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Keeps interest levels up
on 26 October 2009
I feel a lot of criticism towards this novel regarding the character Otto Timpke is unfounded. Holland is clearly setting him up to be a long term antagonist and I much preferred this structure to having Timpke and Tanner having some sort of forced battle to the death at the end of the novel.
Holland improves on the Odin Mission keeping the reader's interest levels high throughout the novel. The character of Blackstone also provides Tanner with a second antagonist throughout the novel. This novel feels more varied than its predecessor however I would like Tanner's past fleshed out a bit more.
A minor criticism is that the book could do with some tighter editing (which the Odin Mission could also use). Towards the end of the novel spelling mistakes seem to become more frequent and certain phrases such as 'Tanner snarled...' are far too overused.
On the whole though a good effort and I am looking forward to reading the next installment.