My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Seven centuries into the future, aliens and humans compete for the greatest prize in the universe: the Galaxy Bowl trophy. Quarterback Quentin Barnes enters his third season at the helm of the Ionath Krakens. He’s re-shaped the team in his image, and the time for excuses is over — it’s win, or be replaced. Quentin’s championship quest carries he and his teammates across the galaxy in a brutal twelve-game season fraught with injury and death.But he faces more than just on-field challenges. As he enters a free-agent year, several franchises vie for his services. Will he play for a new team, or will he remain with his beloved Krakens. And then there’s the slight distraction that someone, somewhere, is trying to assassinate him – and he doesn’t know why.
Fairly soon after finishing the second book of his Galactic Football League, Scott Sigler has begun narrating book 3 on Podiobooks.com.
Sigler invests every story with enthusiasm and is a wonderful world builder. In fact, he was good enough at explaining football’s transition to a multi-species, galactic venue that I recall hearing Luke Burrage’s enthusiastic review of the first book, The Starter, on his Science Fiction Book Review podcast. For Luke to give a book such a good review is a rarity, so that’s a second endorsement for anyone wondering about trying it out.
All three books (The Starter, The Rookie, and this one) are available free from Podiobooks and, I believe, they are also for sale at Amazon or Sigler’s own site.