West Valley City, UT, United States | Member Since 2010
I need to preface this by saying that even though I LOVE many science fiction stories and movies, I'm NOT always a fan of Science Fiction. I tend to like more fantasy. My husband and father have really pushed me to read some of Orson Scott Card's books, so I got this one thinking that they would both enjoy it. I like magical powers and magical worlds, but as soon as robots and spaceships join the mix I don't always like it. This has 2 interesting colliding stories in it that have really meshed into... or crashed into 1 intertwined story.
I really liked the characters, plot and the time-travel link. It was really interesting to see the two stories coming together. I really liked the ending and the setup for the series. It seems very interesting and I hope that I will like the future books.
I'm not surprised that Orson Scott Card wrote a good book, I know he is a good author. I just wasn't sure I would like it. I did like the main characters and the way they handled their hurdles. I appreciate the fact that he writes clean stories with a minimum of swearing. I think there are many areas in which the characters can grow and I think the story line has a lot of room for development.
The only confusing part was the time travel stuff. Wow, I'm not sure how he even wrote those parts. It was horribly mind-bending to listen to, but still an enticing ... what if....
I don't know that it was my favorite book of all time, but I think it was plenty good enough. I can see the series growing on me. Who knows what the future... or the past might bring. I give it a definite thumbs up. Now I need the next one in the series.
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