The Dance of Time (Belisarius #6)
I was happy that we were given a few more answers about Link and Aide by the end of this book. It would have been interesting to get more details, bu ...more
The best part of this series is the authors extensive use ...more
I had lolz!! I also teared up a little. I remember reading the ending the first time I read it through the tears just streaming, *streaming* down my face and having to blink a lot so my eyes could focus through the liquid - IT WAS THAT GOOD. Not many books touch me so deeply, so THANKS!!!! David Drake and Eric Flint for being awesome and writing an awesome series that holds so many truths.
I'd love to know what happens after though, so if you ever write short stories about ...more
Quibble: the resolution of the time paradox between Belisarius' "present" and the future of the "new gods" is totally illogical, but necessary to give the reader closure. No worse than the pseudo-science regularly foisted on Star Trek fans.
A very good read.
This 6 book series is well worth the read. This final book in the series ends the story well and ties all the loose ends that matter. I found laughter, tears, and elation
throughout the book. You will need to read the previous books to appreciate it though.
The heist-ish escape plot is great - great characters, great interactions, actual tension. The sections with Calopodius and Anna are great, too, even if I don't quite buy that all of Aide's future knowledge on basically everything was widely disseminated offscreen at some point. The collapse of the Malwa empire in general is fascinating, and Da ...more
Many of the series characters (Ousanas, Ezana, Menander, Rao, etc) play much smaller bit roles here. Flint & Drake use those characters well having ...more
The principles in the story are, frankly, uninteresting. After reading the rest of the s ...more
Be warned reader. Picking up each novel in this series, you will not be able to put it down until you have finished!
Dance of Time ...more
An Oblique Approach
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"Drake and Flint have devised an intriguing premise and developed it intelligently...a winner" Publisher's Weekly"Product Description
The Malwa and their evil have been driven back to their Indian heartland, but there they coil to strike again. Ruled by a monster from the future which is part computer and part demon, they prepare a fresh attack whose success will leave them rulers of the worldÂ—and the monster that guides the Malwa will rule the whole future! Belisarius, the greatest g
Overall, the story concludes the series in a somewhat interesting, though padded manner. Whereas the actual plot would probably consists of about 50% of the book, the other half consisted of side stories of various characters (and surprisingly of some new characters. i.e. Anne, the "Wife") that felt padded.
The book also continues a somewhat frustrating trend of glib dialogue between characters ...more
Really, really gripping read. I almost forgot to sleep because of few of these books. They're well written, they have fun parts, and even though they get a bit long-winded and there are some weird parts (especially the electricity-related omissions are somewhat glaring), the books are probably one of the best of their kind. The story is also very plausible (although somewhat far from reality).
As far as the overall series, a fun binge read, weaker overall than 1632. For well written alternate history, read The Years of Rice and Salt. For escapism, I'd suggest first reading Flint's original claim to fame.