Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

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Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

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Human and inhuman interests wrestle to control Idris' discovery, as the galaxy erupts into a mutually destructive and self-defeating war. Then there is unspace -- dimensions outside of reality that drive almost everyone insane shortly after entry. com for further information about both himself and the insect-kinden, together with bonus material including short stories and artwork. Overall, a fascinating world with multiple, masterfully imagined alien species, artificial intelligences, advanced technologies, and conflicting human cultures with plausible political situations, and well worth reading.

At the end I think I could have done without books 2 and 3 and would have preferred one standalone and closed novel with less padding and all the plotlines tidied up. The first book had the very interesting set up, where the threat of the 'architects' became clear, the 'Essiel' were introduced and we followed the crew of the 'Vulture God' and came very close to them. Only the Essiel, a species of aliens, know how to move Originator artifacts without destroying this protective effect. Of course, there is nothing wrong with going back to the same well as others as long as you bring something new, and usually, Adrian Tchaikovsky can be trusted to do that. She is captured and becomes a spy-on-the-inside against her friends but nothing comes of that except to get her on the same ship as her friends so she can escape.There are inscrutable aliens that don't feel too human, there's space battles, there's interesting concepts and themes, high stakes, cool tech, and even some cosmic horror. She and her fellow Intermediary, Grave, are confronting one of the world-sized giants and trying to make contact with its mind to get it to relent in its attack of the planet they are defending, Assur.

As always with the review of the final book of a series, the burning question is: does the book stick the landing? What's worse is how utterly useless everyone else becomes in the face of the external unspace metaphysical threat, they are pretty much just standing around as the author struggles to find stuff for them to fill the pages. There were some rather poignant parts with some of the characters including Ash, Ahab and the Hivers.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. What I really liked about this series relates to how Tchaikovsky wrapped up the big mysteries and puzzles with a bow, unlike a few recent trilogies I read where the final installment ruined the series altogether (e.

The series focuses on a group of humans fighting against the mysterious Architects, who destroy inhabited planets. Also several characters didn't have as much to do, like Kris and Solace, and it felt like they were threading water till we came to the place where they had a role to play. Decades later, conflict arises between the Parthenon (an all-female group of clones) and the Council of Human Interests, or Hugh. So there are two big challenges in any story dealing with eldritch horrors from beyond space and time. I will say, like most good science fiction, Tchaikovsky explores the human condition here warts and all.

The third volume of what should NOT have been a trilogy, Lords of Uncreation bears the greater burden of the chronic bloating, padding, filler, and regurgitation that stretches this story out for well over 1500 pages. His ideas are his forte, and this trilogy is full of weird alien civilisations, human factions, weird metaphysical theories about our universe and some theoretical physics. The other mystery thread that animated the series concerned the 'presence' felt by everyone who entered unspace; never seen, but you just knew it was horrible and going to do you harm with extreme prejudice, even if scholars of unspace kept telling you it was only in your mind.

Sure the prose is slightly purple; the technobabble is piled high and deep and it's more science fantasy than science fiction. Plus a serious threat not just to humanity, but all the sentient life in this Universe, where there just may be something sinister hiding at the center, deep under the thin skin of what we perceive as “real”. In many ways the ebbs and flows of the characters felt very organic, and for all the cynicism built into the series about how bad humanity can act, and the entropic evil before the beginning of time, there is still a lot of heroic hope here.What draws me most to this series are the amazing descriptions of the encounters of the Intermediary Idris Telemmier with the creatures of unspace, a level of space beneath the real where its visitors aren’t even real anymore. The answers behind the mysteries are weak and in many cases not worth the effort it took to get there. Closing the covers of my hardcover edition and putting the book back on its shelf had me sigh contently. It feels like an embarrassing problem to have to create a few too many charismatic characters, but as the focus shifted between books, it feels like Tchaikovsky's own interest changed, and certainly, the character who felt like the lead in the first book, has been nearly sidelined by the end.



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