A joyous romp.
The characters kept me interested, the description of the well world reminds me of a Dyson Sphere as I have always seen one in my head and so makes the idea plausible.
I read the well world saga in my teens and have kept copies of them around me ever since. I love the characters and the seemingly infinite forms of life the well world contains.
I have loved this series since my youth. I literally read the covers off of my copies ~ and there were numerous copies!
The only complaint I can offer is that the narrator pronounces Pyanfars name ( in my opinion) incorrectly. Her mate gives a hint at the correct pronunciation when he calls her "Py" (as in Pie) The narrator consisstantly calls her "Pee - ann - far " instead of "Pie -an-far" I found myself whispering my pronunciation over hers as it consistantly bothered me. I know it is a minor complaint, but it does take a minute measure of enjoyment out of the book.
It is an amusing tale which had me laughing out loud at times ~ which can be embarrasing in public! when no one can see your earbuds!
I LOVE the Honor Harrington books but I found myself flinching everytime the reader pronounced "Manticoran" She says man-TICK-oran instead of Manti-CORAN. I almost bypassed the rest of the series because of this.
This books' storyline is good but it gets bogged down by descriptive passages that seem to go on forever. Reminded me a lot of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" books... remember how by the end of them you could totally describe every edible plant in the northern hemisphere from root to tip and what medicinal properties it had? Same thing here. I just wish it had moved along quicker.
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