©2008 Alastair Reynolds; (P)2009 Tantor
"Reynolds confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
"The best of the new breed of space opera. Wild action on a grand scale spans well-imagined and developed worlds." (The Denver Post)
Just finished this one. Nice long book. Wasn't quite as epic as advertised but entertaining all the same. An awful lot of familiar elements to regular scifi devourers.
MORE INTERSTING- VERY MUNDANE AND BORING.
VERY SLOW, AND THEN GETS SLOWER
COULDN'T STAY FOCUSED ENOUGH TO SAY.BOOK NEVER TAKES OFF
You will be promised a space battle between an advanced alien race and humanity for three long books, and the was will be covered by a couple of paragraphs in the very last chapter of the last book. Also, you will be told how important each of the main characters are, and how important the mission they are on is, but they are not important and do not resolve anything. I waited 3 books for the space battle, and was sorely disappointed. Ultimately these books felt like all the boring in between parts that authors like Peter F Hamilton skip.
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