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Set in a lethal pro football leagueyears in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of Any Given Sunday with the space opera style of Star Wars and the criminal underworld of The Godfather Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jumpfeet into the air, linemen that bench press , pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, ayear old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he ll wind up just another stat in the column marked killed on the field


10 thoughts on “The Rookie

  1. Scott Sigler Scott Sigler says:

    May 30, 2018 THE ROOKIE NOW FREE FOR KINDLE, NOOK iBOOKS We re so sure you ll dig the scifi GFL series that we re now giving Book I away for free on most eBook platforms We call this series STAR WARS meets THE GODFATHER meets THE BLINDSIDE It s a crazy, coming of age, hero s quest mashup of scifi, gangsters and sport Kindle Nook iBooks IF YOU DIG IT, THERE ARE SEVEN MORE NOVELS IN THE SERIES Bo May 30, 2018 THE ROOKIE NOW FREE FOR KINDLE, NOOK iBOOKS We re so sure you ll dig the scifi GFL series that we re now giving Book I away for free on most eBook platforms We call this series STAR WARS meets THE GODFATHER meets THE BLINDSIDE It s a crazy, coming of age, hero s quest mashup of scifi, gangsters and sport Kindle Nook iBooks IF YOU DIG IT, THERE ARE SEVEN MORE NOVELS IN THE SERIES Book II The Starter Book III The All Pro Book IV The MVP Book V The Champion Book VI Due out in 2019 Book VII Due out in 2019 Book VIII Due out in 2020


  2. Paul O& Paul O& says:

    This was great It could easily make its way to the big screen If you re anything like me and think there s a lack of American football fiction, then look no further Great character development, great world, interesting racial abuse flying back and forwards Nicely written You do have to have an understanding of American football to understand this, so don t just jump in if you don t know the rules, you will get lost I will be reading the rest of the series very soon


  3. Chant Chant says:

    Football pulls the galaxy together.Fast paced, light and mostly fun Although the xenophobic racist storylines were repetitive, and a little ham fisted and tiring, but overall the book was fine.I m usually not a fan of non humanoid aliens It just seems so cheesy, boring, and uninteresting to me What makes this different is that each aliens physiology exactly matches the needs of a position in American football.I m also a little unsure how someone not familiar with the in s and out s of America Football pulls the galaxy together.Fast paced, light and mostly fun Although the xenophobic racist storylines were repetitive, and a little ham fisted and tiring, but overall the book was fine.I m usually not a fan of non humanoid aliens It just seems so cheesy, boring, and uninteresting to me What makes this different is that each aliens physiology exactly matches the needs of a position in American football.I m also a little unsure how someone not familiar with the in s and out s of American football will enjoy this book, as even for me, I sometimes skimmed some of the game scenes, and stats too many unimportant names to keep track of


  4. Dave Hogg Dave Hogg says:

    The story of 19 year old prodigy quarterback Quentin Barnes and his struggles to make it in the Galactic Football League Raised in a religion that believes every non human species is the spawn of Satan literally , our plucky 7 foot, 360 pound hero football players have gotten REALLY big by 2682 has to adjust to playing with and against aliens with 25 foot vertical leaps, 2.8 times in the 40 and 700 pounds of bulk Luckily, not all at once Oh, and the teams are used as smuggling vehicles for The story of 19 year old prodigy quarterback Quentin Barnes and his struggles to make it in the Galactic Football League Raised in a religion that believes every non human species is the spawn of Satan literally , our plucky 7 foot, 360 pound hero football players have gotten REALLY big by 2682 has to adjust to playing with and against aliens with 25 foot vertical leaps, 2.8 times in the 40 and 700 pounds of bulk Luckily, not all at once Oh, and the teams are used as smuggling vehicles for organized crime.This sounds utterly ridiculous, but it isn t Anyone that knows me knows that I can not stand fiction that does sports badly The second biggest flaw in the Harry Potter books, behind JKR desperately needing an editor that would point out the times she wrote 200 pages in which nothing happened, is Quidditch The rules don t make any sense and the charity book that she wrote about the history of the sport is so embarrassingly bad that I would have returned it I ve never returned a book unless I got two copies if the proceeds hadn t been going to charity.I understand that not everyone loves sports, or knows as much about sports as I do That s been my job for the last 22 years But if you don t understand them, don t write about them You wouldn t put chemistry scenes in a book if you didn t know anything about chemistry, and you wouldn t put graphic sex scenes in a novel if you were a virgin Write what you know.Scott Sigler knows football.He had to advance the sport 700 years into the future, add alien races with superhuman abilities, and keep the whole thing balanced enough that the game can have the same rules and the same outcomes That s not easy the players with the 25 foot vertical leaps alone change the sport into a 3D game but I ll be damned if he didn t pull it off without a single blunder If there s a single notable football mistake in there, I didn t catch it, and I tend to catch these things Ask my wife, who has had to suffer through hours of TV dramas with sports episodes He s also a huge Lions fan, although I didn t learn that until I followed him on Twitter I know I m gushing this is an entertaining YA novel, but it isn t the start of the next Foundation series but it is so refreshing to see someone actually put some effort into sports fiction I thought I was going to be doomed to wait for Justine Larbalestier s WNBA novel


  5. Stevie Kincade Stevie Kincade says:

    Audiobook This was something of a guilty pleasure I love American football Gridiron as we call it in Australia and I love science fiction so a combination of the 2 sounded awesome.I immediately identified this story as aimed at young adults because the main character Quentin is written as such an unlikeable dumb arse, a self centred a hole all the way through the book.It is a little concerning then that if this IS for young adults the language was quite strong and sexually violent Quenti Audiobook This was something of a guilty pleasure I love American football Gridiron as we call it in Australia and I love science fiction so a combination of the 2 sounded awesome.I immediately identified this story as aimed at young adults because the main character Quentin is written as such an unlikeable dumb arse, a self centred a hole all the way through the book.It is a little concerning then that if this IS for young adults the language was quite strong and sexually violent Quentin immediately resorts to violence whenever anything goes against him He doesn t grow out of this or learn very much, since in the final stage of the book he is still resorting to threats and violence against everyone and anyone so I m not sure what kind of message the author was trying to send to teens struggling with anger and too much testosterone I liked the way religion was a dividing factor in the galactic football league just like it is in NFL locker rooms but the racism storyline was a bit ham handed The different alien species were interesting and well defined, the alien characters were fun and the football part was well written and performed.My only quibble with the football part was the solution to the running back problem where no one had ever heard of the single back formation There was some really funny stuff such as the colour commentator who can t help but say something inappropriate every time he opens his mouth Author Scott Sigler narrates and does the main voices very well lending character to Pine and Tweedy with his performance When Quentin barks out plays in the huddle it sounds completely authentic However I feel the production company that did the sound effects, editing and alien voices was TERRIBLE The editor was too lazy to edit out gaps or even up the spacing when alien voices were used, which jarred me out of the story It would have been much better for Sigler to give us an approximation of an alien voice then use digital effects but have the lines either jammed in or with lengthy pauses Everyone who was not Scott Sigler sound like non actors on the level of a next door neighbour being brought in to read their parts with only one take At one point someone stumbles over their line and it s not edited out This was a shame because the galactic radio segments could have been really funny withcare taken in casting and producing the segments While there was plenty that annoyed me, overall there was enough to like to make me want to continue with the series and hope the audio problems are ironed out as it goes along I have mentioned a lot of negatives in this review but it was also a lot of fun and Sigler did a good job of changing up the formula from the typical sports story


  6. innae innae says:

    I first read Infected by Mr Sigler, and then hunted down his podcasts, and well I am now one of his junkies Each episode of The Rookie is introduced by Mr Sigler on a road trip to various football homes he does a little tailgate trivia at most every stop About the book It is a football story, with a twist we are in the extreme future, and football is a Galactic enterprise The best teams have multiple different races playing on the teams It started out as ehand I really hated I first read Infected by Mr Sigler, and then hunted down his podcasts, and well I am now one of his junkies Each episode of The Rookie is introduced by Mr Sigler on a road trip to various football homes he does a little tailgate trivia at most every stop About the book It is a football story, with a twist we are in the extreme future, and football is a Galactic enterprise The best teams have multiple different races playing on the teams It started out as ehand I really hated Quentin Barnes the rookie himself , but that changed as he grew I am looking forward to the sequel and plan on trying to meet up with with Sigler at one of his tour stops Fun fun story, and I find myself thinking as I watch My Denver Broncos, that the back up quarterback is really Itsock, and that Mamu Kiloway spelling I am sure is wrong, as I didn t read it, I just listened is on the line It has become part of me.2019 04 24 husband and I are re listening to the series, in preparation for the release of The Gangster coming soon we will see how far we make it before the new one comes out


  7. Mary Kern Mary Kern says:

    Can t get enough of this series


  8. Mike Mike says:

    The RookieScott SiglerDark Overlord Press, 2009First Line Micovi s three tiny moons hung in the evening sky like pitted purple grapes Technically, that s the second line.Having listened to both Infected and Contagious on audio you d think I d have noticed Sigler s football fandom in the person of Perry Dawsey Obviously that wasn t the case and the appearance of The Rookie, if you ll pardon the mixed sports reference, came out of left field A Blood Bowl type D D Encounter designed by Chatty The RookieScott SiglerDark Overlord Press, 2009First Line Micovi s three tiny moons hung in the evening sky like pitted purple grapes Technically, that s the second line.Having listened to both Infected and Contagious on audio you d think I d have noticed Sigler s football fandom in the person of Perry Dawsey Obviously that wasn t the case and the appearance of The Rookie, if you ll pardon the mixed sports reference, came out of left field A Blood Bowl type DD Encounter designed by ChattyDM and the appearance of new Blood Bowl video game this last year certainly had my attention primed for sci fi football mashups Indeed, despite having never played a game it was Blood Bowl I first thought of when reading the synopsis of The Rookie with some vague memories of Mutant League Football worked in for good measure.The Rookie takes place in a universe where the dominant alien species has pacified the various other races of the galaxy by letting them take out their aggressive tendencies through playing football The Galactic Football League is divided into 3 tiers Tier 3 being the small time bush league, Tier 2 being the minors, and Tier 1 being the big show The book follows the rising star of the titular rookie, quarterback Quentin Barnes Barnes, in the opening act is recruited by the Ionith Krakens a tier 2 team There are some serious hitches to this seeming turn of good fortune as Barnes suffers from a vicious brew of arrogance and racism ingrained by his hardscrabble upbringing in the mines of a close minded human supremest world.Fantastic alien creatures Personal human drama Football heroics If any of these sound interesting to you then you should head out and pick up a copy of The Rookie Everyone else Read on I should have prefaced this review by stating that I m not a football fan In truth I m not really a fan of any organized sport Sports is never something that really clicked for me and the investment in time and energy it takes to be a fan I d rather direct elsewhere That doesn t mean I can t get drawn into the sports drama I think the Major League films well the first two anyway are hilarious I love The Mighty Ducks I ve seen Remember the Times countless times I kind of liked Tin Cup I even enjoyed the early football rom com Leatherheads Yet, I still can t find the patience to sit down and watch an entire game match whatever of any sport.So, I can t comment on the technical aspects of Sigler s football writing Obviously some realism has to be abandoned to account for the sci fi aspects of the players and worlds on which the games occur but how Sigler s writing compares to actual gameplay From the perspective of a neophyte, who knows next to nothing about the technical aspects of football, I never really felt lost during the novel and there is typically enough going on outside of pure football action that I never felt like I was left in the dark Leaving the football crunch aside I had a hell of a good time following Quentin s growth from backwater bumpkin the galactic football player Sigler injected a strong element of organized crime into his world that provides additional tension over and above the on and off field action.Sigler also manages to craft a marvelous well realized world The first printing of The Rookie includes some color pages in the center of the book that replicate a Galactic League magazine It provides a basic primer on the races of the league, some of the teams, and some of the players It also has an interview with several of the characters Throughout the course of the book we get an introduction to the history of the galaxy and some of the races I was particularly fond of the Sklorno who have turned football into a form of religion The novel is also rife with scores and statistics that appear at the end of each game The appendix even includes a timeline which, if you re a Sigler fan, might provide a small surprise and a nice tip of the hat.Big action set in wondrous locations with a galactic backrop disguises a rather down to earth tale of overcoming one s weakness in order to achieve greatness The Rookie isn t necessarily a new story but an old one told with a fresh voice and an invigorating energy that is one hundred percent infectious If you ve yet to join the Cult of Siglerism then I can think of few better places to start then The Rookie I ll definitely be back on board for The Starter later next year in the mean time keep an eye for a Ancestor coming in June 2010


  9. Gabriel Gabriel says:

    While browsing onI came across this book The cover picture looked a little hokie and I almost passed it up until I looked and saw this thing had huge review after review.I read a couple and decided to take a chance with my 4 bucks and let me tell youit was cool Welcome to the Galactic Football League A place were races from all over the galaxy come together and beat the snot out of each other to become league champions.That is the basics of it and I didn t expectthan a little While browsing onI came across this book The cover picture looked a little hokie and I almost passed it up until I looked and saw this thing had huge review after review.I read a couple and decided to take a chance with my 4 bucks and let me tell youit was cool Welcome to the Galactic Football League A place were races from all over the galaxy come together and beat the snot out of each other to become league champions.That is the basics of it and I didn t expectthan a little entertainment but I was very surprised with this great gem of a find This isn t Shakespeare and it s not supposed to be.What author Scott Sigler offers up is a fast paced story about human rookie quarterback Quentin Barnes coming up from the minor Tier 3 league and his journey to becoming a star in the tier 2 division.It took me a bit to get behind Quentin and his story because the character gets pretty whiny for a bit and is very stuck on himself until he figures out what it takes to be a tier 2 player He s not a tortured character but he brings some baggage and a chip on his shoulder that after a while I found myself yelling, just SUCK IT UP and figure it out fool All the characters in the story are fleshed out just enough to give you a connection but there isn t a lot of meat in characterization save Quentin but the action is where this book truly shines.Sigler writes pretty good football The action flows very well and he really brings you in it You can feel the violence of the gridiron and he does brilliant job of putting you on the field with players Even if you are not a big football fan this book is easy to get into because Sigler explains some of what is going on for those not so schooled on the rules and formations and throws in links to his website that expands on that information if you want to knowI ve found a lot of spacey sports stories to be very convoluted in how they present their league structure and how it all works but again Sigler breaks it down to easily understand The GFL works on a 3 tier system with 3 being the low ranks and tier 1 being the big show.The story talks a little about the history that built up to the league beginnings and how all of the races came together to compete but the author lays out a huge timeline of all those events at the end of the book if you really want to know how it all happened All in all The Rookie is a great guy read Not to say the ladies wouldn t like it but it definitely has the feel of classic dude sports flick.If you are looking for a fun and fast action punch get this start to what I hope is a great series of hard, galactic, football competition I am now a die hard Ionath Krakens fan and will be getting my team jersey from Scott Sigler s website very soon


  10. Jay Daze Jay Daze says:

    A fun sf sport novel The football American style story meshed really well with a multi alien universe I knew next to nothing about football going into the book, but by the end felt I had had an enjoyable education on the sport Though it doesn t try anything new, putting a sports narrative in an sf context made for a refreshing change Set up for a lot of sequel where oh where did the whole I m a orphan of uncertain origins and where are my parents subplot go to Probably book number 2 wh A fun sf sport novel The football American style story meshed really well with a multi alien universe I knew next to nothing about football going into the book, but by the end felt I had had an enjoyable education on the sport Though it doesn t try anything new, putting a sports narrative in an sf context made for a refreshing change Set up for a lot of sequel where oh where did the whole I m a orphan of uncertain origins and where are my parents subplot go to Probably book number 2 which I will probably download when I m in the mood for another fun, quite enjoyably violent book, which delights in poking fun at religious extremists Mr Sigler does a great job reading his own stuff, and the little inserts of fake sports shows is a clever technique to keep the reader up to speed