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3.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, clunky writing, 12 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Exiles: The Progenitor Trilogy, Book One (Progenitors Universe) (Kindle Edition)
The plot is first class, often with unexpected twists and enough to keep going through a trilogy. However (the dreadful editing apart), the characters are wooden and keep stating the obvious, everything is spelled out - and sometimes not too realistically. I fear this is the bad writing that gives sci-fi a bad name (in contrast to authors like Simon Morden and Iain M Banks).

There is also some seriously bad science - even allowing for this being Sci-Fi. For example, the planet lying between two suns with a locked rotation is described as having polar seas and an equator - sorry, it would have a 'terminator' where both suns were low in the sky, no poles and be nothing like how it was described.

All this said, I enjoyed the plot and skipped the boring bits.

Plot: 5 stars
Pacing: 3 stars (varies)
Characters: 3 stars
Dialogue: 2 stars
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