I listened to the entire trilogy. The story is maudlin, violent and full of anticipated and unanticipated death. What I liked most was the well researched history entwined throughout. Even the military engagements. And those usually bore me to tears. These are not great books, but they are entertaining and informative. If any of this appeals to you, this book may be for you. Be sure to read all three in order.
A heart-wrenching story that I couldn't stop listening to, even buying extra credits so I could finish the trilogy. Wonderful!!!!!!!
Bryce Courtney has masterfully created some great characters in this trilogy. I have now read eight of his books and enjoyed all of them. My only criticism of Solomon's Song is the same complaint I have about all of his books. With few exceptions the stores tend to end rather abruptly leaving the reader with a lot of unresolved questions. At the end of most of his books, you were forced to use your imagination to imagine how the remaining characters and stories made out. Many would argue that this is not a bad thing but I am always left wanting just one or two more chapters to tidy things up. Still, an epic journey and well worth reading
All about Ben and the ANAZACS. A wonderful tribute to the young men who gave and lost their lives during WWI.
A very good conclusion to the trilogy and a wonderful tribute to the history of Australia and New Zealand.
The story of the Solomons is the least interesting if the three, but the story telling of the war is getting, horrifying, and amazing all at once. A must read to complete the trilogy...
I loved the first 3 books. This one I had to fast forward through about an hour of because it was about war. the problem was that it interspersed great stories about great characters, but the entire time it was in the trenches of battles.
I thought the story of WW1 was wonderful. The ending is very disappointing. Unbelievable and way too rushed. Such a bad way to end a three book series.
Unlike other reviewers who almost steered me away from this book, I am glad I listened to it. I agree that devoting so much of the book to WW1 was too much. The thing I really hated was the ending! Really? You couldn't do better than this? there was no reward for slogging through everything about the war. But the first part of the book was good.
I am a television editor and producer. There are so many ways to tell a story, but novel writing is the purest form. I am working on my first novel. It is the hardest yet most satisfying endeavor of my life so far.
The whole series is well written taking us on a fantastic journey through time and multiple lands and cultures.
This third book rapidly moves into the next 2 generations while continuing many of the central conflicts from the earlier books.
The last third of the novel focuses on WWI in a captivating and detailed manner. The main characters stay key to the bigger story.
My only issue with the conclusion of the trilogy is its abrupt ending. It technically resolves the series - but feels rushed and less thorough than the capabilities of the author had proved up to that point.