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Finish if you must, but not as fun as first two
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2014
I really enjoyed the first two Pathfinder books. Great story, great characters. But the third installment was just too much. Too many characters (including duplicates!), too many storylines, too many planets. It was like cramming 19 Back to the Future storylines in one book. There were so many timelines going on, it felt like the one that was chosen was almost arbitrary. I plowed through to the end, but overall, I was disappointed. Card is a great storyteller, and I am a huge fan of most of his stories, but not this one. It was just too hard to care about the million different story lines and characters.