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Orion Among the Stars (Orion #5)

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More than human and less that a god, John O'Ryan is Orion, made by the Creators who rule outside of time. His purpose is to do their bidding. Now, Orion has becomee a key piece in a cosmic game between two of the Creators--Anya, the goddess he loves, and Aten, the god who toys with his destiny.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 15th 1996 by Tor Books (first published 1995)
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Today was one of those days I got to bibliophilacally debauch because I spent most of it in airports. This broadcast brought to you from Cape Girareau, Mo . . .

This is the last, to date, entry in Bova's Orion series (although it's more than a decade old) and it brings the series to a stopping point, although not a close. Orion is no longer hopping through the annnals of ancient Earth history, which had the potential to make the book suck as it is Bova's ability to bring history and historical fi
The last of the Orion books was, for me, the weakest. It's the same old story but this time set in the far future. The creators are whiny, egocentric bullies and Orion hates them but continues to do their bidding until the end. The book ends leaving us thinking that more is coming but after 15+ years it hasn't. Thankfully. Had there been a 6th book, I doubt I'd read it after this one.
Allen Petro
Not as good as the original Orion, but well worth getting.
Formulaic, yet fresh, if that's possible.
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