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So this is how it ends?
on 18 September 2012
The final (thank goodness) book in Turtledove's unimaginative 11-volume epic about what might have happened had the South won the American Civil War.
I thought at least there would have been some intrigue around the diplomatic machinations in this one but it was left open-ended with no solution on the horizon. Surely we're not going to get yet more books added to this ultimately very boring series.
Anyway, my work is done and I have read them all. It seemed like a good idea at the time but looking back over the whole series I can honestly recommend that you give it a miss. It simply moves the events of the European theatre to North America. The characters are really quite wooden and there are way too many recaps. I found myself frequently skipping over whole parapraphs that were only there to rehash previous plot points. As this frequently involves ridiculous dialogue, it only adds to the lifelessness of the characters.
Very poor indeed.