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It is surprising that most of the book is taken up with a single journey on a single human built spacecraft across the Galaxy contending with internal actionalism and murder mysteries rather than the vast space battles and politicking of the previous books As a result the book eels mechanical and anti climatic our heroes have to deliver a plot device to a certain location and it pretty much takes care of everything or them at least until the epilogue set centuries later almost always a bad idea informs us that lots stuff is still to come and a bunch of interesting sounding events have been skipped over shades of Alastair Reynolds troubled ending to Absolution Gap As a result although the immediate threat is addressed many of the other narrative and character arcs are given short shriftGibson s prose remains readable and entertaining
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T Uite Live Up To Expectations Particularly Notable Is Theuite live up to expectations Particularly notable is the that the cast is suddenly widened in this last book away rom the tight ocus on Dakota and Lucas in previous volumes with the newcomers particularly Ty Whitecloud being intriguing and well drawn characters but given the limitations of space they are not as developed as much as one might hope In addition the oft mentioned temptations to the dark side that Dakota s immense power has opened up Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights for her don t particularly lead anywhere interesting whicheels like a wasted opportunityEmpire of Light is an entertaining book but doesn t Still Life with Chickens fulfil the ambitions laid out earlier in the series Gibson has immense potential however and I lookorward to his next project with interest The book is available now in the UK and on import in the USA. Her the messages left behind by an ancient race of star travellers Unfortunately Whitecloud is locked in a prison cell aboard a dying coreship adrift in space awaiting execution Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea for war crimes against Corso's own people But if humanity has any hope of survival Corso is going to have toind some way to keep him alive and that's only if Dakota doesn't kill him Paradox Bound fir. Nd concepts most drawnrom established sci Fi Canon But Nicely Implemented canon but nicely implemented integrated Previous parallels to Dune were cemented with an epilogue wink to Duncan Idahobut these are all good sources and it was good to
Seem Them Told Afresh Lost Interest Aboutthem told afresh Lost interest about percent in After thoroughly enjoying books 1 2 the 3rd installment of this trilogy was a real disappointment So much so that I didn t inish it I elt cheated by
jumps in the plot and the complete absence of previously charactersIt isn t badly written but as the STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare final installment of this trilogy it isn t worthy Maybe I ll come back to it but with so many other books on my to read list it can wait a while The Shoal Hegemony and the Emissaries of God are locked in a devastating nova war between the Perseus and Orion arms of the Galaxy Hundreds of star systems have been destroyed billions slain The war is starting to move in the direction of human space but the Consortium is riven by inighting as the Consortium s rulers vie with the Peacekeeper Corps established by Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso or control of the FTL euipped ancient alien spacecraft Merrick has uncovered a possible way of stopping the war or good but it means orging an alliance with her greatest enemy and embarking on a lengthy trip into the very heart of the warzoneEmpire of Light brings the three volume Shoal Seuence to a conclusion although urther books in the same setting are promised Merrick and Lucas achieve their destinies new characters are introduced and others are inally killed off as events reach a head As a conclusion the book works but is not altogether satisfyingIt is an odd unexpectedly uiet book however Given the vast epic events set in motion by the previous volumes. Ating the Maker caches Corso left in charge of a leet of human piloted Magi ships What a Lass Wants finds his authority crumbling in theace of assassination attempts and politically motivated sabotage If any hope exists at all it lies in an abandoned asteroid a thousand light years beyond the Consortium's borders and with Ty Whitecloud the only man alive with the skill to decip. When he closed his eyes all hebig jumps in the plot and the complete absence of previously
see was stars scattered across the void like diamond dustSomething I ound particularly interesting about this was how the ante was upped considerably with each entry Thiscould see was stars scattered across the void like diamond dustSomething I ound particularly interesting about this
novel which concludes the original Shoal trilogy is no exception with its bigger explosions vaster distances travelledwhich concludes the original Shoal trilogy is no exception with its bigger explosions vaster distances travelled greater odds to defeat I watched them use the energy of a nova she explained just to power a signal to a swarm located in another galaxy Both men stared at her in silence or several momentsYes yes The series does have its issues in silence or several momentsYes yes The series does have its issues like I mentioned in my review of Stealing Light I m a sucker The League for the Suppression of Celery for a lot of what s on display here Derelicts Deserted planets Alien ruins More tech than you can shake a stick at The whole galaxy as playground Yes please At times things did seem a tad too convenient Need bigger weapons No problem there s a place I know But this kind of thing I suspect is paror the course given the subject matter of the trilogy which basically boils down to seeded caches of alien technology causing all kinds of ruckusSo I m not going to say a whole lot about this series or this book other than 1 It does read pretty uickly and2 I did enjoy it uite a bitI will likely be reading of Gibson s books We have to get out of hereWe have to get out right now This The Thirteen-Gun Salute finale is a must read if only to cap off the excellent Nova War but unfortunately it was not the strongest of the series It really needed a major new plot point in the middle third some new world or species to break up a rather tedious journey that added little interest and distinctly overlapped similar eventsrom the Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery first book However theirst and inal thirds were both pretty good and Gibson continued to pull in additional ideas The third novel in the Shoal space opera series eaturing Dakota Merrick continuing The Day Fidel Died from Stealing Light and Nova WarThe nova war has begun to spread as the Emissaries wage aierce and reckless campaign encroaching on the area of space occupied by humanity and orcing the Shoal into a desperate retreat While Dakota goes in search of the entity responsible or cre. .