A story about this — 7 years ago
Iæm rather ambivalent when it comes to this book. The ideas are original and interesting, and I love the world Keyes creates (re-creates, I sould say, since this is an alternative history of sorts). The magic and science work together, and don’t clash as usually.
But when I started reading this book, I had a hard time. Basically, I kept on reading only because it was Keyes and because I loved his ‘Kingdom of Thorn and Bone’. It is apparent Keyes has become a much more accomplished writer since writing ’Newton’s Cannon’ – because the writing in the Cannon is… well, clumsy at best, at least at the beginning of the book. It’s ridden with cliches, the characters are… not very well developed, etc. But the plot is interesting, and somehow )and I can’t really pinpoint when that happened) I had grown attached to the characters. And I’m going to continue the series, hoping it gets even better.