Re: TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)
So, I went through the first half of the book, just to make sure my initial impressions weren't completely off base... Here's a breakdown by chapter.
This is excessive use of flashbacks. Especially considering they don't stop there.
... you seem to be confusing the term "flashback" with basic character introspection on previous events. This introspection is just basic competence in writing three-dimensional characters.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946