An ungoverned, free-willed cyborg and security expert searches out an episode in its past in which it seems to have killed a considerable number of people.
I’m glad to fill in the gap between books 1 and 3, even if out of sequence. This book has more in common with its prequel than its sequel – the character is the focus, and works well. The story is reasonably credible (if a little pat in places). The brevity of the book screams out ‘This should have been a portion of one big book‘, just as the other parts did.
Still, aside from that ongoing complaint, the book is a lot of fun, and a good continuation of an engaging story. I wish Wells’ Raksura stories had been this good. If you haven’t started these yet, I recommend them. However, you may want to wait for the inevitable omnibus volume, so that you don’t have to read the books with these artificial separations.
24 April 2019 Science fiction | Martha Wells | Murderbot Diaries |