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Title: Wings of Creation
Genre:
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 328
Size:  Hardcover:
     9.2x6.4x1.4 inches
           Mass-market:
      not yet available
Cover: Color, art
Illustrations: n/a

Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765320957          
Other Books In Series:
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Brenda Cooper's Wings of Creation

 


Daneille Ackley-McPhail

06-22-2010
Reviewed for MilSciFi.com by,
"Danielle Ackley-McPhail"


I’m afraid I owe Brenda Cooper an apology. I finished Wings of Creation months ago and just could not express my impressions of the book before now. Do not take me wrong. This is not to say it is a bad book --quite the contrary, in fact-- but that it is a difficult book. Cooper takes characters you have grown to know and love and truly asks much of them. They must face and flow with new concepts, new situations…heck, new planets so alien to what they have experienced thus far that they never quite have a chance to gain their footing.

This is the pace of life, this is the pace of conflict, the precursor to war. This is the crucible only hinted at in the first two books in this series. People grow and change and even die, though I will not tell you who. This is the coming of age for the six Freemont outcasts and as with any mix of personalities, not everyone comes of age gracefully. The emotional turmoil and exploration of the complexities of humanity in this tale leave the reader with much to ponder.

As I have come to expect from Brenda Cooper, the landscape is lush, the personalities are real, and nothing is black and white. As futuristic as the setting is, this is a society we can all understand. Masterfully told, Wings of Creation is a story developed with much skill and care. Readers will not be disappointed.

This is clearly not the last book in the series, a realization that both delights and frustrates me. Why? I have caught up with the storyline and must now wait with everyone else for the next book! I give Wings of Creation a 9 out of 10.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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