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Very disappointing end to an awful lot of reading,
This review is from: The Plague Forge (Dire Earth Cycle 3) (Paperback)
As with the 1st two books, a lot of wallpaper to work through. The author has finally revealed that the nagging suspicion that *he* didn't know what was going on, is in fact the case. Extraordinarily disappointing end to such a vast amount of reading. It is astonishing that so many loose ends have been left hanging. What, for example, was the 6th Builder ship going to do? Who knows? If the 'Builders' were so surprised (quote) that there were 'Immunes' to SUBS, then why oh why did they make it a pre-requisite for an Immune to be at the ship to gain access? What was the purpose of the 'Auras?' I mean what (in the bigger picture, as revealed)? Why would the main protagonists split up with no explanation given that the reader has ploughed through something like 20 or 30,000 words (or more!) of superfluous text detailing unnecessary thoughts about their various relationships? Very very poor. It's like someone came and said, 'end it now sunshine.' If you're looking for answers, don't bother, it isn't worth the time to read it. Or, if you have to know, just read the last two or three chapters.