While the book is three parts long and may seem long, it is in fact only the 1st half of the book. It does end suddenly, but if you want honor then that's the price you have to pay. If you have the patience I would recommend that you wait until the 2nd half comes out.
Well worth the lot of time to read. The second book gets lost. Definitely NOT epic! Large is the right word.
The author constantly builds to climaxes and then suddenly sh*ts to years after the event. It feels like you keep missing the last episode of this years season. Other than that, it was an interesting future historical epic overview. Not bad, but I can't raise a whole lot of enthusiasium due to style issues.
I usually Love this authors work. However this is one of John's little fantasy diversions from his real books. It trends towards comic book quality rather than a real scifi book. Which is a shame really as the religious mythologies offer such rich inspiration for great scifi. Definitely a 'could have been great' book. Unfortunately it turned out to be a calorie free light snack. If you enjoy the authors work then you might put up with this story but if you don't follow John's work then don't bother.
A bit of a try hard book. Doesn't pull it off on the story side, it's academic approach is delusional, it's conspiracy theory is mildly interesting boarding on the absurd. Frankly it is pretty much painful. It should never have gotten past the editor without some serious developmental work.
My advice is to give this one a miss.
Something of the old tradition of Science fiction. Huge scope and a nice twist. As a book it did seem under developed, however it was still a tasty treat. Hopefully the next book will improve. This is a book to digest when you are between more serious books.
After all that effort and time to get to book 14! This last book was very much about getting it over with rather than doing a good job. The characters narration was changed and that alone ruined it. The tying up of story lines was done in a rushed and superficial manner. Of course after coming the 1st 13 books you have to finish book 14. However I strongly recommend that you manage your expectations.
A bit of a surprise this one! Don't expect a sweeping mythology with a deep story. Strictly a modern reinterpretation of similar twilight stand alone stories from the past. However it is very well written and narrated. I highly recommend the story for a light bit of fun.
The series as a whole is worth it. The strenuous effort to enter twine every myth of history into a alien conspiracy is good spaghetti. However the individual books can be painful. The 'action' seanes can be pointless, jumpy and painful. I recommend the read -you will just have to put some work into it to enjoy the series.
I have lived with this series my entire adult life! I fear that the series is finally coming to an end. It is difficult to believe such magnificence can come to an end.
The 'beginning of the end' prologue builds on the excellence and more than wets your appetite for more.
(There will need to be an epilogue the length of another book to wrap up all the loose ends)
I strongly suspect that this is a rewrite of some ancient Incan story, mixed with the book of jobe,with a pinch of fantasy soul translocation. Well written and a whole lot of fun. I have to get up tomorrow at 5.30am, it is now 11pm and I am downloading the next book. Don't you just hate those sort of authors. Elol
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