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Juvenile, but hoping it gets better
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2020
I am at Book 2 in the series, And I would say this is definitely aimed at young adults. The first book seemed to be setting up an interesting storyline, but that grew more and more unrealistic as the characters behaved increasingly like simplistic cardboard cutouts facing surprisingly bloody teenage adventures while spouting some preachy touchy-feely things that they themselves violated repeatedly with a complete lack of self awareness.
Add in some mumbo jumbo about the apparently inherent evils of hi-tech, which they use repeatedly while claiming to distrust its corruptible influence.... eventually I started rolling my eyes. They are supposedly attempting to eradicate war, but in a short time are principal characters in two of them, one in which they happily attempt genocide of another intelligent, if, unsavory species, meanwhile they prattling on about war being the result of the ancients seductive hi-tech while blissfully unaware of all the killing they themselves are righteously doing left and right, such as murdering the once again unsavory leaders of two villages they pass through....... UGH!!
Of course, I got the whole series for 99 cents, so how upset can I be? I just hope the following books get better, become more morally logical and consistent and stop the stupefying sanctimony. (They threaten to destroy an automated outpost after the resident computer doctor suggests it would be safer to bring a pregnancy to term in the base rather than out in the woods) They don't want to be seduced by such warmongering tech.