While it's pretty dark and the sense that nearly all the townsfolk are damned, it's a fun ride with some laughs along the way. King kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see who would win in the end, and how the centerpiece of the story would up where it was, and who put it there!
If you're one who likes there science fiction to be entertaining, fun you might like this - but if you insist that the tech be built on somewhat believable foundations, then pass on this novel. While I enjoyed some of the idea behind the story, the hugely noticeable holes in the foundation of the science repeatedly dropped me out of the story. SciFi doesn't need to be proved out on paper, but the lack of even the smallest bridge from present day to this not so distant future was lacking entirely. And if you don't care about that, note that this is one of those books where the good guys are always good, and the bad always bad. Neither face situations that could sway them one way or another, they just seem to always be good, resulting in lucky days, and vice versa.
Amazing, more action than the first book, and so much more of the story unravels to the reader in an incredible manner. The author is patient and seemingly insignificant characters and events in Book 1 take on relevance with so many suprises, excellent read! loved!
I love Audio books but you might want to pick up the paperback for this third act. The narration is terrible, the team didn't do any of their homework and despite finishing the listen, I'm dissapointed - I don't think I received the story the author intended due to the low-rate audio production.
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