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Haze and The Hammer of Darkness

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Two amazing science fiction adventures by bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.!

Haze

What lies beneath the millions of orbiting nanotech satellites that shroud the world called Haze?

Major Keir Roget's mission reveals a culture on Haze seemingly familiar, yet frighteningly alien. But he isn't certain how much of what he sees is real--or how to convey a danger he can
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ebook, 640 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Tor Science Fiction
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Mark Zodda
I am normally a big fan of L.E. Modesitt Jr., but I found these two stories to be overlong and devoid of interesting characters or situations. Haze was the better of the two stories, but there was no suspense as to the outcome and the main character was just along for the ride. The Hammer of Darkness was interminable and again the characters lacked interest; the situation was even less interesting than in Haze. Not recommended -- give these two a pass.
Richard Buro
The short version first for the first of two stories in this work. . .

The book used for this review is a two-work publication printed by Tor, a division of Macmillan. The first book, Haze is one of the titles that has a spot on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club who read within the friendly spaces of Goodreads.com. The second work, The Hammer of Darkness will be read and reviewed in keeping with my desire to read all of the works contained in a multi-title publication. Somehow it seems l
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Alan Laird
Two great stories in one volume. The first, Haze is interesting and reminds me a bit of Heinlein's heavy social structure wish fulfillment and ipso facto storytelling. Thing move along and offer reasonable pathos to support the social commentary. I enjoyed it but it felt a little one dimensional.

The Hammer of Darkness was a lovely trip back into storytelling like in the parafaith war. Enjoyable but a lot of setup for a super-powered time story that resembled watching someone build a complex Lego
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Jeff
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
So it is not as good as many the stories Modesitt writes. The Haze, the first part is a study in how utopian society converts a disgruntled participatent from a “lessor” society to a new way of life

The hammer of Darkness took a long time to end up back where it started& needed about 10 less chapters.
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Mic
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Haze felt incomplete. Almost like it's the beginning of a series.

The Hammer is very philosophical. An entertaining story but it needs to be read carefully to piece things together as you go. Still the ending becomes clear all too soon and then it an 80 page slog to wrap things up.
Katharine
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haze - 4 stars and a re-read - still stands up even if so many of his male characters are almost the same man - I forgive L.E.M. for wanting to be that man.
Hammer - 2 stars - prefer the ecology hard sci fi L.E.M.
Junior
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read The Hammer of Darkness multiple times and always enjoy it. This was my first time reading Haze which definitely has the feel of the themes from a few other Modesitt books. Not his best work, but entertaining.
Daniel
Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rated these books separately: 2 stars for Hammer of Darkness and 4 stars for Haze. Actual reviews listed under those books.
Kevin
read both in single book format a while back always liked hammer of darkness better.
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Enter a diverse double header by Modesitt. In Haze, the better of the two novels, Keir Roget's intelligence mission to the world that the Federation calls Haze reveals startling truths about the two governments and Roget himself. Hammer of Darkness is about a paranormal man's interaction with the gods.
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L. E. (Leland Exton) Modesitt, Jr. is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, lived in Washington, D.C. for 20 years, then moved to New Hampshire in 1989 where he met his wife. They relocated to Cedar City, Utah in 1993.

He has worked as a Navy pilot, lifeguard, delivery boy, u
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