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The Attribute of the Strong (Battle for the Solar &hellip by Stephen Sweeney
Taken as a whole, I really enjoyed this trilogy, but unfortunately, AotS is quite a bit poorer than the two two preceding volumes. While all the plot points were brought together satisfyingly at the end, the story actually plodded along with no real energy. Setting the book seven years after the first two seemed incongruous and while there was some exposition about the intervening years, the book failed at portraying any character development over that period. So, I'm torn between the satisfaction of the story nicely tied up, and the disappointment at the final product, hence ***/5
Progeny: The Progenitor Trilogy, Book Three (Proge&hellip by Dan Worth
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent trilogy, 22 Dec 2012
Worth has written one of the best space operas I've seen on the Kindle, outside of the 'big' names such as Hamilton, Reynolds, Banks etc., and in a couple of aspects as good as or even better than these.

Progeny picks up directly after the events of book 2, and continues at a satisfyingly fast pace throughout the book. From other reviews, the early part of the story owed a lot to Babylon 5 (which I agree with) and Mass Effect (which I'm not familiar with) - fair enough, but with this volume Worth really develops the story as his own and takes it into some interesting directions. There is a very strong build up to the climax, which is handled very well without resort to cop outs… Read more
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It seems that the fewer books in a series that Hamilton writes, the better they are: the Void Trilogy was massively overblown and disappointing and Night's Dawn was excellent but ruined by a terrible ending. The Commonwealth duology was much better, but I think his best books have been the standalone Fallen Dragon and Great North Road (Misspent Youth being the exception that proves the rule..)

Hamilton does a great job of dropping us straight into a not-too-distant future without needing to spoon-feed explanations for how things came about (back stories are nicely spaced out through the main narrative). The mix of the police procedural in Newcastle, and the more regular sci-fi… Read more