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Readable but nothing special
on June 19, 2011
I really loved the first two books, was kinda bored with the third one and really bored with the fourth one but this one seemed more interesting at first. Unfortunately, the majority of the time was used to setup the final battle, so it could get repetitive after awhile. I think the problem was there were just too many characters, so very little happens with any one of them. Koontz even introduces a totally new character around 2/3 of the way through who adds little to nothing to the overall story! Our two favourite detectives are barely even in the story, they definitely take a back seat to the myriad of others. Deucalion is basically the only one who gets to do something. While there is some decent action, it was very repetitive (most of it involved the builders killing people). Unfortunately after all this setup there is an anticlimatic ending, in my opinion. At least fans get a concrete ending this time around, even if it is unbelievable.