The Diamond Deep

The Diamond Deep

eBook - 2013
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"What if a woman as strong and as complex as Eva Peron began her life as a robot repair assistant threatened by a powerful peacekeeping force that wants to take all she has from her? The discovery ship, Creative Fire, is on its way home from a multi-generational journey. But home is nothing like the crew expected. They have been gone for generations, and the system they return to is home to technologies and riches beyond their wildest dreams. But they are immediately oppressed and relegated to the lowest status imaginable, barely able to interact with the technologies and people of the star station where they dock, the Diamond Deep. Ruby Martin and her partner, Joel North, must find a way to learn what they need to know and to become more than they have ever been if they are to find a way to save their people"--
Publisher: Amherst, NY :, Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781616148560
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Sarah1984
May 04, 2016

SPOILERS!!

10/12 - Intending to skim-read this because, while I thought The Creative Fire was a disappointment I need to see how the duology ends. Will try to limit posts regarding grammar or editing issues. I'm expecting them to be there, just like they were in the first book, but will try my best to ignore them in order to get through the book faster and make the review easier to write. To be continued...

13/12 - Well, I'm surprised! I actually liked this nearly as much as Edge of Dark, probably a 3.5 to its 4. The first 100 pages were pretty similar to The Creative Fire, but then when they arrived at The Diamond Deep my interest picked up and things became more exciting. The quality of editing was still the same - low for a published book - missing words (the, at, etc.), the wrong words (on instead of in, etc.), one character's name exchanged for another's, but like I said on Friday it's nothing I wasn't expecting. What I wasn't expecting was to find this easy to spend a whole day reading, I was expecting to struggle through it and skip bits here and there when I got bored. Ruby was much less irritating than she was in The Creative Fire and I was surprised by the way she died. I expected her to be killed for her rebellious nature, that's the way it was portrayed in Edge of Dark, but having her die of a cancer-like disease sort of seemed to diminish her legend. She didn't die in a heroic battle, she wasted away in her bed. Maybe that's why, by the time of Edge of Dark era, her manner of death has been glossed over and it's not mentioned. It's actually revived my interest in the series and I'm thinking of reading Edge of Dark again so that the common characters, or their descendants, are still fresh in my mind and I can see the connections from this series to the next.

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