A transdimensional anthropologist can't keep herself from interfering with Earth's darkest period of history in this brilliant science fiction debutNiccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from another universe racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her observer neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death.Habidah discovers that neither her home's plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio's world are as she's been led to believe. Suddenly the pair are drawn into a worlds-spanning conspiracy to topple an empire larger than the human imagination can contain.File Under: Science Fiction...
|Title||:||Quietus (The Unity #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
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Quietus (The Unity #1) Reviews
Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.
Although I didn't finish the book, I gave it a high rating, which is unusual for me. Here's why:
The book is about a multiverse, part of which is ruled by supposedly benevolent AIs. However, a threat from outside this multiverse has the AIs send humans to research other worlds to see how calamaties have been handled (or not handled, as the case may be).
The researchers that we follow have been tasked to observe the Black Death years ...more
Kinda unsure how there can be a unity book 2...
*Free copy for an honest review.
This book does an interesting thing. It manages a tight balance between exposition, philosophy and story that keeps this book interesting. With as long as this book is and with as little action as there is, there was the risk of being boring, but Palmgren does a great job of keeping all the elements in line so that I was still engaged in the reading. I never drifted off or loss interest because all the elements at play were kept balanced. Palmgren also keeps the m ...more