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By Schism Rent Asunder by David Weber
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Jan 09, 09


Competent and well-written, with an intriguing premise (what if a Reformation was artificially engineered by a millenia-old human in an android body?). And Weber really knows how to write this sort of stuff by now.

And that's the problem. The book is under-edited - there's too much stuff where nothing much happens, too much talk-talk, too much diplomacy and not enough derring-do - and the pace is slow. And on a personal level, I feel like I have read all of these characters, or variations thereof, in his other books. All good characters are flawlessly 'good', everyone gets on just fine, all the plans seem to work without bumps or major hiccups - you can track the future development of this story easily enough.

I suppose I'd just like a bit of innovation. Still, I may be in a minority section of his fanbase, in that regard. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
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