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This books proves that you actually CAN have too much of a god thing and live to tell the tale. The story binds lots of critical threads from previous books into one coherent climax - but I desperately hope it is NOT meant as a finale. Like exquisite chocolates it tastes much better if one has had a full meal of Ashers before. It has the right balance between sometimes overexplained action technicalities and spinning a good yarn. Entirely plausible humans, entirely plausible aliens and machines who know their place lead to the climax everyone hoped for. I actually slowed the reading pace down to enjoy it more. Buy, buy, buy.