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Old December 14 2010, 08:16 AM   #137
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Re: Typhon Pact: Seize The Fire review thread

Although it looks like I probably enjoyed this book more than a lot of people posting here, I didn't have to struggle to finish, there were still plenty of problems. I know Martin was one of the co-creators of the series but I didn't get a feel for the Titan crew and it just seemed like a lot of conversations that didn't seem like natural conversations. They came across like people telling each other things they should know and it was just a cheap way of imparting information to the reader.

The plot wasn't that engaging for me and one of the solutions with the ecosculpture was a big deux ex machina.

On the plus side, I liked the Gorn stuff a lot more than the Titan parts. Hmmm, that makes a pattern with ZSG and StF, the alien sections are more interesting than our heroes.

And I liked the name "ecosculpture".

I rated it below average. Just too many issues and I don't know why this story took 150 pages more to tell than ZSG.
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