Tuesday, June 03, 2008

100th, Again. I mean it!

Not sure what happened, but when I posted previously that I had posted my 100th Amazon review, it just wasn't true..that one was my 99th, and THIS one is my 100th. Sorry. So here it is!

Stargate SG-1 #11, The Barque of Heaven by Suzanne Wood.

This is a fan-tastic book! The characters (O'Neill, Carter, Jackson, Teal'c) are practically perfect, the storyline is unique and fun, and it's a real page turner. I can easily see this one as a great movie. The book takes place in season 3, following the episode "Deadman's Switch" where SG-1 encounters bountyhunter Aris Boch. Here, SG-1 is lead into a trap to endure the "Trial of Moons" designed by the Goa'uld Ra, in which they must travel across 12 planets (surviving the environments and other trials) to find the next stargate address and a spoken password before the timer runs out. The goal of the trial is to arrive at the Barque of Heaven, where Ra would appoint the survivors of the trial to positions of trust in his court. The party who wanted SG-1 lead into this trap shows up near the end to gloat and make sure they die. SG-1 has many clever escapes throughout the book, which is a fun treasure hunt adventure. There are a few references to TV episodes before the time where this book is set, but if you have a passing understanding of Stargate SG-1, then this book can stand very well on its own. Highly recommended!

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