Top positive review
Great trilogy, great characters, plot a bit creaky and needed extensive proof-reading but terrific idea. Very enjoyable.
on 26 April 2016
The silent Vulcan trilogy is a great story and a lot better than Stephen Kings similar Under the Dome. The English setting makes it much more believable and the interesting parts of the story are what the inhabitants do with being cut off from the modern world. It is handy that a farming museum is nearby and that the local engineering works is so innovative and that so many people have practical skills. Plotwise I found the inclusion of the extreme religious cult a bit contrived and the ending was I felt a bit of a sop to religion as a whole. However I had to keep on reading and this was inspite of the atrocious proof reading or complete lack of it, in all three books. You really did have to add words in your head, take them away, rearrange them, ignore repeated text, it was that bad - being a long time Sci-Fi fan, I would have done the job for free! Still it did not spoil what was a great idea and story, and I am sure I am not alone in thinking the inhabitants would have lived happier lives had the barrier been kept in place.