Thursday, August 29, 2013

The MVP

by Scott Sigler
538 pgs

Quentin Barnes and the Ionath Krakens are back for another season in the Galactic Football League. Last season they got a quick taste of the playoffs; this year Quentin is determined to get his team to the big game and by any means necessary, come home with the trophy.

Once again Sigler's love for, and knowledge of the game of football made The MVP a great read and helped get me in the proper mindset for the coming of fall and the season to begin. I enjoyed this one a little bit more than its three predecessors though, as Sigler incorporates more than just football into the story.

This time the Prawatt race, which are feared by all the other sentient races, and which have been responsible for wars that have killed millions, plays a major role in the plot. At the beginning of the book they capture the team's ship and Quentin must do some quick thinking on his feet in order to save the team and get them back home with enough time to prepare for the coming season. The Prawatt race plays a prominent role throughout the rest of the book and adds another layer of depth to the series, demonstrating just how talented Sigler is.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  

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