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Publisher's Summary

In the far future, in the aftermath of a mysterious galactic catastrophe, a false prophet comes face to face with his greatest adversary yet: a man who thinks he's God - and might very well be right. While the battle for Earth rages around them, they face off, one wanting to conquer the world and the other to redeem it.

The victory may well decide the future of the galaxy, and of humanity itself.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Sean Williams.

Listen to more in the Astropolis trilogy.
©2007 Sean Williams (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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"Science fiction is at its best in the short form. And it is here that Sean Williams excels." (Jack McDevitt)

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Don't Start in the Middle

Not a self-contained book. While not bad in terms of some of the ideas (very "talky"), its confusing without having read the prior book

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • APO, AE, USA
  • 05-20-08

Like reading a journal

This book is not only completely dependent on the others in the series, it tends to ramble. It is told in first person perspective of an antagonistic new character (Jacob) unrelated to Imre Bergamasc or his crew. Almost like a long footnote to books 1 and 2.

I spent the first half of the book waiting for it to get started. Eventually, you more or less spend the entire novel sitting on Jacob's shoulder listening to him think and strategize about his dealings with Imre.

This one is not essential to the story.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Good for what it is

While not a stand alone book I would regard this as an essential part of the Astropolis world - well written and a good narrative break from the rest. Well worth $7.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful