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This was like a 1980s soap opera like Dallas or Dynasty, but on the moon. And really I would read any book with that premise. It's kinda crazy no one has done this before. Lots of fun.
Main narrator is adequate. The supporting narrators are quite good.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
What was most disappointing about Ian McDonald’s story?
I *really* loved The Dervish House. That was a compelling and complete story.
This story is about some rich kid that decides to run away from his marriage at the last minute, so this other guy's family decides to obliterate them. Then the book is over.
None of the build up matters. I'm kind of ok with the *extensive* non-English rally names and words. But all it adds up to is an extended instance of Dallas on the moon. Mixed with rich teen angst.
The ending was the most unsatisfactory part. It just ends with no resolution.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Not been a fan of The authors previous works, so this novel was a pleasant surprise. Nice world building, a sprinkling of hi tech and a Godfather like plot (the 5 dragons act like the Mafia at times).
The story rather fizzles out towards the end.
Narration was spoilt by the male narrator mangling the Portuguese names and sound bored as he delivered the text.
not happy with the ending, loads of questions still open, I'm guessing theirs going to be a sequel
0 of 2 people found this review helpful
Well crafted and thought out story. Not an easy read with lots of family relationships and complex links across "the five dragons". Worthwhile reading, inventive, engaging writing style and vivid, memorable characters. Interesting sex scenes and depiction of self awareness in various characters. Recommended!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful