Finished it. Not a terribly pleasing read. I rate it 6/10 and that is being generous, the twist at the end lifting it barely out of mediocrity.
This novel reveals the danger of putting the pov on creatures that have had nearly all emotion and personality excised from them. I found it hard to connect with any of the characters because they were so empty, to say it mildly. Emotionally stunted space marines have far more humanity than these blank clockwork creations of the mechanicus.
It really felt like that the book was nothing but a parade of product placement for the new mechanicus army, constantly bombarded with all the new terms for weapons and units. And having little else to show for it.
The Lords of Mars trillogy is a far superior read for those interested in the mechanicum. I am glad I didnt buy this LE, wouldve felt jibbed, badly so.
Last edited by Brother Lucian; 04-10-15 at 09:03 PM.