Lords of Uncreation (The Final Architecture, 3)
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In short, I did not like them and reading from the perspective of characters that I’m not enjoying steals the enjoyment from the book overall.
Lords of Uncreation by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the third and concluding instalment in the Final Architecture space opera trilogy.Nevertheless, we finally have confirmation that there is "something" in Unspace and it is not well pleased. I had half an idea where this eventually was to end up from an early period, and I was not disappointed in how the climactic conclusion developed how I had vaguely surmised.
The action and the various factions have at times in the series been a bit chaotic and harder to follow. It is here in the Eye that the Ints – among them, Idris – have been hooked up to machinery that carefully records physical life signs as they delve into unspace.After that, she thinks heavily about Idris, and she's there for all the big moments where Idris is finally believed by the scientists and Ints on the Eye, and she is the chapters VOICE during those moments. Then Olli is made a hero for the rest of the book through Essiel magic and gets to live a happy lesbian life at the end.
What we get is an awesome narrative told through a diverse cast which makes for an engaging page turner. This was not as satisfying of a read as I hoped it would be (especially after the stunning finale to the second book in the trilogy). not to say that Tchaikovsky does not deliver an incredibly satisfying conclusion to the mysteries of unspace (he does!I really loved the first book Shards of Earth and sadly struggled with the middle book Eyes of the Void. What's worse is how utterly useless everyone else becomes in the face of the external unspace metaphysical threat, they are pretty much just standing around as the author struggles to find stuff for them to fill the pages. The first book had the very interesting set up, where the threat of the 'architects' became clear, the 'Essiel' were introduced and we followed the crew of the 'Vulture God' and came very close to them.