The Kasari Nexus

I made a mistake here since Goodreads listed it as in a series I assumed this was the first but it turns out that there are one or two trilogies prior to this one with the same characters and

I made a mistake here - since Goodreads listed it as "#1" in a series, I assumed this was the first, but it turns out that there are one or two trilogies prior to this one with the same characters and world. This one picks up as if it's just new chapters in the saga, liberally sprinkled with heavy-handed references to past events and characters, like a bad movie sequel.That said, this book is awful. It reads like it was written by a 9th grader. Cardboard characters, arbitrary dramatic tension, predictable resolutions. Plodding, mechanical plot movement. Simplistic geopolitics. Organizations represented solely by 1 or 2 characters, like a low-budget '80s TV show that couldn't afford enough supporting cast. So bad that it completely distracted me from any enjoyment, so I stopped after 6% completion, which I pretty much never do with fiction. Wow.Bestseller The Kasari Nexus Author Richard Phillips go inside Kindle Jennifer Smythe escapes Earth s invasion by the insidious Kasari race, hijacks an alien starship, and survives the deadly passage through a wormhole.But escape is short lived When Jennifer emerges on the new world of Scion, she is confronted by the same deadly enemy Now the Kasari have sided with the planet s angel like elite against the warrior underclass, but with the iJennifer Smythe escapes Earth s invasion by the insidious Kasari race, hijacks an alien starship, and survives the deadly passage through a wormhole.But escape is short lived When Jennifer emerges on the new world of Scion, she is confronted by the same deadly enemy Now the Kasari have sided with the planet s angel like elite against the warrior underclass, but with the intent of ultimately ruling both And when Jennifer is captured by the brutish Koranthians, her alien enhanced abilities make her a crucial asset in battling the Kasari and their winged allies.Back on a divided Earth, Jennifer s brother, Mark, and Jack the Ripper Gregory wage their own war against the Kasari As the global government welcomes the extraterrestrials, Mark, Jack, and their rebel faction seek to use the powerful mind altering skills gained from the Kasari s sworn enemies to repel the would be conquerors But faced with the might of Earth s ruling forces, has the cause already been lost. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Richard Phillips is a ex Army Officer, graduate from West Point, and has a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School He was a researcher at Lawrence Liver and Los Alamos National Laboratories for the U.S military, before becoming a full time writer.. Popular Kindle The Kasari Nexus I made a mistake here - since Goodreads listed it as "#1" in a series, I assumed this was the first, but it turns out that there are one or two trilogies prior to this one with the same characters and world. This one picks up as if it's just new chapters in the saga, liberally sprinkled with heavy-handed references to past events and characters, like a bad movie sequel.That said, this book is awful. It reads like it was written by a 9th grader. Cardboard characters, arbitrary dramatic tension, predictable resolutions. Plodding, mechanical plot movement. Simplistic geopolitics. Organizations represented solely by 1 or 2 characters, like a low-budget '80s TV show that couldn't afford enough supporting cast. So bad that it completely distracted me from any enjoyment, so I stopped after 6% completion, which I pretty much never do with fiction. Wow.

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Richard Phillips is a ex Army Officer, graduate from West Point, and has a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School He was a researcher at Lawrence Liver and Los Alamos National Laboratories for the U.S military, before becoming a full time writer.

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  1. I made a mistake here since listed it as 1 in a series, I assumed this was the first, but it turns out that there are one or two trilogies prior to this one with the same characters and world This one picks up as if it s just new chapters in the saga, liberally sprinkled with heavy handed references to past events and characters, like a bad movie sequel.That said, this book is awful It reads like it was written by a 9th grader Cardboard characters, arbitrary dramatic tension, predictable resolut [...]


  2. It took me a little bit to get the gist of the story and the layout of the book, but by chapter 4, I had it Then the story moved right along This is one of those books where you keep saying, just one chapter, just one chapter, etc Until you are done and wishing for .


  3. This may be the first book in the Rho Agenda Assimilation series, but it is book 7 over all in the 9 book series Very sci fi And a loved it Great action on earth and in space on the other side of the universe Great to see the Ripper in action Kids are all grown up now Read this with my Sep KOLL, and I will come back to book 8 in a couple of months.


  4. The opening instalment of Richard Phillips upcoming Kasari Rho Agenda Assimilation series, The Kasari Nexus is a fast paced political thriller on an intergalactic scale Stranded on an alien spaceship, countless light years from Earth, Jennifer Smythe and Raul Rodriguez have only their wits to keep them alive With no hope of returning home, and a ship in desperate need of repair, their only solace is a small, inhabited planet their ship has targeted as its next destination But as Scion draws ever [...]


  5. Richard Phillips The Kasari Nexus is the first book in his Rho Agenda Assimilation trilogy Unfortunately for me since I didn t realize it when I started reading , it also happens to be the 7th book in his overarching Rho Agenda series So, there are a whole lot of backward references a WHOLE lot that mean absolutely nothing to me That aside, if I assume the book is for the Young Adult crowd and if I d actually read the earlier books , it would probably be tolerable For me, though, it wasn t The s [...]


  6. I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review I only read story books that are recommended by friends and family In this case, I am not sure how I stumbled on this series, but the moment I started the first book of Rho s agenda, I wanted to finish the whole series After finishing the Rho s agenda three books, I realized that the Rho s agenda assimilation series has not been published yet I was glad to find out that a pre released [...]



  7. Although this is the first of the Rho Agenda Assimilation trilogy, the books do follow on from the Rho Agenda Inception and the Rho Agenda series, both of which give lots of insight into the development of the characters and, of course, fill in the previous storylines.During the battle to stop the Kasari Collective entering through the gateway built by Dr Stephenson, and invading Earth, Jennifer Smythe opts for what she sees as the only possible course of action This results in the Rho ship, wit [...]


  8. Supposedly the first book in the series, but it s constantly flashing back to the interesting things that happened before this story started there is way too much exposition in this book It s distracting and the narrator feels like that friend who recaps the last season of the show you watch together 15 minutes before season 2 All the adjectives and descriptions are cliched The men grunt and ooze masculinity the women are sexy as hell.Every character is on an upward trend There are no opponents [...]


  9. Best Rho book yet Already enjoying the Altreian Enigma Only downside to this book in audio format was the change in narrator No offense to this person but I found the female voices somehow wrong Also, the kids dads sounded like rednecks and not remotely what I d come to expect Don t worry though Your skills are evident I am just familiar with the voices noted previously and the change is so what is unacceptable In some ways you were an improvement as well, though minorly as MacLeod does a fantas [...]


  10. Another great read from Richard Phillips On Earth, the nations are uniting to rebuild the wormhole gate Of course Mark and Heather are trying to prevent this This book feels like science fiction than the others, mostly because an Alien race has interaction with Humans Of course, this wouldn t be a Rho Agenda book if there wasn t a fight between Jack Greggory and a hostile group.


  11. The Kalahari nexusContinuing enjoyment of a series that has been well written from the beginning and holds your interest from one section to the other I don t think I ve read a series consistent in its movement from one crisis to the next with logical transitions based on the developed characters and some scientific facts.


  12. Color me impressed 4 stars 4sure Wow my fist dive, and I wanted to stay submerged Apparently their r some previous books , lol, but my first Characters r very developed and continue growing here I m hooked, let s kick some kasari butt on scion ,then get back to earth and teach them what warrior planet looks like


  13. What a great read Back in 2012 I bought books 4 6 of the Rho Agenda Series July I discovered and read books 1 3 read 4 6 and now just finished the 7th book Reading the stories in sequence has allowed my curiosity to increase and I cannot wait to start book 8 in a few minutes Thank you for this great adventure


  14. Bifurcated storyIt s almost two story genres in one Although Big John is named in the story, I recall the Tennessee Erney song about Big John predicted this series with the lyrics, If the right one don t get ya, the left one will.


  15. It took awhile for me to become invested in this book, and even when I did, I still felt that I had missed a lot that had come before This book is listed as first in the series, but it is actually a continuation of prior books, so I was disappointed and felt deceived.


  16. Terrific reading experienceGreat storytelling with wonderful imagination, drama, science and outstanding protagonists Really fond of all the good guys and rooting for the improbably success of this hearty band.


  17. Excellent ReadThis book was action packed from page one Each book in the series exemplifies the next I have enjoyed reading the series thus far I definitely recommend the writer and this series Enjoy


  18. Interesting readIt read pretty easily The style was that of different third person perspectives, which was a bit fragmented at times, but the story was consistent and fairly believable despite it being sci fi.


  19. Another enjoyable entry in this series with the start of a smaller sub series Nothing is ever resolved in the first book of these three book sub series, but the writing and story are good enough that I m looking forward to the next book.


  20. I LOVED The Rho Agenda trilogy, but book one of the Assimilation series was not to my liking Had this been my introduction to Richard Phillips, I would have stopped here.I will give other books of his a try, because, man, I REALLY enjoyed The Rho Agenda.


  21. A white knuckle ride What an amazing ride so many battles waged on so many fronts that I just can t put it down wanting to know what happens next but not wanting to reach the end.



  22. good readwell written and enough action to hold your attention seems to have a fairly fast moving plot but pays just enough attention to detail looking forward to book 2



  23. Fun science fiction readEnjoyed this series and the others that track the same characters Quite entertaining, would recommend to anyone who enjoys sci fi



  24. AmazingI love reading Richard Phillips books Highly intellectual with a fantastic story to boot I enjoy how he is able to explain in detail the theories represented in his books and flow with the plot as if they were always meant to be there You re never lost understanding what is going on during the book Very well written


  25. Brilliant, but to write the best possible review, I need to take my time I have now finished the whole series having been so impressed with this first book There is so much going on in this series, a group of young people find a hidden alien spaceship, they try on headsets that enhance them physically and mentally Two friends are sucked through a wormhole into an alien world Earth is in the throes of welcoming an alien race, but there is a strong anti movement Evil combats evil and the young enh [...]


  26. I was able to snag a free early release review copy in exchange for an honest review I don t know the author personally, but have enjoyed 4 of his previous works.Richard Phillips continues to weave a wonderfully written science fiction story from multiple vantage points Though I m no scientist, the hard sci fi bits seem particularly well done when dealing with gravitational drives and subspace travel The characters are well written and story arc generally come together though characters you may [...]


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