Hard to believe this book gets 5 stars from almost everyone. About 1/3 of the book appears to be about rape. A vulnerable girl taken advantage of. This probably does have something to do with the plot, but I don't believe detailed, page-after-page descriptions are necessary. I probably should have read one of the other books first. This does give me a negative reason for e-books, tho. At least with a paper book it would be easier to skip past the multiple and unnecessary rape details.
Well written, interesting, an excellent read. So glad I found this author.
I couldn't decide between 4 and 5 stars, but my only problem with the book is the lack of proofreading. Poor punctuation and lots of inappropriate spell-checking (for instance, columbine instead of combine) do interrupt the flow. Nonetheless, it was a very enjoyable read and the author earned at least 5 stars. Style, characterization, plot. ... All great.
Thank you for your work. I hope you are writing another. Please let me proof it for you. ;)
A little stiffly written, but it's a war story. Flowery prose would hardly be appropriate. Perfectly edited. I felt the streampunk element was drawn too simply, but maybe that is a limitation of a short story. Certainly an interesting evolutionary concept, but I won't describe it because I don't want to be a spoiler.
It appears I am writing two reviews per book, especially when there are no others. I'm not finished reading at this point. The writing is somewhat puerile, but it is perfectly edited and I am not distracted by errors. Also, I am remarkably intrigued by his story and find it easy and interesting to stay in his world. So for now it is 5 stars and I hope it keeps its promise to the end.