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Lovely

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Reviewed: 05-10-2020

This is a wonderful culmination of the series. Yes, it moves between stories, timelines and perspectives, but does so well. It is a fitting end to a great tale.

Really bloody good!

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Reviewed: 12-06-2020

Agincourt is a historical fiction account of the battle of Agincourt in 1415. The storytelling is vivid and utterly brutal. I winced and it turned my stomach on more than a few occasions. It graphically depicts bone crunching, brain squelching violence. I loved it and maybe you will too.

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A great wrapup

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Reviewed: 03-06-2020

This was a solid finish to a great trilogy. It briefly becomes a murder mystery set in space, but is otherwise lots of urban warfare and space warfare. It's well paced, fun and solidly written. Enjoy!

Very enjoyable!

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Reviewed: 03-06-2020

This is a fun space opera. That said, it is, as others have noted, something of a romance too. If that isn't your thing - it's not mine - then don't worry: there are plenty of other good reasons to read it including warfare, SciFi, politics and intrigue.

Really good slow burn space opera

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Reviewed: 27-05-2020

The setting and background plot grab from the beginning and move steadily towards a climax. There is unfinished business, of course, and that will leave you keen the second great installment.

Interesting, thought provoking and a little dark

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Reviewed: 18-05-2020

It starts off as a thought experiment about the implications for identity in a multiverse. I think the author missed - and other commentators definitely did - the way individualism, love and gender are dealt with in the latter part of the book. It doesn't get as interesting as it perhaps could have if social constructionism, the perils of romanticism and misogyny were considered more robustly but it's still a good read.

Sharp political commentary

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Reviewed: 11-05-2020

You could almost change "flow" for "climate change" and this would be non-fiction. Except of course that this is a far more fun way to explore this.

Imaginative and politically relevant to our times

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Reviewed: 11-05-2020

A scifi novel about a civilisation facing imminent catastrophic collapse due to changes to a natural phenomenon they had depended upon for a millennium. Within that setting, this is the tale of how one Emperox - something like an emperor - faces down greed, denial, stupidity and vanity to try to save humanity. It's fun.

Not what I expected, but brilliant nonetheless

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Reviewed: 30-04-2020

This was a great book. Dystopian, but not in the sense that elicits gloom in our own times. Rather, this is a thought experiment of the far future infused with a contemporary appreciation of the merits and failings of human nature.

Very cool

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Reviewed: 26-08-2019

This is a creative take on the SciFi genre that cleverly weaves future technologies with philosophical questions and considerations of cross-cultural relations. Very entertaining.