Nothing immediately happens Um hello if you re going to be that melodramatic you need to deliver on that In addition in the midst of chapter "2 CASTLE ALREADY USES THIS DESCRIPTION "Castle already uses this description soon realized that the history of Humanity Was About To Be Changed Forever was about to be changed forever leeze One chapter later you re going to use those exact same words again UghThere is also absolutely no character development All characters major and minor are wooden and stereotypical words again UghThere is also absolutely no character development All characters major and minor are wooden and stereotypical commandos have suare jaws and ripped muscles etc Ugh again Castle doesn t let us into the heads of his characters There is no insight into what makes each character tick It s all superficialThe combination of Hollywood ish action stereotype and poor writing drove me to give up reading at 24% I just couldn t take any A good writer can do Hollywood ish action and make it fast paced and exciting with characters that draw the reader in Think Clive Cussler Matthew Reilly James Rollins Jack Castle doesn t cut it and Europa Journal suffers mightily because of it This was an entertaining read It got a little preachy for my taste towards the end but I still enjoyed it It was an interesting take on the ancient alien theory with some good old adventure thrown in I didn t finish this book From the first page I got the impression of a middle aged star trek fan sitting down and telling me what he thinks is a cool story but not really showing me what was going on with his wordsOh well I thought it s only the first page Maybe it gets better It didn t The pacing was slow there were extraneous character descriptions that I could have learned through dialogue or actions that bored me And I really just couldn t get into the actual story enough to want to eep pushing through with itMaybe middle aged star trek fans will like this book But I d pass on it and pick up something betterI got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Wow What a great adventure to start off the new year Great job Jack Castle in blending historical mystery with scientific possibility and some good old fashioned faith that courage and the ability to look at the big picture dwells in all good men and women. Place with no recognizable stars As the pyramid walls begin to collapse around Mac and her team their names mysteriously appear within its pages and they find themselves lost on an alien world Stranded with no way home Mac decides to retrace the pilot’s steps She never expects to find the man alive And if the man has yet to die what does that mean for her and the rest of her crew. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing gifted me with this ebook and I m so happy they did Europa Journal is the an amazing read If you re a fan of science fiction and fantasy this book has them both wrapped up in a wormhole of an adventure Set in the future where Mars and other planets have been colonized Captain Mackenzie O Bryant Mac and Leo her soon to be son in law are pilots I can t do it I ve turned my brain off I ve set it to oatmeal and I still can t do it DNF Life s too SHORT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR If you are looking for exciting romp through time and space you came to the right book Written by Jack Castle a globe spanning adventurer in his own right this tale ties the biblical the historical and the not so distant future into a neat package of far flung adventure on a distant worldThe characters are rich and engaging Captain Harry Reid the uintessential tough as nails World War 2 search and rescue pilot Mac O Bryant the plucky deep space transport commander who misses her daughter and will do anything to eep her safe Leo Dalton the bright and cocky starship pilot who just might be a bit too smart for his own good Sergeant Brett Harper space marine Who doesn t love space marinesThe book weaves multiple stories together with twists and turns until they collide in a satisfying climax that pits the champions of light and good against the ultimate ancient evilI m een to see what Jack comes up with next This author should stay away from sci fi This book is a string of collected cliches taken straight from conspiracy theories you hear from tinfoil heads and History Channel Grey Martians with big heads abducting plane pilots in the Bermuda triangle ruins on Mars secret chambers under the Sphinx and ancient aliens building the Egyptian pyramids are topped with a profound lack of scientific understanding necessary to make the sci part coherentThe part where he s describing a canonical form alien abduction like you hear from people who actually claim they were abducted with all the nonsensical details is just embarrassing the abductee is shooting the aliens with a gun whereas they just come closer to touch him with their long fingers Here Bermuda Triangle Jupiter Ice MoonMissing World War II Pilot The history of humanity is about to change forever On 5 December 1945 five TBM Avenger bombers embarked on a training mission off the coast of Florida and mysteriously vanish without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle A PBY search and rescue plane with thirteen crewmen aboard sets out to find the Avengers and never returns In.
Jack Castle ñ 7 Free downloadHey were on the alien ship capable of interstellar travel and I assume the aliens weren t imbeciles without a self preservation instinct They just didn aliens weren t imbeciles without a self preservation instinct They just didn have weapons The book description is promising and
the start is as well but both are most misleading Not to mention adding artificial romance characters arestart is as well but both are most misleading Not to mention adding artificial romance characters are in love for no apparent reason and artificial conflict The leading female character seemingly falls in love at first sight with the pilot because he had a 5 o clock beard shade Wtf The artificial conflict can be described as tension by stupidity ie where a character or antagonist does something stupid to prolong suspense at all cost especially at the cost of annoying readers For example after they find the all important journal in the pyramid in the beginning and the researcher dies to protect it the leading idiot character cannot bring herself to reading any than 2 pages and then loses it completely Oops And the book just goes downhill in the second half I cringed and rolled my eyes so hard that I almost needed medical attention I m sure it s good but the back and forth between Harry s and Mac s stories annoy me too much DNF I enjoyed Europa Journal It is a fun mix of sci fi history and fantasy It cleverly brings in the disappearance of Flight 19 as a hook and it works well as the story progresses This book had so much potential I loved the premise and was very excited to embark on this adventure Oh how disappointed I was The writing was horrible If there s one thing that will destroy a book regardless of how fantastic its plot is it s bad writing Author Jack Castle clearly did not use an editor There were ridiculous mistakes like full emersion instead of full immersion and full star general instead of four star generalAlso this is supposed to be a great mystery adventure There was no sense of mystery at all The author uses excessive repeated hyperboles that completely take the mystery out of the story For example Castle uses this description The moment she did the lives of everyone in the pyramid were bound together and fated to alter the history of humanity forever to end chapter 3 Yet at the start of chapter 2168 a mysterious five sided pyramid is discovered on the ocean floor of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa Commander Mac O’Bryant and her team of astronauts are among the first to enter the pyramid’s central chamber They find the body of a missing World War II pilot whose hands clutch a journal detailing what happened to him after he and his crew were abducted by aliens and taken to