Interesting world. Colorful characters and backgrounds. It could have been easily broken into two books, but thankfully, we did not have to wait for the second. :)
This book really opens up the character of ender as he matures.
The varying narrators made it quite fun to listen to.
Interesting book. The universe the book was set in was interesting. Each planet, ship and other setting was well thought out and wonderfully described.
The complexities of the main character's family and religion were also interesting and lent a realistic dimension to the characters.
However, the plot grew well beyond the characters control. The turns in book lead the main character down a rapidly declining slope with all hope lost again and again. Although the characters were colorful, their roles morphed beyond reasonable expectations.
I really enjoy this series. The characters are fun and the world is colorful. This installment of their exploits was a bit confusing. The concept of the extra dimension is a bit misleading and at first, I thought it was a huge retelling of the first book. I don't think Ms. Mills set the story up very well and probably should have lead that particular dimension down its path a bit more to establish that character set.
The narrator, Stephen Hoyle, was as always very good.
This is a wonderful, well written book that provides a portrait into a clearly defined world of intrigue and magic. It was interesting and fun to listen to. I said great start because the Imager defines a character and environment that can, and hopefully will be used by Modesitt to bring to life further adventures of the young Master Imager Rhennthyl.
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