In just a few short weeks, a group of young orphans have come together to form a family. They have united in the most unlikely of alliances, finding strength in the tight bonds of friendship.
In their individual cultures, these orphans were seen as children. At best, they were ignored by their elders. At worst, they are treated as nuisances, told what they could and could not do.
But no one ever told them they couldn't save the universe. Nobody knew they would ever get the chance....
©2010 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Hugh Howey
Characters make dumb decisions but like Hollywood movies they magically survive and win when they should have died. Like with Hollywood movies you have to suspend belief in order to enjoy it. If you followed these characters into battle you would die for their decisions.
I think this is the last book in this series for me.
I am so tired of trying to keep track of what plot line I am following. First you are in the present then your are in the past, then the present, then the past. It is like trying to watch two different movies at the same time when they switch from one projector to the other randomly. Actually there are more then two because you keep switching between characters randomly also. You start with one character in the present then switch to the past in the middle of some event then back to the present in the middle of the event in the past and back and forth randomly or maybe to another character and do the same thing with that character while leaving the first character hanging in the middle of something..
Okay, I have a problem with the whole series. The main character is supposed to be a strong female protagonist but really has to be saved by Everyone else the entire series..... Seriously, I was talking out loud in certain sections asking questions like... Are you kidding me. The rest of the story is solid but main character base not believable.
I love this series so much I began my second listen almost immediately. I give this a review of 15 out of 10 supposed to be highest. The Burn Saga has it all. Wonderful science fiction! A thriller of galactic proportions! Full of action, suspense, betrayal. romance. Characters you know and grow to love and others you hate. On par with Star Wars, Star Trek, Avatar as well as all the classic science fiction we all love and must read again and again. Hoping for a series of movies to bring it to the world at large. Well done Hugh Howie!
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