I do not like writing reviews,but here it goes.
Forge of Stones is fascinating;whether you like the genre or not you will find yourself liking this book.Yes,it is a bit long at certain moments,some may even say windy,but the intertwined plots kept me interested and eager to find out what happens in the end.Then again all internal struggles to overcome our limitations and surpass ourselves take some time, why should these characters take any shortcuts?
It might seems that the end is final and unjust for so many people,as a fellow reader commented else-were but not all stories but end with a "they lived happily ever after".
What I liked best, besides RON that is, is that the ending left a lot of room for me to speculate as to what could or ever should follow in the lives of the few that survive this adventure. I'd recommend it to all.\
And a personal request, please keep remarks about extensive vocabulary use and such to yourselves. The language is pretty simple and the vocabulary far from uncommon,again as fellow reviewers else-were claimed,unless you are still in elementary school.
Let me keep this one short; I loved it!
For all of you who may not catch on all the references, you loose.
Smart,fast,insane,familiar yet fresh,a book that should be read just as it was written; in one breath.
Read and you'll see what I mean.
We have all read stories of man reaching for the stars,hopping to explore all there is and learn all he can from his space adventure. Usually he is armed with top-notch technology,a score of scientists,well trained soldiers and the awareness that he is actually going were no man has gone before.
What happens if that said man is not only left but actively kept clueless of all that? This short story touches this perspective. The main character is controlled, imprisoned,denied the truth about who he is,where he has come from and what the future has in store for him and in the end he looses everything as he struggles to fight through the dense layers of lies and manipulation by the same entities that are supposed to be protecting and guiding him in order to reveal the truth he so needs to finds.
It's a deep read that will leave you thinking about the truth and real intentions of those you should trust.