Book review: Lokians: Book 2: They Live Among Us by Aaron Dennis

Faydra Deon
By Faydra Deon November 25, 2012 20:16

Book review: Lokians: Book 2: They Live Among Us by Aaron Dennis

Author’s summary: With aliens in Earth’s government, only The Bureau can be trusted.

An attack on an Yvlekesh lab, Lokian stem cells, Gray drones, a Non-Organic Alien Human Hybrid, a ruined relationship with Thewlian allies, and the capture of his parents by President Montrose has Riley on edge. As former Naval Captain of a special operations team, Riley O’Hara must figure a way to fight off an alien threat, discern the reason for alien hybrids, save his parents, and extinguish an alien threat coming to Earth. With a little help from new friends, old friends, and The Bureau, Riley and crew strike a blow for justice.

Review:

Book cover Cohesive
Storyline
Editing Character
Development
Credibility

OVERALL: As an author, Aaron Dennis is nothing if he’s not consistent.

Many of the same criticisms I had for Lokians, Book 1 exist in Book 2, as well.

My biggest criticism of the first book is how Dennis refers to women as girls and female officers in the military by their first names, and he does the same thing in Book 2. Just as in Book 1, in Book 2 Dennis refers to groups of male and female military personnel as “men.” Like I said in my review of Book 1, I spent almost seven years in the Army, and these were never my experiences. Women were not referred to by their first names, and they were not referred to as girls, both of which is the height of disrespect.

Editing was another issue in Lokians 2, just as it was in Lokians 1. In Lokains 2, however, there was an overuse/misuse of commas, whereas there was an abundance of missing commas in the first book. Also, Book 2 had more words missing from sentences than did Book 1. It seems like there was a rush to publication on this second book, and that’s why there were so many more typos.

Just as with Book 1, the material that appears at the end of the book would have been of better use had it been at the front of the book, especially the Table of Contents which is on the last few pages on the book.

Still, Dennis is a great storyteller, and you won’t be disappointed with that aspect of the novel. Even with their flaws, I’d recommend you read Book 1, if you haven’t already, and then delve right into Book 2! I’m hoping there’s a Book 3, because I’m enjoying the series so far. 😀

Faydra Deon
By Faydra Deon November 25, 2012 20:16
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