Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stargate SG-1: Alliances

This is the review of Stargate SG-1 "Alliances" that I just posted on

The back cover of the book says, "All SG-1 wanted was technology to save Earth from the Goa'uld, but the mission to Euronda was a terrible failure. Now the dogs of Washington are baying for Jack O'Neill's blood - and Senator Robert Kinsey is leading the pack. When Jacob Carter asks General Hammond for SG-1's participation in a mission for the Tok'ra, it seems like the answer to O'Neill's dilemma. The secretive Tok'ra are running out of hosts, and Jacob believes he's found the answer - but it means O'Neill and his team must risk their lives infiltrating a Goa'uld slave breeding farm to recruit humans willing to join the Tok'ra. It's a risky proposition, especially since the fallout from Euronda has strained the team's bonds almost to breaking. If they can't find a way to put their differences behind them, they might not make it home alive..."

I found this book to be pretty fast paced, and the characterizations to be relatively good (certainly not perfect!). It was nice to read a story that includes Jacob Carter and also Martouf in addition to SG-1. You really do have to have seen the season four episode "The Other Side" to fully understand the angst that is explored by Daniel and Jack, and Daniel and Sam. This book takes place immediately after that episode. Other episode's events are referenced too, such as season three "Jolinar's Memories" and "The Devil You Know", so this book probably doesn't stand on its own very well. The mission is classic SG-1, so that aspect is very enjoyable. I enjoyed the book and found it hard to put down.

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