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4.0 out of 5 starsGood Book w/ Twists and Turns
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2017
I was surprised by how much I liked Dave Duncan's "
." It takes about 15% of the book to figure out what in the world is going on, and the two main characters are both 19 years old (and act like it quite a bit). But, the universe is well done (though a bit heavy-handed on the global warming), the science is good, the characters diverse, and the plot is filled with all kinds of twists. I'm rating it at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.
I was hoping for a good payoff after the confusing set up. Did not get it. Halfway through the book I almost stopped reading but I hoped it would get better so I kept slogging through. Nope pretty much wasted five hours of my life.
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2010
Though the Global Warming theme could have been left out I really liked the "Geek gets the Girl and Kills the Bad Guys" plot. Though disjointed at the beginning if you stick with the book you will be happily rewarded. An easy read, I finished it in about 8 hours, It was worth the money.
A decent read with a good and unusual plot. As this story unfolds it has Machiavellian twists and turns. Are the bad really bad, or are they actually doing good? Read it and you will find out. I enjoyed the book.
At first it was confusing, like jumping into a movie in the middle. But the world was so interesting and the writing so good that I couldn't put it down. By the time I finished it, a day later, i wished it was longer or more of them! It was a excellent book.