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The first novel based on the wildly popular role playing game EVE Online EVE The Empyrean Age brings this compelling science fiction environment to life A clone with no name or past awakens to a cruel existence hunted mercilessly for crimes he may never know; yet he stands close to the pinnacle of power in New EdenA disgraced ambassador is confronted by a mysterious woman who knows everything about him and of. This book is the ultimate space opera Gonzales succeeded in not only weaving an impossible to put down tale spawned from the EVE universe but also providing us with unforgettable painfully human characters Unimaginable calamities and hardships befall them seemingly at every turn but the book never seems contrived and Gonzales is a master at making these characters come to life Despite the non stop action I kept reading because I truly cared about what happened to these people Be prepared the ending is emotional and this isn't a feel good book As for structure it can be compared to a Clancy novel in the way that it spawns multiple seemingly unrelated plots and somehow ties them all together in the end Gonzales has what it takes and Highly recommended

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The sinister plot against his government; his actions will one day unleash the vengeful wrath of an entire civilizationAnd among the downtrodden masses of a corporation owned world a man named Tibus Heth is about to launch a revolution that will change the course of historyThe confluence of these dark events will lead humanity towards a tragic destiny The transcendence of man to the dream of immortality has. You can read the full review over at my blog’ve long wanted to play EVE Online a game that many friends over the years have recommended to me on various levels but I’ve never been able to get around to it The expansive scope of the game the concept the visuals the mechanics everything is very intriguing and compelling and any time I come across something to do with EVE Online I get a hankering to play the game But sadly no time for a game reuiring as much investment in time and effort as EVE That’s actually one of the reasons I stopped playing World of WarCraft a few years back to my continuing regret since I still have a great amount of nostalgia for that game which I try to get around by reading the books that are published which is where EVE The Empyrean Age comes inFrom a bit of googling I did a while back EVE The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales is a tie in to the EVE Online expansion The Empyrean Age In it the writer covers the rise of the Caldari Providence Directorate the return of the Minmitari Elders the return of Jamyl Sarum to the Amarr Empire the fall of CONCORD in a way and several other things besides Since I know very little of the world of EVE Online I was initially wrong footed by the novel but as the pages went by I discovered a riveting tale of interstellar politics and wars and economics that really drew me in and instilled in me a fascination for all sorts of EVE lore making it one of the best novels I’ve read this year even though it wasn’t published in 2014One of the basic concepts behind the narrative of EVE The Empyrean Age is that of the empyreans or capsuleers These are people who have chosen immortality through cloning and genetic engineering so that they live on long past the moment of their death In the world of EVE many of the highest ranking officials whether in the various governments or the militaries or private individuals have gone for this technology which allows them to wake up inside their CRU chambers a few moments after their death with all their memories and personalities intact in their body As a character remarks in the final pages of the novel the current age is that of the empyreans for they shall hold sway over all of New EdenInitially I was confused by a lot of things that are happening since we are kind of dropped in the middle of it all as a capsuleer named Falek Grange a high ranking noble of the Amarr Empire is systematically murdered about a military vessel alongwith all the different copies of his clones elsewhere in New Eden This sets in motion some really big events as we begin to see how the web of politics all across New Eden begins to fracture Falek Grange’s death is the first of these cracks as on the other side of the known space labour riots on a Caldari manufacturing world lead to massive changes in the government of the Caldari Republic and as in another corner the Minmitari Republic itself begins to fractureSuffice to say that Tony Gonzales has one hell of a task here to cover all the different power players of New Eden whether individuals or institutions alike and he does an admirable job in the end stringing it all together towards an awesome and exciting conclusion that really has you on the edge of your seat His pacing can be pretty brutal at times but that is just as well since it reflects the events happening in New Eden each of which segues into the other in a long chain of events that mark a major shift in the status uo of the known space

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Bred a uest for power like none before it; empires spanning across thousands of stars will clash in the depths of space and on the worlds within Those who stand before the tides of war willingly or not must face the fundamental choices that have been with man for tens of thousands of years unchanged since the memory of Earth was lostThis is EVE The Empyrean Age A test of our convictions and the will to surviv. I liked the book a lot I also play the game EVE Online MMORPG the worldsetting which the stories takes place in I also think one needs to read up a bit on the world and its canon to really understand the whole story properly Playing the actual game makes it a bit easy as wellWhile I enjoyed the book a lot there were moments when the writing wasn't really up to par and bits that seemed somehow unrelated Unrelated things made sense later on when the events in the book connected with events in the game this was well AFTER the book was released during and after the Empyrean Age expansion of the gameThe big achievement here for me was tying the book and the game canon together so that they coincided with the big events within the world You saw the news and read of the cataclysmic events within the game world then realized you had read what happened behind the scenes in the book Adding several layers of depth into the world and giving the stories in the book new meaningsSome free online reading related to the world and canon of New EdenEVE Online Backstory EVE Exodus EVE Chronicles Short StoriesOne should also see the website NaviMenu on the left EVE ONLINE BACKSTORY Races and Organizations for even information Holiness it; empires spanning across thousands of stars will clash Step by Step in the depths of space and on the worlds within Those who stand before the tides of war willingly or not must face the fundamental choices that have been with man for tens of thousands of years unchanged since the memory of Earth was lostThis Oswald Mathias Ungers is EVE The Empyrean Age A test of our convictions and the will to surviv. I liked the book a lot I also play the game EVE Online MMORPG the worldsetting which the stories takes place Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters (Zenith Military Classics) in I also think one needs to read up a bit on the world and Pontius Pilate, Saint Ronan of Brittany, Th�ophile: Three Plays in Verse (Classic Reprint) its canon to really understand the whole story properly Playing the actual game makes Black Friday (Maggie ODell, it a bit easy as wellWhile I enjoyed the book a lot there were moments when the writing wasn't really up to par and bits that seemed somehow unrelated Unrelated things made sense later on when the events Madrid in the book connected with events Das Urantia Buch in the game this was well AFTER the book was released during and after the Empyrean Age expansion of the gameThe big achievement here for me was tying the book and the game canon together so that they coincided with the big events within the world You saw the news and read of the cataclysmic events within the game world then realized you had read what happened behind the scenes Zoo in the book Adding several layers of depth Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking & Travelling in Singapore and Malasia into the world and giving the stories The Web and The Wing in the book new meaningsSome free online reading related to the world and canon of New EdenEVE Online Backstory EVE Exodus EVE Chronicles Short StoriesOne should also see the website NaviMenu on the left EVE ONLINE BACKSTORY Races and Organizations for even The Web and The Wing information


10 thoughts on “EVE The Empyrean Age

  1. says:

    Game fiction is often not exactly at the top of the list of uality books but this one sets new records in terms of horridness Please note that I am an avid EVE player and love the game The following was written for an EVE community site so might take some knowledge about the game for granted but it should be accessible to others just as wellWriting StyleTo get it out front Based on writing style the book was the worst book I have ever read and I read uite a few including other game fiction It's one of the very few books I did not manage to finish The only other book I have conscious memory about not being able to finish was a nice philosophy book called Metaphysics Today For me the book was atrociously badHaving said that I'll try to refrain from using too much horrible abysmal terrible and similar adjectives in the followingAlso please keep in mind that I only read until page 127 where part II of the book starts It's uite possible that the uality improves immensely after that Having had that hope for about three fourths of the 127 pages I gave up on the hope thoughCharacter CharicaturesThe characters are overstyled to underline the impression the reader should get about themJamyl Sarum is described as a graceful woman almost fragile up to the point where she lifts her aide from the ground holds her up shakes her and then throws her to the floor A worthy Bud Spencer scene for the Empress? And it is merely done to underline that she's an important character a protagonist A few pages later Tibus Heth does exactly the same He's limping with one lame leg through the factory he just helped take over he's tired exhausted Someone upsets him he suddenly loses all the tiredness the lame leg everything he lifts the guy up shakes him in the air and throws him to the floor Sound familiar? Yes He's a protagonist he apparently needs to be superhuman strongOn the other hand characters you are supposed to dislike are similarly explicit Some corporation CEO is hiring Gallente prostitutes to prove to himself that he's good and he tries repeatedly to satisfy all three of them That also includes one of the probably most awkward sex scenes I know of where I have no idea why it was included in the detail it was not enough to count as porn and restrict the book to a mature audience but detailed enough to not need any fantasy for the event Compare The Burning Life where sex scenes also happen but use fade to black to leave the details to the readerThis goes on You get a diplomat who behaves completly undiplomatically a Karin Midular who behaves as if she never saw politics before cardboard characters everyhwere with the only features being a few hints to underline what the reader is supposed to think of themDeus Ex MachinaOne of my biggest issues with the story of the book is the permanent reliance on deus ex machina to solve most plot issues There is at least one DEM event in almost every chapter I read something happens the resolution is difficult out of nowhere and completely unmotivated the grand savior appears and solves the issueThis is best described by the first appearance of The Broker the personified Deus Ex Machina it does not confuse me that he's pretty much the character of the novel I tremendously enjoyed the chapters in which Tibus Heth takes over the factory Those are mostly well written logical and tell a good storyTibus Heth rises up with his workers take over the factory and at the end they finally achieve their dream The factory is theirs Yay And then they realize that they don't know what to do next Now they have what they wanted but don't know what to do with it They have the corporation police incoming a large fleet outside they have a problem They never planned this far They didn't even believe they'd get this far That is a great story It's awesome I loved itBut I didn't count on TonyG Out of nowhere The Broker shows up solves all the issues makes Tibus the boss of the corporation and a few others And to kick the reader in the teeth about having completely screwed up a really nice plot he does a spidermanterminator mix and completely needlessly jumps into molden steel with the seemingly only reason being a somewhat shortened travel timeA scene I can only assume is there because woah that's COOL No it's not It's ridiculousThis then just goes on A completely undiplomatic diplomat gets taken by some Mysterious Person that comes out of nowhere to the Elders who came out of nowhere Elder ex Machina the Empress who comes out of nowhere etc etc etcStory TypeThe other problem I have with the book is the story it tells It's not an EVE story I stopped reading the book as an EVE book after a few dozen pages and read it as a sci fi book To me it's absolutely inappropriate to the EVE worldEpic HeroesThe book tells an epic tale of universe shattering magnitude about great heroesBut what I like about EVE is that there are no epic heroes I like the dark world where no one is in power where no one is really in control everyone is a victim of impersonal forces has constraints and necessities they just can't circumvent and even the people with the best intentions are driven to do cruel things just by following the best intentionsEven capsuleers the immortals the highest beings in the world are just cogs in the machine victims of impersonal powers greater than themselvesEmpyrean Age and Theodicy does the exact opposite of this kind of story It's full of epic heroes who are better than anyone else who are not subject to bad restrictions Like The Broker who knows everything and can control everythingShades of GreyNext I love the EVE story because there is no clearcut good and evil At best you have only evil But really it's shades of grey The Amarr clearly aren't the nice guys but neither are the Minmatar Minmatar are tribals with uite cruel rituals and treatment of each other A lot of slaves live a good life but in the Republic they often starveThe Gallente the shining beacons of democracy are cruel bastards of public games and mob control I loved the chronicle about the execution of a traitor because that's just what I want Gallente to be Not the good guys but people who are differently badThere is no right in this universe there are only different kinds of wrongNot so in Empyrean Age and Theodicy even though he tries The Amarr are really evil Tibus Heth is the really good guy he tries to somewhat make him a dictator but at least in the first 127 pages he's the paragon of the caring leader rescuing his people out of bad situations risking his life to save some irrelevant worker I hope this gets better laterBut this is typical for TonyG if you look at Theodicy It's the only story in EVE that introduces the dark jovians who are behind everything That's a boring plot The big conspiracy behind every negative thing is boring to mePrime Fiction Prime SchmictionLike Theodicy Empyrean Age runs havoc over existing prime fiction The ideas about cloning in the book have been discussed in this forum already There are a number of such occurances CCP PF is by far not consistent and contradiction free but few people created so many contradictions as TonyG all in the name of writing a good story failing at it and all of them introduced completely needlesslyNeedless PlotsLike with the Deus ex Machina TonyG has a tendency to pull completely exaggerated plots out of the sleeve for no reason whatsoeverAs a good example of needless stories take the Elders and JamylThe Republic has been diverting funds to build a fleet against the Empire That's a great plotline Whether it's Midular who has been doing this in secret and hiding it with her appeasement politics or whether it had been Shakor who did it in secret using Midular as a puppet doesn't matter You can build great plots of political intrigue of coup d'etat or half a dozen other possibilities just with thisBut that's not enough for TonyG He has to bring up the Elders mystical beings who are somehow larger than life totally forgotten and suddenly coming back No one believes that THE ELDERS have returned but everyone knows them except for all the player Minmatar who suddenly during DT remember them There has been no mention of Elders before in PF they were created just for this And I don't see whyJamyl comes back from the dead I actually liked this as it picks up an old PF plot of the succession trials But instead of making a really nice story about the Empire having a strong controversy on Jamyl having done clear heresy she whips out Doomsday Ex Machina safes the Empire from the otherwise unstoppable Elder fleet with a single shot and everyone loves her all of a suddenThere was no reason to invent the doomsday device there either To use the ancient terran superweapon TonyG not only had to come up with the weapon in the first place and a reason as to why no one so far has found and used it but also why no one will use it in the future because this weapon clearly is infinitely powerful than anything other nations haveThe story could have been told easily without any of this The Minmatar could have created this fleet without any mystical Elders and the Amarr could have fought them back without the need for a superweapon So why does he have to come up with these? No reason other than but it's a great story and no it isn'tThe Burning LifeSome words on TBL just to show the contrast hereContrary to EA I enjoyed TBL a lot But not because the writing style is tremendously good The style is actually not that impressive for a book The characters have some awesome ideas 3 the psychic wreck of an agent because they send people to kill thousands every day but they stick to the few good ideas I sometimes miss the coherent whole And the overall plot of the book is pretty bad Also roughly half through the book you notice that the author was running out of time The story sounds hastened as if he needed to get done with it The difference between the beginning and the last third is pretty strongAll in all it's uite obviously an attempt to show every other faction in the universe and it does a good job at that but it's not a good book as far as books goStill I enjoyed it a lot It has really nice ideas and it excels at conveying the atmosphere I enjoy so much about the EVEEmpyrean Age is a bad book and it doesn't even convey the nice atmosphere I enjoy in EVE so much


  2. says:

    Tony Gonzales continues the story of EVE The portal that transported humanity to another galaxy and then closed to strand them thereAt once a political thriller as much as a space opera this is the story of the ongoing power struggle between the various tribes of humanity Co existance is fragile between them and although everyone is in their place everyone is not happyFighting amongst the various civilizations is led by immortals a crazed trillionaire a resurrected goddess the founders who represent the original seven tribes and a down on his luck terrorist who attains vast power uicklyTo those not happy with their lot in life all the factors of unhappiness are about to collide led by their respective representativeMixed in with the political machinations is a religious over tone and zealotryThis is a rousing adventure painted on a large canvas with bigger than life evil and goodnessRecommended


  3. says:

    This book is the ultimate space opera Gonzales succeeded in not only weaving an impossible to put down tale spawned from the EVE universe but also providing us with unforgettable painfully human characters Unimaginable calamities and hardships befall them seemingly at every turn but the book never seems contrived and Gonzales is a master at making these characters come to life Despite the non stop action I kept reading because I truly cared about what happened to these people Be prepared the ending is emotional and this isn't a feel good book As for structure it can be compared to a Clancy novel in the way that it spawns multiple seemingly unrelated plots and somehow ties them all together in the end Gonzales has what it takes and Highly recommended


  4. says:

    I've been playing Eve Online for a while now When you log in there is generally fiction regarding the goings on of the universe intermixed with news of player created events That and some of the character creation background info is as much attention as I payed to the mythology of the gameThis book is written by the guy who helped create that mythology It was very neat reading about ships places and even some characters I've encountered while playing It was also nice to get a bigger picture of the mythology of the game Was a good fast read as well


  5. says:

    You can read the full review over at my blog’ve long wanted to play EVE Online a game that many friends over the years have recommended to me on various levels but I’ve never been able to get around to it The expansive scope of the game the concept the visuals the mechanics everything is very intriguing and compelling and any time I come across something to do with EVE Online I get a hankering to play the game But sadly no time for a game reuiring as much investment in time and effort as EVE That’s actually one of the reasons I stopped playing World of WarCraft a few years back to my continuing regret since I still have a great amount of nostalgia for that game which I try to get around by reading the books that are published which is where EVE The Empyrean Age comes inFrom a bit of googling I did a while back EVE The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales is a tie in to the EVE Online expansion The Empyrean Age In it the writer covers the rise of the Caldari Providence Directorate the return of the Minmitari Elders the return of Jamyl Sarum to the Amarr Empire the fall of CONCORD in a way and several other things besides Since I know very little of the world of EVE Online I was initially wrong footed by the novel but as the pages went by I discovered a riveting tale of interstellar politics and wars and economics that really drew me in and instilled in me a fascination for all sorts of EVE lore making it one of the best novels I’ve read this year even though it wasn’t published in 2014One of the basic concepts behind the narrative of EVE The Empyrean Age is that of the empyreans or capsuleers These are people who have chosen immortality through cloning and genetic engineering so that they live on long past the moment of their death In the world of EVE many of the highest ranking officials whether in the various governments or the militaries or private individuals have gone for this technology which allows them to wake up inside their CRU chambers a few moments after their death with all their memories and personalities intact in their body As a character remarks in the final pages of the novel the current age is that of the empyreans for they shall hold sway over all of New EdenInitially I was confused by a lot of things that are happening since we are kind of dropped in the middle of it all as a capsuleer named Falek Grange a high ranking noble of the Amarr Empire is systematically murdered about a military vessel alongwith all the different copies of his clones elsewhere in New Eden This sets in motion some really big events as we begin to see how the web of politics all across New Eden begins to fracture Falek Grange’s death is the first of these cracks as on the other side of the known space labour riots on a Caldari manufacturing world lead to massive changes in the government of the Caldari Republic and as in another corner the Minmitari Republic itself begins to fractureSuffice to say that Tony Gonzales has one hell of a task here to cover all the different power players of New Eden whether individuals or institutions alike and he does an admirable job in the end stringing it all together towards an awesome and exciting conclusion that really has you on the edge of your seat His pacing can be pretty brutal at times but that is just as well since it reflects the events happening in New Eden each of which segues into the other in a long chain of events that mark a major shift in the status uo of the known space


  6. says:

    First off if you're reading this to get a better idea of the EVE universe which is based on an MMORPG then this book is not a bad start I'd suggest that you get familiar with the basic backstory of EVE first wormhole the collapse of the EVE gate etc before fully diving in As for the book itself very well written Clean sharp and precise in my opinion While it didn't get into all of the meatiness of EVE that I would prefer that's a sharp bias I have because I play the actual game and don't we all want to see things that we can personally identify with? I give it four stars instead of five because while the plot character and elements were all good there were certain parts that felt underserved The Gallente side of the story is one such example There also wasn't enough in my opinion enough exploration of some of the major movers in the EVE universe such as the Empress Jamyl or Tibus Heth While I enjoyed seeing Otro Gariushi in action again I feel he was the most developed character there but again that's a bias because I play the game and I've read all the EVE Chronicles on the website Another issue that they didn't go into which I wish they had and they had a great opportunity to do so were the issues around which some of the major EVE conflicts revolve around racial discrimination slavery prejudice the ethics of being a capsuleer the trials of being a ruler so many issues that could have been looked at in depth While I appreciate that this book is supposed to be science fiction it is set in a realm that has so much to offer To see what I mean check out some of the Chronicles on the website some of them are simply amazing reads and they have almost nothing to do with the science fiction nature of the setting I just hope that the next book written by CCP Abraxas an employee of the company that makesruns the game can delve into such issuesThe greatest science fiction is really writing about solid issues wrapped in a veneer of science technology and conflict Heinlein Herbert Dick et al


  7. says:

    I liked the book a lot I also play the game EVE Online MMORPG the worldsetting which the stories takes place in I also think one needs to read up a bit on the world and its canon to really understand the whole story properly Playing the actual game makes it a bit easy as wellWhile I enjoyed the book a lot there were moments when the writing wasn't really up to par and bits that seemed somehow unrelated Unrelated things made sense later on when the events in the book connected with events in the game this was well AFTER the book was released during and after the Empyrean Age expansion of the gameThe big achievement here for me was tying the book and the game canon together so that they coincided with the big events within the world You saw the news and read of the cataclysmic events within the game world then realized you had read what happened behind the scenes in the book Adding several layers of depth into the world and giving the stories in the book new meaningsSome free online reading related to the world and canon of New EdenEVE Online Backstory EVE Exodus EVE Chronicles Short StoriesOne should also see the website NaviMenu on the left EVE ONLINE BACKSTORY Races and Organizations for even information


  8. says:

    Most important thing to get it out of the way as soon as possible this is a book based on a MMO game Eve OnlineHaving said that I must also mention that it's not half bad unlike some other um book like products out there in the market Yes it helps a lot to know the basic facts about Eve Online Yes the wording is sometimes coarse and hard on the eyes Despite that I think the novel captures nicely the day to day events of Eve universum wars are made plots are being schemed unexpected happens with surprising punctuality D I enjoyed that book gave me a lot of new information on how things work behind the scenes in Eve And as a book on its own it's not horrible either The plotline is kind of cut at the end no definitive resolution but I believe it's deliberate after all it's seldom in world full of politics that things end up for good


  9. says:

    Being sufficiently out of the loop I had never heard of EVE Online an apparently popular online game So I'm not sure how the novel by the company's director of intellectual property relates to the game On its own merits it's a well realized world with nicely complex politics The characters were distinctively drawn although sometimes their backstories were pretty sketchy and occasionally their actions felt entirely subservient to plot rather than character Overall a ripping space opera yarn


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book and playing the game Tony Gonzales does a great job of drawing you into the EVE Online world and making you feel like you are adventuring just as you imagined when you were in the game blasting pirates and trading goods He captures the corporation and race struggle brilliantly Five stars


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