- File Size: 3892 KB
- Print Length: 332 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Rexon Press; 2 edition (May 25, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 25, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052UYC70
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Broken Glass: Book One - The Glass Complex Trilogy Kindle Edition
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Hindmarsh has created a strong and likable protagonist who is beset upon by overwhelming odds and uses an almost magic-like ability to control machines to accomplish his goals.
The story will blaze along, never getting bogged down at any one point (and will sometimes move too fast, only mentioning certain events in retrospect). With enjoyable characters, a complex universe, and a decent revenge plot (that was considerably more civilized and gory-less than I'd have liked), you're sure to be satisfied with this purchase.
My only gripe is that for about the first 88% of the novel the main character is this calm and capable, stoic and smart individual who then, suddenly and at that precise mark and for no apparent reason, turns into a bumbling idiot that falls for the same painfully obvious move twice, is incapable of using any of his previously successful problem solving skills to remedy the situation, and as a result, the story which was previously enjoyable stumbles into an awkward finish. The change is so abrupt that it appears to me as if the author got through most of the writing and then remembered, "oh, this is supposed to have a sequel," and promptly snipped some ends of the plot, to hopefully be resolved later, so as if to create a cliffhanger that will make us eagerly await the next installment.
A passable read, at best. It is Space Opera, but not the top of that genre's form. The characters were all flat and one dimensional, but they did drive the plot. It took me about one third of the way to find the author's voice in this. Even so, I found the narrative to be somewhat stilted.
That said, I did finish the book, and will probably finish the series.