5 thoughts on “Stars’ End (Starfishers Trilogy, #3)

  1. This is, apparently, one of the middle books of a multi-volume series. As such, the book is difficult to follow if the reader has not already read the predecessor books in the series. I found it very difficult to follow the story because the author did not provide story continuity until well into the book. In addition, there were so very many plot threads that they seemed to tie into a Gordian Knot. The characters are not very well-developed. The dialog is not believable. The author wants us to

  2. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In my opinion this was the weakest of the Starfisher trilogy. It seemed to me that there was a bit of confusion as to what technology level everything was supposed to be at, and, what other supernatural items were known as compared to the first novel in the series. There were parts that seemed cobbled together and it seemed a bit rushed at the end. The enemy was never really explained; the key to unlocking the star’s end fortress was glossed over; the actuality of whether or not deals were uphel

  3. Star’s End wraps up the Starfishers trilogy (although apparently he wrote another novel set in the same universe some years later, Passage at Arms, which I have yet to acquire). Star’s End is a stronger novel than Starfishers but not as worthwhile as Shadowline. It leads off the events that took place in Starfishers and neatly wraps up all the odd loose ends in it. I enjoyed many of the concepts in Star’s End, but I felt like some of its best ideas were largely wasted. For instance, the moment w

  4. This is the grand entry of the series into the rest of the story’s universe – exploding with a galaxy-wide impact. The entire series has been building to this story, and it carries it off with a marvelous bang, leaving the series clearly completed, but the galaxy obviously entering a brand new phase.

    Whether everything wraps up to a satisfactory to the reader will depend on the reader’s preferences, but there’s not denying the power of the story to rip the reader along with it as it blasts along.

  5. I never read the first two volumes of the Starfishers trilogy, just this book and Passage at Arms. Nonetheless, this is one of my all time favorite books. It’s not chock full of hard science, but it does present a threat so chilling, and of such magnitude, that I literally had to stop reading for a while, so I could process through the implications. I hope Glen Cook will return to this series. I’d love to see the shape of this universe a few hundred years after the events of this book.

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