Battlesphere by Volentrin

Author's Description:
This is the story of the Newcastle Empire and what is happening to it at a specific time. It is set in the far future and things will be getting exciting for the emeror and others soon.
This is not a sex story, so you should not look for any.
Size: 133 KB ( ~ 25,221 words)
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Science Fiction

Review by 54vette   [other reviews by 54vette]

Reviewed: 2005-04-30

Here's one for all you SCI-FI and Time Travel fans. Volentrin has written a unique story and gave it a surprisingly good 'finish'.

"Battlesphere" is sort of StarWars meets SG-1 with a heaping of StarTrek (Captain Kirk version) as well as Battlestar Galactica (also the older version).

What I found very unique about this author's story is that he didn't mess with a lot of details. He just 'cut to the chase' so to speak. Now for some that might just be a little annoying. But, to me, it just kept the story 'moving right along' and didn't bother with trivial things that a lot of other stories tend to get caught up in.

Mind you, those 'trivial' things can supplement a good story. But, I feel, Volentrin himself was trying something 'new' and fresh in his approach.

As far as I'm concerned he succeeded. Obviously I really enjoyed this story. Although I gave the technical quality an '8' simply because there some things that could have used a little more punch here and there. Now, not being an editor or a writer I'm not going to suggest what they are. After all, like this review, it's just my own personal opinion (or taste)

However, I can't wait for him to write a sequel to it. It definitely warrants one!

Great work Volentrin. Keep it going!


Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 8 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10