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City of Pearl: 01/25/16

City of Pearl by Karen Traviss

City of Pearl by Karen Traviss is the first in the six book Wess'har Wars series. Cavanagh's Star has three sentient species laying claim to parts of it. A military unit is sent on what's essentially a one way trip from Earth to assess the situation and make sure Earth's claims are solid.

The current humans living on Cavangh's Star live under ground. They are a religious group, somewhat akin to the Missionaries on Earth who have gone into the desserts and jungles to "win converts."

With all the slow world building, there's the linger threat of war coming. The three groups are ready to explode and there might be a fourth pulling the strings. The maneuvering is interesting but it's dragged down by the theology.

Seeing another lengthy commitment like the Song of Fire and Ice series, I decided to pass on the rest of the series. I can see each new volume being more of a chore to read than the previous one.

Two stars

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