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Daughters of the Lake
Wendy Webb
Progress: 41/317 pages
The House of the Seven Gables (Oxford World's Classics)
Michael Davitt Bell, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Progress: 132/360 pages
The Lingering
SJI Holliday
Progress: 25/276 pages
The People in the Trees
Hanya Yanagihara
Progress: 26/350 pages
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Macmillan Collector's Library)
Victor Hugo, John Grant
Progress: 155/586 pages
The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
Catherine Nixey
Progress: 89/352 pages
The Shadow Of The Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 228/506 pages
Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court
Nicola Tallis
Progress: 106/352 pages
SPOILER ALERT!

Disappointing

— feeling confused
Ultima - Stephen Baxter

The title says it all really. I'm used to books going over my head and that doesn't usually detract from my enjoyment but I have to say that the final reveal in this one just did not make sense to me. Maybe I drifted off at a critical point but why did the aliens need actual hatches to communicate, it isn't like they used them themselves? And where did the power for the first hatch come from. I know the hatches were powered by the enegy released by the end of time but did this mean that they had to wait for the end of time to build the first hatch? Surely they would have been dead then? Also it seems like the author had too many characters and didn't know what to do with them once they had served their purpose

 

Not my favourite Baxter. Pity.