I loved this book right up until the last couple of chapters when the author lost the plot and introduced a truly strange twist to the plot. It's almost as if he ran out of ideas and so he came up with the most implausible ending he could find.
I was expecting a lot to be resolved in this novel having listened avidly to the 2 before it.
I was however sadly disappointed.
This is a long audio book (on par with books 1 & 2), unfortunately not a lot really happens in it.
A real shame, I expected better from Harry Turtledove.
This is a must for any hardcore sci-fi buff. Loads of hidden jokes reffering to sci-fi culture such as "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot". A rivetting and imaginative story, with really good characters. Looking forward to Audible selling the 3rd installment.
unlike many of the Honor Harrington series, this book has no finale in it, it just fizzles out at the end. I much prefer a cliff hanger ending to a book in a series.
Also noted that Honor Harrington doesn't actually play much of a part in this book. I love this series, but I think this is the weakest book so far.
I chose this novel because I couldn't find anything else I wanted. Lucky me!! I loved this book, it was captivating. The choice of narrator was excellent. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes alternative sci-fi.
The plot is entirely believable and the characters all have their own charm and imperfections. I could go on about this book for hours, but I wouldn't want to spoil things for you.
OK I found the start of this book a little confusing, the narrative flits around like a butterfly from plotline to plotline without fully explaining who the characters are, but you get the hang of it eventually.
And then... Just when I was really getting into the book, it ended. It didnt really end with a satisfactory conclusion, or even a cliffhanger to have you wanting a sequel, it just stopped. It's as if the author was told by the publisher to hurry up and finish it. Well I for one am hoping there is a sequel. But I can only give it 3 stars because of it's ending.
This book is amazing, I enjoyed the Shanarra series, but this is so much better. It mixes Sci-Fi with Fantasy in an original fashion, explaining the transition from our modern world to the world of Fantasy and Magic.
I bought this book to listen too on my morning commute, but unfortunately I was unable to put it away and completed it in 2 days. I hope there is a sequel.
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