Alastair Reynolds – Bone Silence

Return to the third book in the Revenger Trilogy, for another thrilling tale set among the stars….

Quoins are accepted currency throughout the thousands of worlds of the Congregation. Ancient, and of unknown origin and purpose, people have traded with them, fought for them, and stolen quoin hordes from booby-trapped caches at risk to life and limb throughout the Thirteen Occupations. Only now it’s becoming clear they have another purpose…as do the bankers who’ve been collecting them.

The Occupations themselves are another puzzle. The rise and fall of civilisation may have been unevenly spaced across history, but there is also a pattern. Could something be sparking the Occupations – or ending them? And if so, what could it be, lurking far beyond the outermost worlds of the Congregation?

The Ness sisters are being hunted for crimes they didn’t commit by a fleet whose crimes are worse than their own. If they’re to survive, and stay one step ahead of their pursuers – if they’re to answer the questions which have plagued them – it’s going to require every dirty, piratical trick in the book….

Author: Alastair Reynolds
Narrator: Clare Corbett
Duration: 19 hours 42 minutes
Released: 20 Apr 2002
Publisher: Orbit
Language: English

User Review:

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I would have given the book all 5’s if it wasn’t for the whole Kiva storyline. If that part was taken out I would rate this book a 5+. Loved the rest of the storyline. Scalzi does an excellent job of creating a futuristic universe with collapsing wormholes, and different cultures, and species and futuristic technology. There’s action and suspense and then adds just enough at the end of every book to make you want to read the next. Unfortunately, there’s also Kiva – a woman who drops the F bomb more than any normal person would, spewing sarcasm and drama in every conversation she has with anyone – that’s when she’s not screwing someone. I actually fast forwarded the recording a few times when she was the focal point of the story – and I still got a lot out of the book and didn’t feel I missed anything. Didn’t particularly enjoy her in the first book, and she seemed to drop the F bomb a lot more in the second. I don’t think it really added to the storyline. And Wil Wheaton – work on your British accent – you were awesome other than that.