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I absolutely loved this book! I can't wait until the next one comes out!! It amazed me that it was not hard for me to follow the storyline because I have not listened to the first set of books (Saga of the Seven Sons).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I read the Saga of the Seven Suns quite a few years ago and remember I felt distinctly relieved it was all over by book 7.
Nonetheless I decided to give this a go. While I gave it a good go to slog through the first two books, I am not going to bother with the third instalment.
The story is quite good, but the author insists on treating me, the reader, like I have the memory span of a gold fish. He wastes huge amounts of time reintroducing each character every time he focuses on them, often using dialogue. As a result the protagonists have long conversations stating the bleeding obvious to each other and the dialogue is so stilted and wooden I sometimes felt like I was reading a Little Golden Book.
Unlike Alastair Reynolds or Iain M Banks (IMHO the current masters of the genre), Anderson does very little to inject any believability into the sci-fi concepts he presents to the reader turning the story into a rather lacklustre soap opera.
Keep searching. There are much better book out there.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The story was well rounded and it's development was amazing. It was read and paced well and I could barely stop listening!
Part 2 delves deeper into the furthering of the Spiral Arms plight. . And leaves us paralysed with fear. .