Faster Than Light: The Fallen Goddess

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:06:49 +0100

The setting of this book (and the next) is brilliant, too bad both stories are rather short. I reckon both books together, and a few more to come, put them in a blender and it will yield a great story. When reading this book and also when reading the next, both times I felt like I was reading only half a story. I'm really looking forward for it to coalesce.

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:33:55 +0100

Enjoyable read. Only complaint is that its a pity it hadn't been developed into a full novel.

The characters may be bland but I didn't find them so. IMO too much character detail is overkill.

Worth a read: ****

jaydenwoods (19 books)
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 04:31:16 +0100

This novella is the first in an ongoing series. It is quite entertaining on its own, but also serves as an introduction of the characters and ideas that continue to develop as the plot thickens. The second book, "Dobhriathar," further explores the governor who ran away from her space colony, in fact. These books combine fast-paced, intricately woven plots with intelligent sci-fi themes that are both fascinating and horrifying. Pierce is sort of like Orson Scott Card meets H.P. Lovecraft. Great series so far, and I look forward to reading more!

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 02:31:40 +0100

I'd give this one a B-. The basic situation was pretty interesting -- shutting down an interstellar civilization due to the stardrive being bad for the structure of reality. The technical plot twist in the middle is pretty nifty too.

Unfortunately, the characters are bland. They *sound* interesting -- e.g., the governor of a Luddite space colony, who ran away to be Lt. Uhura only without any training. A strong writer could do a lot with her. Pierce didn't.

So: full of good ideas, but a weak execution.

Sun, 24 Oct 2010 03:21:36 +0200

i liked it, i just wish it was longer. i didnt feel there was enough to evolve the characters fully. the plot was good thought but like i said i just wished it was fleshed out more.