April is an exceptional young lady and something of a snoop After a chance encounter with a spy, she finds herself involved with political intrigues that stretch her abilities There is a terrible danger she, and her friends and family, will lose the only home she has ever known, and be forced to live on the slum ball Earth below It s than an almost fourteen year old should have to deal with Fortunately she has a lot of smart friends and allies It s a good things because things get very rough and dicey They challenge the political status quo, and with a small population the only advantage they have in war is a thin technological edge.The entire April series is building towards a merge with the future series that starts with Family Law....
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April (April series Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
I read a lot of hard science fiction. This one surprised me. Unexpected subtlety, nice twists (the dogs...), believable scenarios, likable characters, intelligent writing. I wholeheartedly would recommend it to myself, and definitely will check out more from this author.
This is incredible good.A nice young girl, a very good SF story and very good writing.Action, politics, space, earth, moon, weapons, space shuttles and lots more.Sometimes words are wrong/missing, but you always get the meaning of the sentence and it is very seldom.The protagonist is not just action girly which jumps from action to action but she is an important part of a large story.Sometimes the viewpoint changes away to another person for a short time so you can better understand what is happening.Always will the viewpoint get back to the girl.The girl. She is nice. And she is real.You know, she visits friends talks to people and has a real life.Many things she experiences are just interesting and do not come back as super important part of the main story.These things are just told in context and in a way so you want to know about it.The character feels real. And nice. I like her.Currently I only read the first three books, there was no real sex yet which is a plus in my opinion.I will read all the April book, so I don't know if she will grow up and get interested in boys.However, if the author can write 3 books (2 with more than 800 pages) where a young girl does interesting stuff,i really trust him to write a lot more books which keep the story and the girl interesting.This is totally a "must read"!---------------------------------------update:Now I have read all currently available April books (8) and I don't have to change the original review but I want to add something.I mentioned, that sex did not happen. In later books it does happen, but in the most "adult" way I ever happened to read about sex.There is NO description of the sex. There is only enough information that someone who knows about it will know that it probably happened.This is so well written, you don't cringe and skip it because this is different than just any other book in this direction.This is an adult author who writes about things happening.He (she? Is Mackey a female name? Sorry @author, no attack intended) has no need to write some sex scenes to get more pages.It is just the other way around. I get the impression the author has so many ideas he just picks some of the best ones for the story.The result is: the story is rich.This is hard to say or to describe but I'll try.The story contains so many elements which are all interesting just for themselves but integrate very well into the story, it is incredible.I learned things reading this book. Not big things. And I am not really sure all are true. But I sometimes reread some paragraphs to better understand what was written, not to better understand the story but for myself, to get that knowledge or that kind of logic into my mind.I am totally happy with these books and was kind of "gone" for the last weeks when read the April books. My girl friend (=wife) will be happy I am back to the living.This is not what I expected. I expected a story about an overpowered girl.What I got was a rich story where the girl happened to be there sometimes. She is the most used protagonist and she is nice, but there are some other protagonists and you'll love to read about all of them.This is one of the best series I have read so far.Smaller in scope than Honor Harrington, but - I HATE to say that - better in writing.This is really a "must read"!
Three and a half stars. I found 'Mac' Chandler on a list of "Libertarian Fiction" a couple summers ago. The listing was for "Family Law" but I think this book should have been on that list. While not nearly as subtle in its ideology, this does offer some interesting perspectives. I really enjoyed the 'birth of a nation' section where the residents of the station decide how they will govern themselves.Overall, the characters are interesting and while not fully developed, they have room to grow. There are many, many small errors that the editing missed. They do not ruin the story, but they do detract from the flow of the tale. Chandler writes from the perspective that those who choose to live in the hard vacuum of space would be necessarily practical. Much like the early pioneers when your primary focus is the survival of your family a lot of the 'important' things of civilization become much less important. He also tends towards youthful protagonists, the rationality of youth seems to make everything favor the sane and sensible. I am reminded of the time my seven year old son asked "Josie is already a dog, why does she need a license?"The action keeps a steady and brisk pace throughout the book so even with the editing misses, it was hard to put down.
I'm amazed there are people who haven't read this series...if you're a fan of science fiction this series is a must read as is its companion series 'Family Law' which eventually merges into the April series nicely.This series explores in part, a small part, of just how ugly politics are especially in the US...and why some of us would wish to flee earth politics in the future. Mostly its just science fiction fun and is superbly written with characters you're going to Love...it also has lots of action and even skullduggery to keep us entertained...It's filled with independent thinkers and some very smart characters that revolve around a young lady who is both a kick butt action oriented and intelligent, wise beyond her years.Great tech, fascinating and realistic use in space, and more grounded than the more imaginative type of science fiction we see sometimes. Discovery of new technology, getting stupid rich, fighting off assassins and earth government take-overs, genetic improvements, it's all in this series and it's exciting and fresh.It's also an addiction...so be warned...there are currently nine in this series and four in its sibling series...
I have read all eight books (so far) in the series.The good points: The author has a great story well suited to serialisation, and keeps the interest up. The author also has a particular political outlook, but does not propagandise. It is plausible within the world that has been created. This is a very hard thing to do, and very few actually succeed, so well done. It also has a great range of characters.The bad: Since there are eight books, there's a lot of back story going on. As mentioned above, much of the story revolves around a particular political point of view. Repeating that is a negative, since it is understandable and plausible (even if the philosophy isn't mine, I can still see it as feasible in his world) from book 1, having it repeated so that readers who haven't read all the stories can 'get it' just makes me page flick. The early books have a lot of its/it's mix ups as well as malapropisms such as baronetess (nope, it's baroness). However, that improves through the series.Overall? I bought eight books, enough said.
Amazon keep telling to try this book, but cover made me think it was for younger readers. Then read the first book in Family Law not knowing it's the same author and universe of april just a few hundred years if the future. Wow that book blew me away, there are few authors that knocked down my old guard of authors since I joined Kindle Unimited. David Weber, John Ringo, Tom Kratman are still great, but the new breed of independent KU authors( Mackey Chandler, N.C. Reed, and Peter Grant) do it quicker, cheaper, and with same love of story and character's. I must note in fairness I'm dyslexic so I'm no judge of grammer, but story. So now here is your problem April is the first but as an early work Mr Chandler keeps getting better as he writes more and more. So start with the first or his best. Here some help both deal with a young teen age girl, and both have a libertarian point a view. Now were in April it's the near future, man is just starting living in space. Mostly in space station and few colony in moon and mars. Family Law starts with many colonies on other planets and the exploration of them and there people. You can read first two on Family Law but book three starts talking about stuff in April. No Matter you'll read them all and be up late doing so.Amazon keep telling to try this book, but cover made me think it was for younger readers. Then read the first book in Family Law not knowing it's the same author and universe of april just a few hundred years if the future. Wow that book blew me away, there are few authors that knocked down my old guard of authors since I joined Kindle Unimited. David Weber, John Ringo, Tom Kratman are still great, but new breed of independent KU authors( Mackey Chandler, N.C. Reed, and Peter Grant) do it quicker, cheaper, and with same love of story and character's. I must note in fairness I'm dyslexic so I'm no judge of grammer, but story. So now here is your problem April is the first but as an early work Mr Chandler keeps getting better as he writes more and more. So start with the first or his best. Here some help both deal with a young teen age girl, and both have a libertarian point a view. Now were in April it's the near future, man is just starting living in space. Mostly in space station and few colony in moon and mars. Family Law starts with many colonies on other planets and the exploration of them and there people. You can read first two on Family Law but book three starts talking about stuff in April. No Matter you'll read them all and be up late doing so.