Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Review: Heirs of the Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The world-building is exceptional once again. I especially liked how Tchaikosky showed the Commonweal warts and all and there were definitely major social problems there well before the wasp invasion. One theme which was carried along through both wasp and Dragonfly characters was the effects of war and it's associated losses as well as what losing one's purpose can mean. This really leads to some major character growth for some very interesting side characters.
I did enjoy the focus that was given to Che and Tynisa and this kept the plot centered and balanced throoughout.
Overall Tchaikosky continues to deliver in his very impressive series. 8.25/10.