- File Size: 1464 KB
- Print Length: 411 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 24, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HKYHOY4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,692,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From a creative standpoint, it could use a proper editor. Besides the grammatical errors, the point of view changes on a dime, so you’ll abruptly find yourself in the head of a character on the other side of the parking lot. It will stop you numerous times, but it’s still a good story.
If you like world history and conspiracy theories, you will love this book. It’s chocked full of them!
"Reads like juvenilia, not a novel. Background information seemed interesting, but presented so dryly, my eyes kept drifting past the words. Author tries too hard to establish over and over how fantastically wealthy and important the family is. Comma splice errors abound, sudden sections of simple sentences, "And" as the beginning of sentences pepper the pages. Gratuitous expletives. The dialogue between characters read like a twenty-somethings instead of wealthy, educated people.
If this was a physical copy, it would be in the Goodwill box."
The theme is a good choice, the plot seemed to be on pace, but the writing and character development worked against Sterling's fertile imagination. However, I kept the rating at 3 stars as I can see that a much younger set may possibly enjoy this book in spite of lacking polish.
The backstory of the "Order" was quite different than most of this type of novel I've read. It is " Dan Brownish" but has much different explanations of historical events. That was the really interesting part.
The characters were shallow and often confusing and conflicting. I really disliked the main character. I understand that he has to change dramatically in a short period of time, but he still remains a spoiled brat, who acts without enough thought, until the end.
I suspect the will be a sequel to this book. I'd like a little more explanation of exactly how this all started and where the human race is to end up.
I was interesting enough that I couldn't put it down until the end.