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I'm surprised at all the good reviews of this book
on January 3, 2017
I'm surprised at all the good reviews of this book. I love hard sci-fi, and I wanted to like this book. But it was far too boring for me, I kept waiting for stuff to happen. And there is very little action, most of the book is just the characters talking to each other. I wanted more description and use of the Conjoiner tech, that's cool stuff, but it's mostly just an afterthought. And I wanted to know more about the hell-class weapons, but we never learn anything about them at all! And finally, I wanted to learn more about the wolves, and the final battle against them, but it was all too short and anti-climactic. I didn't care at all about Clavain and his relationships with Felka and the long-lost other woman, that was especially boring. Skade was interesting somewhat, but again, had a boring send-off from the rest of the cast. I loved one of this author's other books, "House of Suns", that was very cool and interesting. This one, not at all for me.