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VINE VOICEon 5 November 2013
To me, Gary Gibson and Neal Asher are the business at the kind of sci-fi I love to immerse myself within.

This novel, set in the future of the Shoal trilogy universe, reminds me a little of the way Peter F Hamilton also returned to his Commonwealth universe with a new story that gathered in the strands of his previous work. It isn't by any means a filler or add-on to a completed story arc, as it's a perfectly readable book in its own right. I would recommend, however, that you come into the Shoal universe at the beginning Stealing Light (Shoal Sequence) if you are new to Gary's work and worlds then work your way up to this excellent story as it will make it all the more enjoyable.

Five stars from me for a thoroughly excellent read.
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on 21 November 2015
Although a sequel can be read standalone, though probably best after the other books in the series, rather than before.

I did find that the heroine did have one or two too many very remarkable close escapes. There's close, closer and getting quite implausible, and there's several of the latter. Think James Bond style "no i expect you to die Mr Bond" implausible escapes one after the other. WOudl be good to see her a bit more in control sometimes.

Having said that, really enjoyed it and hoping there's a sequel in the same story line.
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on 9 December 2013
Exciting and with a protagonist one cares about, this is probably the best of the Shoal series. I really don't have more to say about it, but did want to add stars to the book as it is worth recommending.
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on 29 January 2016
A good book, and another auther to keep in mind.
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on 25 October 2013
This is the series that keeps on giving. Am loving the descriptions of space he's created. Full of aliens, space battles and great characters. I hope the Shoal will reappear soon; if there's a better alien than a superior intelligent fish, I've not yet met one.
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on 21 August 2014
It's OK but doesn't really read as a standalone (despite what it says in the bumpf). A little too much of the fantasy kingdom touch, although the deep space elements were fairly good. A book I could pick up and put down.
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on 28 December 2015
Apparently obvious misdirection that bites you in the backside. A great one off from Mr Gibson. Great characters, fast moving plot and a good finish.
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on 28 April 2016
A*
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on 14 October 2015
great !
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on 27 October 2014
Worth a punt if you're struggling to find some good sci-fi!
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