This week I’m bringing you reviews of 7 books linked with the Stargate TV series.
I fell in love with the series back in 1994 when hubby and I were in New York. We decided to go to the movies one afternoon, not having heard of any of the films on offer, we randomly chose the fist original Stargate Movie, when the series eventually aired in the UK we couldn’t wait to watch and I went on to get all the season box-sets and films so that I could watch them over and over.
With companion books to the series now available, I can now indulge in more from my favourite TV characters. I originally bought my first companion books for my hubby, but couldn’t resist reading them myself, even if it did take a year to get through my TBR pile before I could reach them, perhaps the wait was meant to be.
I recently reviewed Sunrise, posting my review and even making a YouTube video about the book which I had enjoyed so much, that when Stargate Novels contacted me about reviewing some more of their books, I jumped at the chance, this week will be a mix of books jumping all around the Stargate Seasons, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did reading them.
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Hostile Ground by Sally Malcolm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hostile Ground Apocalypse 1 is a companion book to the Stargate SG-1 TV series and is set after the TV episode called Stargate SG-1: One Hundred Days, for fans who like to ground themselves in the story timelines.
SG-1 are on a mission, they are under heavy attack, Daniel has been seriously wounded and they are under heavy fire as they throw themselves through the gate radioing for immediate medical assistance. However when the gate shuts, they are not at the SGC they are on a cold lifeless planet with a war-torn gate, no DHD and a landscape which looks like an apocalypse struck.
They urgently need to get home for two reasons, Daniel’s severe wound and the secret secondary mission that Jack O’Neill is running. There is a rogue mole in the SGC one tipping the balance of peace for Earth with her current allies the Tollan and the Asgard and Jack is the only one the aliens trust to find the truth.
As time runs out the team try to find signs of civilisation and help. They run into a primitive people with advanced weapons who speak of flesh eating snatchers, and rumours of a resistance. SG-1 head off in search of a dangerous enemy but one who might hold the key to opening the stargate.
An aerial dogfight reveals to SG-1 that the Goa’uld are fighting the snatchers, but SG-1’s choice to help one of these creatures lands them in real hot water. They witness the eating habits of their new captors whilst held in their ship, only just managing to escape.
Their only hope now lies with the illusive Dix, rumoured to be first prime of Hecate, a minor system Lord. Should they trust the enemy?
Back at the SGC, with SG-1 missing, the alien alliances break down, the Asgard withdraw their protection and the mighty Goa’uld plan to over-run planet Earth.
Wow! So much going on and all very believable, love the appearance of Maybourne, he can always be relied upon to stir things up. I could just imagine the on-screen characters acting and talking in exactly the way they are portrayed in this book. Fans of the series will soon recognise the flesh eating zombies, I for one was ready to shout at them from the side-lines about who they were. This book ends on a cliff-hanger just like some of the TV series, but luckily I have the next book lined up so I don’t have to wait a week for the story to be continued…..(continue the story yourself in “Exile”)
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One of the reasons I love Stargate is the great dialogue, here are two short lines. The First from Emancipation.
Teal’c: “What is an Oprah?”
The second from Prisoners.
Jack O’Neill: Teal’c? Look scary and take point.
I’m ending today with a discussion….If you could spend the day with Jack O’Neill what would you like to do or ask?
I think I’d like a few lessons in self defence and stealth approach to a dangerous situation and then I’d enjoy chatting to him over a long lunch and listening to his many tales, or we could just hang out fishing in Minnesota.
How would you spend a day with Jack?