Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear has won high praise for her thought-provoking science fiction. The second in Bear's powerful Jacob's Ladder series, Chill finds the generation starship Jacob's Ladder with a new captain-Perceval. As Perceval struggles with the ship's recent damage, remnants of the rebellion still linger and a threat to the crew grows.
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"The world of Jacob's Ladder is magnificently populated, well worth visiting." (Booklist)
Another intense book in the Jacob's Ladder trilogy. My only problem was trying to keep the family tree in order in my head - probably because it has been a few years since I read Chill. Must get book 3 now to keep the momentum going...
Verdict: wonderful books, but listen to them in order!
"Sequel to "Dust""
I would change the narration. This author's writing is fantastic and deserves to be read with passion and energy.
It's the sequel to "Dust".
No. Not to be unfair, but she reads with very little engagement with the characters - it was impossible at times to hear whether it was a conversation, general description, or inward thoughts of a character. Also, she sounds like she has a cold when she is narrating this book.
I think I'll purchase the book in hard copy.
"Beautiful Story Telling"
I resisted the previous book in the series, 'Dust' for sometime. I love the generation ship trope, but not so much the fairy-tale motifs which are sprinkled throughout the narrative. Despite it's grounding in the structure of high fantasy, I was so taken with the book, that I downloaded this, as I consumed the final hour of 'Dust' so as to dive, immediately, back into Elizabeth Bear's beautiful prose and sense of wonder as conveyed though Alma Cuervo's cooly intense narration. 'Chill' takes the characters on a very different quest and we see more of Jacob's Ladder than before. I am very anxious for audible to offer the final installment of this trilogy.
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