This book does a great job with the description of technology, places, and cultures, but this book feels like a .5 in the series. For instance, the first book The Last Sword Maker has a great full story of events, where this one felt like a filler almost an entire book that is a filler episode.
The Book in 1 Sentence
Author tells the story of how nanotechnology can let us save the world from global warming and resource exploitation.
Eric Hill continues his work to support the supremacy of the American government until his helicopter crashes with him being the only survivor and is taken in by a local native group. Meanwhile, new leadership within the American government makes the work of Admiral Curtis much more difficult, especially when a new homegrown terrorist is targeting American leadership. A new arms race begins.
This book does a great job with the description of technology, places, and cultures, but this book feels like a .5 in the series. For instance, the first book The Last Sword Maker(https://www.blackstonepublishing.com/the-last-sword-maker-cb8w.html#541=3805) has a great full story of events, where this one felt like a filler almost an entire book that is a filler episode. It plays up the next and final book set to release 3/21/2023. It is a good story, but doesn't really drive the main character forward.
Why I Read this book
I stumbled upon (That was a great website back in the day https://www.stumbleupon.com/) the first book via my walk through a book store and it sat in my library for a while. When I listened to it last year or the year prior, I didn't realize it was a series and it might not have been at that point. It was a great story, so when I was recommended this book as a continuation I was very excited.
In-Depth Review (Favorite Quotes)
This book is a great story on its own. I already talked about that it doesn't really create a new additional information about the overall story, it does introduce new hiccups into the side characters lives (Curtis and the others). I really don't have a lot to add this about the story.
The story was good, but it did start to get VERY political and environmental near the end. While I agree that we as humans need to change somethings, but the limits this book goes into feels more fantasy than I think meets reality.
There is one story point that I feel made no sense. There is a scene where a FBI agent goes somewhere and is met by his ex-wife so he doesn't do what he was there to do and the whole "chapter" doesn't fit. Filler for the filler book?
How my life / behavior / thoughts / ideas have changed as a result of reading the book.
There is a good explanation of native African tribes and since I listened to this on Audible, I got to hear the correct pronunciations of the African words, specifically the ones with "clicks". That is probably the coolest thing that I learned in this book was that there were multiple different versions and how they were implemented. Will my life change because of this? no, I will most likely never learn the language or meet someone that I will need to know it, but It is interesting to say the least.
I feel like I have been really harsh on this book especially since I really enjoyed the story, but I feel that it doesn't serve a purpose outside of extending a story. The plot points that drive the entire trilogy forward are small like 3 "chapters" worth. Didn't need another book for all of it really.