Top critical review
Boring with a nice finale.
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2021
I've been a fan of this series since Columbus day. I love the characters, the relationships, the humour and the sense of adventure. You know, when Joe and Skippy go places, do things, solve problems against all odds. This book (also like the one before it)? NO ADVENTURE. Politics, politics and more politics. Two books of never-ending positioning game between senior races and humans. Negotiations, driving to an fro around too-well-known places, working around old problems, using old tricks. NO ADVENTURE. No intrigue, no emotion, none of this brilliant thing when all seems lost and those too shitheads must work together to cook some exciting shady business, then painstakingly implement their half-cooked plans. So none of this is in this book. Only the last like 20 pages are rather exciting. Should be 200. Shoud've been told in all the beautiful detail and sense of adventure, emotion, drama and maybe some loss. But no. It's just like - there was this huge problem, and then we just went and kicked ass and that's about it, the end. Sad.