Along with the release of the expansion Empyrean Age in June the first EVE novel also saw the light of day, EVE: The Empyrean Age. The Empyrean Age marked the rise of the capsuleers as heavy hitters in interstellar politics, unfettered by factional or other political ties. When I picked up Tony Gonzeles’ first novel, EVE The Empyrean Age, I was honestly expecting another forgettable and ultimately meaningless.

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Still, I enjoyed it a lot.

Very well done story, qge conspiracy, great fight scenes. Not a single plot resolves without an ass-pulled Deus Ex Machina Constant misspellings of character and ship names. The Gallente and Minmatar are your typical good guys wearing big white hats, while the Amarr and Caldari possess everything but the big black mustache and cannonball bomb with burning fuse.

Every CPU would need a custom motherboard in order to run. A few loose ends that where not really tied up, but I guess you need loose ends for lvl4 epic arc missions ; I loved the scope and breadth of it, the political machinations and I liked evee the author would break off and briefly show us an event though the eyes of a walk-on character.

Epic Heroes The book tells an epic tale of universe-shattering magnitude about dve heroes. And I don’t like watching EVE very much. What more needs to be said?

The Empyrean Age – Backstage Lore Wiki

Had I known this was an attempt to relate to a game world I would never have begun the disappointing journey of getting to the end. Thoughts don’t rape minds. The Deus Ex Machina’s are a little excessive, but evr are pretty fun to imagine if unrealistic. Want to Read saving…. Or why a woman who appears fragile is unable to posses physical strength.


If it could have a negative star, I’d give it one. I rather liked The Empyrean Age, but it had its roadbumps, particular some of the Amarr bits where abit cringeworthy.

The factory is theirs! Needless to say, I did not enjoy this book. Oh, and the rape. In fact, the story isn’t really completed at all. Aug 28, SaraK rated it liked it.

It has really nice ideas, and it excels at conveying the atmosphere I enjoy so much about the EVE. Having said that, I thought it was a very good read generally, and I liked how the author painted and set up the scenes. It had potential, but I felt the execution empyrexn short.

And without his memories he is another person. But I didn’t count empydean TonyG. And we have a Marcus and a Marius. The ideas about cloning in the book have been discussed in this forum already. Empyrean age novel cover.

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The following was written for an EVE community site, so might take some knowledge about the game for granted, but it should be accessible to others just as well.

Especially not several times in a novel. A disgraced Foreign ambassador leaves his post humiliated and ignored by his superiors, only to meet Ameline – a woman who seems to know everything about him and an alarming amount about a conspiracy to overthrow the government. Graelyn Tzedakah Aegis Militia Likes received: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a rousing adventure painted on a large canvas with bigger than life evil and goodness.


Fighting amongst the various civilizations is led by immortals, a crazed trillionaire, a resurrected goddess, the founders wh Tony Gonzales continues the story of EVE. Retrieved from ” http: The Caldari, on the other hand, are your proto-typical capitalists run amok, working their people to death while living the high life in opulent corporate offices again, did Karl Marx write this?

At least in these pages, there are plenty of pilots who are not capsuleers. Set in an independent universe, The Tabit Genesis depicts, in a narrative afe through with action-oriented set pieces, a fight for survival by Homo sapiens on several colonized planets long after Earth itself has died. A man wakes, trapped inside a cloning vat.

Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales – Books – Hachette Australia

You get a diplomat who behaves completly undiplomatically, a Karin Midular who behaves as if she never saw politics before, To me, it’s absolutely inappropriate to the EVE world. On its own merits, it’s a well-realized world with nicely complex politics.

The World According to Anna. And I don’t see why. The Empyrean Age ultimately fails to capture that essence for more than a brief moment.