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Diuturnity's Dawn (Founding of the Commonwealth #3)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  394 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In nearly two dozen novels about the Humanx Commonwealth, Alan Dean Foster has fascinated readers with his brilliantly imagined interstellar realm–where humans, thranx, AAnn, and other species strive to work together to put the common good above selfish ends. But renewed efforts at cooperation prove that familiarity breeds contempt. Diuturnity’s Dawn is the third thrilling ...more
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Published March 26th 2002 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2002)
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Not much time to review this one as it's my fortieth birthday today and my lady wife is taking me out for dinner and a movie but, suffice it to say that I loved this book! This the third part of the story of how Foster's Humanx Commonealth was founded (well, fourth part if you include the prequel novel 'Nor Crystal Tears') and, boy, does it end with a bang!

It's been a long time since I read a book this exciting and tense... There are political machinations, terrorism, large scale battles, murder
Fred D
Jan 16, 2010 Fred D rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi fans
Shelves: science-fiction
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This book is kind of political sci fi. The problem with it is that there is no suspense in it. Things like people getting blown up or a mega police bust are described as if they were the most mundane thing. There's no build up before the big reveal. There are some sections at the end where protagonists are killed off left and right, but that doesn't quite make up for it because I never really cared for the characters,

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Cheryl Shorter
Totally brings together the United Church and the Founding of the Humanx Commonwealth, but still leaves questions, like what kind of Agents Fan'l, and her 2 co-conspirators are secretly a part of? Why not say they were members of the United Church? They certainly can't be part of the Melliorare Society, can they.
Very good, I have some misgiving about how the humnax commonwealth was basically founded on a lie though, I wonder if this will ever come back to bite them on the arse?

Overall this series is not for those looking for fast paced action etc. It's more for those that want background info on how this humanx commonwealth came about so in essence it is about inter-species politics so expect lots of bla bla bla.
This third book in his Commonwealth series is dragging on. A lot of dialogue over the same concepts-get on with it! About 3/4ths the way through. Okay All done! not as compelling as the first in the series.
B. Zedan
Jun 24, 2008 B. Zedan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Folks who like the rainforest and the Commonwealth
Shelves: real-book
Dangit, Foster. Why you gotta make me want to own so many books, with all your solid and wonderful trilogies?

AND, there is rainforest in this one. SNAP.
Not by favorite series by Foster but ok.
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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