Shadow of the Scorpion (Novel of the Polity) Hardcover – Unabridged, 3 Apr 2009
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'Massively good fun... A top-quality adventure story.'
Another stunning space drama featuring agent Cormac and the horrific legacy of the Prador WarsSee all Product description
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It’s full of fast action and gory fatalities just right to make a person’s blood boil in anger. A gripping story. A good first read for someone new to agent Cormac. It contains space travel in ships off planet and the plot is interesting. Enjoy!
Asher unfortunately seems to be turning out pretty short novels these days and charging ten to fifteen quid for the hardback; much better to wait for the paperback, I think, but his paperbacks nonetheless remain pretty engrossing stuff. There's been several Polity novels now, and I'm not getting bored of the content.
Ireally thought cormac father had melded with Amistad...... the true ending seemed more appropiate
Not a long work, i read it in a single sitting of about 3 hours but very entertaining and highly enjoyable.
As usual with Asher, it's a page-turner that is quickly read, which is why i granted it 4 instead of 5 stars. The two tweened plots (cormac around 10 and cormac in his late teens making his first progress to agent-status) keep going faster and faster, with chapters getting shorter and shorter, reaching at the end a climax that is somewhat disappointing. As a final addition, we learn about Cormac's famous tenkian artifact in a 2 page hurried morsel, that probably could have been the subject of another novel.
Fast read, and i fear fast forgotten. But it stays that Asher's a master, so the read is compulsive, and the polity background is as pleasurable as in the other books.
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