something very different and specifically, where humanity just kicks the snot out of everything else The scenario is a fun one and I ve yet to find anything that explores it better But it is lacking Characters are paper thin and there s a lot of plot twists that come from nowhere I don t mind a plot twist or two, but it s better when I can see that it was hinted at all along and not just a deus ex machina device to pull the heroes out of an unwinnable situation I ll say this much, I m looking forbooks that explore this type of story, but I m not looking for anyDean Alan Foster books


  10. says:

    This is still a good read, but we had to come up with a way to tie the story up and I found it a little less than what it might have been Still, it s enjoyable The story here seems almost a little hurried to me he got to the end, he knew what the end was how the plot was going to be tied up and got it down Don t get me wrong, it s not a bad book, it s still based on a good idea, a good read and to use the word I used for the the others, fun It just slid a bit and as the second wasn t qu This is still a good read, but we had to come up with a way to tie the story up and I found it a little less than what it might have been Still, it s enjoyable The story here seems almost a little hurried to me he got to the end, he knew what the end was how the plot was going to be tied up and got it down Don t get me wrong, it s not a bad book, it s still based on a good idea, a good read and to use the word I used for the the others, fun It just slid a bit and as the second wasn t quite as good as the first, this one isn t quite up to the second It s still good and the trilogy is worth the read.Another good thingFoster managed to hold his trilogy , to three books

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