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Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds
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Sep 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction
Recommended for: hard sci-fi fans
Read from January 23 to February 03, 2012 — I own a copy

The second book in the Revelation Space series I found this to be a significant improvement and far more enthralling than the first, which was slow to develop.

Events from the first book are taken forward a level here. Some that were merely hinted at become central to this book, while there are traces of the effects of events in the first, throughout the second book.

The main storyline, (view spoiler) continues, however unlike the previous book there is a more clearly defined story arc to Redemption Ark and a focus on developing the story to such an extent that you are completely enthralled in finding out more and more.

The characters in this book are also further developed than the first, and we are introduced to Clavain, an interesting character and one with many conflicts in his head.

The third book has already been ordered, about a hundred pages before I finished this one. This is a worthy read and I recommend the series to all science fiction fans.

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Reading Progress

01/24/2012 page 84
01/27/2012 page 214
31.0% "Very good thus far"
02/03/2012 page 606
87.0% "Very, very good! Four or Five stars is the conundrum now."
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