Requiem For The Sun (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 11 Nov 2004
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It was nice to find out that all the characters were exactly as I remembered them from the first three books. It had the same amount of humour, sadness and tension that the other stories had, and the plot was as gripping as ever.
But I have to agree with the above review: the ending was predictable and adrupt. It was disappointing to turn to the last page and see the word 'Epilogue.' A character mentioned near the beginning that I was looking forward to meeting didn't appear. And, though this actually has nothing to do with the plot and indeed the review at all, there were a few accursed typoes ('Ached' was the one that amused me the most).
Regardlessly I enjoyed it, and if you want to find out what happens after the final battle of 'Destiny', I urge you to buy this book. I'm still hoping that the next story, 'Elegy For a Lost Star', will tie up a few confusions 'Requiem for the Sun' left me with.
The only criticisms I have with this novel are: the story is fairly predictable at times, but far worse, it is not neatly rounded off. The author seems to always neglect the endings of her books, this time there many loose ends (one important and mysterious character was suddenly cut off from the plot and not spoken of again). Perhaps the author is going to write a sequel to a sequel to a trilogy!
As with all books there were flaws: Rhapsody's inane idiocy could get really, really annoying at times, Achmed's virtual invincibility was a little of a plot get-out, and Ashe is just plain irritating. But the stories were great, and built throughout the trilogy towards an ending which, if a little predictable, still swept you away. Unfortunately, this book just doesn't seem to have the same level of story behind it. The storytelling is still impeccable, the characters still generally interesting, but the story just isn't there. I'll wait for and buy the next ones, in the hope that the story picks up to the level of the previous ones. If this is your first Elizabeth Haydon book, you'll probably enjoy it just the same, but you really should go get the earlier ones to really see her talents shine.