A MATTER OF HONOR by @Sally_Malcolm #SciFi @StargateNovels #StargateSG-1 #Stargate #Fridayreads

Stargate Week

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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A Matter of Honor (Stargate SG-1, #3)A Matter of Honor by Sally Malcolm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Matter Of Honor is a companion book to the TV series Stargate SG-1, it is book #1 in a two book storyline. It opens with Colonel Jack O’Neill attending a memorial service for members of an SG team who were “killed in action”. That is the official line, however the truth is they are trapped after a sun imploded causing a black hole and contracting time. Jack is filled with guilt as his “Nobody gets left behind” policy failed these people.

The storyline then moves to the SGC. Senator Kinsey insists on sending a man from his political team to handle treaty negotiations on planet P4X-481 with the Kinahhi. Distrustful of Kinsey’s reasons, Hammond sends SG-1 to escort Ambassador Crawford.

Jack immediately irritates Crawford and old feuds between the military and civilian interference surface, with Crawford determined to seek revenge. There is extremely tight security from the Kinahhi people, they hint at trouble. However they do show advanced technology. Jack and Sam are particularly interested in their anti-gravity systems. Could this be a way to save Boyd and his team from the black hole disaster?

Unfortunately with Crawford in charge of negotiations the anti-gravity technology is not on offer. The team get caught up in the fight with the dissidents and Jack comes home with an injured team and ethical problems. While they were there Daniel found links to Baal on the planet and after Jack’s recent capture and torture by Baal they are reluctant to go forward with complex plans which might mean they could gather the materials they need to rescue Boyd.

This book has all the ingredients of one of the top TV SG-1 episodes; Jack’s many-sided character and great dialogue, Daniel chasing mythology, Sam after new technology and Teal’c strong and powerful full of faith and keeping everyone in check. There was plenty of trouble caused by Kinsey’s man and a great Goa’uld stronghold climax. The storyline will be completed in book #2 “The Cost Of Honor.”

Find a copy here from Stargate Novels Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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One of the reasons I love Stargate is the great dialogue, here is a quote from Stargate SG-1: Fallen

Jack O’Neill: All I’m sayin’, just for the record, this is the wackiest plan we’ve ever come up with.
[starts walking towards General Hamonds Office]

Samantha Carter: [as O’Neill passes] Wackier than strapping an active Stargate to the bottom of the X-302?
Jack O’Neill: [still walking] Oh, yeah.

Samantha Carter: [calling after O’Neill] Wackier than-than blowing up a sun?
Jack O’Neill: [over his shoulder] Yep.

Samantha Carter: [slightly resigned] He’s probably right.

All this week, we’ve been ending the posts with a discussion, today’s topic is…..Of all the Alien technology the teams have ever found or used which would you like to try?

I quite fancy a ride in a puddle jumper from Atlantis, taking a quick tour out into the Galaxy and then diving beneath the sea on another trip.

What piece of Alien technology would you like to get your hands on?

MURDER AT THE SGC by Amy Griswold @AmyGriswold #SciFi @StargateNovels #Stargate

Stargate Week

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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Murder at the SGC (Stargate SG-1, #26)Murder at the SGC by Amy Griswold
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Murder At The SGC is a companion book to the Stargate SG-1 TV series and is penned to fall between the TV episodes titled “Insiders” and “Uninvited” in Season 10. Colonel Cameron Mitchell leads SG-1, Vala Mal Doran is currently part of the team and General Landry heads up the SGC with Dr Carolyn Lam in charge of the infirmary.

There is quite a lot going on in this story. Daniel is searching for Sangraal a legendary weapon linked to Camelot and Merlin. A weapon which they might be able to use against the Ori threat.

The team are called back when Dr Vincent Oliver, a civilian archaeologist is found dead. Poisoned from ingesting a toxin on a primitive weapon he was studying. The team have 72 hours to solve the crime before the NID come crawling over the SGC for answers. Investigations reveal that he didn’t get on well with the three other archaeologists that he worked with and suspicions grow when Vala discovers fake Goa’uld artefacts replacing genuine pieces.

The story goes back and forth between the search for Merlin’s weapon and the search for a murderer at the SGC. On two different occasions SG-1 members are chased and attacked by those they suspect are from The Trust, a dangerous power hungry group. It looks like the closer they get to answers, the more nervous The Trust are getting.

The storyline was quite long and drawn out which reflected lower key less memorable TV episodes. The book would benefit from another sweep through editing, on at least 3 occasions key player names were incorrect in the version I was reading. The best character for me was Vala, I felt they author was spot on with her character.

Find a copy here from Stargate Novels Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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One of the reasons I love Stargate is the great dialogue, here is a quote from Stargate SG-1; Demons

Teal’c: I know of no Goa’uld capable of showing the necessary compassion or benevolence that I’ve read of in your bible.
Jack O’Neill: You read the bible Teal’c?
Teal’c: It is a significant part of your western culture. Have you not read the bible O’Neill?
Jack O’Neill: Oh yeah, yeah… not all of it. Actually I’m listening to it on tape. Don’t tell me how it ends.

All this week we’ve been ending posts with a discussion. Today’s topic is chatting to Teal’c….If you could spend the day with Teal’c what would you like to do or ask?

I’d like him to teach me kel’no’reem

How would you spend your time with Teal’c?

EXILE by @Sally_Malcolm @StargateNovels #SciFi #TuesdayBookBlog #Bookreview #Stargate

Stargate Week

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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Stargate SG-1: Exile (Book 2 in the Apocalypse series)Stargate SG-1: Exile by Sally Malcolm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Exile is book #2 in The Apocalypse series, a companion book to the Stargate SG-1 TV shows. These books are set between the TV episodes “One Hundred Days” and “Shades Of Grey”. The storyline continues where is left us on a cliff hanger from Book #1 “Hostile Ground”.

We now know that the team are on Earth in the year 2098, the story time slips between this future date and what was happening back in the year 2000. Earth was attacked by the alien Apothis and the key US civil and military leaders were evacuated to Maybourne’s off-world planet which they have named Arbella. They left the rest of Earth’s population to be enslaved by the Goa’uld or die fighting. Colonel Dixon took the second Stargate to Scotland hoping to be remote enough to keep a portal open to safety, but even there the enemy were close.

In 2098 the Wraith group stuck in a broken Hive ship need Jack, they believe he has the ancient blood gene which will help them get back home. They propose a deal, but can they be trusted? Stuck between two enemies The Goa’uld and The Wraith, will SG-1 ever be able to complete their mission and return home? This book still leaves us with unanswered questions, so I’m hoping the next book in the series will soon be published.

Find a copy here from Stargate Novels Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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One Of the reasons I love Stargate is the great Dialogue, straight faced Teal’c has some great lines. Here is a quote from Chain Reation.

Teal’c: “On Chulak, when a great warrior retires from the field of battle, it is customary to sing a song of lament. Fortunately we are not on Chulak.”

Today we are ending with a discussion….If you could spend the day with Dr Daniel Jackson what would you like him to teach you and why?

I’d like a crash course in reading some of the ancient languages, like the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Norse and Ancient.

What would you like to learn about and why?

HOSTILE GROUND APOCALYPSE 1 Stargate SG-1 by @Sally_Malcolm #SciFi #Stargate @StargateNovels

Stargate Week

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 GroundHostile 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”)

Find a copy here from Stargate Novels Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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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?