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The book starts off as Apocalypse Now and arrives at something like the climatic Battle of Minas Tirith via Carry on up the Khyber And all set in the 25th Century of the Great British Space Empire Yep, it s a must read for the puns, geek culture references and sepia tinted Victoriana Read in wonder at the cliff edge suspense that does involve lemmings.And who would have thought Space Captain Smith had a penchant for Rhianna dressed up as the Bronte Sisters Yep, all of them In this volume, even the Hamster Gerald gets off the boat And as we all know from Apocalypse Now Never get off the boat I read this book on my regular London tube commute and, damn me and damn the clear breach of tube etiquette, but parts made me smile out loud I doubt any other passengers noticed though And I am home in time for tea Well coffee actually, but then I am a wild colonial boy.
(((Read Pdf))) ⇲ End of Empires (Chronicles of Isambard Smith, #5) ⇶ Captain Isambard Smith And His Crew Are Back For A Fifth Adventure Fighting Alien Foe In The Th Century British Space Empire The Lemming Men Of Yullia Are Rushing Headlong Towards The Cliffs Of Destiny, And They Intend To Take The British Space Empire With Them When Moral Fiber Clashes With Lemming Spirit, Only One Thing Is Certain Surrender Is No Longer An Option In The Back Streets Of Ravnavar, Greatest Planet Of The Space Empire, Revolution Stirs Someone Will Have To Go Deep Undercover, Take On The Robot Underworld, And Reveal What Lies Behind The Mysterious Popular Front Worst Of All, Major Wainscott Commando And Nudist Has Gone Renegade In The Most Dangerous Jungle In The Galaxy Someone Will Have To Travel Upriver, Terminate Wainscott S Command, And Make Him Put Some Trousers On That Someone Is Isambard Smith Once , Smith And His Crew Must Leap Into Action, Civilize The Galaxy, And Force Legions Of Angry Rodents To Stop Their Nonsense At Once Smith Is Destined To Topple A Mighty Empire The Only Question Is Whose Empire Will It Be I think I am probably done with this series It has been steadily slipping, but the humour has been good enough to be enjoyable Here the plot was all over the place, the first part of the book being a pastiche of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness, or perhaps the film Apocalypse Now, on which it was based After that it goes all Raiders of the Lost Ark and turns into a bit of a damp squib There are still some funny bits, but the novelty factor has worn off. Smith strikes againCup of tea Space Captain Smith has reapeatedly entertained since the first one nearly ten years ago This one isn t quite as bracingly funny as the original, but is a worry addition to the series. Will the mayhem and puns never end I hope not. How can you not like a book that has the British Empire in space fuelled by tea a war dinosaur instead of an elephant with a castle on its back instead of a howdah, a spaceship that s seen far better days captained by Smith personification of the idiotic British colonial officer and crewed by his dreadlocked hippy girlfriend, his best friend comrade in arms who is essentially Predator and a pony loving android pilot who only shows bravery in defence of her blue pony friends This is a rip roaring comedic romp that parodies films than I d care to count most notably a wonderful caricature of Apocalypse Now.Just because this is comedy don t make the mistake of thinking it won t be well written It has a wonderfully comic plot and what is, for a relatively short book, a fairly large cast each of whom has their own character and distinctive voice You really can t help but like them all even the psychotic lemming man antagonist.I ve enjoyed all of Frost s wonderfully irreverent Space Captain Smith books but I think this one has nudged out in front of the others Huge fun that had me chuckling throughout and occasionally laughing out loud. If you re looking for a sensible review stop reading now and go have a cup of tea instead.After a couple of slightly wobbly books, this one is getting back to form The jokes are a little subtle but then they d have to be by book 5, right Some of them were brilliant and made me chuckle out loud The whole business was Carveth and the E qui was brilliant Friendship is indeed Magic.The Yull are a good enemy Not as funny as Gertie, but much better than the Edenites I also liked the dinosaurs and it s good to see Rhianna being useful.A worthy addition to the canon Certainly an entertaining read to accompany the tea and tiffin Well done, that man. Another enjoyable, blood soaked odyssey through the British Space Empire with Smith and his oddball crew as they continue the fight against the Yull and other miscreants Carveth comes into her own in this novel, of course Rhianna, Suruk and Smith never fail to amuse.Plus, the mad, usually, half dressed Major Wainscott and his team of commandos going crazy adds another enjoyable element Well worth a read. Back to form, I think is a good summary The last book or even two seemed to be running out of steam somewhat This was a good story with some character changes if not necessarily growth as such , rather than the predictable responses to the same old situations.In short I enjoyed it, and I d recommend it even if you weren t impressed by 4. Another quality volume, started a little slower than others in the series, but once it got going it rattled along at breakneck speed Some genuine laugh out loud moments too Looking forward to pincers of death