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

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It took me weeks to read a book that would normally have taken three days because I got too bored to continue.

Then there is unspace -- dimensions outside of reality that drive almost everyone insane shortly after entry. Irdis, the oldest Int still working, has been haunted by the 'presence' for a long time, but it never goes away, or even gets easier.

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. I’ve been a fan since I first discovered his epic fantasy Shadows of the Apt series, and his swing into science fiction has led to brilliant books like Children of Time and Cage of Souls.

I like space opera that is at the side of the downtrodden, the fugitives and the hurting people, and Tchaikovsky does not let money or power have the final word. He started this blog as a way to experiment with writing science fiction and to learn from its many masterful practitioners. As all this is going on, factions among humans and other species, who have temporarily made peace to fight a greater enemy, may be preparing to resume hostilities. The matters of existential threat and plain human petty power trips are nicely balanced, as are space battles and genuine human (and nonhuman) moments. Un ja vēl spēlē iesaistās Aklu the Unspeakable (the Razor and the Hook) par kura nozīmi Hegemonijā var tikai minēt, tad lietas, kļūst pavisam dīvainas.There were some rather poignant parts with some of the characters including Ash, Ahab and the Hivers. Only in the final stretch did things really start to get interesting, with the revelation of some of the mind blowing mysteries at the heart of the story. It is chock full of interesting ideas, and its initial setting (the diaspora of Earth once it has been destroyed) is instantly interesting. Sure the prose is slightly purple; the technobabble is piled high and deep and it's more science fantasy than science fiction.

I struggled again, same as in the second book, to remember who all of the characters were and what they did before. We also never see her struggle with spying on her friends or what information she has to struggle with to give or not give her captures.I love that even through the last book in the series you are still getting MORE glimpse of new and exciting things. Pasaule ir izveidota perfekti, palīdz arī tas, ka notikumi tiek apskatīti tieši tik daudz cik vajadzīgs grāmatai, neieslīgstot pārmērīgās detaļās. Thanks to NetGalley and Orbit Books for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. Something is struggling to be born in this damaged and inspiring world, and I believe science fiction and its speculative cousins are helping us figure out what it is. Lords of Uncreation opens from the viewpoint of Andecka, an Intermediary whose brain has been carved up to make her sensitive to the mind of an Architect.

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