Picking up where Molly Fyde and the Land of Light left off, the third book in the Bern Saga finds Molly and her crew separated and the entire galaxy in jeopardy. Whether or not it can be saved will depend on their determination to reunite. And a quest for fuel on Molly’s homeworld uncovers a sinister conspiracy involving thousands of murders. It’s the same case her parents got sidetracked on so many years ago. Will Molly have better luck in solving it?
Review 3 of 5 Stars
I read lots of interesting stories over the holidays. The first order of business was to finish up the Molly Fyde series, which I did. The Blood of Billions is the third book in Hugh Howey’s Bern Saga. I have enjoyed reading this series and am glad that I decided to read some of Hugh Howey’s earlier work. Mr. Howey is one of my favorite newer authors and I have a lot of fun reading his books. In fact, I took a trip through some other of his stories that I’ll review here later in the month. Molly Fyde is once again in peril. This book leaves things unresolved so I’m glad I had the fourth book ready to go before reading it. Our characters are once again in peril and there is a lot going on. I have to say that this was not my favorite book of the series. I didn’t like that so many things were unresolved going into the fourth book, but since I’ve already read the fourth book I can say that things were wrapped up pretty well in the end. Walter is a problem character in each of the books and this one is no exception. Unfortunately, having Walter on your team is kind of like have a 5-year-old computer prodigy with no social skills or moral compass. He’s computer smart, but socially he doesn’t function very well. The book is split between the ‘real’ world and the ‘hyperspace’ world in this book. I very much enjoyed getting to know some new characters, but it seemed the pacing was a little off in this volume. None of this book’s issues kept me from reading the next one and overall I thought the series was really good and I enjoyed it. Sorry for the short review, but by Book 3 it is hard to come up with new things to say about the continuing story. I’ll post the review for Book 4 in the next few days and then there are many more to follow.
For those of you interested in what is coming up next, I’m writing/scheduling the reviews from my holiday reading now. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be reviewing Book 4 of the Bern Saga by Hugh Howey, Open Minds (Book 1 of the Mindjack Trilogy) by Susan Kaye Quinn, Promises of London (short story) by Hugh Howey, Schism (Book 1 of the Pearseus series since I started at Book 2) by Nicholas C. Rossis, This Night So Dark (The Starbound Trilogy) by Amie Kaufman, The Alien Chronicles – various authors and The Shell Collector by Hugh Howey. That’s all for today. It’s cold here and I plan to curl up with a book until the sun returns.