Top critical review
Star Wars revamped.
18 August 2016
'Spoiler Alert!!' Sorry but I can't review this book without spoilers!
Firstly, I have , and have read, practically every one of S.E.Smith's books. They vary as to the sexual content. I'm happy to say that this book is what I'd call 'normal' in this respect. I have enjoyed them all with the exception of one. That's a brilliant record for any author!
When I started to read Cammand Decision I was very impressed. This was real SF!
Once on Tesla Terra a few red signals went up. Josh, the commander of the mission has landed in his escape module to be found by Cassanara, the daughter of a Knight of the Gallant order. It turns out that this universe has a war in progress. The Legion is conquering all planets and destroying all remaining members of the Gallant Order.
What became evident was the fact that this story is based on Star Wars to a very large degree. (I hate to mention the word 'plagiarism'!)
The Gallant Order Knights - the Jedi Knights
The staffs that extend - the light Sabres
The planet Jeslean - Tatooine
The Canyon people - the Sand people
Extremely large Battle Cruisers - the Battle Star.
The hidden bases
The Ice Moon
The Med Bot (Bolt) - R2D2
The prison cells on the Battle Cruiser - layout the same as on the Battle Star.
The escape from the cells - an unknown construction tunnel instead of garbage.
To destroy the two Battle Cruisers the two teams can only do so by using a small tunnel which can only be entered in a shuttle.
Sorry, but in my book that's plagiarism!!
Apart from that the book would have been excellent! Well written for the most part. The only big error that I picked up was that the assassln, Kella, was first described as having forest green skin but later as having tanned skin.
What saddens me is that the other series are all so original!
So what happened?
Hopefully Ash's story will be more original. (And Kella's skin colour would have been decided on).
I would have given this book 5 Stars but for the blatant plagiarism as it is ........
Suitable for most readers.