House of Suns

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House of Suns (2020, Orbit)

512 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 2020 by Orbit.

ISBN:
9780316462624

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4 stars (13 reviews)

4 editions

Review of 'House of Suns' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Awesome, epic sci-fi.

I loved almost all the characters. The three POV narration works in this case, and pointed out the differences and similarities of the 'shatterlings' in an interesting way, while outlining their interrelationships the whole time.

The backdrop is impossibly huge, and yet the pieces you see are delivered in bite sized chunks that make it feel you've got at least some kind of handle on things, without it all being a nondescript unchanging blob. Your head might spin, but your feet will stay on the deck plates :-)

If I was looking hard for things to complain about, I'd say there were a few too many loose ends, and an ending that seems both a bit pat at first glance, and a bit thin on a second look. Memories (or lack there of) are just a bit too prominent in too many places, and I'm sure I've …

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