on Jan. 30, 2014 :
All the best roller coasters start off slow. Stick with this one to the first big hill. The ride is worth it.
If I had a shelf for "classic space opera," then this title would be proudly displayed there. Sadly, there isn't enough great space opera being written to devote a whole shelf for it.. That's why this was such a delightful find.
The world-building is vivid, the grand sweeping galactic history is rich and interesting, and the characters are unforgettable. Their choices aren't always good, but they're always driven by real emotion, and once things get moving, there's plenty of action to keep the plot lively. The narrative was a lot heavier on tell than show for my tastes, but it still caught my interest early and held me all the way to the very satisfying ending.
(review of free book)
on March 01, 2010 :
With a very interesting start and a fast paced storyline, this first book of the Reforged trilogy is a nice read. I got hooked after reading the web browser page by page preview and had to finish the story thus far. I hope E.D Linquist produces the following volumes quite rapidly as the story is quite involved and very hard to put down.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)