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on 16 September 2010
This is the third book in this series. The first two were excellent. However, I get the feeling someone was looking over the authors shoulder and saying "how does the reader know that? Can't you add a reference?" And so it begins, the constant reminders about characters, settings etc which makes this read a bit more drawn out than the first two.
It's still a good read, but I am getting fed up of books that keep reminding the reader what's what. Do they think we are all stupid with the attention span and memory of a goldfish? Kevin Anderson's Saga of the Seven Suns did the same after about book 3 or 4. Maybe the book needs to stand on its own, but I'd prefer to read a great series.
Not sure I can be bothered to read beyond book 3 if in the first 100 pages all I get is references back to the previous books with almost no new story.
Sorry, but the book on its own would be great. The series has been great too. But the dumbing down after 2 books, not great.