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Judgment at Proteus by Timothy Zahn
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Jul 30, 12

Read in July, 2012

To quote the book cover Judgment at Proteus is “The climactic finale of the epic Quadrail series”. The quote is very true. This is book five in the series and I would not recommend it as a stand-alone. There is a lot of back-story you need to know in each of the books, a lot of history between the characters, and a very dense complex story line that weaves the action together in all of the books.

I think this is Space Opera at its best. Timothy Zahn has written a great story with wonderful characters. The plot is complex and full of surprises. Frank and Bayta start out in book one as strangers, each not quite trusting the other. By Judgment at Proteus they are a team, each knowing they can depend on the other. The other characters that appear in the book are interesting and very well drawn.

The plot is developed throughout the five novels and comes to a surprising conclusion in Judgment at Proteus. It is interesting to see the plans that Frank Compton hatches. On the surface you think you know everything that is going to happen only to find that he has plans hidden in plans with more plans hidden under those.

It is hard to talk about one book in the series without talking about them all. Each has an independent story but each one leads into the next. For anyone who loves Science Fiction and Space Opera this series is a must read series.

TOR published Judgment at Proteus by Timothy Zahn in 2012.

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