The Night Masquerade

(Binti #3)

Paperback, 208 pages

Published Jan. 16, 2018 by Tor.com.

ISBN:
9780765393135

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4 stars (17 reviews)

The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor's Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.

Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene--though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives--and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don't miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.

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Review of 'The Night Masquerade' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

I really like the first two if this trilogy but there were so many spots in this one where the interactions and tone just felt odd, especially in Binti's reaction to things, and the love interest really felt just stuck on. Still happy to finish the trilogy but this one fell flat where I was happy to defend the first two against critique.

Review of 'The Night Masquerade' on 'GoodReads'

2 stars

First, a continuation of my gripes concerning the novella trilogy format: it was annoying to read books 2 and 3 back to back. You have a conversation at the end of book 2, and then 30 something pages later (but skipping over to book three) the conversation must be rehashed into a distant memory to 'refresh' the reader about what happened in the last installment. It happened literally yesterday - there is no need for a flashback sequence here.

Now, since the story is finished I can comment on it a little more. I think that this book was like the 3rd Lord of the Rings movie, where the big battle of the 2nd film was finished off right at the start, then for the next three hours everyone went home. There was no need for any of that.

The science in this sci-fi was quite far into the fiction …

Review of 'The Night Masquerade' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This is essentially an origin story spread across 3 novellas - or one novel, if you look at it my way. And it's such a good arc from an origin story perspective. one which gets a good end in this book. Deals with chaotic beginnings, a vast universe, and a learn-as-you-go approach to universe dynamics by employing a personal lens to keep the story grounded.

Fun read.

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