Review – The God Engines, by John Scalzi
Posted by Jason on August 13, 2010
In lieu of actual content, here’s a review I wrote recently on Goodreads. I might also have another one up later today. Also, new fiction, coming soon!
The God Engines, by John Scalzi
Overall I really enjoyed this book. My biggest problem with it is one that I often have with novellas: it felt too short and left me wanting more.
The setting was, for me, the most interesting part. I feel like a lot was just hinted at, and much more of this world exists in Scalzi’s mind. I hope he returns to it one day.
The ending, though it flows logically, left me feeling a bit… cheated. As I said, I was just growing to really like this setting, but the end leaves it changed irrevocably.
Overall, this was a good, quick read. The illustrations are beautiful as well. I’d recommend it to fans of space opera and dark fantasy.