Pirates

From the seemingly unneeded prologue which was heavily touched by fantasy I wasn t sure if I had the right book in my hands No seriously I thought I purchased the wrong one But as I read further

From the seemingly-unneeded prologue, which was heavily touched by fantasy, I wasn't sure if I had the right book in my hands. No seriously, I thought I purchased the wrong one. But as I read further, I was reassured that I had the right book. Yes indeed. It was fast-paced, full of interesting characters I wanted to know more about, creatively descriptive and VERY descriptive (I'll touch on this further down), and a few scenes that left me wondering. The way Willen painted spaceship's and interiors, weapons and all sorts of equipment, as well as characters of so many races, I think is what really put a smile on my face. I'm a sucker for creative descriptions and Willen has deftly weaved them into these pages.This was another book of good vs evil. The heroes and good characters were likeable, realistic, witty at times, each with their own goals, dark pasts etc. I didn't grow as attached to Alec in the beginning, but I grew fonder of him as the story neared its end. Alexa and Nina I liked from early on, and Hadrian held my interest. The bad guys! Now, Zuzack would make Satan himself recoil in a corner and wish this is all a nightmare. Can't remember the last time I hated someone like this. Hughes, too, but he was just slimy. Piracy at its best and worst were mostly due to the actions and dialogue of criminals like Zuzack and Hughes, and the overall cutthroat culture was insightful-to say the least.The dialogue was realistic, and it flowed well. I think it carried the plot nicely, so I'll not dwell on this: Most dialogue scenes were a breeze and some were more elaborate than others. The scenes! Now. Violence was probably 30% of this book. Maybe more. "Descriptive violence" doesn't quite cut it if you're trying to... well... describe it. Some was a bit too much for me, but that's all about preference. Some readers like it more than others. As a writer, if I wanted to make a violent space opera, then I think it's the right amount. In the end, you can't really describe a pirate ship and their wrongdoings without having violence of this magnitude and quality in the mix. As for the more carnal scenes: I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey, and to be honest, now I don't think I'll ever need to - whatever shade it comes in. I'll just leave it at that.The story's tune is a brutal one, and I think it pairs well when piracy and royalty clash in space battles (oh yes, I did like the contrast between pirates and the sovereign high-class families and their military power). And there are characters within that I feel for and want the best for them, to one day find their utopia. And I reached the end of the book feeling that having evil around is probably necessary and natural. What is good if there's no evil to challenge it? I recommend this book to those who like space opera with a touch of mystery, but not for the faint-hearted. However, it was fun dipping my toe in darker waters. A great novel, Mr Erik Martin Willen.Good Pirates Creat Erik Martin Willén am Kindle An epic space adventure that holds danger at every turn The human cadets on the interstellar transport, Bright Star, are heading home after eight long years of military trainingbut things don t go according to plan After a bloody battle with a group of space pirates, the Bright Star and its survivors are taken prisoner with the intent of selling them into slaveryAn epic space adventure that holds danger at every turn The human cadets on the interstellar transport, Bright Star, are heading home after eight long years of military trainingbut things don t go according to plan After a bloody battle with a group of space pirates, the Bright Star and its survivors are taken prisoner with the intent of selling them into slaveryor worse Cadet Alec Horn, along with the captain of the Bright Star escape, taking an emperor s ransom in loot with them Together they set out on a dangerous adventure to rescue their friends and comrades But can they succeed without bringing forth a war that will bring death and destruction across the universe. Erik Martin Will n has been creating science fiction worlds since he was a young boy, including working with a friend on a short lived comic book version of Nastragull Erik loves creating worlds of epic proportion and exploring those worlds in the stories he creates Erik currently lives in a small village in south Sweden where he is working on the next Nastragull novel, the first in a new series called Vixens, and is anticipating the release of his first suspense novel, The Lumberjack which releases in 2018 on Valentine s Day.. Good Ebook Pirates OMG - space opera at its best!! Pirates: nasty, horrid, depraved SOBs! Aliens of every shape/form/animal/whatever: intriguing, vile, sly SOBs! Federations and Coalitions: slimy, conniving, fanatical SOBs! Hero: young, but strong; determined and righteous; honourable and easily seduced :) Heroine: abusive past, vicious 'adoptive' father (OMG, just thinking about Zuzack turns my stomach!); intelligent and sexy. Just what all H/H's need to be!!This is one fast-moving story, deliciously filled with any sort of depravity (if you like 'those' things); some blood-curdling, gut-evisceration fighting; some really evil baddies, as well as some not-so-evil goodies; some people one could really truly HATE (like Hughes, ugh!), and some who you can't help but love (Nina, awwwee). Poor Alec and Alexa go through so many bad things, one almost gives up hope - but incredibly they survive (I guess that's the whole point of the story of course :) since they're there to fulfil a prophesy or something).So, don't touch this if you dislike bloody, gory violence or gut-destroying torture or detailed sexual depravities - they're all there! And I completely and utterly LOVED it!!A note of caution: the prologue may seem completely superfluous (as a little bit of injected fantasy), but there are some 'voices' heard by Alec and Alexa which, on occasion, direct their actions. It's all part of an overall plot (I think!) which we'll be introduced to a little at a time (a good ploy for a series).Oh, and the last chapter or two had so much happening, with many new characters, that I nearly (!) got lost; but there is a twist there at the end - leaving me puzzled, bemused, a WTH sigh, and a DAMMIT I WANT THE NEXT ONE NOW!!!!(And - thank you!! to Erik himself who brought this to my notice!!)
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  1. Erik Martin Will n has been creating science fiction worlds since he was a young boy, including working with a friend on a short lived comic book version of Nastragull Erik loves creating worlds of epic proportion and exploring those worlds in the stories he creates Erik currently lives in a small village in south Sweden where he is working on the next Nastragull novel, the first in a new series called Vixens, and is anticipating the release of his first suspense novel, The Lumberjack which releases in 2018 on Valentine s Day.

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  1. OMG space opera at its best Pirates nasty, horrid, depraved SOBs Aliens of every shape form animal whatever intriguing, vile, sly SOBs Federations and Coalitions slimy, conniving, fanatical SOBs Hero young, but strong determined and righteous honourable and easily seduced Heroine abusive past, vicious adoptive father OMG, just thinking about Zuzack turns my stomach intelligent and sexy Just what all H H s need to be This is one fast moving story, deliciously filled with any sort of depravity if [...]


  2. Action lovers, SciFi enthusiasts, mythology mages this is for you And even for general fiction readers This is good literature pretending to only be entertainment Good literature can be a chore to like Nastragull is the cure for your boredom Don t let this masterful work pass you by Willen has done this right


  3. From the seemingly unneeded prologue, which was heavily touched by fantasy, I wasn t sure if I had the right book in my hands No seriously, I thought I purchased the wrong one But as I read further, I was reassured that I had the right book Yes indeed It was fast paced, full of interesting characters I wanted to know about, creatively descriptive and VERY descriptive I ll touch on this further down , and a few scenes that left me wondering The way Willen painted spaceship s and interiors, weapo [...]


  4. This first part of an epic Star Wars type of production is very entertaining, often gripping, and well written It is also easy reading, which isn t necessarily the same thing The characters are strong, and the main ones are easily identifiable and very memorable.There is only one thing wrong, and that is my reason for only giving the book four stars In the mix are a couple of chapters of unnecessarily graphic sexual and sadistic activity This may be considered a rather starchy view, but it is t [...]


  5. Take Star Wars, add the motley crew from Pirates of the Caribbean, liberally sprinkle with intergalactic species of all imaginable kinds, throw in chunks of robust sex scenes, torture, hand to hand fights and daring escapes, then stir in vengeance and cook at gas mark 5 until something is ready to explode.The Prologue leads you gently into this book with a father telling his son and daughter a bedtime story, but all is not what it seems.Chapter 1 starts your journey into a tale which builds up t [...]


  6. Nastragull is the story of pirate Alexa, and military cadet Alec who is captured by her captain along with his friends.The story strikes a dark and remorselessly brutal tone right from the start, which fits very well with the main cast of characters being blood thirsty pirates It s a graphic and gut wrenching tale of the depravities and brutality visited upon the helpless slaves of these truly evil, twisted pirates There is a ray of hope within all of this darkness however, with Alexa s dream of [...]


  7. Nastragull Part 1 Pirates by Erik Martin Willen is an exciting and thrilling science fiction adventure From the first page to the last it kept a firm grasp on my attention, making it hard to put down.The story line was well developed and easy to follow The fast paced action kept me wondering what was going to happen next With each new twist you just kept saying wow I love a good space opera and this is one.The characters were easy to identify with and were very believable Each of the main charac [...]


  8. The first chapter starts with a fantasy episode involving dragons and a huge battle And that s all we see of those players.The rest of the story is pure hard science fiction involving pirates, captured military rookies, and a couple of space empires.This story isn t for the feint of heart It s raw and cruel at times Vicious aliens, cruel slavery, torture, casual rape, all the things associated with true piracy unlike the sanitized stuff we see in movies and TV Even the good guys are less than pe [...]


  9. NASTRAGULL, THE SERIES part 1 How it all startedMy name is Erik Martin Will n, a first time author from Sweden who loves books and loves writing even .I recently published an original science fiction novel titled NASTRAGULL Pirates, the first book in a projected series that combines the non stop high tech adventure of Star Wars with the awe inspiring, complex cultural backdrop of Dune with quite a bit of Quentin Tarantino thrown in for good measure This action packed novel includes elements of m [...]


  10. NASTRAGULL, THE SERIES part 1 How it all startedMy name is Erik Martin Will n, a first time author from Sweden who loves books and loves writing even .I recently published an original science fiction novel titled NASTRAGULL Pirates, the first book in a projected series that combines the non stop high tech adventure of Star Wars with the awe inspiring, complex cultural backdrop of Dune with quite a bit of Quentin Tarantino thrown in for good measure This action packed novel includes elements of m [...]


  11. Dnf d at 20% I have no problems with gratuitous violence but this seemed to be nothing but action, with little narrative to soften the ever increasing mega angst that had me cringing at times, although there were long and unnecessary descriptions of clothing The writing is terse and lacks any sense of flow and I simply did not care about any of the characters.


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