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Friday, December 1, 2006

Law of Survival

Law of Survival by Kristine Smith

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

April 13, 2002

Kristine Smith's previous book in this series, "Rules of Conflict" was dull and ultimately pointless, but she seems to turn it around with "Law of Survival". Don't get me wrong, this book is no non-stop thrill ride, but there are a handful of scenes with emotional drama and action, which is a handful more than the previous book.

The problem that is noticeable in the two prior books in this series is that the plot development is so slow, that it is difficult to tell if anything is happening at all. To digress for a moment, it's much like when I read the first few books of the "Star Wars: New Jedi Order" series. I could sense that there was some kind of master plan, but the master plan unravelled so slowly that I ultimately lost patience with it. The same thing is likely to happen with Smith's books.

However, there were some important developments in this book. Jani Kilian coming to terms with her half-alien/half-human status is the most notable of these. That being said, I think it's a good sign that some of the grandiose things that are supposed to happen soon will.

I don't think any of Smith's books are great, but they are not terrible either. If you enjoyed (or at least tolerated) the previous two books, then I recommend you purchase "Law of Survival".

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