A space opera with old fashioned riders of the sage feel, this books provides lightweight entertainment.
Considering how many people love this series I know I am going to tread on some toes. The book was entertaining but seems more suitable for a graphic novel. The characters were more like silhouettes than people. I felt they lacked depth.
One of the best parts of the book was the afterword that gave an overview of the series and a timeline. That was interesting and enlightening.
The book had plenty of action and included moral growth and change that helped. The lack of nuances and studied action made it a quick and painless read. I suspect it will be a huge hit for the adolescent who is reluctant to read and is looking for entertainment alone.
It is not a bad book, it just seems very light weight, kind of a diet or space opera lite. Much like the low cal potato chips, the book was worth reading but was lacking in the full bodied, heavy calorie, over salted true space opera.
I am sure I would have gotten more out of the book had I read more of the series.
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