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Where's the end?
am 31. Juli 2013
As all the previous books in this series, it's describing the personal, political and technological developments very deeply. I don't know if I really need to know every detail on how a rifle works, but okay, I've read a lot of Weber and knew what to expect. Or I thought I knew - because I've been waiting for the end.
As it's a sequel, there's not much exposition to expect. I've been jumping right into the story, and that's fine. I saw conflicts evolving, tension building up - and I've been looking forward to the (temporary) denouement or resolution. But other than the previous books, there's no decisive battle at the end of the book. There's a lot of fighting and heroic casualties, as usual, but suddenly the story comes to a break somewhere in the middle of the action, and I'm left hanging from my cliff. To me it feels like the first half of a book.
It doesn't help that feeling at all, that--according to my Kindle--the last 11% of the book are dedicated to the cast of characters and glossary, both of which are not very helpful in an e-book, where you can't have a quick glance at the end.