May 21, 2011

Arcadian's Asylum by James Axler

Title:  Arcadian's Asylum
Author:  James Axler
Format:  PB
Pages:  315
Genre:  Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Publisher:  Gold Eagle, 2010
ISBN-13:  978-0373626021
Series:  Deathlands, Book 93

Favorite Quote:  They stood alone.  As always, just the six of them.  And Tod had been right: this wasn't their fight.  No one came out of this with any glory to robe themselves.

Synopsis (Amazon):  A lust for power and a strong sec-force are the basic requirements of any Deathlands baron. But brilliant, charismatic Baron Eugene Arcadian has bigger visions than simply a monopoly on jack and trade. He wants the future. Turning his ville into the nascent heartbeat of the new civilization would require the help of Ryan Cawdor and his warrior group. But for these unwilling participants, the endgame of their enigmatic host remains hidden in the secret maze of laboratories beneath Arcady, where a new terror is about to be reborn....

Review:  James Axler is a pen-name used by many authors over the course of this series.  Some of them are better than others.  This one was not up to the usual standards for the series.  It was okay and had plenty of action.  But it wasn't great and wasn't even close to being as good as the last one I read.  Plus, while I don't expect these books to have a 'G' rating, the language in this one was a little over the top in some places.

I still like the characters and the scenic wastes of the Deathlands.  I just wasn't excited by this particular author's style.  I've got a few more of these books to read but for now, it's time to move on to something else.  I'll come back to the next one later.

Rating:  3 / 10

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