It was alright, but the story dragged in a few places and the action was sub-par. I think main problem with the story was the premise. The story universe already has one alien race, but the characters act like aliens are complete impossibility. It undercuts the story and makes the characters' action unbelievable. Then when they find aliens they basically turn out to look and act just like us.
I would, I've liked the other Alex Benedict novels.
Needs to be cut down by a couple hours. The middle section dragged on and for a while the story seemed to go nowhere. Story just wasn't as good as MogWorld. Still the story was funny and fun to read.
Not as good as Spin but a descent followup. Felt it ended a bit suddenly, looking forward to Vortex.
I had heard this was a good book so I got it. Defiantly a good choice. From the characters to the story I really like it. I hope the story is continued.
Given the number of positive reviews on Amazon I figured I would give this book a try. It does start out with an interesting idea and gets some descent twists and turns, but ends up falling back on the tried and true method in techno-thrillers of having very smart characters who do very smart things for most of the book then start doing nothing but stupid decisions to move the plot along.
Chief among them is the character Eli Glinn who becomes a near Mary Sue in the book until its time for him to have one dumb idea after another. Perhaps this was a way for the writers to balance the character out, but its makes for a poor plot when in the beginning the character can do nearly everything perfectly and then turns into an over confident idiot.
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