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Singularity by Ian Douglas
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Dec 18, 2011

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First - don't worry, there are no spoilers here.

I couldn't wait for the release of Singularity and the conclusion of the Star Carrier Trilogy. Mr. Douglas has done a fine job building up the breadth and excitement throughout the previous two books and Singularity promised to continue that trend.

Sadly Singularity seems to have gotten distracted along the way. The opening chapters of the book are a plotline that does little more than distract from the main story. The conflict at the beginning of the book felt tacked on and not well thought out. Instead of adding to the tension and drama it seemed that it was supposed to do, what should/could have been a very messy turn of events instead wrapped up incredibly simply and cleanly.

A lot of time was spent on the "unclear motivations" of one of the factions in the fleet, and past history with that faction in the Star Carrier universe. But the doubt and concern the characters have over this faction seems out of place because Mr. Douglas fails to have them do anything that would prove or disprove what he was writing about them.

Most disappointing though was the ending. The build up to it was strong, but in the end it felt rushed at best. Mr. Douglas seems to have worked towards an epic and spectacular ending that was fitting of the scope of the trilogy, unfortunately what came out felt rushed and instead felt more like a bizaare let down than a satisfying conclusion to what had been an epic SciFi Military Drama.


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