I loved The Milkweed Triptych. Combination superhero\Cthulhu type story. This one in particular was a great capper for the series.
The first five or six books were great. The last two or three, not so much. As for the ending, I don't want to give it away but he did just about rip off the final space battle resolution from another space opera type series popular here on Audible. I liked the main character less and less as the series went on, and I don't think that was Larson's intent. I have hopes for his new series, but for this one, it seemed he rushed to the end. One of my favorite characters, Marvin, was reduced to a deus ex machina plot device and a lot of the stuff in the book seemed like unnecessary fluff to fill out the book.
I have read all of the Starforce novels and unfortunately the last two have seemed to go downhill a bit. I will still read the next ones but unfortunately Riggs didn't seem like himself in this one and it seemed rushed overall.
Yes, because its a great concept and I love superhero stories.
Absolutely, I'm hoping this is something he wrote awhile back and that the subsequent novels will be better written. I'm also anxiously awaiting The Stormlight Archive's next novel.
Yes, the reader did a great job.
Yes, but the story and the writing pales in comparison to the Way of Kings and some of the Mistborn stories. I could predict almost exactly what happened halfway into the book. I don't know if he was dumbing it down for the reader or what, but some of the "surprises" were obviously given away early on. The concept is amazing, the writing, not so much compared to Sanderson's other novels.
I was surprised by my own reaction to this novel, the concept is right up my alley, more than his fantasy novels, but I found I did not like this one as much due to the ham handed way he gave away all the secrets early on.
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