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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa! Slow down there CJ!, 23 April 2003
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Rowena Hoseason "Hooligween" (Kernow, Great Britain) - See all my reviews
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Unlike some other readers, I didn't find this episode of the Foreigner series to be disappointing in any way. In fact, so much happens (well, in a CJ kind of way, you understand; it's not like Star Wars) that I had to pause half way through for breath and understanding.
If you've read any of the previous books then -- it's a treat! You will not imagine what happens to Bren. Dear old cuddly Bren Cameron gets the shock of his life and his adventure just zooms off. I can't help it: I'm captivated by the whole series and this instalment seriously accelerates the action. If you haven't read any of the others then please, truly, do try to find them before you read Defender. You'll get so much more from it if you have absorbed all the earlier lessons and information about Atevi culture, and about Bren's development. Dive in at the deep end and you'll probably just splutter around, flailing for a while.
Banichi and Jago are indeed ace, as is Gran 'sidi. They're all scary people, too; well rounded and well defined. They don't suddenly leap out of character -- in fact the dowager behaves exactly as you'd expect her to. Interpersonal relationships bonded perfectly with realistic space action. What more do you want?
Me, I can't stop thinking in felicitous threes. Oh CJ, does this mean that Explorer will be the last? Surely not. Seven, or nine even, would be better than six...
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of the Series, 30 Nov 2001
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I'll consider this book only as an stage between Precursor and Explorer.
For me as a fan of Banichi and Jago, there were to much pushing Bren and politics going on and not enough interaction especially between Bren and My favourite atevi.
But as fans of the series don't let you hinder by the ugly cover and get the book to get the setting for Explorer, I expect the next one to end the second trioloy in a great final.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book in the series, 3 Dec 2001
I've been a bit disappointed with this book - in the other books we get a lot more interaction then in this.
As a fan you'll have to read to get the setting for Explorer (which hopefully will be much better) and as a non-fan: start with Foreigner.
I'll view this book as a station on the way to Explorer and give it a nice place on the shelf next to the others fro the Foreigner-series.
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