I'm Sorry if I disappoint.
I really enjoyed The Builder, and looked forward to seeing Tor grow into a fully rounded character.
But he doesn't.
He remains a stupid naive prat.
So do the rest of the characters.
Would you treat the most powerful wizard in the world as an idiot, leaving him prisoner of the City Guards for a whole day.
Tor should just obliterate the whole bloody city.
The story is just too damned annoying, and I'm afraid I won't be buying any more books.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I hate to put anyone of a book, but this one was boring.
I couldn't believe it. Great ideas, cutting edge theories about the universe, time travel, blackholes, future politics and cultures, and I didn't care.
Semi-believable characters and a convoluted and confusing plot.
Character motivation was suspect.
I gave this book 2 stars, but that was generous.
Actually it was so bad that just after 2 weeks of reading it, I had to go back on line to check the synopsis to confirm I'd actually read it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I love David Webber's books.
I love the Honour Harrington series, and the Empire of Man, and the Ring of Fire (as long as it was without Virginia DeMarco)and Dahak, Starfire (The Shiva Option etc.) and Safehold. The Multiverse wasn't so hot, but maybe it will finish on a high note.
But this sucks.
Great descriptions of alien/Human conflict, huge feeling of pride that no matter what, the humans wouldn't give up.
The plot was tight, characters were involved and involving, Humanity was in a really tight spot. Biowar and Planet-crackers were about to be deployed by the alien enemy. Mankind needed a bit extra.
And the the vampires arrived to save us all… Read more