Devices and Desires

Devices and Desires

Book - 2005
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When an engineer is exiled and his wife executed, his anger, grief and sense of injustice cause him to devote himself to a terrible cause - the complete annihilation of the city that cast him out. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. Somehow, he needs to start a war.
Publisher: London : Orbit, c2005
ISBN: 9781841492766
Branch Call Number: F PAR NVD
Alternative Title: Devices & desires


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Feb 15, 2016

This is a well written book with problems. If its a choice between reading this and re-reading something else then I would say you might as well read something new. Problems: This book is really just a setup for the next book and it REALLY annoys me authors do that. Also the puts in LOADS of unnecessary descriptions. For example: at one point a character is reading an engineering book because he's stuck waiting for something to happen and author goes on for two pages about what is written in that book. So, if this book had been half as long it would have been 10 times better (or maybe the author could have told the full story in one book rather than three). Also the author "hides the ball" in that the author keeps telling the reader the protagonist has a plan without every saying what that plan is. Then, when the big reveal comes around it is only a partial reveal and it turns out that plan has only worked so far, not because the protagonist is smart, but because he is constantly getting lucky. Personally I found this book so annoying that I'm not going on to read the next book, but, it is well written and, being forewarned, perhaps you will enjoy it.

Aug 30, 2011

Great book, a different style of fantasy novel where the hero is more intellectual and wronged than muscle and fighting for a just cause. Good twists and explanations as well.

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