- By Jody Lynn Nye

The View from the Imperium

  • Title: The View from the Imperium
  • Author: Jody Lynn Nye
  • ISBN: 9781439134306
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • The View from the Imperium A Paperback Original Science Fiction Adventure with a Generous Dash of Humor by the Co Author of the Best Selling The Planet Pirates P G Wodehouse meets space opera as Ensign Thomas Innes Loche Kinag

    A Paperback Original Science Fiction Adventure with a Generous Dash of Humor by the Co Author of the Best Selling The Planet Pirates P G Wodehouse meets space opera, as Ensign Thomas Innes Loche Kinago, fresh from the Academy is given his first command A crumb from the upper crust, he s eager to uphold the traditions of his family, and in particular, his moA Paperback Original Science Fiction Adventure with a Generous Dash of Humor by the Co Author of the Best Selling The Planet Pirates P G Wodehouse meets space opera, as Ensign Thomas Innes Loche Kinago, fresh from the Academy is given his first command A crumb from the upper crust, he s eager to uphold the traditions of his family, and in particular, his mother, a distinguished Admiral of the Imperium Of course, he s aware of the importance of always having simply smashing tailored uniforms on hand, and having his camera ready to record memorable moments for his scrapbook In the meantime, a charismatic leader has arisen who seems able to control the minds of anyone he meets, and may be on his way to taking over the entire galaxy Can Kinago s aristocratic bearing and unbridled snobbery stand up to such a challenge Fortunately, his constant companion, the unflappable Jeeves, er, Parsons, is on hand to look after the young, impulsive master, and somehow help his charge bumble his way through, perhaps even saving the galaxy in the process Praise for Jody Lynn Nye s An Unexpected Apprentice I thoroughly enjoyed it, the plot, the settlement, the whole nine yards, and especially the twitch of humor at odd momentsa book I can thoroughly recommend Anne McCaffrey An unusual story well told, with characters it s a real pleasure to spend time with David Drake

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    1. Jeeves of the Space Ways – fun & thrillingEnsign Thomas Kinago starts by making a fool of himself the first day by pimping out his uniform in admiral stripes and arriving late to his first dinner with an Admiral known for adhering strictly to punctuality. The dressing-down he gets afterwards is a beauty I enjoyed greatly as a reader and it sets the tone for the rest of the book. I laughed out loud for a long time when the Admiral asked if he had trouble keeping inside the lines with crayon [...]

    2. A bit disappointing novel that starts great but fizzles after the first third since the premise is thin and wears fast. For a similar but better novel - or at least one that holds its own for the full novel though even there i got tired by mid-second installment and stopped reading - I recomend Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost which is the UK take on space opera humor

    3. Very silly, but fun to read. Imagine what a Miles Vorkosigan novel would be like, if Miles was truly clueless.

    4. Ensign Thomas Innes Loche Kinago is on his first space navy cruise and making a lot of mistakes as he goes. Not unusual for a brand new officer in the Imperium Navy, but Thomas's mistakes come from a far different place then the average ensign in the Emperor's navy. Thomas is a member of the royal family. Sure he's a cousin and pretty far removed from actually inheriting the throne, but he grew up in the rarefied confines of court and had no clue what life is like for the average naval officer. [...]

    5. Nice light science fiction romp in the spirit of P.G. Wodehouse. Imperial heir goes on a military ship, flusters and charms people he meets, while his jeeves gets work done. To his surprise, he might actually become useful after all. Meanwhile the Trade Union is trying to take over a nearby confederacy of worlds. Will snob win against villain?I would have ranked it higher, except the whole trade union aspect felt tacked on. What's worse is that there is an explanation for how certain things work [...]

    6. NOT Wooster and Jeeves. (*throws hard rolls at the reviewers and publicists who say it is*) but fun in another way. Let's be honest, this just isn't funny enough to be even breathed in the same category as P.G. Wodehouse. The main character just isn't hapless Bertie Wooster, though the aide-de-camp may exceed Jeeves in sagacity. In fact, if he were a butler he might be the Black Butler, or something else higher up in the butlers-of-utmost-resource-and-sagacity scale. But, honestly, he's boring. [...]

    7. I like Jody Lynn Nye and I was thrilled to see a new book by her on the shelves at Barnes and Noble.I was disappointed. the characters are two-dimensional. The plot was confused by the multiple storylines.I kept comparing the protagonist to Prince Roger of David Weber's March Upcountry. Both are of the space nobility. Both are fops. Both are thrown into adventures which they were not prepared for. Prince Roger, though, grows as a character and becomes a hero. This guy doesn't.

    8. I picked up this one up as I had the next book in my Baen ebook bundle. In theory, this should have been right up my alley - space opera, with a dilettante hero prancing around the galaxy and accidentally saving the world. However, I found the story disjointed until the last quarter, when everything finally clicked. There was a moment when I wondered how the author would manage to wrap up the story in the remaining pages, but she managed that quite satisfyingly.

    9. Love this series. The character should not be taken seriously, cause he doesn't. I just love him, he makes me laugh outloud with the most insane dialogues and unprobable moments of dumb stupidity. As the first book, it might be a bit upsetting at first to have to see the world through a character that is so naive, out of the world and completely lacking in normal social skills.

    10. I mostly enjoyed this fun little romp. Really the only thing which bugged me about it is that too much time was spent on the build-up to the actual confrontation, which made the first 400+ pages a little thin on plot (they were mostly back story to the actual plot).I don't regret reading the book, though, and I think people would generally enjoy it.

    11. When Jody Lynn Nye and Robert Asprin wrote together, it was always fun - fun to read, fun characters, and fun to involve. But Nye on her own just isn't. Have read two or three of her stand-alones and they're dull and plodding and just not worth spending any more time slogging thru. Half read, this one is gone.

    12. a fun read it framed a picture very well in my mind to the point I was even smelling the garbage when kenago was running through the back halls after he tried to take down some terrorists unsuccessfully. I want to read more in this story line.

    13. A very slow book slow reading slow actionow character development it featured a very preposterous social milieu that was populated by stock characters the ending was predictable the foreshadowing was more like forespotlighting but I did finish it

    14. This novel proved to be far more interesting and fun than I had thought it would be, so much so that I was sorely disappointed to see that there is no sequel! A great light hearted romp!

    15. Wacky fun space opera. It drags a little when the focus shifts to politics oh, and you'll probably want to smack the main character a couple times.

    16. Cute book. The hero is part of the Royal Family and everything he does is wrong but turns out right.

    17. Protag is not very likeable though you do root for him at the end. He thinks he is funnier than he is, but interesting plot and supporting characterizations and worldbuilding hold interest.

    18. I really didn't want to spend much time with the idiot snob, so I tossed the book aside after about 100 pages in front and 10 pages in back. That was enough.

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