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Old Oct 22 2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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I know it wasn't Anne, but it is part of the BB series.

Is it just me, or was this one a disapointment, compared to the rest of the ship books? I like Joat... and Rand is cute, but it's an AI, NOT a Brain. I felt this book, despite picking up on the Kolnari, didn't really fit with the others.
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Old Oct 22 2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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It was all right. And gave a glimpse of another side of the ship universe...
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Old Oct 23 2008, 04:16 AM   #3
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I know it wasn't Anne, but it is part of the BB series.

Is it just me, or was this one a disapointment, compared to the rest of the ship books? I like Joat... and Rand is cute, but it's an AI, NOT a Brain. I felt this book, despite picking up on the Kolnari, didn't really fit with the others.
I well agree with you. It show how the rest of CW work day to day from another POV.

Along with a few other spots.
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Old Oct 23 2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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So do you agree with both me and AnnMarie, or just me, Ginny?
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I was disappointed too. I liked catching up with Joat as an adult but thought her characterisation was weak. I'd like to have seen a bit more of Simeon and Channa in the book or maybe a reunion between Channa and Amos. I enjoyed reading it more the second time around though so maybe it grows on you after a bit.
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So do you agree with both me and AnnMarie, or just me, Ginny?
Both, it show how the rest of CW gets around not just the BB (Shellpeople).
It show how "nomal" people and other get around, doing busness ect.

Sorry if this post is end up a little dull. I am geting tired, we had a buzy day.
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So you were disappinted even though the book showed other CW people?

Lis, I also liked seeing Joat as an adult but would have liked more oc Channa, Simeon and Amos.
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I really enjoyed this book...even though it wasn't as strong as the first one... the*City WHo Fought*. I enjoyed taking the solo-ish adventure with Joat, and her oddball crew.
I always enjoy reading my ship books...as everyone here knows...but this one to me is just more of an interesting side story or end to the whole Kolnari kaper, than a stand alone book like her others in the *Ship* series. Although they do show up again briefly in The Ship Returned.
I love the Konari...they were delightfully evil, rotten and OH SO hunky...
I really enjoy Anne's evil villians...she always makes them incredibly interesting...IMO
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While reading I thought that the beginning was very strong and accurate down into the very small details and wording. From my point of view the Ship Avenged do have strong points regarding plot, but I missed a better communication between the characters as I was left puzzled several times. And I missed Anne's usually gifted strong and emotional romance scenes, so I was a bit disappointed at the end of the book. However, it did play up to a sequel coming.
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Well Nina...we can certainly hope a sequel is coming, I will be one of the first in line for a copy if it does.
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OH NOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Peter......you devil
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I enjoyed it as a sort of overview of additional parts of the universe, but i was still pretty disappointed. I felt that it was seriously under built. You didnt really feel the villainy of the Kolnari, you didnt particularly fear for the Bethelites and you could see the plot twists coming from a mile off. The part about Nomik had a good deal of potential for plot and character development that ended up going flat. And the end, the whole rush to regain her ship was emotionally under developed. If anne had written it you would have had to put the book down and grab a box of tissues, but as it was I felt like the ending was wrapped up in a fashion that mimics a poorly written Harlequinn romance. It had no power and even less believability. Didnt feel like Joat at all. I like it okay, It will probably get the occasional reread, but it feel like someone put together this really great outline for a book, and never really filled in the meat. Ya know what I mean?
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Yeah, that says it pretty well. *shrug*
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