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Atlas 3

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Atlas 3 Isaac Hooke   Quick View: A worthy and satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable space marine series.   Publisher’s summary: The ATLAS mechanized battle suits are the pinnacle of military technology, boasting awesome destructive power—but what is behind the armor is only human. Rade Galaal, elite soldier and ATLAS operator, has been tested—and broken—by savage battles and devastating losses. Now, an old enemy poses a new threat. The vile insectile aliens that once threatened Earth have regrouped to engineer a new apocalyptic assault on mankind, and the ATLAS mechs are called to defend the very survival of the human race. On the desolate, far-flung moons of Tau Ceti II, there will come a reckoning. Earth’s adversaries are legion, and the planet’s soldiers—for all of their rigorous training and amazing ordnance—are only flesh and blood. But they possess a defiant will to survive. Will Rade find the strength to reforge his shattered spirit and defeat the alien onslaught before all is lost?   Full Review: As much as I enjoyed Atlas 2, it’s a story about struggle and survival, with an almost completely dire ending. Atlas 3 on the other hand is a story of action, and plans to defeat the invading aliens. It’s also a story with a very satisfying ending. From Shaw working with Azen and his rebel phants, to Rade and Tahoe’s separate missions targeting different alien strongholds, this time around we’re treated to three different points of view. As good as it should have been, I couldn’t help but find Rade and Tahoe’s missions draw out, and occasionally skimmed a page here and there as many of the encounters seemed like just more of thee same. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy Atlas 3, I very much did. But I would say to me it seemed like the most repetitive of the series, and that’s why I gave it a slightly lower score. However, if you’ve read Atlas 1 and 2, I highly recommend reading Atlas 3 as it wraps of the story in a worthly and satisfying way. [stsig] [ques] [aff]

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