Sunday, November 21, 2021

Light Chaser by Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth L. Powell

love Peter F Hamilton! I love the Commonwealth books so much, as well as the Void trilogy, and I adore Great North Road.  I thought the Salvation Sequence was hit and miss, but when I finished reviewing it, I said that I looking forward to trying his next series. And I was so right! I got an audio advanced reader copy of A Hole in the Sky and it was fantastic! So when I found out he had a novella coming out. Few months later I was excited to try Light Chaser, which Mr. Hamilton co-wrote with Gareth L. Powell.   

While the Light Chaser wasn’t bad, it did not live up to my expectations.  Sometimes, when two authors collaborate, it works seamlessly and one would never know it was a joint effort by two different minds.  (I’m looking at you, James S. A. Corey.). Sometimes, it feels less seamless.  Sadly, Light Chaser fell into this camp.  While the book had some interesting concepts, the execution felt flawed.  I found the change in writing styles in different segments to be a bit jarring.  

 I am very much looking forward to everything else Mr. Hamilton chooses to write, but I don’t think Mr. Powell is to my taste.  But I appreciate and thank Tor and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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