This is bizarre. After three trilogy length novels — two spanning decades and one a few centuries — going into glorious detail and getting the reader really involved with the characters and their situations, we now have a story spanning tens of millennia that’s only a short: WTF?
It all feels extremely rushed, utterly lacking in depth and just seems like Alastair threw it together before breakfast to meet some publisher’s needs before he went on holiday.
Ho hum, we can’t really expect all of Alastair’s books to be excellent. This one’s very disappointing.
Anyways, this is the last story in the whole series for now. Just a bit of a wait until Inhibitor Phase is released on 26th August 2021.
It’s certainly been a blast reading the whole series in one go, it was just under 3 months ago when i began Great Wall of Mars. And no inbetweenies due to boredom: this is one of those series that you just want to keep on reading without any other books getting involved.
Available in the collection, Galactic North.