Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

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Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

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This is such an epic science-fiction series and every phenomenal piece of the puzzle fell together beautifully here. The action and the various factions have at times in the series been a bit chaotic and harder to follow.

Also several characters didn't have as much to do, like Kris and Solace, and it felt like they were threading water till we came to the place where they had a role to play.

His grumpy old science experiment "hyperspace" jumper is still in the middle and still quite a dull info-dump guy, but the paraplegic in her mechs, and even a bunch of the bad guys start to overshadow the book before we get to the metaphysical ending.

It is this steady advance that convinces him the Architects are only the tools or slaves of another more powerful force that has bent them to its will and that wants to destroy all traces of sentient life from the universe. It is chock full of interesting ideas, and its initial setting (the diaspora of Earth once it has been destroyed) is instantly interesting. The series also constitutes something of a homage to Golden Age science fiction, being an epic adventure cast in space, but with all too recognizable humans with all their strengths and weaknesses (and prejudices).And - I had to enjoy the bits of criticism in here, as the actions of several factions of humanity in the face of crisis reflect those of factions in our society dealing with e. The series started with a rag-tag crew of spacers in an old space tug just getting by, surviving in the aftermath of the 'Architect war', which was really pretty one sided after all in favor of the 'Architects'-- gigantic sentient beings that arose from 'unspace' to transform planets into a macabre art. The salvage spaceship Vulture God and its motley crew have played a critical role in each part of the story. What I really liked about this series relates to how Tchaikovsky wrapped up the big mysteries and puzzles with a bow, unlike a few recent trilogies I read where the final installment ruined the series altogether (e. It feels like an embarrassing problem to have to create a few too many charismatic characters, but as the focus shifted between books, it feels like Tchaikovsky's own interest changed, and certainly, the character who felt like the lead in the first book, has been nearly sidelined by the end.

The best thing I can say about it is that it does exactly what the last book in a trilogy should do. Yet as a someone who judges books more as a journey than a destination, my excitement was dulled by the time that the story picked up. Then Olli is made a hero for the rest of the book through Essiel magic and gets to live a happy lesbian life at the end. However, just when this unnecessary distraction (unnecessary not as in the author added something to make the book bigger but unnecessary because aggravating and people should have been better) is over, the shit is hitting the fan. We follow Idris as he moves step by step more deeply into unspace and sees and understands more and more of its structure.

Clarke Award, Children of Ruin and Shards of Earth both won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel and The Tiger and the Wolf won the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel. This was not as satisfying of a read as I hoped it would be (especially after the stunning finale to the second book in the trilogy). The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

You can be juggling your feelings of hope and fear for your favorite characters and boom, just the most wry and fantastic line that drags an undignified cackle out of you. Publishers Weekly wrote a positive review for Eyes of the Void, stating that the author's "intelligent worldbuilding captures the essence of classic space opera". It's the same tired route of humanity's factions turning on each other yet again, until there's yet again the external threat.

The scenes in the "unspace" are too metaphysical to be interesting, and I think the attempted descriptions of the action in this place where things "are" but not really, are difficult to follow. When powered up, all the fragments form a single hull, though separated by great spaces, and, with the Eye at its center, a hopefully impregnable fortress against the Architects who had, thus far, avoided injuring any surviving Originator artifacts. In many ways the ebbs and flows of the characters felt very organic, and for all the cynicism built into the series about how bad humanity can act, and the entropic evil before the beginning of time, there is still a lot of heroic hope here.



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