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Sten by Chris Bunch
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Aug 10, 12

bookshelves: scifi-fantasy, audio-books
Read from August 06 to 10, 2012

I picked this book up hoping that it would be a quick, entertaining read where I could just shut my mind off and enjoy the ride. It was certainly all of that, but I was actually a little surprised by how good it really was. There were a few parts that were a little lackluster and the plot became much too convenient at times, but all in all, it was an enjoyable read. It's always nice when you pick up a random book for a quick read and end up with an 8 book series of promise. I've already gotten the 2nd book, and I'll start reading it soon.

Sten is a young man born on a man-made planet to parents who were indentured servants. When they die in an "accident," he has to take their place on the assembly line. He accidentally comes across some important information that forces him to flee. The rest of the book depicts his struggles as he tries to move on.

For the most part, the characters have depth and meaning. The writing is also fairly smooth. It's certainly not on the level of sci-fi masterpieces like Ender's Game or Armor, but it's actually quite good. It was much better than I expected and a very pleasant surprise.
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