15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I originally started reading Vatta's War: Trading in danger because it was the only SF book my local bookshop had in that looked remotely appealing (and that I hadn't already read).
I am so glad I did. Vatta's War is turning out to be one of my favourite SF series and this, the fourth book, is almost impossible to put down (suffice to say I am running low on sleep ;))
As the series progresses numerous sub-plots and characters are evolving wonderfully, and unlike many books (including some bestsellers) I am drawn into every one of them, turning each page without a thought as I plunge towards each milestone.
Roll on Book 5.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I was a bit dubious at first as trying to convincingly portray a human society 10 million years in the future has got to be nigh on impossible.
But this author manages to portray a future that is fantastical and yet believable. It is a future where humans are immortal and have the power of gods but are still fundamentally flawed.
What do Gods get up to when the raw power of a Sun is merely a trinket in their galactic toolbox? Read this book to find out.
The only reason I haven't given _Sister Alice_ 5 stars is that I found the conclusion a bit anti-climatic. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it and heartily recommend you go and read it. :)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Seeing how this book has been given 5 stars by one other reader I am starting to wonder if I am maybe a bit too shallow for Jordan's epic.
As soon as I saw the book was available I snapped it up, intending to devour it over the Christmas break. Well, devour it I did but only because I was waiting (nay, PRAYING) for something of significance to happen.
OK, several events were set in motion but nothing of import was really _achieved_ and I was left asking myself "Do I really want to buy book 11 anymore?". The answer is of course yes, but only because I know he _can_ make an exciting story and because I have invested too much time not too.
3/4 of the book is recounting the… Read more