The first of a six book series set after the end of Stargate Atlantis's final season, Homecoming sees Atlantis return to the Pegasus Galaxy. But the situation in. STARGATE ATLANTIS: Homecoming (Book one in the Legacy series) (Stargate Atlantis: Legacy series 1) - site edition by Jo Graham, Melissa Scott. Cover: STARGATE ATLANTIS: Homecoming (Book 1 in The Legacy series) Other ebook formats available from Crossroad Press and other good ebook.
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STARGATE ATLANTIS: Homecoming (Book one in the Legacy series) (Stargate Atlantis: Legacy series 1) by Jo Graham [PDF EBOOK EPUB MOBI site]. In working through my to-read pile, I have come across a bunch of Fandemonium Stargate Novels, both SG-1 and SGA in ebook (epub and mobi) format. Stargate Atlantis: Homecoming is the first novel in the Stargate Atlantis: Legacy It was followed by Stargate Atlantis: The Lost. 15 November, (ebook).
The cameras fogged, vapor streaming past. A high cloud layer? All systems were still green. Fifteen per cent…fourteen per cent. Thrusters fired again, tilting the city slightly, increasing the drag. The shield pulled more power to compensate.
And the city slowed. I especially loved the interaction between Sora and Carson. That said, I did sometimes feel the characters were a little off. It's clear the authors have in depth knowledge of both series', but sometimes certain things struck me, pulling me out of the book.
Carson didn't feel entirely Dr.
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Carson Beckett at times, which - being a huge Carson fan - annoyed me to no end. The 'relationship' between John and Teyla felt fake, and I didn't really download into O'Neill's motivations. Considering how much effort the show's producers put into Carson and Rodney's friendship also, especially in later seasons, the two just didn't get very many scenes together, which was frankly disappointing.
As much as I enjoyed the book, sometimes it didn't read as a continuation from the series, with the characters not entirely acting as we knew them to. As much as the story began to tie up some loose ends, there were also some it cheated on, and some reasonings that didn't feel right.
In the prologue, Carson is in the command chair flying Atlantis back to Lantea, and the author notes that 'Nearly six years of practice had made him a competent, if reluctant, pilot. Secondly, the first time he piloted Atlantis was in the series finale, so he wouldn't have had such training to be competent.
Granted, the series itself didn't really explain his capabilities in the finale The commentary simply stated they wanted him in the episode but either way this line wasn't necessary. That's the end of it.
We didn't need a reason for why he's piloting with Sheppard. In fact, the authors end up contradicting themselves with this line in the same section; 'Five and a half years he'd put up with Rodney bullying him over this damned interface'. This is correct, as in the series Rodney - and occasionally Sheppard - have had to bully Carson into using the chair, when he has constantly tried to come up with excuses.
In my opinion the section read a little like the authors were trying their hardest to stick with canon whilst still coming up with an excuse for why Carson was capable of flying Atlantis, which - as I said above - isn't needed. And if I want to be really picky Don't take on a cult TV novelisation if you can't handle the super geeks!
Secondly, when they encounter difficulties with a section of the city, Radek is blamed for actions in the finale we didn't see. It felt a little like the author was trying to answer too many questions, over-explaining some while still being increasingly vague, whilst still telling a separate story and it just didn't work.
The story is great, including the throwbacks, though some of the characterisation could use a little work Granted the actors do a lot of the work on the show.
The 'explanations' were mostly terrible. Overall, I give the book 3. A great read if you just want more SGA, but not so good if you're looking for answers. Also, there's not nearly enough Ronon! So I treated myself to the DVDs and these books kept popping up on my suggestions so I stuck the first one on my site app.
It really is a piece of fan fic though and there are some major plot holes here.
The first part of the book is about the struggle and the politics to get Atlantis back to the Pegusas Galaxy and re-establishing the characters to the readers. What did I miss here? The characters are a little lost for me, Jon spends most of the first part as a babysitter, lost as to what else to do without the next mission.
Teyla become a woman to be lusted over by politicians. Ronan is almost non-existant in the beginning and Rodney gains a soft side and moves on with Keller and downloads a cat. There is a really awkward conversation at the beginning between Rodney and Teyla dismissing Kanaan as an embarrassing one night stand. Cauldwell and Jon hating each other — I thought they had a mutual respect, even by the end of series one?
The rest of the story beyond leaving earth is great, back to the old SGA, maybe we could have lost the first 6 chapters or so!
There are some major niggles though, how many times do we need reminding that they have been on Atlantis for 5 years and how many times does Elizabeth Wier have to put on a pedestal as the most amazing leader ever?
I actually thought it was a shame it finished when it did as Woolsey was just establishing himself Sam was pointless in charge having rewatched it she barely appears in series 4. Queen Death?? Having said that I will continue to the read the series to see where it goes, particularly as it ends on a cliff hanger.
It is an easy read to pick up and put down on the site. Oct 11, Shane site rated it it was amazing. Being a longtime fan of the Stargate franchise and a viewer that has thousands of hours watching the episodes over and over, I was heartbroken to learn of the Atlantis' series cancellation and the fact that no movies would be made.
That being said I was excited to learn that Fandemonium was continuing the series in literary form and that books were being written in both pre-earth finale and post-earth finale eras. Stargate Atlantis: Homecoming is the first installment of the post-earth finally b Being a longtime fan of the Stargate franchise and a viewer that has thousands of hours watching the episodes over and over, I was heartbroken to learn of the Atlantis' series cancellation and the fact that no movies would be made.
Homecoming is the first installment of the post-earth finally books that depicts the events after the series endgame. Meanwhile, the people of Atlantis troubled by the fact that Atlantis will not be returning to the Pegasus galaxy begin to quit their positions.
After time goes on and the powers continue to struggle for Atlantis it is finally decided to release Atlantis from its Earthly chains and return it to its homeworld.
Returning to the Pegasus galaxy proves difficult as the war damage from the Earth battle keeps the city from returning to its original second home and forces it to land on a new planet, one that is not so kind to its new inhabitants. After its return the crew learn of a new danger spearheading its way upon the human populations. A new threat from the wraith that does not cull but destroys instead.
The events that take place are compelling and carefully thought out. The authors have a close understanding of each character and catch their personalities and attitudes very well.
Reading the book is almost like viewing an episode as the dialogue and actions of each character are almost as they were on screen. There were a few minor areas I thought could have been done a little better. Ronan's relationship with Amelia Banks was nowhere to be found, there was a little to much swearing for my taste and the events surrounding the city in San Francisco harbor could have been portrayed a little better.
But overall the book was pretty darn good. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next installment. Aug 27, Lexi rated it really liked it. Will we ever get that piece of trash fixed? He was wearing his usual uniform, with the addition of a harness around his neck from which dangled Torren, who appeared to be sound asleep.
Torren grabbed a handful of his[Sheppard] hair by way of a handle. Sep 30, Punk rated it liked it Shelves: Science Fiction. The first of a new Stargate Atlantis series that takes up where the television show left off. So, as a tie-in novel, it's great.
It doesn't over explain. At no point are we introduced to Rodney McKay as if we've never seen him before in our lives. It expects readers to be very familiar with canon, and throws in a lot of little details to reward the devoted fan. What little explanation there is is completely unobtrusive. It also made me feel things: Oh no, the IOA is going to tear apart Atlantis!
Oh no, John is depressed yet so adorable babysitting Torren! Oh no, Jennifer Keller is a reasonable person who loves Rodney and wants to make a life with him! Kidding, sort of.
No, I am, Jennifer is great here. Because Teyla and John are exchanging all sorts of looks, and I don't like it. For the rest of us, here is a list of other things that might make us wiggly: Lots of attention paid to Torren, including John spending time with him; Atlantis being kind of sentient; POVs for everyone! The writing can be clumsy John at one point is wearing pants over a shirt , and some shoots off into Chris Carter-like flights of fancy. Teyla doesn't sound like herself; she speaks way too casually in some sections, yet sounds like the aforementioned Chris Carter in others.
And maybe there are too many POVs? Three stars. I prefer my tie-in novels to be gen. Dec 15, SilvanShadow rated it liked it Shelves: Having finished the book last night, what did I think of it? I'm not completely sure. I didn't hate it but, I didn't love it either. The basic premise of the story is fine and I have no problem with it so far and I don't want to spoil it for those who are waiting to read it. But can they really leave the residents of Pegasus to deal with the Wraith on their own?
Sheppard and Teyla shippers like myself are going to love this book. McShep and Sparky fans are going to want to throw it across the room.
Same for those who liked the budding relationship between Ronon and Amelia Banks as it is never mentioned at all. Keller also gets way too much "screen-time" in my opinion for a character that generally wasn't well received.
For the first book of a series it was pretty good. I read it quickly though I felt it jumped from A to B to C far too much trying to cram as much as possible in to set up the plot for the next book. And with the prospect of an Atlantis movie still possible I'll hold out hope for one more year before I consider it completely dead I'm not quite sure where to categorize these books in my head. All in all, while I can't say it was a Miss, I can't say it was an out of the ballpark hit, either.
Maybe my opinion will change with book two of the series. We'll see. Feb 16, Rosie Amber rated it really liked it.
Homecoming is a companion book to the TV series Stargate Atlantis 16 of Atlantis storylines, this book takes off where the TV series ended and is the first book in the legacy series.
This book opens with the city of Atlantis being flown back to the Pegasus Galaxy, when they hit a mal-function and have to drop out of hyperspace for repairs on the edge of the Pegasus Galaxy and days from their intended destination. Then the storyline goes back five months earlier to explain the lead up to this even Homecoming is a companion book to the TV series Stargate Atlantis 16 of Atlantis storylines, this book takes off where the TV series ended and is the first book in the legacy series.
Then the storyline goes back five months earlier to explain the lead up to this event. Atlantis has been on Earth and at the mercy of politicians from the IOA. Afraid of what new alien attacks might come the politicians don't want to let Atlantis go, however the team can do more to save Earth if it is back in it's rightful Galaxy.
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It takes General O'Neill's swift move to get Atlantis under military control to save the situation and they head home. They must then build back relations with trading planets and find out what has been happening in their absence. The Wraith have been busy, Queen Death is gathering the hives in a new powerful army, the Genii are acting suspicious and many worlds are being destroyed.
The Atlantis team promise help against a Wraith cull, after a tip off, but disaster strikes when a key team member is captured and the book ends on a that cliff-hanger.
I really enjoyed learning more about the Wraith, their society and ships and there were lots of good character nuances and dialogue which felt true to the TV characters. The storyline dragged a little with all the political talks back on Earth and the whole book was probably over-long compared to a TV episode, I didn't think we needed so many domestic issues, they kept us from the real pull of these stories which is the "Saving The World" syndrome.
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I care what the people I care about think. It ends on a major cliffhanger, with an essential character captured by the Wraith. An entertaining story, but slow to get off the ground. The first half is set on Earth, with all the politics of intergalactic policy and governance.
The writing quality is okay, however, the authors have included too many inner thoughts, memories of TV episode plots, feelings, etc. Also, they are creating a thing between Sheppard and Teyla, and ending her affair with Kanaan, Torren's father. I'd rather not go there. Too soapy.Dark peaks streaked with snow. Jeffrey Lang. That said, I did sometimes feel the characters were a little off.
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The rest of the story beyond leaving earth is great, back to the old SGA, maybe we could have lost the first 6 chapters or so! Thrusters fired again, tilting the city slightly, increasing the drag.