Tuesday, 23 December 2008

The Prefect

I have now read all of Alistair Reynolds Revelation spaces books and I loved every one.

The Prefect was no different. It took a little while to get into, but once the plot started to emerge it was very addictive. It is set in the Glitter Band before the Melding Plague and takes an interesting look at Demarchist society and how it works.

There are plenty of references to the eighty, the Sylvest's and the Shrouders. Along with an explanation of what really happened to one character from the original Revelation Space novel.

The only complaint I have about the book is that, like Absolution Gap, it does not really reach a conclusion. It just ends and leaves a lot to the readers imagination. I am hoping that in both book's cases, this is so that Reynolds can pick up the stories and elaborate further in future books.

I am now intending to take a brief pause and revisit CS Lewis and read some more Richard Morgan before tackling Reynold's non-Revelation Space based books.

(ISBN: 978-0575082182)

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