Summary: Excellent Space Opera Yarn
Comment: If you ever want to read a novel for nothing else than just plain escape from reality, then Fearful Symmetries is the book for you. It has thrills, spills, chills and even some romance. If you enjoy good escapist science fiction, then this book is right up your alley.
Summary: Grity and nasty, but wonderful.
Comment: This book is the fourth in a series, but you don't have to have read the others to enjoy this one. The books opens with a bang and ends with one. The twists and turns will keep you guessing, but the author does play fair and gives you all you need to figure out what is going on if you pay attention and read between the lines here and there. This is not a good book to read if you want a pick-me-up. This story is dark and does not paint a very cheerful picture of the world or humanity. I happen to love these sort of books, and Andrew Swann's in particular. As long as you know what your getting into I can't recommend a book much better than this.
Comment: What a great book! I totally enjoyed this from beginning to end. It had just the right amount of suspense, action and humor. As well as wonderful characters. S Andrew Swann truly has created the greatest fantasy world of anthropomorphic creatures to be had anywhere. A great read, animal lovers, members of the Furry Community, sci-fi buffs, everyone should read this book and the rest of the series! Yes, start with Forests of the Night and work from there! Nohar, what a guy, my hero. *siiiigh* Ahem...uhh..err...READ!
Summary: An excelent, if somewhat unnerving, sequel to a great book.
Comment: The moreau books can be read individually, but this is the only direct sequel in the series (so far). Picking up about 15 years after the first, things start off bad and only get worse. Swann seems to have a bit of a formula here, and his books are almost predictable in ther chaotic messiness, but you know what? It works.
My heart sank when I found out that my favorite part of the first book, Nohar and Stephie's love story, didn't make it. But the book was still next to impossible to put down. I read it and the first book in just a few nights and was exausted. The tension just sucks the life out of you. And if you thought the first book was intense (and painful), HA! You haven't seen anything yet. The punishment Nohar takes in this book is unreal. You practically have bruises just from reading it.
Secrets and people from the past emerge to make Nohar's life hell, and as a character I feel that he grows just as much here as he did in the first book. And while the future looks bleaker than ever, there still seems to be a ray of hope.
Summary: Disappointing - almost negates Book #1
Comment: I loved the first three books, but this one totally disappointed me. In taking away Stephie, Swann took away Nohar's soul. And why bring Maria back now? The plot was good, but I kept wishing Stephie was there with him. if you read the first three, skip this one. Even with the great plot, it'll leave a bad taste in your mouth.