7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not very good,
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This review is from: The Backworlds (Paperback)
This book is a simplistic adventure tale with paper thin, childish characters and a largely uninteresting story.
What struck me most was the complete absence of character building that reduces the book to an account of people meeting and doing things for no obvious reasons. For instance, near the beginning of the book the main character meets two other characters and apparently becomes life-long friends with them in what amounts to about 5 minutes of conversation. This is continued throughout the book, and while the main character has an element of depth to him no other character is given any time to develop any sort of depth of their own - a fact the author must have recognised since she gives each of them catchphrases to differentiate them.
Not worth your time reading. Get a good science fiction book such as Great North Road instead.