3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2003
this book is a real page-turner. it starts quite slowly, but lures you in and builds up to a very exciting climax. the technology is insteresting and well realised, and like all the best sci-fi there are some hard lessons about the way our society could go.
one other thing, though; why such a weak title? i think a stronger one would have caught the eye of more readers, and this book deserves to be read.
on 9 November 2014
A classic Modesitt, good characters tying trademark complex tech, politics, economics and plot together with a large engaging character base involving multiple disciplines embelishing the usual terse prose and multi-POV narrative. Credible interesting detail at multiple levels and not too heavy, but enough to be original, thought provoking and make you want to think into the detail, to fill gaps yourself.
4.5 stars, as its not his absolute best, but very good and well worth the read, as ever, from this hugely talented author.