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A worthy continuation of a great series.
on 16 February 2017
As ever, the initial introduction of new point of view characters is a little jarring, and I found myself struggling with them to begin with- resenting the time these interlopers were stealing from familiar favourites. As the story progresses however I found myself warming to the newcomers just as I had with the previous volume and by the end I had new favourites to add to the cadre of colourful misfits that Corey had crafted for earlier stories. Some established characters are absent from this story, but this is a wise decision; their inclusion would have disrupted the panicked, claustrophobic quality of the narrative and left it unfocused in a manner akin to George R.R. Martin's later A Song of Ice and Fire entries. Keeping the pov characters to the minimum demanded by the story helps to keep things moving along at a steady clip, and if all answers that eventually arrive only result in more questions, you can at least be satisfied that you'll finish the book understanding a little bit more of the universe that is being set up than you did at the start.