4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fast Read, Some Food For Thought,
This review is from: Heaven's Shadow (Paperback)
It's not phenomenal, but it's very fast-paced! The short chapters and variety of viewpoints (some a bit surprising!) drive the novel along. It's a page turner, but the ideas are intriguing at times -- kind of Neal Stephenson Lite. The characters are fairly well-created, though a few of the emotional issues are glossed over. And, yes, it does owe a lot to some classic sci-fi novels, but it does stand on its own.
Beware, though -- it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger leading into a sequel.