L.E. Modesitt, Jr.s first major work was a trilogy of SF adventure novels published as paperback originals in the 1980s: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight. Together they form The Forever Hero. Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers primitive remnants of humanity.L.E. Modesitt, Jr.s first major work was a trilogy of SF adventure novels published as paperback originals in the 1980s: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight. Together they form The Forever Hero. Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers primitive remnants of humanity. And among them is a boy of immense native intelligence and determination who grows up to become the force behind a plan to make Earth flower again....
|Title||:||In Endless Twilight|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
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In Endless Twilight Reviews
A fantastic end to a great trilogy. I previously gave all 3 books a 4 star rating & kept that for the first 2, but this one does such an incredible job drawing all the threads together that it deserves 5 stars, my overall rating for the trilogy.This book picks up directly after the last & finishes out many of the missions that Gerswin set for himself last time. How they end for him is interesting & the action picks up as opposing forces finally realize just what he is & what he is doing threatens their survival. They attempt to strike back in some cases.When an immortal fanatic's mission is accomplished, what happens then? That's the overriding theme of this book. In an age of records similar to our own, how can anything less than the truth be passed along? We've been treated to the myths & scholarly assumptions in bits throughout the books, but now we see how they really came to be & why. Short term needs outweighing historical truth, sort of. What is the truth? In some ways the myths are more accurate for their ability to simplify the complex story we've just read.There is a short, final scene with Gerswin's ship AI that asks a resounding question that is answered in the final pages of the book. It's one we face often on a smaller scale with our pets & loved ones. We put down animals so they won't suffer, but don't do so with our old relatives who often linger for years.My son & I discussed this ending & came to no conclusions save that it's great & awful. It's also very well done.Again, I've read this several times, but always as text & I reviewed it here. This audio was even better as it didn't allow me to skim the familiar pages. Well narrated.
The ultimate vigilantly story!!! I really enjoyed reading this. It kept me interested we'll pass bedtime just to finish.
If the book had ended at chapter 48 it would have been a great ending and satisfying bringing all the elements of Gershwin's travels and planning. Instead we get 16 chapters of hermit Gershwin "retiring" on Earth who apparently is now a rapist in response to threat or to "teach a woman a lesson". I felt like it was a complete betrayal of the character and ruined the series for me.
I don't understand what Modesitt was thinking with the third book. I enjoyed it for the most part but it's like he wrote himself into a corner at the end. I have no idea why he added the Captain forcing himself on women. It wasn't true to his character at all. He could have ended it much sooner and given a much more satisfying ending.
Not as good as his recluse novels. But an okay listen.
Not much happened in the second book but 1 & 3 were good. Don't know how to feel about how it ended, but it was a good book.
An excellent end to a wonderful trilogy. I really like the way it was handled, wrapping up both the world & the man, sort of. About half of it continues the mission he was on in the 2d book & we get to see what happens to legends. Can't say more without a spoiler, but Modesitt certainly paints an interesting picture.
3.5 Stars.The weakest book in the trilogy, and definitely not Modesitt at his best.Somewhat disjoint, pretty slow and drawn out.Not as enjoyable as I would have liked, but not really a bad book either.