I really wanted to like
this book. I really, really tried. The best word I can come up with to describe
it is inconsistent.
There are two stories that
are woven together, but the weaving didn't seem to hold. This wanted to be two
separate books. The story lines were related, but never crossed. One set of
characters actions had repercussions for the other set, but they never meet
The author's style was also
difficult for me to latch onto. He tells us everything. I don't mean plot details
or anything relating to the story itself, I mean the writing. I've heard for
years and years that a writer should show and not tell - and this is a book I'd
call a "tell-all".
IF the characters were
meant to be written from a difficult to understand and relate to point of view,
then the author was very successful. I would easily believe that clones don't
have the same ideas, thoughts or feelings that I do. This made some portions of
the book difficult reading.
There were other parts of
the book that were real bright spots. The action was believable. The weapons
and tactics all made sense. The scenario was clearly thought out. The problems
come in when you realize the scope is larger than this book and the politics
don't come across as well as the action with the tell don't show method. This
is a later / middle book - and I haven't read the rest of the series. I'm not
sure I'll track the rest of the series down. Maybe it would be better starting
from book one?
wavering on my rating. I'm going to say three stars, just because I think there
are folks out there that will really get into this book. I'm not one of those
folks. There were bright spots, but those spots were as disconnected as the
story lines for me.
Star Total: 3 out of 5 stars