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Forgotten Suns by Judith Tarr
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it was ok

Forgotten Suns recalls the planetary romances of pulp era/golden age authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett. I wish there were more novels of this kind being written, just better novels than this particular one.
I thought the world building was interesting and the central mysteries intriguing, but the story is a bit of a jumble, and sometimes moves at a snail's pace. There are two protagonists, and the novel's perspective shifts erratically between third person omniscient and a tighter perspective of one or the other. There is no apparent rhyme or reason for these odd shifts in perspective, which sometimes happen mid-paragraph. There is too much awkward exposition. Though the novel is occasionally quite good and has some nifty ideas, I think it would have benefitted from more editorial oversight. The overall experience was a disappointing one.
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Reading Progress

November 22, 2015 – Started Reading
November 22, 2015 – Shelved
November 30, 2015 – Finished Reading

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