I just finished reading all 5 volumes in this series and had to offer a review.
Book 1 starts off tremendous (!!) and offers up a good mystery - why are millions of people resurrected on an alien planet???
Book 2-4 spends grossly too much time delving into the history of the characters and not enough time getting to the Tower and the Ethicals. On a number of occasions, Mr. Farmer seems desperate to display the historical knowledge he has labored over.
Book 5 really grapples with the issues from book 1 and is the second best book of the series.
Book 3 was just awful in my opinion. Wayyyyyyyyy too much history of characters, it was like watching wood warp. I almost stopped reading… Read more