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In the aftermath of their ordeal through the Umbrella Corporation's genetic research facility, the surviving members of the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) attempt to warn the world about the conspiracy to create terrifying biological weapons. But the conspiracy is far from dead, as the S.T.A.R.S. learn when they are declared outlaws by the very people who trIn the aftermath of their ordeal through the Umbrella Corporation's genetic research facility, the surviving members of the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) attempt to warn the world about the conspiracy to create terrifying biological weapons. But the conspiracy is far from dead, as the S.T.A.R.S. learn when they are declared outlaws by the very people who trained them. Forced to go underground, the S.T.A.R.S. resolve to battle the conspiracy on their own, determined to seek out and stop Umbrella's experiments wherever they may be.Combat medic and biochemist Rebecca Chambers, the sole survivor of Bravo Team, joins a new S.T.A.R.S. strike force when rumor comes of another Umbrella experiment: hidden beneath the rocky cliffs of Caliban Cove, Maine, someone is building an army of the undead. Within a sinister lighthouse, through a complex maze of sea caves, inside the shell of a sunken shipwreck, the S.T.A.R.S. must battle more unspeakable horrors and stop a madman from unleashing the biohazard upon the world.But the S.T.A.R.S. may never get the chance, as the aggressive DNA-altering virus Umbrella has engineered to create its living weapons begins to infect them......

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ISBN : 9780671024406
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Caliban Cove Reviews

  • Kai
    2019-02-23 08:13

    I ended up with the first two installments of the Resident Evil series to keep me busy in hospital. The first one was not so greatly written but, it followed the storyline of the game a decent amount. This one, however, was awful. It's so disconnected from the story, excepting the fact that it uses some of the same characters, in an OOC way. There are some typos, which I don't mind in a self-published kind of book, but this thing was published by a well known publishing house so it irked me. And you'd think the editor would have done something about the many sentences ending in dashes. No such luck. If I hadn't have been so bored, I might have thrown it into the trash bin, but alas, hospitals are extremely boring places. Even the medication didn't make it more interesting.Worst of all, years later, I found these books in a box again and re-read this piece of fanfic of doom. It was not any better the second time around, I promise.

  • Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
    2019-02-25 06:10

    🦑 An original tale bridging the gap between Resident Evil & Resident Evil 2.🦑 Atmospheric with spooky island labs, morbid clues, zombies w/guns, & underwater caves..🦑 We get a 1st person perspective of how the T-virus infects humans; physical traits as well as the struggle that comes with losing one’s cognitive abilities in a slow, agonising fashion.🦑 Very well-written with slight cheesy humour, but it’s rather fitting for the franchise & time period the book takes place in (1998).🦑 Wonderful, intimate look at characters’ thoughts during a terrifying mission; gives them more depth.🦑 It’s an original story that fits in with the franchise perfectly.🦑 Offers some mild insight into the Umbrella’s conspiracies.🦑 There aren’t as many unique T-Virus critters as the other instalments.🦑 Slightly anticlimactic.🦑 4.5/5.

  • Kati
    2019-03-14 10:14

    I liked the plot of this one better than of the previous book, "The Umbrella Conspiracy", and it also used the tests and clue-finding in a better, more organic way. At the same time, it wasn't as scary/creepy and David and his team simply weren't up to the Raccoon team's standards. David really was no Chris as far as leadership goes, he should've been a great tactician but he kept falling apart again and again, even Rebecca, a girl half his age and with much less training and experience, had more spunk and a cooler head than he. I missed Chris, Jill and Barry who handled their situation with definitely more aplomb than the Exeter team.

  • Paulo Bana
    2019-03-06 05:58

    3.80 . . . DONT READ THID BOOK BEFORE OR WHILE EATING!!! like seriously!This book is sooo much better that the 1st one (the one that felt like a walkthrough).As I progressed in the story, I was beginning to feel itchy for some reason. I felt like a loaded syringe of T-virus is next to me. But I hated the ending, well not a really bad ending but they didnt get the info they need to take umbrella down. I liked this better than the 1st book because this one feels a continuation of resident evil 1 game, the mansion, if you played and read the 1st book, you will wonder what happened to Rebecca. I love rebecca as a player and I hope she will show up again on RE games and books.

  • Monica
    2019-02-20 06:52

    Éste segundo libro dentro de la saga, y serie de novelizaciones de los juegos clásicos de Capcom, es una libre adaptación de lo que pasó entre la precuela: “Residen Evil Zero” y el clásico “ Resident Evil”; un 1.2 con elementos característicos del video juego, pero, y que sin embargo, tiene un resultado poco logrado respecto a las adaptaciones de la misma autora. En el riesgo es dónde uno encuentra sus límites, sea el campo que sea. Y aquí queda claramente demostrado, con una novela escrita con más ganas que garra o destreza. Los sucesos transcurren después que los S.T.A.R.S se vieran envueltos en una masacre, a modo de cobayas, en la mansión Spencer (la del creador de Umbrella). Aquí nuevamente, como en Zero, vuelve a ser la protagonista Rebecca Chambers, que después del infierno vivido en la mansión junto a Barry, Jill y Chris, siendo expulsados de la corporación para que no vea la luz las atrocidades de Umbrella, se reúnen en la casa de Burton para ir en búsqueda de un laboratorio de la famosa y perversa corporación en la población que da título al libro, situada en Maine. Allí podrán hallar pruebas de los virus y especimenes con los que trabaja Umbrella. La pista les es proporcionada por un jefe de otra división de los S.T.A.R.S: David, un británico especialista de las fuerzas y antiguo compañero de Barry. Debido a un acuerdo mutuo grupal, y después de un accidentada reunión en casa de Burton, se decide que vayan David y Rebecca, junto a otros compañeros de la división del Británico: Steve, John y Karen. Allí descubrirán las demenciales y extremas acciones de uno de los especialistas del laboratorio: El Doctor Griffith, sediento de Narcisismo y egolatría hasta límites insospechados....La narración de la novela comienza bien, parece sobria en su argumentación y acción, con unos pasajes que resumen el altercado de la mansión y la destitución de los S.T.A.R.S mediante informes. Pero en el primer capitulo ya se nos da muestra que algo no marcha bien del todo (en relación a la añadidura de nuevos elementos y enfoque general). A las pocas páginas nos encontraremos con descripciones y pensamientos de vergüenza ajena, como el que se le pasa por la cabeza a Rebecca cuando su amigo Barry le abre las puertas de su casa para la reunión:”Su musculoso cuerpo tapaba casi todo el umbral de la entrada. Barry hacía pesas. Con muchas ganas”...pero, ¿se puede ser más ridículo describiendo?; totalmente abrumador por desconcertante para el lector al que está enfocado, a priori, la obra.La primera escena de desarrollo y acción: la reunión y su incidente, en términos generales, es coherente con el enfoque de la saga, pero las reiteradas observaciones narrativas por parte de Chambers acerca de los atributos masculinos de sus compañeros, , además del perfil de según qué nuevos personajes, con un pasado psicológico lleno de penurias, hacen adolecer y minimizar la calidad de lo que merece un libro de Resident Evil y su línea encauzada a una trama sugerente de poder y Sci fi, a la par que Terror e investigación, mezclada con pura acción, a la par es arduo el trabajo de la inmersión en la historia. Todos ésos elementos los tienen éste libro, pero con menor intensidad.Y la cosa no acaba aquí, ya que en la segunda parte, con escenas algo tópicas previas a la incursión en las instalaciones científicas (Leviatán gigante que surge de la nada), siguen los “entresijos” amorosos entre bastidores, o entre matanza y matanza, con diálogos y retornos absurdos estando metidos en pleno peligro. Todo es muy YA, y destaca por inverosímil, ojo, en los Resident Evil. A medias de éste, la cosa se caldea (para bien) cuando el grupo se separa y investiga por bloques en el laboratorio. Y aquí es cuando Resident Evil se cruza con Silent Hill, por ciertas descripciones algo Gore. Por descontado, tenemos algunos puzzles, pero ni la mitad de interesantes que los de los juegos, y unas triadas de Zombies tipo ejército. Un aspecto novedoso, podría decirse, dentro del argumento (al no ser citado explícitamente en los vídeo juegos, pero se puede deducir en según cuales), pero sacado de romero y su “ Día de los muertos”. Debido a ello tendremos un tramo final que mejora bastante a nivel cualitativo (y en dónde decrece claramente el diálogo YA), con un big Boss ególatra, persecuciones mortales por los túneles con especímenes gigantescos, pérdidas en la batalla y una final poético en su resolución. Lo malo, pese a la gran mejora de la culminación de ésta obra libre, es que le falta más exploración, sobretodo en el apartado de objetos y archivos a encontrar, así cómo mayor número de contiendas con hordas de Zombies y Boss – criatura final; todos con la finalización de éstos.Así pues, la sensación que deja su lectura, en su globalidad, es la de un batiburrillo de varios homenajes, además de intentar preservar la esencia de Resident, pero lastrándola por la inclusión de diálogos de patio de escuela con las hormonas desorbitadas (supongo que para que éste tenga cabida en los lectores actuales..), que si bien tiene una historia coherente con la tónica de los video juegos, y recupera su nivel en el último tramo, no destaca en ningún aspecto por encima de lo que ya sabemos dentro de su línea argumental temporal. Además, y cómo colofón, el lector (o por lo menos yo) que lea éstas novelas, desea visualizarlas a modo de vídeo juego. Aquí costó imaginarlo (no por no hacerlo) pues teniendo elementos comunes a la famosa saga de Capcom, se asimila más a un film de Resident evil que a sus vídeo juegos. Todo parece indicar que es una autora que se le da especialmente bien las adaptaciones de los juegos. Los que lean éste libre, que lo hagan con la mente abierta a no esperar lo que podría ser otra entrega que pudiera traspasar a nuestras consolas. Quedáis advertidos.

  • Brandon Karcher
    2019-02-25 10:58

    I am a huge fan of the Resident Evil series of games and although I was skeptical that these books would be worth my time, I was amazed at how good they were. If you are coming to them fresh, without having played the games, you might not be inclined to agree, but S.D. Perry is a fine writer and she makes these books shine despite the inherently ridiculous premise. In this particular book, there is an unintentionally hilarious passage that acknowledges the impossibility of a virus that cross infects completely unrelated species (think dogs and plants) but there it is right before the hapless heroine's eyes. It's a credit to Ms. Perry that she doesn't completely insult the reader's intelligence by just glossing over that. This whole series is a fun time between the covers.

  • Will Meeks
    2019-03-12 11:18

    Another book based on the survival horror series of the Resident Evil video game series. This is the first book, in the series, that isn't taking place during a video game. After the events of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy, Chris Redfield and his former S.T.A.R.S. team mates deal with the horror they witnessed in the mansion. Umbrella, the world's leading pharmaceutical company, was behind the monsters they witnessed in the mansion. They were in the process of developing BOW's, Bio Organic Weapons, using the T-Virus. Chris and his team are trying to reveal the truth, when Umbrella sends corrupt S.T.A.R.S. after them. In order to uncover Umbrella dirty little secrets, Rebecca joins a team of former S.T.A.R.S. lead by David Trapp. Contacted by the mysterious Mr. Trent, from the first book, David and Rebecca are lead to Caliban Cove in Main. Upon reaching Caliban Cove, they will face off against new monsters, and an insane biochemist bent on using a virus to make mankind his slave. Like I said earlier, this is the first book to deviate from the video game series itself. Rebecca chambers was a side character in RE 1, and the main character during the RE 1 prequel RE Zero. With a new story being added, of course new monsters had to be added as well. If you are a visual person, this book will give you the scare you needed. There are creatures that roam the waters and caves. This marks the first, and what seems like the only appearance, of a smart zombie. The insane biochemist, Nicholas Griffith, was able to create a zombie team of "Trisquads" that retained enough intelligence to fire automatic weapons. I liked how they operated as a team. Lets say you had Team A and Team B. Team B wouldn't attack until Team A had been wiped out. David notices another team at one point, and notices that team wouldn't move until the other zombies were dead. So to stop that team from attacking, he left one zombie alive but badly damaged. The author did a great job of character development. Certain items you came across, in the first few chapters, end up playing a major role near the end. It was well done. This also helped to boost Rebecca to main character status in the books that would follow.

  • Tiffany DeBarr
    2019-03-14 07:14

    While Ms. Perry continues to make the same mistakes over the course of each of these novels, I have to give some bit of praise to this novel. They still read as if they are decent fanfiction, so the writing is mostly mediocre. However, this novel takes the Resident Evil mythology and injects it with a new story spanning the gaps that Capcom leaves in the wake of its games. This story follows the weeks after the Arklay mountains event and the Raccoon City's S.T.A.R.S. attempt at reaching out to their fellow S.T.A.R.S. to bring down the horror that is Umbrella, Inc.Although this story does give appearances to the remaining Raccoon City S.T.A.R.S., it primarily follows Rebecca Chambers journey with a few other new S.T.A.R.S. to Caliban Cove, Maine, where another research facility has popped onto the radar. The new characters that Ms. Perry introduces to the Resident Evil series here fit the world nicely and extend on the S.T.A.R.S. saga. I personally loved Karen Divers and was brought close to tears upon the first diagnosis of her fate (and this was even with my previous snooping through the text and knowing the event was coming). Although I'm quite frankly tired of the injection of specified love into these novels (Rebecca and Billy possibly having a chance in Zero Hour, Steve and Rebecca here), I did find the unspecified but intense relation between John and Karen a nice touch. Don't get me wrong, I did like Steve Lopez, but the constant possibility of relationships just isn't my interest in reading these stories. It makes them human, sure, but I much prefer the showing of John/Karen, where it could be read either way, than the telling of Rebecca/Steve.This novel may have still suffered the same problems as the other novelizations penned by Perry, but it would've definitely been a game I may have loved to play. Since this story fits well into the universe she writes for and springs from a source of creativity, I have to give the novel a four here. A very well-done, intense story added into the folds of the Resident Evil mythology.

  • Megan
    2019-02-28 13:59

    I originally picked this up on a whim since I'm a huge Resident Evil fan. I was excited to read an original story based on the games, but I ended up being quite disappointed. Caliban Cove isn't badly written. It's just incredibly slow going. At least half of the novel is just build up and background setting up the small bits of action in the last half. Plus, the story revolves around a secondary character from Resident Evil, Rebecca Chambers. While I think that writing about Rebecca is a great idea, Perry just didn't put enough into her characterization, in my opinion. She was shy, smart and sort of brave, but nothing more. She wasn't very dynamic, which is almost a must for a main character, especially when the other characters around her seem to be more compelling. There just wasn't a lot of expansion on her from the games. Add that to the slow plot and it's just all around disappointing.If you are thinking of getting this just for fun, I'd suggest skipping it. I would only recommend this to a die hard Resident Evil fan, and even then I'd say not to expect too awfully much from this novel. Two stars.

  • Avery
    2019-03-06 09:52

    Personal Response: The book was overall good. It would of been nicer if i was to read the first book before i read the second book. Getting to the point the book might want to give more dialog, more details.Plot Summary: The book mainly took place in two different places, one of the non-main characters mansion where they planned their raid on Umbrella the evil company that created a death weapon and the Umbrella Organization itself. Rebecca is the main character she is smart athletic and is pretty much the only one that knows what she is doing. Some of their friends on the raid ended up dying. The main concern for people who died was her friend Karen. Karen was infected and ended up become one of them.... no spoilers on what "they" are though. Recommendations: I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys playing video games and anyone who enjoys classic CAPCOM(r) games 4/5 stars.

  • WACHOVIA
    2019-03-07 11:00

    Best original RE novelsThis was a really good original Resident Evil story. I really wish they (meaning Capcom) would make a game of this it fits in to the game story so well plus I think it would be cool to see Rebecca Chambers again. Well I had the physical copy of this year's ago and decided to finally finish it so I bought it on my Kindle. It was worth the purchase can't wait to read Resident Evil Underworld.

  • Leslea Burnett
    2019-03-20 09:51

    I was desperate and my husband had it lying around. Don't judge me!

  • Douglas
    2019-02-25 14:15

    This review is 80% spoiler free, names and story spoilers are written intentionally vague, major spoilers are hidden with spoiler tags. Obviously, this book is not an example of great literature. It’s a cheaply-written piece of entertainment, and that’s why I love it. It’s fun, simple as that. The RESIDENT EVIL series is one of my favorite multi-media franchises ever (and if we’re talking strictly about the video games, than it *is* my favorite of all time). Perhaps that makes me a bit less critical of the duds in the series, but I do try to be objective in my overall opinions of what the franchise has to offer. For example, I enjoy the movies as nothing more than mindless fun to consume despite the inconsistent continuity, warped logic, and inept writing. It’s just FUN to watch, and I feel the same way about these books. One has to remember that these novels are nothing more than quick and dirty novelizations adapted from a video game…what do you expect? So, in CALIBAN COVE, we find Rebecca Chambers (our heroine from the prequel Zero Hour, and a supporting player in the previous novel The Umbrella Conspiracy) tasked with helping a group of renegade S.T.A.R.S. agents uncover the evil Umbrella Corporation’s secret experiments on the titular island. It’s a fairly straight-forward story, and doesn’t open up anything particularly new except for a modified virus strain that turns subjects into mindless drones susceptible to command, instead of the generic infected Zombies and mutant experiments we got in the previous book(s) [I say “book(s)” because the prequel Zero Hour didn’t come out until after Caliban Cove, so it depends on how you view the series chronologically – it could be one previous book or it could be two]. There is also a new type of mutant enemy, the members of the island’s security patrol called TriSquads – basically Zombies with the gift of tactical thinking and the ability to use machine guns. Overall, the story is fun and it maintains the same style and flavor that the series established both in the original Resident Evil game and the previous novelization. The story’s main players move from area to area; fighting through enemies; uncovering critical information (and exposition) via hidden papers, corporate reports, journal entries, letters, etc; and solving a wave of puzzles. The puzzles in this book are basic and simple, but they have just the right amount of the Resident Evil style to them to satisfy anyone who has played the games or read the previous book(s). The evil mastermind in this story stays locked up in a secret laboratory, and we only get a brief confrontation in the book’s final chapters. But his plan, maniacal in every sense of the word, is consistent with the series as a whole. He may be a stock villain with no depth, but there is a brief passage towards the end of the book where he contemplates ‘monologue-ing’ in classic style and decides against it, referring to the act as a foolish plot point. I giggled a bit at that, because 80% of his storyline up to the climax is internal monologue and exposition. But the idea that he is aware that he’s a stock villain was a nice touch. I could write more words complaining about the book’s faults than there are words in the book itself, but I will give the author a pass on this because of my love for the series. However, to remain objective I will talk about some of the major problems this book had. These aren’t trite issues that only the picky would lose sleep over, these are actual problems with the story and the characterizations and faults in the continuity/pre-established storyline. These kind of problems reside on the literary level, and not the fan base level. My second-largest complain was with a particular character on Rebecca’s team. We are given PAGES of exposition in the form of warnings and examples of how the virus is incredibly easy to contract and that everyone going on the mission to the island should stay as far away from any potential contact as possible. This idea is ingrained so deeply into our heads that it becomes borderline obnoxious. But then, merely as a convenience to propel the plot, one of the characters does something incredibly stupid and ends up contracting the virus. The momentary lapse in judgment from this character is entirely out of left field and makes no sense. Before this moment, we are shown and told how capable and smart this person is. I highly doubt a person like that would make such a stupid move for any reason other than the author’s need to give SOMEONE the virus for the plotline and for an attempt at faux-drama. Having said that, when this character eventually does begin to mutate into a Zombie, we see the transformation process from their perspective and the description is actually quite interesting. I found myself feeling the things that character felt, because the way it’s presented to us is by feelings and body functions that we’ve all felt before. I thought those passages were the best parts of this book. The slow but drastic loss of sanity and the physical metamorphosis is actually quite sad – but then you remember that the only reason this person is going through this change is because the author needed a quick plot device, and that takes away from the impact quite a bit. In addition to that character’s ridiculous plot device transformation, we are told that they have a particular superstition before the mission starts. Conveniently, this very superstition is exactly how the surviving characters eventually escape the climactic confrontation and win the “game”, so to speak. I understand that things like this happen all the time in stories, but this particular example is so weak that I can’t excuse it. We’re told about it once, when Rebecca first sees it; and then we don’t hear about it again until the very end when she suddenly remembers and uses it to her advantage. It was a simple plot convenience that could have actually been developed a bit more. Perhaps that character could’ve run into several situations when their superstition plot device could’ve been used, but chose not to because saving it for later might be more beneficial. And then when that character ultimately comes to the end of their storyline and can no longer use it, the fact that Rebecca takes over and uses it would feel like a tribute and less of a convenience. You’ll notice that most of my complaints are about the characters and the way they are utilized in this story. Well, that’s pretty much it. There is another member of the S.T.A.R.S. team that is set up as the most obvious love interest possible for Rebecca. Their romance is forced and no more than a school-age crush that never advances beyond that. And because this is a survival horror story, that love interest must obviously (view spoiler)[bite the bullet at some point…which he eventually does. It’s a brutal way to die, and I appreciated the ballsy-ness of it, but it was so obvious that it was going to happen that I just couldn’t get attached to the character. (hide spoiler)] It just seemed like it was done to ramp up the faux-drama. Speaking of faux-drama, ANOTHER member of the S.T.A.R.S. team (this is now the third major character complaint…can you see the pattern?) is written in a way that he seems to be either bipolar or suffering from several personality disorders. He’s introduced as the wise-cracking comic relief, then he turns into the flirtatious creep, then he turns into a hardened soldier with a deep personal vendetta fueled by vengeance for another character’s fate. This last twist to his characterization is so out of character that it threw me out of the story for a while. I can understand a jokester with a light and fun personality becoming more of a sexual-innuendo swinging pervert at some point; that kind of thing happens in real life sometimes. But to then turn into a raging madman over a character’s fate is just going over the line. At no point were these two character established to have a relationship deeper than “we just met and now we’re teammates”. Yes, this person made some sexual advances in his second stage of Multiple Personality Disorder, but that’s not exactly grounds to act as though an entire school bus full of children have been murdered once the person you vaguely hit on a few minutes ago begins a downward spiral to their doom. That’s just ridiculous. Faux-drama. Now, before I move onto the biggest character complaint I have for this book, let me just mention some tiny things that I felt needed to be addressed. First, the last four chapters or so feature a section of action that requires the characters to go in a particular direction. They get lost, and there is another attempt to create dramatic tension out of the simple fact that these people have no idea where they’re going and which way is North. Well…isn’t a compass standard gear for people like this? I can’t imagine any seasoned S.T.A.R.S. operative (or even a rookie for that matter) would go on a mission without a compass. That’s one of the most common and basic items in any inventory, especially when moving through unknown territory. It’s a minor thing, but the way it’s used to build fake tension bothered me. And another thing – on page 203 there is a reference to Dr. Strangelove that makes absolutely no sense. I don’t think S.D. Perry knows what Dr. Strangelove is actually about or who the character is. I think she just knows the name and assumed she could apply it to a ‘strange’ Doctor character. Perhaps a little research would help every now and then? Alright, here we are – at my biggest complaint. Be prepared for a bit of fanboy whine mixed in with legitimate critical points. Why are the original Resident Evil characters only in this book for a measly four chapters? I understand that this is a vehicle for the Rebecca Chambers character; and at the time the novel was written, Zero Hour the game and ZERO HOUR the book had not yet been released (both of which expanded Rebecca’s character and made her a major player in the overall storyline). But the fact that the surviving members of the S.T.A.R.S. teams from the previous story are JUST AS IMPORTANT, if not MORE important to the story than Rebecca just makes little sense to me. I understand they were established as rogue agents in order to fill in the gap between the games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, but since that’s their only purpose in the story I felt passing dialogue would’ve been better utilized. Instead of getting fans of these characters excited for an original adventure featuring them, just use some more blatant exposition (the book is full of it) to explain where they are and what happened to them. In my opinion, the S.T.A.R.S. team we got in the book – David, Karen, John, and Steve – should’ve been whittled down to just Karen and David. The rest of the team could be Barry Burton as team lead, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and then Rebecca as the main focus. Barry was already leading the fight against Umbrella for infiltrating the S.T.A.R.S. ranks and branding them as traitors; why did we have to bring in the David character to take over as team lead? He could still be the same character, just reduced to a lesser role as a support for the rest of the team. Jill, having already been established as being contacted by the mysterious Trent character in the previous book, could be the one to have received his new information instead of David. That would give both Barry and Jill an important role to play and a legitimate reason to travel to Caliban Cove. Chris has little to do, and wouldn’t really have much going on in this book if his role was expanded too, but since he was part of the original group he would have to be included. His flirting with Rebecca from the first book could be carried over and the faux-love story that’s already in the novel could be between those two instead. The reason I would add in Karen and David is to fill out the team to six members. Karen would remain the same as she is in the real book, and David could take over for John and Steve (minus the romance). He could share (view spoiler)[Steve’s (hide spoiler)] fate, and Chris could take (view spoiler)[John’s (hide spoiler)] fate. The dramatic tension would be so high in a story like that, because the characters involved in the action are ones that we know and love. And it would still, at the end of it all, fit within the continuity of the series (with an injury on (view spoiler)[Chris’s (hide spoiler)] part that could heal before the events of Resident Evil 2). That’s my idea, and I think it would’ve worked out so much better. Rather than introducing and then discarding one-off characters we don’t know and can’t grow to like because we know they’re expendable, the original group of characters should’ve been used instead. They were already on a vendetta to take down Umbrella, the motivations and the collective knowledge of these people were perfect. A lost opportunity. :-( Like I said, this book is cheap. It’s not well written, but it tells the story in an efficient way even if it’s not particularly pretty. Nobody should go into a multimedia novelization expecting beauty. These are meant to be quick and dirty and fun, which is exactly what this book is. Not every published work has to be a literary diamond. I can forgive the faults in style, but some of the missed opportunities and plot-propelling characterizations are harder to set aside. The entire Resident Evil franchise is built on the premise of fun and interesting ways to twist the basic trope of “evil corporation has a hand in releasing an agent that leads to the Zombie Apocalypse”. Each entry does so by having intriguing characters, an interesting lore, and exciting action to drive the simple plots forward. Sometimes you just want to sit back and go for a ride, and that’s why I love this series. The book didn’t disappoint beyond the faults I mentioned, and for an original story it does a great job of taking the main flavors of the established series regular and using them to season something new set in the same world. It’s fiction, it’s fun; enjoy it or get over it.

  • Kathryn
    2019-02-27 08:06

    In this book resident evil 2 caliban cove they are going through a nationwide epidemic of a virus. The virus was an outbreak in a town called raccoon city and it is a mystery of how its started. The raccoon city police and secret detectives are trying to figure out how this started or who started it. In this book there is a lot of having to understand the other books to get this one so if you haven’t read the first one the others won't make sense, unless you are familiar with the video game or the movies. A lot in this book however is really repetitive and it has a lot of the same things going on like murders in a small dark town, or FBI mysteries and secrets. They also had to figure out mysteries between them. “Why would he want to help us fight umbrella?” “What’s in it for him?” She uses a lot of different techniques like point of view and she is very descriptive. When she uses point of view she demonstrates it in many ways because it is a viewpoint of a lot of characters and also she is descriptive when describing the quiet raccoon city I would suggest this for a more mature audience or for someone who is really into resident evil already I believe it would be a great book for mystery lovers and a person who is into horror and science fiction.

  • Derian
    2019-02-18 12:53

    Resident Evil: Caliban Cove is the second novel in the Resident Evil series, which is based on the video game series of the same name.While the first book, The Umbrella Conspiracy, was based on the first Resident Evil game, Caliban Cove is an original story taking place between Resident Evil 1 and 2. It follows a new group of S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) members (joined by Rebecca Chambers from the first book) that go to investigate a cove where a second Umbrella Corporation lab is rumoured to be. Upon arrival, they end up stranded and are forced to battle the various monsters that have been set free, including undead monsters smart enough to wield weaponry.This book is more action-packed than the first, with a lot of adrenaline-filled gunfights and heated monster battles. There are still puzzles, secrets, and a mystery to uncover, but it focuses a lot more on the action.While the characters aren't developed that much, they're all quite likeable and you find yourself routing for their cause. I especially love that Rebecca is in the book, because she's a great character that is underused in the games.The story is interesting enough, with plenty of originality and enough mystery to keep you invested. Overall, this is a great novel that should please fans of the games even though it's an original story. I recommend it.

  • Gonzalo Morales
    2019-03-08 07:06

    Este libro nos situa justo después de los acontecimientos del primero, Resident Evil 1. En particular, este libro no se basa en ninguna parte del videojuego por lo que la trama es inesperada y no sabes que acontecimientos te vas a encontrar.Nos encontramos con una historia elaborada pero un poco canónica y poco original visto los sucesos anteriores. El grupo superviviente de la mansión intentan desenmascarar a Umbrella y por medio de una información de un agente, descubren un nuevo complejo de Umbrella donde realizan experimentos (de ahí lo de poco original). La protagonista es Rebecca (igual que en RE0) e irá acompañada de un grupo STAR muy reducido, en particular tres compañeros bastante amenos y cada uno con sus particularidades.En resumidas cuentas, seguimos teniendo una historia muy dejavu con los mismos ingredientes y alguna que otra innovación (triescuadras, nueva cepa del virus -T) que hacen amena su corta lectura.Recomendado para seguir desgranando la Saga.

  • Toni Serrano Martínez
    2019-02-25 14:08

    El segundo libro de la colección aunque tercero cronológicamente, puesto que "Hora Zero" que fue el último en ser publicado es el prólogo de toda la saga.También es el primero que, pese a contar con personajes de la saga, no está basado en ninguna entrega de los videojuegos (no será el único) y se nota, pues baja mucho la calidad de su historia.Aun así se deja leer y tiene partes de acción que están bastante bien, pero nada más. Prescindible, sobretodo ante la entrega que le precede.

  • Sbeck
    2019-03-14 13:02

    Second in the Resident Evil book series, this book delivers some decent action at a coastal lighthouse setting filled with unique challenges, with lots of guns and explosions, and of course, zombies. Alongside Rebecca Chambers, we meet some different characters as well as some new creatures. I gave it three stars because it wasn’t amazing, just basically entertaining for Resident Evil fans.

  • Leonardo Cruz
    2019-03-08 07:03

    TerrifyingAny fan of the Resident Evil series who wondered what became of the remaining STARS team after the events of the first book should pick this up. Offers a good transition into the second game.

  • Carlos Henrique
    2019-03-04 08:53

    Não sei porque ainda me sujeito à essas torturas hahahahahaNão preciso ficar entrando em detalhes, mas é basicamente uma fanfic. Não é bom hahahahaAinda sim me diverti lendo, pelo único e simples motivo que gosto de resident evil - mas não me engano quanto à qualidade.

  • Alicia Margarita
    2019-03-08 08:21

    I enjoyed it more than I thought! Really awesome story.

  • Alexandra
    2019-03-11 14:11

    3.5 Stars

  • James Jeans
    2019-02-20 11:51

    In some ways better than the first book, but not nearly as good as I'd have hoped. There are precious few zombies in the story, and weirdly the cover features a Tyrant and killer dogs despite neither of these things appearing.

  • Ana Mardoll
    2019-03-03 07:58

    Resident Evil: Caliban Cove (Book 2) / 9781781161869I was a big fan of S.D. Perry's first book in this series (The Umbrella Conspiracy), and Caliban Cove continues to deliver the same level of enjoyment and superb writing. I'll note upfront that I haven't played the video games, so I don't know how well these books match the game-canon, but in terms of zombie novels set in the Umbrella mythos, this series delivers great action, wonderful characterization, and a lot of suspenseful thrills.Caliban Cove picks up after the end of Umbrella Conspiracy: the STARS team members who came back alive from the mansion are on the losing end of a conspiracy theory to cover up the virus spill, and one of the few allies they have decides to launch a raid on another Umbrella facility in order to get the evidence they need to clear their good name. For the raid, he needs the help of Rebecca Chambers, along with a group of genuinely well-characterized folks whose survival is NOT assured since (as far as I know) none of them ever show up in the video games. So the tension is ratcheted up immensely when Anyone Can Die.In terms of the good stuff: S.D. Perry is obviously a very skilled writer. Some franchise novelizations are very poorly written and/or poorly plotted (which, as a dedicated Aliens fan, I know all too well!), but Perry's novels are in my opinion just as good as anything else available at your local bookstore and aren't trying to coast crappy writing on the strength of the franchise label. So even if you're not a hardcore fan of the Resident Evil series, these books are genuinely good zombie/monster novels with a lot of isolation and suspense and creepy thrills to make the books genuinely engaging. The characters do occasionally engage in foolish behavior in order to facilitate the plot, but it's obvious that Perry does her best to handwave these events so that they're not *too* jarring.As far as the bad goes: My biggest disappointment with this series is its total embrace of the idea that evil people are mentally ill and that mental illness equals a dangerous menace to society. I realize that the people in charge of this franchise probably think someone would have to be "crazy" to want to zombify the world, but (a) the movies have thoroughly demonstrated other just as plausible reasons (greed, cruelty, elitism, stupidity, malice, a desire to lord over the ashes of society, etc.) and (b) blaming all this on one "mad scientist" completely obscures the many just-as-dangerous "sane" people who gave him a laboratory and zero oversight in the first place. The book even opens with a quote about how evil really needs mental illness in order to properly thrive (“Through avarice, evil smiles; through insanity, it sings.”) and it comes off as unnecessary and jarring. Whether you can swim through this to get at an otherwise good story will vary by reader, I think.If you won't be bothered by the repeated hammering on mentally ill people (most of whom are far more likely to be hurt by non-mentally ill people than they are to harm anyone themselves), then there's a good zombie story in here. Note that these zombies aren't quite your "typical" zombies, as the ones in this book are able to carry and use guns and otherwise respond to stimuli (which I enjoyed for variety's sake but some purists may not).~ Ana Mardoll

  • Biondy
    2019-03-03 07:04

    "Resident Evil: Caliban Cove" bercerita tentang Rebecca Chambers, satu-satunya anggota S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) Beta yang berhasil selamat dari peristiwa Spencer Mansion (Resident Evil The Umbrella Conspiracy), yang memutuskan untuk kembali mengejar Umbrella Corp.. Kali ini, bersama anggota S.T.A.R.S baru yang belum terbeli oleh Umbrella, Rebecca menyelidiki sebuah labolatorium di daerah bertebing karang di Caliban Cove, Maine."RE Caliban Cove" adalah novel original dari novelisasi Resident Evil. Sayangnya, novel ini tidak sebagus empat novel adaptasi yang sudah kubaca. Ceritanya terasa membosankan. Tidak banyak aksi yang terjadi. Tidak banyak juga puzzle yang dipecahkan. Chemistry antar tokohnya juga nyaris tidak ada. Coba bandingkan dengan chemistry Rebecca dan Billy di RE Zero Hour (review di sini). Selain itu, saya rasa ketegangannya juga tidak begitu dapat karena Rebecca selalu bergerak dalam kelompok, beda dengan di novel RE lainnya. Walau tokohnya selalu berpasangan di novel-novel lainnya, tapi kedua tokoh utamanya selalu terpisah dan menghabiskan banyak waktu dengan berjuang seorang diri.Eksperimen maju yang ditampilkan sebagai ancaman di sini juga kurang digunakan dengan baik. Rasanya sia-sia sudah ditampilkan suatu kondisi yang begitu menarik, tapi tidak terasa memberikan ketegangan lebih dalam cerita.Secara keseluruhan, saya rasa novel ini kalah jauh kalau dibandingkan dengan novel adaptasi Resident Evil yang ada. Ceritanya tidak begitu seru dan karakter-karakternya kurang kuat.

  • Alexander Seifert
    2019-03-16 06:56

    "AN ALL ORIGINAL NOVEL SET IN THE RESIDENT EVIL UNIVERSE"Published (I think) before Resident Evil 2 was a thing, Caliban Cove is a good premise that putters toward its conclusion. The beginning is good. It deals with the fallout from the Spencer Estate incident and shows how the STARS were ostracized and framed for what happened. It's been long enough since Resident Evil 2 that I couldn't recall if the eventual sequel game did the job better or not, but I think the STARS kept working, since that office in the RPD had been recently used and still decorated with Wesker stuff.May I point out here how I hate that the STARS are some type of paramilitary organization in SD Perry's canon? I know it adds a little more to the mystery and the 'shock' factor of the opening few chapters, but it still seems lame. Was there an ambiguity about this in the first game that Perry ran with?In terms of Caliban Cove, it was all right. It took a while for it to really warm up, and when it did, the action was a little dry. There are only a few short scenes between solving puzzles, and then later on, there is a dramatic twist that I did enjoy (with one of the original characters). The antagonist seemed like a better version of Wesker from the first book, with the same rambling hard-on for 'control' and 'this is my game, boh boh boh.' It started to come off as a little token/cliche madman near the end. I also wasn't a fan of the monsters in this book. It felt more like Splinter Cell or Metal Gear Solid than Resident Evil for the most part.All in all, it was okay. The cover art is hilarious.

  • Roxane
    2019-03-06 10:20

    Ce livre-ci est hors série, concernant les jeux vidéo. L’auteur s’est inspirée de l’univers mais à gardé certains personnages.Nous suivons Rebecca et David Trapp, de la branche des S.T.A.R.S. du Maine, qui vont partir dans le Maine pour enquêter sur un autre laboratoire de la multinationale Umbrella.L’histoire se déroule peu de temps après les événements de La Conspiration d’Umbrella. L’action est soutenue, il se déroule plein de choses, mais comme les personnages présent dans ce tome ne sont pas mes préférés de la saga des jeux Resident Evil, j’ai peut-être un peu moins accroché à cause de cela. Mais j’ai tout de même passé un bon moment de lecture.En ce qui concerne les personnages, j’ai beaucoup aimé John et Steve et leur traits d’humour qui ne sont pas forcément placés au bon endroit. Mais c’est ce qui m’a plus : le décalage entre leurs touches d’humour et la situation sérieuse et dangereuse.On retrouve toujours ce qui me plaît dans ces livres : la narration à la troisième personne et le changement régulier de point de vue des personnages, qui permet de suivre chaque personnage principal tout en faisant des incursions dans leurs pensées.L’écriture est toujours aussi fluide, le livre se lit très vite.J’ai donc préféré le premier tome à celui-ci, mais j’ai tout de même apprécié ma lecture qui s’encre bien dans l’univers Resident Evil, tout en ayant été complètement inventé par l’auteur.https://onceuponatimeinabook.wordpres...

  • Alpha
    2019-03-06 14:20

    "Caliban Cove is a first in the Resident Evil Series and it is an original of the main storyline written by S.D. Perry herself instead of a novelization of a videogame. The events in Caliban Cove take place between the events of the Mansion Incident and the quarantine of Raccoon City. Survivors of the Mansion incident are traveling the United States in search of other places with illegal bio-genetic testing and trying to put a stop to it.Caliban Cove is another place where Umbrella is testing for new bioweapons as they come across new and improved Tyrants as well as other new monstrocities that were never seen in the games. Because this novel is an original, I took it as that and was thoroughly entertained. However, it would be lacking to most people compared to the games and I understand that. This book was really good to read but there was a lot of gaps that needed some filling in when it came to how it was presented. Still, I take it that this is S.D. Perry's first attempt at an original work and she was just getting all the rust out. This is best seen in the second original novel ""Underworld"".In conclusion, I suggest a rental for this one and only a purchase for those who really love the Resident Evil video game novelizations for their library. Besides all of that, this book is entertaining but I can understand why some people will not feel that initial spark of awe the video game series is famous for."

  • Robert Beveridge
    2019-02-27 11:11

    S. D. Perry, Caliban Cove (Pocket, 1998)Perry returns to the Resident Evil world in Caliban Cove, her second novel in the series. Rebecca, the intrepid eighteen-year-old aspiring biochemist from The Umbrella Conspiracy, is back. The book opens a few weeks after the events in the first novel, and the surviving members of the S.T.A.R.S. Team have been raked over the coals. There's a conspiracy in play, and the team are considered to blame for the destruction of an historic landmark. No one mentions, you know, the zombies. Other S.T.A.R.S. Branches know what's going on, and one of them comes to the survivors, telling them of another lab like the one in Raccoon City located in Caliban Cove, Maine, and they want Rebecca to come help them look for documents relating to the T-virus. The rest of the team stay back in Raccoon City, while Rebecca heads to Maine to see what new dangers Umbrella has in store for the world. When she gets there, though, she finds the biggest surprise of her young career—someone has gotten the best of Umbrella, and the lunatics really are in charge of the asylum...While the book keeps with the decent writing and breakneck pace of the first installment, there's a lot here that feels facile, including a painfully obvious romantic subplot (which is odd, because there's another romantic subplot that is nicely understated). Not a bad book, but not as good as the first. Hope the series picks up again in the next installment. ***

  • Nicole Sanglay
    2019-03-10 12:05

    In this second book, the writer really took pains in creating the background of the story, especially since this is supposed to give us a peek as to what happened between Resident Evil 1 and 2.It's good that the writer made such an effort to make the story more interesting. But the thing is--the bad thing is, I think S.D. Perry overdid it. There was just too much of the backstory that it became the focus of the story rather than the action at present (which is definitely not Resident Evil's style, and I think that's not actually the original aim of the author).I guess another problem why I didn't like it that much is because it centered on Rebecca. Yes, I love Rebecca's character. She's awesome, actually. But she's not the type of character that the RE games would follow, because RE is all about action. And Rebecca is not about action...(view spoiler)[But I liked how many characters died in this book, because at least, the author is being realistic. (hide spoiler)]So in the end, I found Caliban Cove not as exciting as the first one. (At least The Umbrella Conspiracy brought me back to good ol' days...)I kept looking forward to finishing this book so I can move on to the next book, because I just loooooooove the title of the third one~