This is the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Blue Remembered Earth and continued with On the Steel Breeze. And like those books, it took me a while to get around to reading it, and a while to get through it.
I don’t know what it is about this series, but somehow the books failed to engage me in the way previous Reynolds books did. There’s the usual multiple threads gradually coming together thing, threats from incomprehensible alien technology, some engaging characters, even sentient talking elephants, all of which should add up to something I’d really enjoy, but somehow, this felt more like a chore – not the kind of thing to keep me reading far too late into the night, more the kind of thing I struggled to keep reading at all.
It’s probably just me.