Purchased from: Kobo
This book deals with so many different sci-fi oriented topics and yet it manages to tell a story that is compelling all the way to the end. The folly of human behaviour, the burdens of the passage of time, fracturing of identity over millennia, language, religion, evolution of species and its interaction with a species on the brink of extinction. Tchaikovsky weaves an intricate web using all of this and yet keeps the story easy to follow with distinct and clear perspective shifts that are never out of place.
That is an extremely high level overview of what the book deals with in the course of its narrative. I can’t go into further detail here without entering spoiler territory and this is a book I really don’t want to spoil for folks. If you enjoy reading sci-fi at all, you should definitely put this one on your wishlist/to-read list.