Encouraging Word

by wjw on September 13, 2018

the-accidental-war120Reviews for The Accidental War are beginning to tumble in.

B&N SFF BLOG: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/a-countdown-to-disaster-in-the-masterful-space-opera-the-accidental-war/

 The Accidental War eventually breaks open into genuinely exciting action, but the book’s most dramatic moments are the most unlikely ones; a critical turning point takes place over the course of a committee meeting, without a (literal) shot fired. Though the first Praxis trilogy precedes it, readers who enjoyed Ann Leckie’s award-winning Ancillary Justice and its sequels will find similar pleasures here. Williams lays out the slow-burn decline of an empire with supreme confidence. It’s a masterful piece of space opera.”

 Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2018/09/07/book-reviews-the-accidental-war-by-walter-jon-williams/

“Williams is consummate writer. His worldbuilding continues excellent, his characterization is solid and believable, and his attention to detail while juggling a complex story of intrigue and financial disaster is deeply, impressive. Well-paced, tense, and deeply compelling, The Accidental War is a very entertaining work. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens next.”

[via Kayleigh]

Etaoin Shrdlu September 15, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Is the image the cover for the next book? Same artist/style as the cover for TAW but obviously a different image — more ships, different perspective.

BTW, I found it odd that in the “Dramatis Personae” you listed Sempronia, but she is never even mentioned in the story. Is this some sort of meta-foreshadowing? 🙂

wjw September 15, 2018 at 10:52 pm

No, that’s the same cover art. Slightly different cover design, though.

Sempronia won’t be away forever. Because this is a soap opera, in which a character vanishes for a few years, then returns older and played by a different actress.

Waldemar Müller September 17, 2018 at 4:06 am

Finished the book at 3 a.m. 🙂 Couldn’t stop reading. Waiting to see how you screw with our beloved characters in the next one.

KENNEDY GAMMAGE September 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Just arrived today. Chuckling to myself: I know all these characters. I get all the in-jokes. Enjoying it so much!

Spacebuck September 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm

I’m having very mixed emotions here. I’m 3/4 of the way through and flipping pages as fast as I can yet dreading finishing because I will then have no Praxis book for many long months. This new adventure does not disappoint. At least Quillifer is only a year away…

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