I listened to The Colony back in 2013. I enjoyed it and was looking forward to this follow-up. I listened to The Going and the Rise novella first. This features a character, Ruthie, who then has a prominent role in Dark Resurrection. Annoyingly, a detailed summary of The Going is featured in DR. This is the most obvious example of padding-out this long novel.
I wish I had revisited The Colony before listening to DR. Some of the characters from DR feature in the new novel and I couldn't remember their back story. Like The Colony, I found that this novel had far too many characters and distinguishing some of them was not easy.
I stuck with the story to the end but it took a lot of effort. It seemed very long and didn't sustain my inteterest.
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If you enjoyed the first book you'll probably still enjoy this. Some of the same problems remain, if anything the repetition of the backstory and the exposition has got worse. The new characters are essentially the same as the old ones.
Additionally, the balance of the forces on the island has changed which seemed a bit unlikely all things considered and seems to have been done to shape the new story than because if fitted within the existing story.
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This is a fantastic second book of this series. It gripping and so well written. The audible version is so well preformed. I actually listened along while reading the book. I highly recommend this audible book.
I absolutely loved this book. as creepy as the first one. rintoul tells the story amazingly. only book that has made my flesh crawl.
If you haven't read the first Colony book you need to before starting this one. Loved the narrator and the very creative way the author continues the story even though it is some years later. Descriptions of scenery wonderful. Thank you Mr Cottam!
all I expected. let's hope he comes up with some thing as good next time .