After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Prometheus: Fire and Stone by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Juan Ferreyra

 photo 1616556501.01._SX175_SY250_SCLZZZZZZZ__zpsail8gd2r.jpgPrometheus: Fire and Stone
by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Juan Ferreyra
Published by Dark Horse Books, April 21, 2015
126 Pages • ISBN 978-1616556501 • Paperback
I picked up an ARC of this book at #ALAMW15

 photo 3stars_zpsd6da9bd9.jpg

Schuler BooksBarnes & NobleAmazon
To purchase any of the books in this post and help me buy more books, click the links above!

Book description:
When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation. This is the first volume of Prometheus in a blockbuster crossover event featuring Aliens, Predator, and Prometheus!

Picking up after the events of the movie Prometheus, Paul Tobin's Fire and Stone event is running through the entirety of 20th Century Fox's scifi properties: Prometheus, Alien, Predator, and AvP. Prometheus provides the opening chapter, as a survey/salvage crew have been dispatched under the pretense of reclaiming a lost research vessel in order to make some decent money on the salvage. What they don't know is that this is really a cover up in order for part of the crew to complete the Prometheus' original mission. However, things on LV-223 have changed dramatically in the time since the Prometheus disappeared there.

This was a pretty decent follow up to Prometheus, even if it did read more like a Alien comic (but there is an Engineer in the story, so I guess that skews it more towards a Prometheus story). Tobin did an admirable job of answering some of the questions from Prometheus (is that even possible, though?), but of course, being the first chapter in a four part series, there are now also plenty of other questions related to this story that haven't been answered...

My only problem with the book is that there are far, far too many characters. Basically, there are three different crews involved in this mission, and you barely have time to figure out who everybody is before the story takes off and people start dying; characters show up towards the end of the book, and I honestly had no idea who they were. I think this story would have benefited greatly by paring down the number of characters and keeping it a tighter knit group, but that's just me.

I'm curious to see where Tobin will be taking this story, and will more than likely be picking up the rest of the volumes as they are release. For fans of the various franchises, I think this would be a great addition to your library.

No comments: