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Old 03 May 2007, 03:08   #5 (permalink)
Xisor
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Default Re: Sequel to Rogue Star coming soon

Space Battles were well written, but felt (to me) to be very wrong in...well...feel. Too 'fast'. Too swift, perhaps? Didn't feel like my beloved BFG at all...

But it was still well written, and still a very enjoyable read (I told Andy this much over on the BL forums himself!) as far as the space battles go.

As for the rest of the novel?

Well, actually one of the far better books I've read by BL. It shows that Andy is a first time author (the story's pacing was slightly off and felt a wee bit disjoint at points, but nothing that more writing won't iron out). It wasn't up to the sheer pleasure of Matt Farrer's Crossfire (which was deliciously written), but aside from that: it's still a damned good, damned fun read.

I was pretty confident the bulk of the story who the antagonists would be, but even then it had enough bits in it to keep me thinking "Is that what it appears, would they do that, maybe that's not what I think it means...?!"

A damned good read, and a shame it wasn't longer! Which makes me particularly happy to see Star of Damocles sitting just around the corner! (figuratively speaking, of course!)

So, yes: I, for one, am looking forward to this!
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