I really enjoyed the first two books of this series. Koontz succeeds in removing every bit of pleasure I took from those books. If you have read the first two and have been looking forward to the completion of the series, do yourself a favor, give this one a pass.
The ending you imagine is much better than this bit of dross.
I know a number of people didn't seem to like this, but I though Koontz did a good job of keeping the story moving without too much clutter. The new characters seemed to fit in OK, although some disappear for no good reason, but I think the ending provides what Koontz originally intended without forcing folks to go to the next book if they want to stop here.
I have been waiting for years for dean koontz to finish this unique and clever remake of the old frankenstein story but he's done it to me again i really like his books but the endings always leave something to be desired don't waste your time the ending wasn't worth the time i spent listening to it you'd be better off with any of the odd thomas series at least there he seems to put in the effort
I loved the first two books, and I've been waiting for this book for 3 years, and maybe that's why I was let down. Honestly, it felt like he put in a lot of unnecessary filler. He left some room for further novels; however, I hope he does a better job of telling Deucalion's next story.
I have always been a Koontz fan -- though I just recently discovered this series. I got the first two audiobook at the same time.... and blazed through them and even went back to listen to them again. I could hardly wait to get this one and started it the minute I got it -- but then, I had to force myself to finish it. I took over three weeks making myself go back to it to finish it.
I agree with other reviewers, that it seemed like a totally different author, and different story lines.
After the first two, I hungered for more Deucalian, and Carson and Michael -- but they seemed to be the second string players in this book. Very unsatisfying.
I finished it, and the ending was in fact something better than I expected.... but it was a painful struggle to get through it. I kept feeling sorry for the reader -- he did well and made it as interesting as he could considering what he had to work with --- I was glad I didn't have to read it aloud... and expected he had more struggle getting through it than I did! I would only listen to another book in this series if it was guaranteed to follow the path of the first two.
this is the first review i have written but i really felt strongly that i wanted to say "shame on Mr Koontz!" like many of the other reviewers i have been an avid fan of dean koontz's work and have read all of his books. this book is an insult to his loyal readers. quick history lesson, this series was supposed to consist of four books and i believe the first 2 were written with other writers. on his website koontz noted he did not write well with others (if my memory doesn't fail me - i read it years ago when i was trying to find out why the release of book 3 had not happened when originally scheduled) and he had decided to delay or cancel the release of the final 2 installations. i believe the written requests from fans for the remainder of the series is what prompted this last book but it was obviously not a book he wanted to write. another reviewer mentioned that they felt that they had missed parts of the story. i felt the same. this book while mildly enjoyable left me feeling as if the story was still incomplete and the characters were poorly developed. I wish mr koontz had found the same enthusiasm for these characters as he obviously has for odd thomas who he seems to feel the need to continually write about. well i guess this is the final installment. good!
How many years did we wait for this one? And then Koontz just phones it in? This may be his least satisfying book. Over development of back story charactors while the main story was left thin and predictable.
I've been looking forward to this book. I agree with other who said it was dumb downed. I feel like parts were missed, that I had somehow missed something in book 2. If there is a #4 I won't be reading it.