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  1. says: [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary

    [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin review Ace in the Hole This book makes up for volume 5 of the series It's storyline is like a tragedy and not everybody gets to live happily ever after It's set during the Democratic Convention in Atlanta in '88 where Senator Hartmann is trying to win the nomination against the far right candidate Reverend BarnettThe chickens come home to roost as the his

  2. says: review Ace in the Hole George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin

    [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW I started this book not knowing what to expect The Puppetman triad up until this point hadn't had the structure and dramatic build up of the AstronomerSwarm triad preceding it Worrying me was the fact that I had not yet been sold on the mosaic novel format Jokers Wild which to be fair was the first mosaic novel ever written while a very good novel when at its best felt at its worse like the novelization of a PBeM roleplaying game And so I

  3. says: characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary

    review Ace in the Hole [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin Will review soon at wwwfantasyliteraturecom

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    characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW As per usual I started out very skeptical towards this book Even now after the heartwrenching final 50 pages there are plotpoints that I look back on and wince But that is only to be expected I suppose when the concept of the book is that seven or eight of the series's most unstable and volatile characters have gathered at a conference tha

  5. says: [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW

    [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW Ace in the Hole completes the second internal trilogy of the Wild Cards finishing up many of the plotlines of Aces Abroad and Down and Dirty and bringing the Puppetman plotline to the end The main plot centers around a presidential convention which is already a bizarre enough system on its own Bring super powers and assassins and super powe

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    characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary review Ace in the Hole Kind of a boring entry in the series When I started reading the wild card books I never thought superheroes are OK but I'd really like a fictionalized account of a nomination process for a presidential candidate But that's what we gotBesides the boring plot we have a number of characters milling around not really getting anywhere building to what is supposed to be a climatic scene But that scene is a bit of a letdown I w

  7. says: [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin review Ace in the Hole

    [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW While I honestly can't stand anything Game Of Thrones' related Georges RR Martin manage to be one of my favorite author by the sheer force of being on the cover of one of my all time favorite book The Armageddon Rag one of my favorite book cycle Wild CardsI still have a lot to read but Ace in the Hole has a special place in my heart We now know the characters and the stakes we can now thrive with the characters while t

  8. says: review Ace in the Hole George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW

    [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW This one started off a bit slow with lots of details around the campaign for president some of which I found a bi

  9. says: [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin

    [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin Gregg Hartmann is on the verge of winning the nomination for President of the United States at the 1998 Democratic Nationa

  10. says: [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW review Ace in the Hole

    George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary [Ace in the Hole] EBOOK NEW Enjoyed this better than the last volume Down and Dirty because it felt like a regular novel It didn't have the string of short stories feel of the previous mosaic novelsThe first half was rough going to a non American because of how boring the political machinations were I think that if they explained the politics I woul

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review Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole review ☆ 9 George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers 40 years ago they have struggled for respect and recognition Now Will review soon at wwwfantasyliteraturecom

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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole review ☆ 9 George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin They are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent as assassins stalk the halls of the convention and one of the candidate As per usual I started out very skeptical towards this book Even now after the heartwrenching final 50 pages there are plotpoints that I look back on and wince But that is only to be expected I suppose when the concept of the book is that seven or eight of the series s most unstable and volatile characters have gathered at a conference that will decide the future of the United States And hey when the only character with something even remotely resembling a functional moral compass is the trigger happy undead assassin it says something about where the others are atThat being said this book is cleverly stitched together overcoming the usual awkwardness that the Wild Cards mosaic novels present The characters are all well written and incredibly twisted to a man And even if Tachyon s Strange relationship with Blythe s daughter and his apparent inability to talk to Jack and stop the unfolding madness was irritating it was hardly out of character And the same is true for the others Because there are no good people in Wild Cards They re all messed up complex morally gray products of the twisted callous society that grew in the wake of the Wild Cars virus And that s reflected in their character arcs as well as in this storyThe high point of Ace in the Hole is as the title suggests the way it explores the character of Gregg Hartmann Puppetman has been around since the very first book but in the previous volumes he s been working from the sidelines and we ve only gotten small hints of his deceptive manipulative influence spreading across the nation His story reaches what I assume to be its climax in this novel and it doesn t disappoint For a while it seemed as if his character might get lost among the other prominent players present in the story but his arc reached a beautiful fitting conclusion at the end of it all even if the implication that a US presidential candidate might face actual conseuences if his crimes were made public is almost laughable in 2018As did that of the Four Aces which is impressive considering that at least half of them have been dead for a good couple of decades The irrevocably splintered group is brought back together after a fashion in the novel s final pages and its every bit the heartbreaking raw real ending that their story deserves That s not to say that the individual member s stories are done though as the novel s very last line states as a fitting conclusion to a wonderful story The elevator with its cargo of ghosts and survivors continued its lunge for the sky

George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary

Ace in the Hole review ☆ 9 George R.R. Martin ☆ 9 summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ George R.R. Martin S plans to use his secret Wild Card power for evil A journey of intrigue and adventure written by five of science fiction's most imaginative talents Gregg Hartmann is on the verge of winning the nomination for President of the United States at the 1998 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta He has all the usual political problems to contend with Rev Leo Barnett is a strong challenger with growing support in the Bible Belt southern states Michael Dukakis and Al Gore want to parlay their minority delegates into a Vice Presidential spot on the ticket and Jesse Jackson does not want the a jokers rights plank to supersede his platform focused on improving the lives of African Americans To complicate the situation Gimli is back somehow This old adversary from the 1976 riots and Berlin was thought dead in last year s Typhoid Croyd outbreak but he has returned with new telepathic powers Gimli can now block Puppetman from controlling people Gregg cannot manipulate his opponents or members of the media Worse he cannot let Puppetman loose to satiate his lusts for pain and bloodshed If he does not find an outlet soon Puppetman will take over the host personality completely and feed on Gregg insteadThis is the third book in the Puppetman uartet and following the normal Wild Cards pattern it is a mosaic novel with different authors writing each point of view character Several aspects of this novel worked well HartmannPuppetman is the series best villain so far The scenes written by Stephen Leigh are graphic and engrossing Hartmann s desperate machinations to save his life and career as Gimli s noose tightens are a lot of fun Plus the secret of how Gimli returned is a uniue twist The cameos by real life political and media personalities lend verisimilitude that was lacking in some of the previous books It helps to be familiar with the Democrat s labyrinthine system of delegates and superdelegates There s also a little bit of political commentary from the authors Jesse Jackson comes off as noble Michael Dukakis as intelligent but dull and Al Gore as greedy Having Jesse Jackson become a puppet was a cool twist Two Wild Card assassins Demise ace and Mackie the Knife joker are back from previous installments stalking the convention Walton Simons delivers his best writing with the Demise scenes Their face off in the book s climax is perfect Jack Braun takes center stage with his first point of view story highlighted by the return of Envoy One of the running themes of Jack s character arc is that despite having unlimited strength he almost always manages to fail at life Tachyon makes interesting dubious moral choices He interferes with a US government election by using his mental projection powers to force delegates to change votes against their will He seduces the adult daughter of his great love Blythe van Rensselaer He chooses not to kill Puppetman even when doing so would surely prevent greater destruction His pride and arrogance leads him to manipulate people and keep dangerous secrets with devastating conseuences to himself Unfortunately a few things in the book were disappointing Several series characters have suddenly abandoned their day jobs to become full time political strategists for the Hartmann campaign This seems both too convenient and implausible A twenty year US senator would certainly choose a experienced team for a presidential run Tachyon and Braun never seemed adept or even interested in politics before Hiram is still in thrall to Ti Malice he was barely holding on to his restaurant in the last book so it stretches credulity to portray him as now being an effective campaign leader Pacing is slow especially the political scenes It improves in the back half of the novel Ex KGB operative Polyakov is still hunting Hartmann but Melissa Snodgrass s story line for him falls flat Polyakov comes across as incompetent when he tries to use Sara Morgenstern rather than Blaise even though he has spent a year cultivating a relationship with the already powerful and psychotic young telepath This just lacks the spy craft of the two previous Polyakov stories David Levine s Powers and Michael Cassutt s Legends More joker riots really The climactic fight scenes at the Omni Center cycle swiftly back and forth among all the POV characters Because each scene is handled by a different author the seuence feels choppy than thrilling Some scenes feel out of order This would have worked better just to tell the whole chapter from a single character s viewpoint Chrysalis death is handled awkwardly It is introduced in the first chapter and then essentially ignored The investigation of her murder will be the subject of the next book In summary I d say this book is not one of the highlights of the series yet it still manages to entertain

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 400
  • Ace in the Hole
  • George R.R. Martin
  • English
  • 12 October 2020
  • 9780553282535