For the First Time, Again (Take Them to the Stars #3)
May 1, 2023 9:53 AM - Subscribe

The conclusion of the Take Them to the Stars trilogy lands with something of a thud, trading the centuries-long frame of the series and the decades-long span of the previous books for a too-tight focus on a single character telling us more about her plan than showing it.

"As a whole, Take Them to the Stars was a potent idea that deserved a less rushed treatment." -- nerds of a feather, flock together
posted by Etrigan (1 comment total)
I've been a big fan of Neuvel, but both of his trilogies so far have suffered from the same problem:
Book One: Amazing high concept, characters I care about
Book Two: Let's see how that concept would really play out and widen the universe a bit
Book Three: Unsatisfying conclusion that doesn't really tackle the concept, starring people who aren't the characters I cared about in the beginning
posted by Etrigan at 9:55 AM on May 1, 2023

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