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Old Mar 25 2007, 08:43 PM   #19
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Default Re: Elizabeth Moon - Trader Kylara Vatta series

Just finished Command Decision. It's an average Moon book -- entertaining but not spectacular like Speed of Dark or Remnant Population. I think it suffers a bit for having several disparate threads which take a while to tie together. About 3/4ths in some pieces fall into to place to make for a tense climax.

I'd compare the book to a game of chess in some ways. Different things are going on, that don't seem to be building anywhere in particular, until things suddenly all snick into place at the 3/4 mark where the deadly endgame begins.

Satisfying, entertaining, but not deeply compelling.
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