Swords of Waar – Fairly okay

Swords of WaarSwords of Waar (Jane Carver, #2) by Nathan Long
My rating: 6 out 10 stars

Jane Carver, a hell-raising, redheaded biker chick from Coral Gables, Florida, had found a new life and love on Waar, a savage planet of fearsome creatures and swashbuckling warriors. Until the planet’s high priests sent her back to Earth against her will.

Against all odds, she returns to Waar, only to find herself accused of kidnaping the Emperor’s beautiful daughter. Allying herself with a band of notorious sky-pirates, Jane sets out to clear her name and rescue the princess, but that means uncovering the secret origins of the Gods of Waar-and picking a fight with the Wargod himself.

I think this book was a tad better than the previous one. Maybe it’s because Jane Carver do not screw up things by freezing and hesitating as much as in the previous book or maybe it’s just because I knew more what I was expecting when reading this one.

The book is pretty much a non-stop fantasy/adventure/action story and a fairly good one. The first book in the series suffered perhaps somewhat from being a bit of a John Carter look-alike but this one separates itself more from the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. At least in my mind. The author is still overdoing it a bit on the sex although it’s mostly Jane harping about not getting any. It’s does get a bit tiresome although I can live with it.

One thing that I do like with these books is that Jane Carver is a biker chick and she bloody well talks like one. There’s none of this oh-my-god-we-cannot-have-rude-words nonsense. That doesn’t mean that the book is full of f-words to compensate for lack of story either though. It’s just that people in the book speaks like normal people do, or at least what I would consider normal biker chicks.

Bottom line is that, although it didn’t exactly make a spot in the best-books-I’ve-read-this-year category, I found the book quite enjoyable.

The book more or less concludes the story that was started in the first book although it certainly leaves enough loose ends for there to be more Jane Carver books. If another book in the series is published I will probably read it.

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