Very nice classic space opera. Good writing and dialog, interesting and defined characters albeit stereotypes are impossible to avoid in these kinds of story's. A bit slower paced than I like, but in an introductory book spending more time on characters and motivations is quite normal. All around a good read, nothing negative beyond a few awkward dialogs here and there. I look forward to a sequel and perhaps a bit more action. Great debut novel..
An exceptional work, absolutely riveting. Characters you can sink your teeth into, action that keeps you on the edge of your seat, betrayals and treachery that will piss you off. One of the best stories I read. There must be more, the author has real talent for telling a story, there just has to be more.
An interesting variation of the after the fall of technology and the Time Machine genre. The biggest plus of this novel is that it's very well written and easy to read, pleasant even. Characters are interesting as is the plot, albeit not much is truly fleshed out or explained in detail. To be honest, its mostly about rushing around from one place to another. I hope its a setup novel for the really interesting things that can follow. As for the negatives, too many pages of useless conversations and lengthy descriptions of the mundane. And how could a man with a doctorate be so dense that it took half the book to figure out why going back might be a bad thing.
I will buy a sequel and hope for more action, less running around.
Nice combination of mystery, action and sci-fi. The story revolves around 2 groups vying for power and control over humanity, and humanity is oblivious the struggle is even taking place. Its very well written and edited, very fast paced, tons of action and intrigue to keep you turning pages long past bed time. My only complaint is that nothing is really resolved or revealed by the end, other than one coup attempt.
Great first book, I'll buy the sequel.
I can say its well written, edited and dialog is crisp and clean. Unfortunately more than half the books is retrospective whining and sniveling on an epic scale. So little logical thought is used I was starting to wonder if he was simply schizophrenic or retarded. Halfway through I was hoping he would die soon to end the whining, but he hung in there whining to the end. And for the icing on the cake, the end answers nothing.
The author has much talent and wish him luck in the future.